While Southern California has traditionally received credit for influencing popular culture, today, it’s the Bay Area that’s shaping the future. Silicon Valley changed the way we live, Pixar made movies fun again, and chances are that last bottle of wine you polished off came from Napa Valley wineries. Plus, the region is world-renowned for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation, from hiking ancient redwood groves (check out more great Bay Area hikes) to biking the Golden Gate Bridge. Want to know the best restaurants, destinations, and activities that will show you a hella good time in the Bay Area? We've compiled the best things to do in the Bay Area just for you.
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