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Top Beer Gardens To Enjoy a Brew In San Francisco

Beer gardens are fun, yet everyone knows that San Francisco and summer have a weird relationship. San Francisco and beer gardens have a great relationship, especially when tasty food is featured. Just remember a warm jacket for after the sun goes down.

05/21/2015

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Best Book Club Picks For Summer Reading

Summer brings picnics and barbecues, outdoor concerts and trips to the beach—and we are excited to discuss the season’s hottest books with our favorite book club friends. Whether you’re gathering over a few drinks or hosting an outdoor tea for your club, here are the books to keep you reading while the sun shines from our sister company, Simon & Schuster.

05/18/2015

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5 Nearby Towns For a Quick Getaway On Memorial Day

Take a Memorial Day Weekend getaway to a happy place that’s nearby the San Francisco Bay Area. While many popular campsites, beaches and resorts around Lake Tahoe and Yosemite require advance booking, sometimes the best ideas are last-minute ones.

05/16/2015

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Ask A San Francisco Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

While heat and San Francisco summers don’t go hand-in-hand, a few minutes’ drive north, south or east of the city can find a very different climate with significantly higher temperatures. As you peel off layers of clothing to adjust your own comfort levels, remember that our furry friends need assistance to cool down as temperatures heat up.

05/15/2015

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5 Best Ways To Observe Memorial Day

Honor Memorial Day and celebrate the national holiday with these five ideas.

05/13/2015

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5 Best Grills To Get You Through Your Memorial Day BBQ

It’s barbecue season! Time to find the perfect backyard grill for you and your whole family. Here are five great options to get you started.

05/12/2015

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Teaching Our Children The Importance Of Celebrating Memorial Day

Memorial Day is not just the official start to summer. It’s also an important holiday to pay your respects for those men and women who died in battle.

05/12/2015

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5 Tips To Get Your Pet Ready For Summer

Help your pet enjoy the Summer by preparing them with these five tips.

05/12/2015

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Top 5 Must-Go-To Bay Area Music Festivals

Outdoor music festivals, top talent, sunshine mixed with the San Francisco Bay Area has been making headlines with headliners for decades. It all happens once again between May through October in 2015.

05/12/2015

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5 Camping Gear Must Haves For Summer Vacations

Don’t leave home without these five handy camping gadgets. You’ll have all the important conveniences of home without tons of bulky equipment.

05/11/2015

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