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Favorite Bay Area Things by Anne

by Anne, posted to Just for Fun

All my favorite things that are unique to the Bay Area!

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Los Gatos, California: The Cat’s Meow! : Cleared for Takeoff - The Triporati Blog

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Great getaway. Good food, fun in the sun, hikes and close to SF, San Jose and Santa Cruz

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Sarah & Vinnie - Alice @ 97.3

Weekdays from 5:40a to 10:00am on Alice @97.3!

My favorite morning show. I've been listening since 7th grade. Even when I was abroad, I downloaded the podcasts!

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Outside Lands

The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival takes place in August with...more

Now in its 3rd year, Outside Lands is so much fun and always has a great lineup. So excited to go this August!

Jackie: I'm very jealous that you're going! I want to go sooooo bad! Would love to see the Black Keys live! I might have to sneak my way in :p

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SF Beer Week

SF Beer Week will be a ten-day celebration of San Francisco’s Craft...more

SF Beer Week takes place all over the Bay Area during 1 week each February. Sponsored by the San Francisco Brewer's guild, this event showcases local craft beers. Lots of special events and delicious beers!

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Ferry Plaza Farmers Market


The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a California certified farmers...more

I have brunch here pretty much every Saturday. So many delicious foods and lots of samples!

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Bay to Breakers

The Bay to Breakers is an annual footrace which takes place in San...more

Despite the recent crackdowns on alcohol, Bay to Breakers continues to be a fun San Francisco tradition. Only happens once a year, and even if you don't want to drink or run, it's worth it if just for the people watching!

Jackie: Bay to Breakers is a definite must see and such a unique San Francisco event. Lots of craziness and fun!

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Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto

The Gourmet Ghetto is the colloquial name for the business district of...more

So many delicious restaurants have been started in Berkeley and Oakland in the last 20 years, and the Gourmet Ghetto is where it all started. My favorite restaurant? The Cheese Board.

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Stanford University

Stanford University is one of the world's leading research and...more

Had to put it on here... obviously.

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Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

Autumn is a spectacularly special season on the fertile, scenic coast...more

We came here every year when I was a child, and I keep on going. You get to see some HUGE pumpkins and some beautiful artwork every autumn.

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Big Sur

Welcome to the Big Sur, California Chamber of Commerce website, your...more

One of the most beautiful coastlines on the Pacific Coast. If you have a chance, go camping here!

Jackie: I just recently went to Big Sur. It's a beautiful view and a great place to hike!

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Marin Headlands

The Marin Headlands is a hilly area at the southernmost end of Marin...more

I used to go to camp here as a kid. It's such a beautiful area with amazing views of SF.

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NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences

NightLife is a weekly event where visitors ages 21 and older can enjoy...more

So much fun to go to the Cal Academy of Sciences without a million little kids running around. Plus, you can buy booze!

Jackie: I LOVE NightLife at the California Academy of Science! So much fun and I definitely recommend it as an SF must see! I even added it to my Cool SF Venues list:

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Cleared for Takeoff - The Triporati Blog

Posted by Darya Mead

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Many local day trips... South Bay, Sonoma, Napa, Marin and beyond

Jackie: Great link! I am definitely going to have to check it out more in-depth to get ideas on day trips for around the Bay! So much to do and I have barely done a small portion.

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"Cool" Venues in San Francisco by Jackie R. S. | SkinnyScoop

For the 21 and older crowd there are so many great places to grab...more

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Some of my favorite Bay Area things involve the San Francisco nightlife :) So I figured I'd recommend my nightlife guide to this list.

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