Union City, CA, USA

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Union City, CA, USA

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The small, quiet city by the Bay

Nestled in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, Union City has a small town feel in an area of big cities. Formed in 1959 in response to extensive growth in the Bay Area, the city sprang up in the middle of a large number of a regional parks and recreation areas, making it a playground of fresh air and outdoor activities. The city's large Filipino, Latino, and Chinese populations come together to create an intriguing food scene, and with a BART station right downtown, the big city is never more than a short ride away.

Find your favorite green space and just kick back

For a city of less than 100,000 people, there's a surprising amount of parkland and recreation space. Bring your wheels when you head to your Union City vacation rental, because the best way to explore the city is on the 20 miles of flat bike paths that circle the area. Enjoy an idyllic picnic among the oak trees by Dry Creek Garden's picturesque cottage, dating from the early 1900s. Don't leave before you've checked out the narrow trails that wind through fields of flowers. If you'd rather eat indoors, there are plenty of ethnic eateries to choose from.

Chasing butterflies by the bay

Lose yourself in a cloud of butterflies at the Nectar Garden in Coyote Hills Regional Park -- they even host an Annual Butterfly & Bird Festival to celebrate the lovely creatures. The wildlife doesn't stop there. Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is home to hundreds of species of birds, mammals, and reptiles just waiting to be discovered. Young and old alike will enjoy blowing off steam at Aqua Adventure Water Park. Be sure to stop for a solemn moment at the Bay Area Flight 93 Memorial, dedicated to the tragic flight that was San Francisco-bound on September 11.

Soak up the California sun all year long

Packing for your Union City vacation rental shouldn't be too complicated, since the city generally sees just a 20-degree swing in temperatures throughout the year. The highs are usually in the 50s in the coldest months of December and January, and in the 70s from June to September, the warmest months of the year. Of course there can be extremes, so make sure you check the forecast before you leave. You can most likely leave your umbrella at home, though, because Union City sees annual rainfalls well below the national average.

Birds of a feather flock together

Bring your binoculars, because at a Union City vacation rental, the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is practically in your backyard. Home to more than 280 species of migratory birds, the refuge also houses countless reptiles, amphibians, and mammals, including a handful of endangered species. The Pacific Flyway along the San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary on the west coast. Venture further afield and you'll find Northern California's diverse natural landscape, from soaring mountains to the rocky coasts and sandy beaches of the Pacific.