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Wildcat Canyon Rd, Orinda, CA 94563, USA
You'll love the views you'll have of the EBMUD Watershed while you're hiking or mountain biking along Nimitz Way in both Wildcat Canyon Regional Park and Tilden Regional Park. The views really open up once you're in the area considered the Bay...
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288 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA
This gourmet donut shop is located in the lobby of Camera 3 Cinema in downtown San Jose. Don't bother to visit if you're in the mood for a plain ol' glazed. Psycho offers up concoctions like the Drunkin' Punkin' (made with pumpkin bourbon cake,...
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330 S 3rd St A, San Jose, CA 95112, USA
Iguanas is a family-owned Mexican fast food restaurant with three locations in the South Bay. The one downtown, the original, operates in a big purple house on 3rd Street at San Carlos. Most of Iguana's menu is devoted to burritos, and it's...
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1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95191, USA
This museum has more than ancient Egyptian 4,000 artifacts -- the largest such collection in Western U.S. I found the sheer volume to be dazzling and a bit overwhelming; what I enjoyed most was the hieroglyph-lined tomb replica and a workshop on...
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320 N Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133, USA
Looking for good Mexican food and an opportunity to practice on your Spanish? Mi Pueblo, offering a wide selection for your grocery needs, is host to one of the best "spots" for a delicious food. The burrito with fresh guacamole (carnitas highly...
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470 49th St, Oakland, CA 94609, USA
This store is the casual gardener’s destination for artfully arranged succulents, air plants, and other horticultural rarities. You’ll also discover vintage curiosities you never realized you wanted until now. (510) 992-3359 for more information....
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913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA
There’s nothing like a cold creamy treat on a warm day, and one ice cream shop in the cozy California beach town of Santa Cruz is doing it so, so right. Penny Ice Creamery isn’t your average ice cream joint; you won’t find Ben & Jerry’s-style...
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Clarion Alley, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
Walk down this narrow alley connecting Valencia and Mission Streets and you’ll be surrounded by dozens of colorful murals by local artists depicting environmental and social justice, artistic freedom, and community collaboration. Funded by the...
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This pair of vintage shops stocks both modern and vintage clothing, which includes everything from Dior to Pendleton. Ver Unica has been in business for 15 years and has seen the Hayes Valley neighborhood change drastically during that time; these...
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525 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
For traditional German food in a cozy setting reminiscent of a traditional Bavarian Wirsthaus, you can’t beat Suppenküche in Hayes Valley. Owner Fabrizio Wiest, who was born and raised in Germany, worked as a graphic designer before he moved to ...
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432 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Wander along Octavia Street in Hayes Valley and you’ll probably notice the open space at its center dotted with renovated shipping containers; though it may sound like it wouldn’t be a retail hot spot, it definitely is. Proxy is a temporary...