Life in the San Francisco Bay Area

Home to two of the world’s leading education and research institutions (UC Berkeley and Stanford), Genentech and Silicon Valley where a mild climate and diverse topography coming together in a spectacular way to attract an extremely diverse range of people who love to work hard and play harder. Push your intellectual capabilities during the weekdays to gain the most out of your stay here, then sample the award winning fine dining at night before taking in a movie, going clubbing or sampling the world class cultural events. On the weekend, you can explore the numerous outdoor activities during the day and play hard again at night.

GETTING AROUND

Regional Public Transportation

Local Transit Systems

Physical Disability Access

OUTDOORS

Hiking, Birding and Wildlife Viewing

Wind Sports

  • Hang gliding (along the cliffs and above the beach of Fort Funston, San Francisco)
  • Paragliding (along the cliffs and above the beach of Pacifica)
  • Windsurfing (throughout the bay area)

Water Sports

  • Kayaking
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Sailboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Bicycling

SIGHTSEEING

THE ARTS

INFO / RESOURCES

Information Resources

SPORTS

FURTHER DESTINATIONS