Bay Area

The Bay Area, ringing the San Francisco Bay in northern California, is a geographically diverse and extensive metropolitan region that is home to nearly 8 million inhabitants in cities such as San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose.
Popular destinations: San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose

Bay Area Hotels

Search for hotels in San Francisco, in Oakland, in San Jose, in Berkeley and in Fremont.

Popular Destinations

The centerpiece of the Bay Area, San Francisco is one of the most visited cities in the world, and with good reason.
Popular destinations: Golden Gate, Chinatown-North Beach and Civic Center-Tenderloin

Lying across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco, the East Bay consists primarily of Contra Costa County and Alameda County.
Popular destinations: Oakland, Berkeley and Fremont


South Bay is the part of the Bay Area to the south of San Francisco Bay and to the southeast of the San Francisco Peninsula in California.
Popular destinations: San Jose, Santa Clara and Palo Alto

North of the Golden Gate Bridge, in the hilly country across the chilly waters from San Francisco, lies the North Bay region of the Bay Area.
Popular destinations: Point Reyes National Seashore, Calistoga and Napa

The Peninsula region of the San Francisco Bay Area lies immediately south of the City and County of San Francisco—reaching from its famous neighbor to the north into the high-tech region of Silicon Valley.
Popular destinations: San Francisco International Airport, San Mateo and Half Moon Bay
Choose the road less travelled. And remember that the best places to visit are not in the guide.
My Destination
Travel Dates

Escape to a Random Place


Thanks for Sharing

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
, ,
About Around Guides. Site powered by Mapcarta. Based on the page Bay Area. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Photos provided by Flickr under the copyright of their owners. This product uses the Flickr API but is not endorsed or certified by Flickr. Please contact us if you'd prefer to remove your Flickr photos from Around Guides.