Looking to get out of the city for the day? You don't need to go all the way to Napa or Point Reyes, there's plenty of entertainment, good eats, and natural beauty just across the bridge in the East Bay. Following are a few of our favorite examples:
The problem is, there are loads of amazing spots to nosh and drink in the 510. So many, in fact, that we split our top picks into four parts categorized by neighborhood. In our third installment, we continue with Grand Lake, Glenview, and Dimond.
The problem is, there are loads of amazing spots to nosh and drink in the 510. So many, in fact, that we split our top picks into four parts categorized by neighborhood. In our second installment, we continue with Temescal, East Oakland, and West Oakland.
The problem is, there are loads of amazing spots to nosh and drink in the 510. So many, in fact, that we split our top picks into four parts categorized by neighborhood. In our first installment, we begin with Downtown, Uptown, and Jack London Square.
It’s supposed to be in the 80s in San Francisco on Saturday, but you know what? That’s almost too hot for SF. No one has air conditioning. If the breeze decides to stop cooperating, even Outside Lands won’t seem like much fun. Instead, c’mon east, where air conditioning reigns and there’s no park big enough to host four stages of music at once.
Dear Parking Guru,
Big fan here. You have made me look like I am smarter than I am on a topic that unites San Franciscans of all shapes and sizes!
I've never seen this topic covered before, so I thought I'd ask. When I am driving back into the City from Oakland, I can never figure out if I can use the carpool lane. Some signs say "Carpool Lane M-F", other signs only say "3 people required for carpool". If it is a Saturday, and I have 2 people, can I use the lane? Or do I have to have 3 people? Or am I not charged with 3 people but charged with 2 people? I am sometimes tempted to pull a Larry David and pick up a "friend" on the way back from Oaktown just to speed through the carpool lane and save myself 20 minutes of cluster-f misery.
Sure there’s good weather and more outdoor dining in the East Bay, but the best reasons to head across the bridge are the random, unexpected finds. Following are some of our favorites for this weekend:
Let’s face it, even with its real summer weather, most of the time the East Bay is the redheaded step brother of San Francisco—occasionally he’ll surprise you with something entertaining, but most of the time you tend to avoid hanging out with him. This is one of those occasional weekends where the East Bay is equaling if not besting the charms of the city. Following are three of the main reasons why: