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.
The centerpiece of the Bay Area, San Francisco is one of the most visited cities in the world, and with good reason.
The South Bay is the region of the Bay Area around and south of the San Francisco Bay.
The North Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area lies north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Often known as "The Capital of Silicon Valley," San José is the largest city in the Bay Area, 3rd largest in California, and the 10th largest city in the United States.
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.
Berkeley is a city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, in the United States.
Fremont is a sprawling suburban city in the southern part of the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area; it is the 4th largest city in the Bay Area by population.
San Leandro is a mid-size city in the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California in the United States of America.
Walnut Creek is a typical, medium-sized suburban city located about 17 miles east of Oakland in Contra Costa County.
Santa Clara is a town in the South Bay, part of the San Francisco Bay Area, in California.
Lying across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco, the East Bay consists primarily of Contra Costa County and Alameda County.
East of the Oakland Hills that border the East Bay, Contra Costa County maintains a very separate culture and lifestyle than its Bay Area neighbors.
A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. - Tim Cahill
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