Best Folk Music Venues In The Bay AreaStorytelling folk music and the San Francisco Bay Area have an intimate shared history since the bi-coastal folk music revival in the late 1950 and early 1960s. The category "folk" was introduced to the Grammy Awards in 1958. A massive shift followed with the British invasion, and in 1967, the psychedelic Summer of Love. Take yourself back more than 50 years to the gentle strains of acoustic guitar when and where you can find it in the Bay Area.
Best Places To Meditate In San FranciscoSan Francisco's parks and open spaces with stellar bay and skyline views are among the best places for escaping city life for some cool, calm reflection. And there are other, less obvious places to have a think. Check out these spots for meditation in the City by the Bay.
Best MMA Gyms In The Bay AreaMMA, a mixed form of martial arts, provides great strength and conditioning as well as self-defense skills. The Bay Area has a good number of large, well-equipped MMA gyms with highly qualified instructors. In California, kids can take instruction from the age of eight and up.
Best Running Clubs In The Bay AreaFeeling motivated? Or need a bit of a push? There's no need to run solo along trails through the beautiful scenery that the Bay Area provides to runners. Visit the San Francisco Running Club for a weekly event roundup from these clubs and others.
Best Shops For Custom Jewelry In San FranciscoBoutique shopping is made all the more pleasant when jewelry is on the shopping list, either as a special gift or as a gift for yourself. Visit these San Francisco jewelers to make a meaningful selection.
Top Hidden Destinations To Visit In The South Bay And PeninsulaThere's plenty of scenic beauty within a stone's throw of SIlicon Valley. These special destinations, nature spots, hiking trails and lookouts in the South Bay and on the Peninsula south of San Francisco are a bit off the beaten track, yet make a great day out without going too far.
Best Omelets In San FranciscoHow about an omelet stuffed with Dungeness crab for brunch? The dreamiest omelets in San Francisco are worth waking up for any day of the week, but they do usually come with a wait.
Best Meat Lover's Pizza In The Bay AreaPick up your love affair with fresh produce-topped California pizza in San Francisco, and take it into the realm of protein on top. Wood-fired ovens and house-made fennel sausage from award-winning chefs is just the kind of thing that'll stop you from missing The WIndy City or The Big Apple.
Best Bed And Breakfasts Near San Francisco Bay AreaLuxury hospitality with a charming, personal touch is what bed and breakfast stays are all about. Around the San Francisco Bay Area, wine country and Pacific coast offer top-notch options.
Best Photography Classes In San FranciscoFrom darkroom film processing to digital camera apps, and from black and white studio portraits to outdoor landscapes, photography classes may cover one or more aspects of this wide subject area. San Francisco has plenty of fun options to explore for all skill levels and interests.
Best Places To Drink A Daiquiri In San FranciscoCombine three classics in San Francisco: the city's cocktail culture, great venues and a daiquiri. In the 1948 classic bartender bible, "The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks," daiquiri is listed as one of the six basic cocktails to master, along with the Martini, Manhattan, Jack Rose, Old Fashioned and Sidecar.
Ask A Bay Area Expert: Best Gifts For Father's DayJune means Father's Day, so think outside the box and shop out-of-doors while drinking craft beer and Bloody Marys at the Jack of All Trades Market.