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.
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.
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.
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.
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?