The metropolitan San Francisco Bay Area consists of four sub areas: East Bay, North Bay, South Bay and San Francisco. These four sub areas cover nine counties.

The East Bay consists of Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties.

The North Bay consists of Marin, Napa and Sonoma Counties.

The South Bay consists of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

San Francisco is itself a County.

Please submit sites to the most specific area possible.

For instance, sites about a specific town or city should be submitted to that town's category, found under California's Localities section.
Sites about more than one city or town all within the same county should be submitted to that county's category, found under the Counties section.

General guides about the East Bay, North Bay, or South Bay areas should be submitted to that area. All other sites which relate to more than one county should be submitted to the appropriate topical subcategory of this category.

Businesses and business related resources pertaining to the Bay Area as a whole.
Please submit only area-wide resources here. Most businesses will be listed only in the city or town in which they are located; please locate that category and submit to it. Sites that may, at editor''s discretion, be listed in this category include:

- Area-wide business directories; - Businesses with multiple locations, in different counties, but all within the Bay Area; - Businesses whose physical location is unimportant to most customers, and who have a clearly defined service area. For example, an ISP providing dialup numbers in many Bay Area cities.

This category is for guides, directories, and historic information about the East Bay. It is not a category for businesses, services, or organizations.
Very few submissions will be accepted here. Before submitting a site, be sure to read the category description. Sites for businesses, services, and organizations should be submitted to the most appropriate category elsewhere.
Schools, training institutes and educational resources with locations in more than one county in this metro, as well as for links and listings for colleges and universities with campuses in more than one county in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Most education sites should be submitted to a locality. Navigate to the list of localities under the name of this state to find and submit to the correct locality. Schools and two-year colleges with campuses in more than one county in a metro area may be submitted at the metro level.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  1. Location must be shown, preferably by address or local phone number.
  2. For title, submit actual name of the school or company.
  3. Make description factual, avoiding promotional language and Unnecessary Capitalization.
  4. Compare existing listings for best results.
This category includes websites for online guides and directories related either to the entire metro area or to more than one county within it.

Note: Guides and directories specifically related to travel, dining, and business are found in those categories.
Please submit only sites related either to all of the San Francisco Bay Area or to more than one county within it. General guides to the South Bay, East Bay, or North Bay may be submitted to the appropriate area.

Before submitting a site, be sure to read the category description.

Please submit to an appropriate subcategory, if one is available. Otherwise, submit here. Failure to submit to the most specific appropriate category can delay the consideration of your submission.

All sites mentioned here should cover more than one county in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sites that cover only one county should be submitted to the appropriate county category - see Regional: North America: United States: California: Metro Areas: San Francisco Bay Area: Health: By County.

Sites that cover only one locality - for example sites of psychotherapists with only one practice - should be submitted to the appropriate category of the that locality. See Regional: North America: United States: California: Localities.

This category is for sites offering online maps, photographs, satellite images, and live web cams of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Please submit only sites that cover either all of the San Francisco Bay Area or more than one county within it.

For sites of wider interest, see the Northern California: Maps and Views category.

For sites of more local interest, see the individual Counties or Localities categories.

Please submit your site to the most specific level at which it fits.

This category is for guides, directories, and historic information about the North Bay. It is not a category for businesses, services, or organizations.
Very few submissions will be accepted here. Before submitting a site, be sure to read the category description. Sites for businesses, services, and organizations should be submitted to the most appropriate category elsewhere.
This category includes websites related to the natural, scientific, and environmental aspects of either the entire metro area or to more than one county or region within in. It includes information about the natural environment, environmental problems, and scientific activities specific to this county. Please note: Organizations seeking to preserve, enhance, and restore the environment are listed in Society and Culture.
Please submit only sites related either to the entire metro area, or to more than one county or region within it.

For websites related to a wider area, please see the Science and Environment category for California.

Before submitting a site, be sure to read the category description.

Please submit to an appropriate subcategory, if one is available. Otherwise, submit here. Failure to submit to the most specific appropriate category can delay the consideration of your submission.

Only submissions offering information on more than one city or the entire metro area will be considered for this category. This may include regional guides, organizations, some events and conferences, and online communities.

If your site is specific to a city, please submit to the most appropriate subcategory within the local category.

This category is for guides, directories, and historic information about the South Bay. It is not a category for businesses, services, or organizations.
Very few submissions will be accepted here. Before submitting a site, be sure to read the category description. Sites for businesses, services, and organizations should be submitted to the most appropriate category elsewhere.
This category has information about Transportation in the Bay Area, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco Counties.
All sites relating to the travel and tourism industry for the San Francisco Bay, California area.
Please only submit sites pertaining to travel and tourism for more than one county in the Bay Area. Sites dealing with only one city or county in the Bay Area should be submitted to the appropriate category.

For example, a site dealing with San Francisco Travel and Tourism only should be submitted to Regional: North America: United States: California: Localities: S: San Francisco: Travel and Tourism.