Downtown Oakland is a neighborhood that is proud of its roots, celebrates its diversity, shows off its history, and supports local on every single block. The neighborhood consists of the picturesque Lake Merritt, charming Old Oakland, hip Uptown, bustling Jack London Square and the heart of it all: Broadway. This self-guided tour explores all of […]
There’s so much to do in San Francisco; we’re not at all surprised to hear you’ve forgotten all the essential recommendations. But whether your visitors are art lovers, history buffs, foodies, craft beer connoisseurs, or even young kids, they’ve already chosen a great place to visit. Our city offers attractions to suit every age and […]
Our hometown hosts thousands of events every year, from summer concert series to epic music festivals, small community gatherings to huge parades, and weekly celebrations to annual carnivals. And some of these events even date back more than 60 years! Seriously, that one is on this list and it’s considered the country’s original outdoor street […]
Audio blogging is a tradition that dates back to the 1980s, but that tradition has celebrated a pop culture resurgence in recent years. Today, we have access to hundreds of thousands of podcasts produced all over the globe and available online for free. Want to learn about Emily Dickinson’s hidden kitchen? There’s a podcast for […]
It’s easy to fall in love with San Francisco, but falling in love in San Francisco is a different story. How do you narrow down the date destinations when you have countless restaurants, dozens of museums and one-of-a-kind attractions in every neighborhood? Okay, we’re bragging a bit. But we’re also here to help. When it’s […]
Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, a birthday or an anniversary, gift giving gives us an excuse to spoil our friends and family, an opportunity to shop local, and a reason to challenge ourselves. Can you outdo last year’s gift? With our help, you definitely can. To take gift giving up a notch, we rounded up a […]
With more than 25 neighborhoods and 55,000 residents, San Rafael is the oldest, largest and most culturally diverse city in Marin and also boasts some of the region’s best weather. Over the decades, the community has combined its revitalized downtown district, college atmosphere, film and technology sector, artistic culture and outdoor activities into a one-stop-shop [&hellip...