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Bay Area Bucket List

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8 PLACES UNIQUE TO THE BAY

 
 
So you just moved to San Francisco, or maybe you chose to reside in the East Bay. No matter where you are in the Bay, there's tons of fun things to do. Hop on over to the peninsula or mainland to take advantage of these NorCal-specific treasures.
 
1. PACIFIC PINBALL MUSEUM
ALAMEDA, CA

 

You can be the second coming of the pinball wizard "The Who" just by visiting this surreal pinball collection! Born as a backdoor speakeasy in 2002, this time-warped museum boasts a collection of over 400 classic pinball games, many from the 30's and 40's. They also teach various classes on science, art, and history by using pinball machines as educational tools. Talk about an innovative, dynamic learning experience! Photo courtesy of Michael Moore for the Pacific Pinball Museum.
 

2. PSYCHO DONUTS
CAMPBELL, CA

 

This one-of-a-kind bakery has cultivated some of the sweetest (and sometimes scariest!) donut creations in the South Bay. With donuts aptly named Canadian Morning Squeal Meal and Nutella the Hun, this is one place you'll have to see to believe.Photo courtesy of psycho-donuts.com
 

3. WEST WIND SOLANO DRIVE IN
CONCORD, CA

 

Imagine renting a classic convertible for the weekend and bringing it to one of the last remaining drive-ins in the country. Not only will you have a great time, but it is also very affordable. Go ahead, take in the groovy nostalgia while it lasts. Photo courtesy of cinematreasures.org
 

4. MAVERICK'S BEACH
HALF MOON BAY, CA

 

This beach has a unique underwater condition that creates some of the biggest waves on the West Coast - especially when winter swells roll in! With waves reportedly reaching up to 60 feet, this is a natural beauty. As long as the weather is fine, check out the annual big wave competition, Titans of Mavericks. It's one of the most awe inspiring events on the planet.
 

5. ALAMEDA POINT ANTIQUES FAIRE
ALAMEDA, CA

 

Self-proclaimed as the largest antique show in Northern California, this enormous flea market is held on the 1st Sunday of each month. Have you ever been to a flea market with over 800 dealer booths present? Now's your chandce. With those kinds of claims and numbers, treasured junk is sure to be plentiful as well as some hidden gems.
 

6. MUIR WOODS NATIONAL MONUMENT
MILL VALLEY, CA

 

One of the oldest federally protected areas since 1908 offers visitors the chance to walk among some ancient coastal redwoods and provides hikers with some of the best forest landscapes to refresh the soul.
 

7. NAPA VALLEY
NAPA, CA

 

It's no secret that this area produces some of the best wine on the planet, but did you know that only 4% of all wine grapes grown in California come from Napa Valley? Coupled with Sonoma Valley, visiting the area is like stepping into a different world of yesteryear, which makes for a speldid weekend or an inspiring day trip.
 

8. GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

 

This iconic symbol of the west can be viewed magnificently from many places, but one of the best is from Battery Spencer on the Marin county side.
 
 
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