San Francisco sits on the tip of a peninsula, surrounded by San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate strait, and the Pacific Ocean. To explore the bay's shoreline, walk, skate, or bike along the Bay Trail, which is paved within the city. To explore the region from the water, board one of many tour boats. Known for its strong westerly winds, the natural harbor is a mecca for sailors, windsurfers, and kitesurfers. The bay is also a natural nursery for native crab, halibut, and salmon, as well as being a key link in the "Pacific Flyway," a major north-south route used by migratory birds. If you want to hang out by the water, especially on a sunny day, join locals at Marina Green (30 hectare) 74 acre expanse of grass between Fort Mason and the Presidio. To visit San Francisco Bay on your trip to San Francisco, use our San Francisco attractions planner.
Tours To San Francisco Bay
Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour (Optional Sausalito Ferry Ticket) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $73
Duration: 4 hours
San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $127
Duration: 10 to 11 hours
San Francisco Bay Reviews
Tourist area near Fisherman Wharf, Pier 39 , Golden Gate Bridge and the Cruise terminal. If you are visiting Fisherman Wharf you wont miss this area. more »
Parking signage is confusing...maybe purposefully so. We ended up getting towed. SF has the most expensive towing system in America: almost $550 plus cost of ticket. The city is no longer hospitable..... more »
Fun . Beautiful.
Always fun going here as long as I'm not driving and sitting in traffic. The ferry rides are the best!
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