The California Bay and surrounding areas is known for such thriving metropolises as San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. The region is home to an unparalleled music and performing arts scene, from the San Francisco Ballet to the Oakland Convention Center. In every city you’ll find eccentric, beautiful venues for all sorts of musical and performance events. If you’re a foodie, you’ll feel right at home here. The Bay Area hosts a vast array of food, landmarks, and people, and San Francisco is celebrated worldwide as a culinary destination. There are also acclaimed wineries in nearby beautiful Napa Valley and Sonoma, sure to satisfy anyone’s thirst.
A fast-growing epicenter of tech and entrepreneurs, the South Bay region is well known as Silicon Valley. Watch an episode of a certain TV show by the same name and you’ll quickly understand its unique vibe. To no surprise, South Bay is home to the Tech Museum of Innovation and tech giants like Google and Facebook. Enjoy an extremely mild climate with an average temperature of mid-sixties year round and plenty of sunshine. Nestled between the San Francisco coastal area and the Santa Cruz mountains, there is an abundant amount of hiking, biking and outdoor opportunities, perfect for the adventurer.
The Eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area has historically been a hub for transportation, namely its biggest city, Oakland. Oakland is now a diverse, growing metro area known for its eclectic arts and music scene, with venues sprinkled about the city. Easily commute for work and play across the Bay Area on the BART. Take a stroll along the shores of Lake Merritt. Go vintage shopping in the University of California Berkeley downtown. Discover culture, art and food around every turn.
Just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, the North Bay is an idyllic region, and the least populated of the Bay Area. Napa Valley is commonly known as a worldwide wine destination with 400+ wineries and sprawling picturesque vineyards. Whether you’re a wine lover or like the change of pace from a bustling city, this region aims to please.
The Gold State’s capitol, Sacramento, is located at the joining of the Sacramento and American Rivers and is home to rich California history. Take day trips to an assortment of museums, including the California Museum, Crocker Art Museum, California Hall of Fame, State Capitol Museum, and Old Sacramento State Historic Park. Many big players in the healthcare industry are located in Sacramento as well: Sutter Health, UC Davis Medical Center and its School of Medicine, among others. Beautiful Lake Tahoe is only two hours away, for year-round activities including skiing and water sports.