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.
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.
Oakland newbies don't be intimidated - pick a few of these Things to Do Before you Die for a guaranteed incredible day, evening, or night in the other city by the bay.
1. Take a tour (paired with a private tasting) of Blue Bottle Coffee's Oakland factory
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.
East Bay residents, just imagine getting from anywhere in Oakland, Berkeley or Alameda via an environmentally friendly electric railway to anywhere else in the East Bay or SF in 30 minutes or less, even in rush hour.
Ever dream of backpacking around the world, experiencing cultures and sampling delicacies of every kind? For those of us who can’t take the time off of work, there’s no better way to embark on a foreign adventure than starting your day with a worldly brunch. Here’s our roundup of brunches from around the world that you can find right across the bay in Berkeley.