San Francisco Peninsula

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The San Francisco peninsula separates the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. On its northern tip is the city of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge leading over to the northern shores. A number of major thoroughfares run North-South: El Camino Real and Highway 101 on the east side along the bay, Interstate 280 down the center, and Highway 1 on the west along the Pacific. The east side of the peninsula is largely urban, forming a commuter area for San Francisco, San Jose to the south, Silicon Valley, Palo Alto and Stanford University.

Three bridges, the Dumbarton Bridge, the San Mateo bridge, and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge cross San Francisco Bay from the peninsula.