Patricia Kutza

Best Spots For A Picnic In North BayRustle up a picnic blanket, some wine glasses, a loaf of bread and that main squeeze for a North Bay picnic like none other. Whether you crave wide open spaces or seclusion, breaking bread as a two-some or in a crowd, these spots are guaranteed to make you stop and smell the roses or the beach ... or whatever yummy dessert you've brought to share.
Best Campgrounds In The East Bay AreaWith East Bay and the wilderness within kissing distance, camping under a canopy of stars is a no-brainer for area nature lovers. Whether you're visiting or staycationing, the East Bay area's best campsites promise more than trees and fire rings, their amenities abound.
Best Gyms With Kids' Classes In The PeninsulaChannel that crazy kid energy, or motivate those sleepy teens to break away from the computer for some of the best fun the Peninsula has to offer. Gyms are a given for parents, but with increasing obesity rates among kids, it's about time to take a look into the area's top gyms for kids. From climbing to yoga, get those little ones out and active while they're still little.
Zazzle Bay to Breakers RaceIt's wild and wacky, and you haven't really been to the city by the bay unless you experience the Zazzle Bay to Breakers race. You get extra points if you actually run, but you can still feel the essence of this classic event even from the sidelines. Become a part of this made-in-San-Francisco memory whether you run the whole race, the free final mile or the five steps to the expo's snack and drink stands.
Bragging Rites: Best Scenic Drives near San FranciscoSan Franciscans have much to brag about: cordial temperatures, diverse culture and fabulous views from so many vantage points around the city. This is the north, south, east and west of it, short on miles, but big on beauty.
Best Pick-Up Basketball Courts in San FranciscoYou don’t have to be the sharpest shooter in the Bay to join a pickup basketball game at these San Francisco locations. Just bring your will to compete, put on your game face and get ready for some fast action.
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