People don't tend to think of the Wine Country as part of that land yonder over the Bay Bridge, but we're gonna go ahead and claim it. Especially since it's particularly worth visiting this time of year. Following are a couple of our favorite reasons why, plus a must-stop bakery along the way.
In honor of the Bay Bridge's 75th anniversary, we held a photo contest to show SF's second-favorite bridge some much-deserved love. We had almost 500 entries on Instagram and Twitter, and were blown away by the incredible photographers in our city. Although the winner has already been chosen and notified, we still want to share a few of our favorite entries with you.
The further flung locales of the East Bay rarely get much love from city dwellers, but don't be too quick to turn up your nose at suburban Walnut Creek or industrial Richmond. These spots may not have quite as much going on as Oakland or Berkeley, but they're still home to many hidden gems. Here are three of our favorites worth checking out this holiday weekend.