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7 East Bay Patios to Dine Al Fresco

Enjoy the warm weather at these lounge-worthy East Bay spots. 

The Greenest, Most Picnic-Worthy Parks in Oakland

Today it's supposed to reach a high of 75 degrees in Oakland; so, no one would blame you if you went for a very long walk, or even called in "sick" tomorrow. We have to milk these glorious days for everything they’re worth (before the spring gloom sets in); so, grab a bottle of wine, a baguette, some cheese, and a blanket and stake out your own little slice of heaven at one of these picnic-perfect Oakland parks.

East Bay Gems Hidden Inside Pixar Movies

If you said you hated Pixar movies, you'd be lying. With the exception of Cars (sorry, NASCAR fans) all their movies showcase storytelling at its finest. And part of what makes them so damn great is all the Bay Area love the animation studio includes in their films. After all, Pixar is located in Emeryville (and Richmond before that) so they have to give major props to the inspirational East Bay.

Raise a Glass to the Top 7 Breweries in Oakland and Berkeley

Now that the weather has taken a turn for the worse, you’ll be in need of indoor adventures. So, pick one (or two, or three) of these East Bay staples and enjoy a brew and some bar bites inside with friends.

50 Things to Do in Berkeley Before You Die

When someone mentions Berkeley, the name conjures up images of hippies, tie-dye, progressive politics, and protests. While the city remains a hotbed of social change, Berkeley has evolved.

A Perfect Day on College Avenue in Berkeley

Got a Saturday to kill? Spend it exploring one of Berkeley's most charming streets.

A Guide to Exploring Grand Avenue in Oakland

If you're looking for a mini-escape from the City, look no further than the Town. Head to Grand Ave. this weekend for good food, strong drinks, and lively entertainment. Here are just a couple of our favorite spots, but look around and see what other gems you can find. 

Where to Go Swimming in the East Bay

Today is officially the first day of spring, and while it may not be hot enough to strip off all those layers, this weekend's forecast is glorious clear skies for the Bay Area. And since the East Bay is always about ten degrees warmer than San Francisco – and a lot of these spots are heated anyway –  why not head to a swimming hole across the bridge if you’re looking to soak up a little sun this weekend? 

Guide to Exploring Oakland's Chinatown

If you haven’t visited downtown Oakland’s Chinatown district, you have no idea what you’re missing. Boost the dial on your fun meter and check out some of these diverse attractions.

50 Things to Do in Oakland Before You Die

San Franciscans have been known to stick up their nose at Oakland - often considered SF's grimy, suburban little sister. But anyone who's spent time in The Town knows it's got a vibrant arts culture, incredible foodie scene, and strong sense of community and history all to itself.

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