San Francisco Bay Area
Collected by Richard Wong
Home away from home.
Pierce Point Rd, Inverness, CA 94937, USA
If you have a clear day and the fog hasn't quite yet settled in from the ocean, a great hike in the Point Reyes National Seashore is the Tomales Point Trail. Park at the Historic Pierce Point Ranch and then follow the out and back trail 4.7 miles...
2601 Monarch St, Alameda, CA 94501, USA
At St. George Spirits, a liquor distiller located inside a huge hangar on the decommissioned Alameda Naval Base, you can learn all about alcohol production—and you can taste all-natural vodkas, gins, Eau de Vie, whiskeys, and more. The tour lasts...
1510 Webster St, Alameda, CA 94501, USA
The Pacific Pinball Museum, aka Lucky Ju-Ju, is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's hidden treasures. It's worth the $15 admission just to hear the sound of an actual needle on actual vinyl in an actual juke box. (Early Beatles the way they were...
1737 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
Flying to the United States from Australia can be exhausting—more than twelve hours and seemingly endless connections and make for a long day as you fly back in time. I've never stayed in Japantown before this trip to San Fran, but I am so glad I...
2375 Shore Line Dr, Alameda, CA 94501, USA
The Sushi House in Alameda sits right on the shoreline looking across the bay to San Francisco. It's a large restaurant with a choice for sitting - indoor protected patio, main dining area or large sushi bar - wherever you choose the sushi is...
1345 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501, USA
Going to Burma while staying in the Bay area is not an impossibility thanks to the Burmese restaurant Burma Superstar. Their rainbow salad, which includes tea leaf, is pure heaven. They have several locations in the Bay area.
610 1st St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
Think of the Oxbow like a high-end shopping mall for food and wine. On the east side of the Napa River, the market brings together a number of epicurean purveyors under one roof (well, technically, it’s three different roofs). The result:...
80 4th St, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA
This is another place I immediately return to when I'm in the Bay Area. It's a cheese lover's temple! I loved this salad pictured that I had. It was also my first picture of San Francisco! I must say that the Mount Tam is one of my favourite...
424 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
THE place to gather outside in Hayes Valley and soak up the classic biergarten/beer garden experience. The food is delicious and the setting encourages you to talk to everyone at the communal tables. This spot is a fantastic way to enjoy some...
370 Linden St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
The Streets of San Francisco Bike Tour company is not only a must for any visitor to the city, it's also an ideal way for locals to soak up something special about their own backyard. Founded by former international bicycle tour guides that have...
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