The Marina is known among locals as a haven for straight singles, who flirt at trendy bars, restaurants and shops on Chestnut Street. But there are also family-friendly attractions here: Marina Green is lined with kite flyers and stroller-joggers, and offers sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The Palace of Fine Arts rotunda and duck pond are popular wedding photo backdrops, and Crissy Field and Fort Mason are former military outposts converted to civilian use as parks and cultural centers.
Getting Around San Francisco
The best way to get around San Francisco is by walking, taxi and public transit. Parking can be expensive ($20-$40 depending on location). Street parking can be difficult to find and is often limited to two hours or less. San Francisco's MUNI operates trolleys, cable cars, and buses throughout the city. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) serves as a major artery of San Francisco as well as several surrounding cities.
Nearby Airports
  • San Francisco International Airport-SFO
  • Oakland International Airport-OAK
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport-SJC
Airport Taxis
  • From SFO-$37
  • From OAK-$50
  • From SJC-$145
Things to Do and See Near The Marina