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Five Reasons To Visit San Francisco This Summer

There are many reasons to visit San Francisco this summer but the best are to see the Golden Gate Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Union Square and a baseball game at AT&T Park.

05/10/2014

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Best Last-Minute Bay Area Camping Sites

There is a multitude of state and local parks, in addition to an enormous National Seashore and National Recreation Area, all offering first-come, first-serve or reservable campsites.

05/03/2014

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Best East Bay Picnic Spots

Within the country’s largest regional urban park district in the East Bay, there are plenty of scenic and spacious picnics areas to choose from. The following recommendations are some of the best picnic spots in the East Bay.

04/26/2014

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Best Free North Bay Tours

Spring is one of the best times of the year to visit the North Bay and some attractions offer free group or self-guided tours.

04/19/2014

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Ask A Peninsula Expert: How To Start Your Dream Garden

With the onset of warm sunny weather, spring is the perfect time of year to start thinking about planting a garden. Use these tips from Master Gardener Mike Klein to start your dream garden.

04/18/2014

A bicyclist rides near the Golden Gate Bridge on National Bike To Work Day May 21, 2010 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Best Bike Rentals On The Peninsula

The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the nation’s top cycling regions and the Peninsula has a number of excellent businesses that rent mountain, hybrid and road bikes.

04/12/2014

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Best Pet-Friendly Hotels In San Francisco

Many of San Francisco’s top-rated hotels open their doors to furry friends, address each pet by name and provide a comfortable bed, water bowls and treats, all at no additional charge.

04/05/2014

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Our Picks of The Best East Bay Parks

San Francisco may have the Bay Area’s most famous park, but visitors will be pleased to discover a vast collection of open spaces and outdoor activities on the other side of the Bay. Here are five of the best parks in the East Bay, all within an hour’s drive of Oakland or Berkeley.

03/29/2014

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Vacation Relaxation Spas In Wine Country

Many of the North Bay’s best spas can be found in the Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country.

03/22/2014

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The Peninsula’s Best Attractions For Kids

The San Francisco Peninsula’s best attractions for kids include CuriOdyssey, Great America, Hiller Aviation Museum, Lemos Farm and Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo.

03/15/2014

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