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 in Bay Area
The centerpiece of the Bay Area, San Francisco is one of the most visited cities in the world, and with good reason.
In Bay Area
The South Bay is the region of the Bay Area around and south of the San Francisco Bay.
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.
The North Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area lies north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Solano County in the Bay Area of California. It is more rural than many other Bay Area counties with a population of approximately 400,000.
Big Basin Redwoods State Park is the oldest state park in California, and one of the best places to see old growth coastal redwood trees in the Bay Area.
Santa Clara County comprises the major portion of that Northern California region recognized around the world by its nickname Silicon Valley.