San Francisco and the Bay Area
Four hours away by car, the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley combine contagious energy with beautiful landscapes and national championship sports teams at the professional and collegiate level. San Francisco's hot arts scene, tempting boutiques, and unique restaurants and cocktail bars make it the ultimate destination for relaxed self-indulgence. The Bay Area's temptations extend far beyond the city limits to some of California's most vital communities in Palo Alto with Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. The most advanced health care in the world is right there at University of California at San Francisco and the Stanford Hospital. San Francisco International Airport is an easy gateway to the world.