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Three Reasons to Cross the Golden Gate Bridge

Courtesy of The Thomas

Oxbow Public Market in Napa

Start your day at the Napa Farmer’s Market located in the Northeast parking lot at the Oxbow Public Market and peruse through the best of locally-grown, farm-direct produce, gourmet food and handmade crafts. Then explore the public market for a unique shopping and dining experience. Stay until 5 pm to watch the SF Giants play on a 65” screen set up on the south side of the main market hall (near Kara’s cupcakes) and enjoy a multitude of food and drink specials offered by merchants, like the artisanal charcuterie and butcher shop, The Fatted Calf or the zesty Venezuelan restaurant, Pica Pica. Farmer’s market from 7:30 am-12 pm, Sat. Oct 27, 610 & 644 First Street, Napa

Discovery Day, Bay Area Science Festival

“Unleash your inner scientist” and embark on a day full of adventure and exploration at the Sonoma County Fairground. Discovery Day is a family friendly event with a multitude of diverse activities: Try liquid nitrogen ice cream, extract DNA from strawberries, and learn to build a phone app. 11 am-4 pm Sat. Oct 27, Sonoma County Fairgrounds - 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Sonoma

Napa Proper Happy Hour

Visit the new Fagiani’s Bar at the Thomas in downtown Napa to root for the SF Giants in the World Series. The Thomas offers $5 drinks on tap (beer, wine, and on-tap cocktails), including a Giants-orange Negroni (typically $12), and a daily changing menu of small bites every Monday through Friday, from 4:30 to 6 pm on both the ground floor and on the rooftop terrace.  For reservations, call 707-226-782. 4:30 pm-6 pm Mon-Fri., 813 Main St., Napa