5 Things You Can Only Do In The Bay AreaThe San Francisco Bay Area provides deep resources for a long list of adventures unique to the region. These five suggestions make a good start, but it's only a start.
Best Places To Learn About the History of the South Bay and PeninsulaThe history of the South Bay and Peninsula includes chapters of Mexican heritage, farming, shipping, railroads, commuting, surfing, aviation, higher education and high tech. Several museums focus on these topics and more in an eclectic array of treasures on view to the public.
San Francisco's Beloved Transamerica Pyramid: A Visitor's GuideAlong with the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco's Transamerica Pyramid is a well known symbol of the City by the Bay. Following nearly half-a-century as the city's tallest building, a changing skyline means the landmark tower will soon lose that status.
Top Spots In And Near San Francisco To Say Goodbye To SummerHello sunshine, T-shirts and sandals! Shed a couple of layers as the fog retreats, welcoming the end of summer in San Francisco. This is one city where temperatures rise as we head for the far side of Labor Day, even as the heat cools off elsewhere around the Bay Area.
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.