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San Francisco Bay

San Francisco, CA
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Ranked #6 of 374 attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Kayaking, Swimming
Description: Offers hiking and biking along its shores, paddling and sailing on top of its surface, and bird-watching and exploring among its wetlands.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

When we visited our hotel was close enough to walk to Pier 39. Wow,what a place.The main area is shops ,great food ( everything you could want ) and the bars are plentiful.From this area you can take speed boat rides,the ferry to Alcatraz ( with the option of the walking tour on the island or the guided tour around... More

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Montreal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you are from outside the states and you are planning to drive to san francisco be ready to feel the stress of parking, traffic and aggressive driving :) Dont forget that when you park on a hill you have to turn your car wheels! or else you'll get a ticket of 60$... it happend to me.. - -' Also... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Yes, San Francisco Bay Area is a unique place full of beauty & excitement. Walking along the coast the water views are nice & at the same time there are shops, cafés,etc. to keep folks entertained.

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McKeesport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There are cruises to take you out to the bay, which are not expense, and you go around Alcatraz island and the view from that far out is beautiful of San Francisco. Great pictures from the cruise boat.

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You'll fall in love with San Francisco from the Bay. The view is spectacular and being on a boat loaded with tourists is very fun. I will do it again next time I'm in town.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Walking along the bay is quite relaxing, there are loads of eateries and you can watch the seals lazing. Whilst we were there the Americas cup was on so it was very busy. It was most enjoyable

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Geneva, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Not realizing if Alcatraz is a must see, reserve tickets well in advance. Muir Woods and Beach Overlook are wonderful areas to visit.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It's a Bay with crazy bridges, markets, islands and loud sea lions! Of course I'm going to give it a 5 star!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

a very special view, lovely shops and restaurants along the front, check out the sea lions on pier 39. cycle across the golden gate for the full experience!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This area is definitely worth seeing when you come to San Francisco. Great restaurants, like Skomas and nice shops.

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