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About Exploring the Bay Area

Welcome to Exploring the Bay Area! My wife and I moved to the North Bay (Sonoma County) in 2020. Since then, we’ve made it our mission to see and do all of the amazing things that Northern California has to offer! As we explore our new home, we thought that we should share all of the incredible things that we find!

Exploring the Bay Area – and our social media profile, Bay Area Tourism – is dedicated to finding and sharing a wide variety of exciting adventures and authentic local experiences.

A flock of seagulls take flight at sunset in front of the silhouette of Pigeon Point Lighthouse near Pescadero.
A flock of seagulls takeoff in front of Pigeon Point Lighthouse on the Pacific Coast Highway

Whether you are travelling to Northern California, are moving here, or even have lived here for a long time, Exploring the Bay Area is a treasure trove of information, where you can easily discover something new to fall in love with. We are committed to providing you with up to date information about all of the various activities in and around the San Francisco Bay.

The Bay Area traditionally encompasses the nine counties immediately adjacent to the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma.

With its glorious Mediterranean climate, abundant natural beauty, and long history of ground-breaking cultural and artistic exploration, San Francisco and its surrounding communities are an excellent place to live, work, explore, and enjoy! We hope you find what you’re looking for, and perhaps a few new things as well! Enjoy your visit!

Find Your Favorite Activity in the Bay Area:

  • Restaurants
  • Outdoor Activities
    • Hiking / Mountain Biking
    • Kayaking
    • Camping
  • Wineries & Vineyards
    • Napa Valley
    • Sonoma County
  • Cocktail Bars / Taverns / Brewpubs
  • Distilleries
  • Cannabis
  • Museums
  • Art Galleries
  • Festivals
  • Vista Points
  • Coastal