Be fascinated by a bucket-list destination that has enchanted travelers ever since Gold Rushers raced their way across the world to get here. There’s no denying the magic of the Bay Area. Be captivated by San Francisco’s soaring red bridge and the charming ‘clang’ of the trolley cars.
Beyond the hilly streets of the city you’ll encounter inviting coastal landscapes of incomparable beauty. Follow your heart to alluring beaches and follow your palate to Wine Country. Go skiing in the mountains and surfing in the Pacific Ocean – all in the same day. Find giant theme parks and feel the buzz of the future in tech-driven Silicon Valley.
Enjoy unlimited adventures and embrace the region’s unique, free-spirited personality. Discover why the San Francisco Bay Area belongs at the front of the world’s stage.
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA
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Get your camera ready. San Francisco Bay is home to instantly recognizable landmarks, starting with the awe-inspiring Golden Gate Bridge. Meet the sea lions on the waterfront at Fisherman’s Wharf at go shopping at the Ferry Building. Ride a red cable car up to Nob Hill. Chill out on the classic California boardwalk at Santa Cruz and sip your way through Wine Country.
Dare to explore the dark secrets of Alcatraz, a former federal penitentiary that housed dangerous criminals like Al Capone. Its setting is just as famous as its residents; “The Rock” is located on a tiny island in the frigid, shark-infested waters of San Francisco Bay. Today you can visit Alcatraz via a quick ferry ride. Sign up for a guided tour and savor the amazing views of the city.
You can travel from the ocean to the mountains in under an hour in the Bay Area, making it the perfect playground for fun in the fresh air. Frolic on dramatic beaches or go kitesurfing in the Bay. Enjoy the thrill of rock climbing and zip lining. Find your bliss floating on the lazy Yerba River. Fly over Wine Country in a hot air balloon or hop on a bicycle for a tour on two wheels.
Set against an eye-popping backdrop of the downtown skyline, San Francisco’s Painted Ladies are a row of pastel-colored Victorian houses at Alamo Square. Tightly packed and slowly escalating, this “postcard row” is the most photographed site in the city. The homes’ Queen Anne architecture is a pleasing juxtaposition to the skyscrapers behind. Try to catch the Painted Ladies at their most beautiful – right before sunset.
Play golf on gorgeous coastal greens and at excellent public courses in the Bay Area. Tee off at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, a Golden Age course with a recent renovation. Enjoy wow-worthy views of the city at the Presidio Golf Course and the Lincoln Park Golf Course. Swing and sip in Wine Country at The Chardonnay Golf Club. Find numerous high-quality golf courses in San Jose and throughout Silicon Valley.
Visit Napa Valley and Sonoma County to discover what all the fuss is about. Just north of San Francisco you’ll find some of the finest Wine Country on the planet. Discover hundreds of charming wineries and grand estates nestled on gently rolling hills. The world-renowned Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay produced here is a wine connoisseur’s dream come true.