Growing up in the Bay Area, my weekends were filled with endless possibilities… and don’t get me started on what three months of summer could consist of! The Bay is home to beautiful coastlines, delicious food, and tons of unique activities. Check out this list of my top must-dos, and let us know yours!
Cheer on the Giants at AT&T Park.
Grab a hot dog, garlic fries, and watch the Bay's favorite team play, day or night!
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Bike or hike up Mt. Diablo.
Head straight to the summit to enjoy Mt. Diablo’s famous view, or stop along the way to camp, picnic, or explore Rock City.
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Satisfy your sweet tooth at Cinnaholic.
This to-die-for Berkeley original serves award-winning gourmet cinnamon rolls with your choice of frosting and toppings. And all their creations are vegan, too (which means it’s healthy, right!?).
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Watch the sunset from the Marin Headlands.
Drive along the coastline for a spectacular view of the sun setting over an ocean of clouds. Make it even more enjoyable by bringing some take-out and a great group of friends.
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Play in the ocean or ride the roller coasters at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Can't decide if you want to spend the day at the beach or at an amusement park? At this seaside stretch of fun and games, you can do both!.
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Shop 'til you drop at Broadway Plaza.
Get your fashion fix taken care of at Broadway Plaza, a high-end outdoor mall home to over 80 retailers and specialty shops in Walnut Creek.
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Rock out to your favorite band at Shoreline Amphitheatre.
This outdoor concert venue in Mountain View hosts some of the biggest names in music all year long. Whether you have a seat up close or a spot on the lawn, you’re guaranteed to have a great time.
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Dine-in for a burger and dessert at Fentons Creamery & Restaurant.
This highly praised Oakland landmark serves some of the best ice cream sundaes from a large variety of flavors. Order the black-and-tan sundae, their signature item.
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Search for hidden gems at Treasure Island Market.
On the last weekend of every month, this historical island in the San Francisco Bay transforms into a flea market. Not only do 400+ vendors come out to sell their amazing antiques, collectible, and vintage items, but a variety of food trucks sell tasty treats from open to close, too.
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Play in the waves at Upton Beach (it’s dog friendly!).
This beach north of Stinson is a great way to spend a day with your family, dog included! Come prepared with a jacket, these NorCal beaches can get a little chilly!