San Francisco, California
The San Francisco Bay Area has a long, rich history, from the native Ohlone inhabitants through claims by Spain and Mexico, to the Gold Rush leading California to statehood in 1850. The area has held key strategic and commercial value ever since, and its diverse tapestry of people, culture, and food makes it a must-visit for anyone traveling the western US.
The San Francisco Bay Area is notorious for surprising visitors who expect the weather to be sunny and warm, like in so many media depictions of California. But don't be fooled! Most of the year, San Francisco and the peninsula are wrapped in cool fog, with sunshine more the exception than the rule.
You'll be visiting in February, so it's a safe bet that you'll want to pack for cool-to-pleasant weather. Fog is common, especially in the hills above Daly City where our bowling center is! High temperatures are around 60°F (15°C) with lows around 47°F (8°C).
February is in the back half of our rainy season, so we recommend bringing an umbrella or rain-resistant jacket. Sure, we're usually in a drought, but that doesn't mean it never rains!
The Bay Area has an abundance of riches when it comes to sights, sounds, and activities. To name just a few:
- Union Square shopping
- Pier 39 & the Fisherman's Wharf
- Cable Cars
- Ferry Building
- Lombard Street
- The Golden Gate Bridge
- Muir Woods
- The Fillmore
- University of California at Berkeley
There's way more than we can list here, but SF.travel is a good place to start.
With a population whose roots span the entire globe, the San Francisco Bay Area is home to an incredibly diverse array of cuisines. To give you just a taste...
- Espetus Brazilian Steakhouse
- Osha Thai
- Escape From New York Pizza
- The Plant Café Organic
- Keeva Indian Kitchen