San Fran Christmas
Collected by Meagan Tucker
Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA, USA
In a fit of passion, I left in the dark to fit in an early morning bike ride in Oakland. Riders climb out of Oakland up Tunnel Drive and to Skyline Blvd where the sweeping views from this thoroughfare never disappoint. On a good day, the Oakland...
482 B 49th St, Oakland, CA 94609, USA
My boss first told us about Doughnut Dollys and we went that day for dessert, but when we walked down the little art alley behind the busy Telegraph Avenue it was unfortunately closed. After thinking about these doughnuts for days, he finally...
Lakeside, Oakland, CA, USA
10,000 Steps, a historic walking tour created in 2006, explores downtown Oakland’s historic parks. These parks—Jefferson Square, Lafayette Square, Madison Square, and Lincoln Square – each occupy only one city block. Walking this "Invisible City"...
1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
From 1928, when it opened as the West Coast Oakland theater (planned original name: The Bagdad), until it slid toward "final" closure in 1970, the Fox Theater was one of downtown Oakland's two classic movie palaces (See the Paramount Theatre as...
558 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610, USA
Looking a place to run while you're in Oakland? Lake Merritt offers a 3.4-mile circumference that takes you past downtown, through Lakeside Park, past the historic Grand Lake Theater, and along Lakeshore Avenue. If you need a challenge, jog up the...
Richards Rd, Oakland, CA 94613, USA
The recently renovated Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall, built in 1928, is the main performance space at Mills College in Oakland, and the Bay Area's prime venue for contemporary "new music." Over the past 90 years, the music department at...
Oakland, CA 94611, USA
No matter where you live in Oakland, or where you're staying when you visit, you can find a farmers' market nearby: on Fridays in Old Oakland, East Oakland, and at Kaiser Hospital; on Saturdays in Grand Lake (near Lake Merritt); and on Sundays in...
4925, 9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, CA 94605, USA
The annual Oakland Zoo "Walk in the Wild" fundraiser provides a chance to stroll through the zoo, which has made tremendous strides in improving its habitats and animal care, while partaking in a wide variety of foods, wines, and beers from local...
Old Oakland, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
The Oakland Tribune--a once-influential newspaper controlled for decades by the Knowland family and later purchased by editor/publisher Bob Maynard, becoming the first African-American-owned major metropolitan daily--no longer occupies its...
Berkeley, CA, USA
The best parking spots on campus are given to NLs. Netherlanders? A sight for Northern Lights? National League baseball players? Nope, Nobel Laureates. Typical for a school well represented in the periodic table of the elements with Berkelium,...
Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, CA, USA
One of the best sunset views in the Bay Area can be found in the Berkeley Marina. Once you've parked your car, head out to the southwestern most edge and walk up the hill. You'll be rewarded with a colorful view, come sunset. It's the perfect...
2865 Seventh Street, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA
Mint Leaf Vietnamese restaurant in Berkeley is situated where the old Scharffen Berger Chocolate factory used to be. The building with its beautiful brick and large glass windows is perfect for a cold rice noodle salad with Vietnamese iced coffee...
1937 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA
Berkeley, known for its hippie vibe can still be felt on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the Ashby BART station. Head on down to the flea market in south Berkeley where you can find everything from beautiful Tibetan jewels, traditional African...