Get Out! The Ultimate Guide to Bay Area Neighborhoods

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Everything you need to know about eating, drinking, shopping, lounging, biking, hiking, and more in San Francisco, Oakland, and beyond.




SAN FRANCISCO




Bernal Heights: Worth the climb for flea market finds, artisinal eats, and electric bikes.




Castro: More than just boys and bars.



Chinatown

:
A little dim sum(thin' sumthin').




Dogpatch


:
No man's land no more. 



Haight-Ashbury:

 The '60s with a '90s twist. 




Hayes

Valley:
Indie shops and the best coffee.



Jackson Square

:
Michelin-star food and killer design. 



North Beach

:
La dolce vita!



Outer Sunset

:
Home of Karl the Fog and $4 cinnamon toast. 



Pac Heights

:
Danielle Steel has left the building. 



The Presidio

:
The new gastronomic mecca.



OAKLAND




Grand Lake: Pizza, sweets, and books next to Lake Merritt. 



SOUTH BAY




Big Sur: Hike it up and head for the bakery. 



The Monterey Peninsula

:
Heaven on Earth. 




Santa Cruz

:
HIPPIES! 




NORTH BAY


Calistoga: Hot springs, mud baths, luxe resorts, and wine. Lots of it. 




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