Photo by Maker Faire
The folks from Make: magazine and Maker Faire have just opened up a pop up store for the holidays right off Union Square. The store is only open until January 15th and is loaded with the best maker and tech gifts for all ages.
photo from SF Chronicle
The store includes some pretty awesome products. Here are some of my […]
This holiday season, the Uptown/Downtown Oakland Community Benefit Districts would like to encourage you to shop local and support the “Plaid Friday” campaign that includes some of the most exciting retailers in the Bay Area! Plaid Friday, which takes place on Friday, November 27 is an alternative to big box store “Black Frida […]
Take some time to visit these iconic SF diners.
Photo: Douglas Zimmerman, SF Gate / Douglas Zimmerman
The exterior of Orphan Andy’s cafe in San Francisco. I used to go here for their roast chicken dinner with mashed potatoes. They don’t serve either of those now. The place is open 24 hours and has been a mainstay in the Castro f […]
Get into the spooky spirit of Halloween with some spooky local ghost tours.
Haunted Haight Walking Tour
San Francisco Ghost Hunt
Meet in front of the Queen Anne hotel and spend several hours be guided through the haunting sights of San Francisco.
Alcatraz Night Tours
Experience the many moods of Alcatraz with an evening visit to the Is […]
The SF Bay Area may not hold a candle to New York when it comes to theater offerings, but you may not be aware of the rich array of small local and regional theater companies, some of which operate well under the radar, all serving a diverse Bay Area fan base for live theater. Below, a selection of the best you’ll find this side of […]
Sunday, September 6th, 2015
How to Get Across the Bay: BART Transbay Tube Closure | Sept. 5-7
Sunday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Temporary Transbay Terminal
There will be no BART train service between San Francisco and East Bay on September 5-7, 2015. BART will close the West Oakland Station and will not run trains between W […]
We recently posted the Thrillist’s 13 SF bartenders you need to know. Now I’d like to share the second installment of the their series with the 13 East Bay bartenders that are seriously bringing it. Getting out of the city will be good for you!
Hopscotch (address and info)
It may look like a dine […]
We live in one of the most diverse cities in the western US, with that means tons of amazing museums to see and experience. This list features some that you may know or may not know. The idea of this post is to get YOU out there to see what it’s all about. NOW get out there.
The Legion of Honor
A cast of Rodin’s “The Thi […]
Tired of the same old stuff?? Have a need for adventure that is insatiable? Check out these extreme adventures closer to your front door than you think.
NEED FOR SPEED
GoKart Racer is the place to visit. Here, you can enjoy snacks from the cafe, pool tables, a lazer maze, arcade games, and choose from one of three racing tr […]
1. Mission-Style Burritos Will Turn You Into A Major Burrito Snob
Source: Flickr user lilyrhoads
All other burritos will just start to taste like sad lumps of food stuff wrapped in a tortilla.
2. Fast Food Just Isn’t The Same Anywhere Else
Source: Flickr user Bill Selak
You actually expect it to be high quality and taste good, which i […]
Just when you think you’ve seen it all in S.F. – I’ll slap you with these awesome hidden spots to check out.
1. The Spire
A 100ft-tall art installation off of Arguello Blvd on Bay Area Ridge Trail in the Presidio, this thing is made from 38 large cypress trunks that had originally been cleared to make room […]
Do you like to golf? Grab your beer, and dress the part and let’s check out some of the best 9 golf courses in Northern California.
1. Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif. Arguably the most well-known golf course on the planet, surely one round at this beauty is high on any avid golfer’s wish-list.
2. Spyglass Hill […]
Enjoy the Bay Area by bike, get your exercise while seeing amazing sites. Grab that bike and get out there!!
1. Bay Ridge Trail, Crystal Springs: You need trail reservations, but you and your riding pals can have paradise to yourselves. This is an 11-mile one-way ride with a shuttle on the Fifield-Cahill Ridge Trail. The route sp […]
Don’t you love finding secret little gems to get lost in. It’s hard to imagine that in an urban setting you have access to the quaint places. These places do exist! Come with me on a tour of some great spots to get away within the city.
CROCKER GALLERIA ROOF TERRACE
The Crocker Galleria Roof Terrace has it all: shrubbery, fl […]
We’ve all heard of Maker Faire by now, right? Did you know that Oakland hosts a small version of one? The East Bay Mini Maker is hosted at Park Day School and is great smaller alternative to the large Maker Faire earlier in the year in San Mateo.
This is an event you don’t want to miss, and it’s great for the whole fami […]