San Francisco Bay Area Resources
The San Francisco Bay Area, the Bay Area or the Bay, encompasses large cities such as San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. The Bay Area consists of nine counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. The Bay Area Resources:
With so many interesting places to see, it can be difficult to decide what to include in your trip to the Bay Area. The following list of destinations may help you to begin your planning. The following links may include some spots that you hadn't considered.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- The Tech Museum of Innovation
- Alcatraz Island
- Gilroy Gardens Theme Park
- Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
- Roaring Camp Railroads
- Paramount's Great America
A more complete list of places to go can be found here Bay Area destinations.
The Bay Area is home to many different cultures, and the variety of festivals held here every year reflects their rich cultural histories and traditions. The following list represents a mere morsel of the feast of festivals in the Bay Area.
- Connoisseur's Marketplace
- The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
- Fire Arts Festival
- Gilroy Garlic Festival
- San Francisco Theater Festival
- North Beach Jazz Fest
- San Francisco Blues Festival
- Aloha Festival
A far more complete list of Bay Area festivals can be found here Bay Area festivals.
To start your quest for culinary adventure, click Bay Area restaurants.
After a day of walking, feasting, drinking, and enjoying yourself in the Bay Area, you're going to need a place to put your feet up and relax, and whether your budget says "gourmet chocolate on your pillow" or "soda machine down the hall", you can find a suitable place to spend the night near the locations that interest you. A complete list of lodging in the Bay Area can be found here Bay Area lodging.
The Bay Area features a clean, dependable mass transit system to help you get around, but if you're looking for a more private and exciting option, consider renting a limousine, classic car, party bus, or Rolls-Royce convertible to add a touch of elegance for intimate groups of two to larger groups of 42. Leave the driving to someone else and concentrate on having a good time!