Because of access to the ocean and shipping lanes, many world cities are located on bays. These cities tend to be leaders in commerce and travel and are often entry points into their respective countries or states. This first group of Cities by the Bay includes urban giants around the USA.
San Francisco, CA — Undoubtedly the first city that comes to mind when the expression “city by the bay” is mentioned, San Francisco is a world-class city with a very special charm. The famous Golden Gate Bridge welcomes visitors to enter San Francisco Bay.
Monterey, CA — Monterey Bay is one of California’s most popular tourist spots. It offers a scenic look at the region’s wealth and features the classic rocky coastline that is characteristic of many seaside communities.
Baltimore, MD — Located on Chesapeake Bay, the city of Baltimore has become rejuvenated by the development of its Inner Harbor.
Providence, RI — At the northern terminus of Narragansett Bay, the city of Providence has long been a regional leader in trade and commerce.
Boston, MA — At the western edge of Cape Cod Bay sits the largest city in New England, a treasure house of early American history and a dynamic and exciting city.