The San Francisco Bay Area: in touch with the future, attuned with its rich history.
This Northern Californian region is home to countless innovators, visionaries, poets, musicians, and epicureans. Very few American cities can match the region in terms of its significance and contributions to the nation’s history and culture. Discover the diversity of the region’s offering with your San Francisco Bay Area tour guide.
San Francisco City
The City by the Bay is just about 50 square miles and yet it is recognized as one of the best cities, not only in the country but in the whole world. The city is famous for its cable cars, its crimson bridge, and Victorian homes. In recent years, San Francisco City has established an enviable reputation for its cuisine, ranging from 5-star dining options to food trucks. The city is also famous for its opera, theater, ballet and music scene.
Located north of San Francisco, Napa Valley is one of America’s most famous wine regions. The Valley is home to several grand estates, lodgings, tasting rooms and towns. Sonoma County, on the other hand, is found further up toward the Russian River.
There is no single best season to visit California’s wine country. During springtime, you can witness the grape plants flourish against the backdrop of the hillsides and nearby fields. Summer is deemed to be the busiest time in the region, with tourists coming in throngs. In fall, vineyards and wineries go into full swing with their production. Finally, in winter, the region becomes busy once again with the influx of people rushing in to sample the offerings of different establishments.
Oakland is often compared to New York’s Brooklyn borough with its thriving culinary, art and music scene. Countless young individuals are drawn to the city due to the combination of low rents, outstanding views, burgeoning food and wine scene and positive vibes.
Located south of San Francisco Bay, Silicon Valley is the home of some of the biggest names in technology. However, this area has more to offer, including high-end shopping, trendy restaurants, and performance spaces.
Santa Cruz is no longer just one of the spiritual centers of the American surfing scene. Sure, you will still see the influence of surfing culture in the area. But apart from that, a quick tour of the city will allow you to witness two disparate facets of one city. On one hand, the Boardwalk area is all about good old fashioned family fun. The downtown area, on the other hand, is all about that cool and laidback vibe.
San Jose is the third largest Californian city and is recognized as Silicon Valley’s center. The city boasts of countless must-see institutions including the SAP Center, The Tech Museum and the San Jose Museum of Art.
But beyond the facade of modernity, San Jose has a rich culture and history that you can witness when you visit the History San Jose.
Sometimes, the only true way to relax and rejuvenate is to get up and go. Our complimentary local area shuttle will take you to BART so you can explore all that Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco have to offer, and after all that exploring, reward yourself with delicious California cuisine and drinks at the Bay Grill and Bay Lounge.
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