The Bay area is defined geologically by three estuaries surrounding the city of San Francisco. In every direction, visitors can find a maritime environment with inflows of fresh water that create bountiful natural habitats for vegetation and sea life. The richness of the bay is mirrored in the plentiful historical and cultural attractions of the area, with exceptional museums and dining options that can make the most sophisticated foodie’s mouth water. Fill the mind and stomach in Berkeley or Yountville before going offshore to the Farallon Islands to look for the sea lions and whales that call the bay their home. Venture just across the Golden Gate Bridge or keep on driving until you reach total seclusion for the ideal accommodations to suit your needs. The Bay Area is rife with opportunities for relaxation and adventure, whether you prefer cabin camping in the woods or a luxury tent with a view of the water.