The Bay Area Travel Guide

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Photo of The Bay Area Photo: Barry Muniz/Courtesy of the Oakland CVB

Plan Your The Bay Area Vacation

It's rare for a metropolis to compete with its suburbs for visitors, but the view from any of San Francisco's hilltops shows that the Bay Area's temptations extend far beyond the city limits. To the north is Marin County, the beauty queen, with small but chic villages like Tiburon and Mill Valley, plus dramatic coastal scenery. East of town are two energetic urban centers, Berkeley and Oakland. Formerly radical Berkeley is getting more glam, while Oakland is shaking off its image as San Francisco's ugly stepsister and developing its own brand of hipness.

Hotels

The Bay Area Hotels

Hotels in Berkeley or Oakland tend to be standard-issue, but many Marin hotels package themselves as cozy retreats.... read more

Restaurants

The Bay Area Restaurants

The Bay Area is home to some of the most popular and innovative restaurants in the country, including Chez Panisse Café &... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Bay Area

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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The Bay Area Experiences

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