Candlestick Point is the neighborhood immediately adjacent to the Candlestick Point State Recreation area along the western shoreline, and surrounding Candlestick Park, previously home to the San Francisco 49ers. The area is developing, yet great efforts are being made to respect the natural environment. It is convenient to the 101 and 280 freeways, shopping and dining are nearby, and public transportation is readily available. Its name dates back to the 1800s when abandoned ships were burned in the harbor, resembling lighted candlesticks. Candlestick Point State Recreation is rife with spectacular views as well as outdoor activities, such as hiking, picnicking, fishing, windsurfing, bird watching and gardening in the Community Gardens.