This is a list of large cities closest to San Francisco, CA. A big city usually has a population of at least 200,000 and you can often fly into a major airport. If you need to book a flight, search for the nearest airport to San Francisco, CA. You can also look for cities 4 hours from San Francisco, CA (or 3 hours or 2 hours or 1 hour) or just search in general for all of the cities close to San Francisco, CA.
This is a list of smaller local towns that surround San Francisco, CA. If you're planning a road trip or exploring the local area, make sure you check out some of these places to get a feel for the surrounding community. You can also search for cities 100 miles from San Francisco, CA (or 50 miles or 30 miles).
Travelmath helps you find cities close to your location. You can use it to look for nearby towns and suburbs if you live in a metropolis area, or you can search for cities near any airport, zip code, or tourist landmark. You'll get a map of the local cities, including the distance and information on each town. This can help in planning a trip or just learning more about a neighboring city so you can discover new places.