Coastal San Jose / San Francisco Region
San Francisco bay area is known for its cool summers, eclectic architecture, stunning scenery and world-class arts and cuisine. The city is home to 10 of the 100 best restaurants and wineries in America. Named one of the top ten most diverse cities in America, San Francisco thrives on a variety of culture and innovation.
Some of San Francisco’s most famous attractions include the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Fisherman’s Wharf. The Golden Gate Bridge remains one of the modern wonders of the world and can be enjoyed by pedestrians and drivers alike. With waterfront dining, seafood marketplaces, souvenir shops and historic ships, Fisherman’s Wharf contributes to the unique seaside atmosphere.
From Union Square to the Mission District, San Francisco is characterized by over 20 unique neighborhoods each offering their own blend of culture and community. San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest outside of Asia and is home to traditional temples and tea bars. The city offers a variety of quaint housing in Glen Park known for its small-town feel and picturesque streetscapes.
With over thirty parks and gardens, San Francisco is also a prime destination for outdoor recreation. The Golden Gate National Recreational Area offers some of the best views of the Pacific Ocean and is home to a large surfing community. In addition to getting a spectacular view of the bay, enjoy hand-gliding or horseback riding at Fort Funston. Stow Lake is one of several parks in and around San Francisco that offer amazing waterfall hikes. Whether taking a light stroll through the San Francisco Botanical Garden or rock climbing in Glen Canyon, the city offers something for everyone.