A Bay Area Weekend

Happy Labor Day Weekend, everyone!

We’re off to spend the holiday in San Francisco and Oakland, California, with a whole slew of new-to-us adventures.

We’re leaving this afternoon to make the 6-or-so-hour drive up the 101 to Oakland, home of Adam’s mom and stepdad. We’ll surely arrive too late to celebrate one of Oakland’s First Friday Art Walks, once-a-month block parties where local galleries open their doors and street performers come out to play.

But, we’re excited for our Saturday plan in Oakland:

Breakfast at Arizmendi Emeryville, which has some of the Bay Area’s best coffee and baked goods

Then, the Oakland Museum’s exhibit on the (local) animation genius of Pixar
A self-guided tasting tour of a few micro-wineries in the East Bay Vinter’s Alliance
If we’re still hungry for food/fun, we’ll spin the dial on Oakland Grown, the city’s premier local guide

And our Sunday plan in San Francisco:

Dim summing in Chinatown at Chef Jia’s
Wandering amongst Asian, Australian and South American flora at the San Francisco Botanical Garden
Poking through some local galleries with the help of the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Arts guide
Laughing along with the pop culture/political satire of Beach Blanket Babylon, the city’s long-running musical revue
Exploring the cuisine of Southern Italy’s Campania region at A16
Checking out some nearby Marina-area wine bars — Bin 38 and California Wine Merchant

On Monday, we’ll try to get up early for:

A walk in Oakland’s Redwood Regional Park or Berkeley’s Sibley Volcanic Preserve
A Provençal breakfast at Berkeley’s La Note
Or, chai and a scone from Amrit Cafe up the street in Oakland, to be enjoyed in my in-laws’ acre-lot garden

__________________________________________

Have a great Labor Day Weekend, wherever you plan to be!

__________________________________________

Other fun things to do in and around the San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco: California Academy of of Sciences
San Francisco’s Ferry Building Marketplace
A Dream Drive Through Marin County
TWT Travel Binder: California

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Comments

  1. I love Beach Blanket Babylon! Enjoy and have a great 4-day weekend!

Trackbacks

  1. […] A Bay Area Weekend San Francisco: California Academy of of Sciences San Francisco’s Ferry Building Marketplace A Dream Drive Through Marin County TWT Travel Binder: California This entry was posted in California, Northern California, Oakland, San Francisco, Southwest, The Americas, USA by Melanie. Bookmark the permalink. […]

Speak Your Mind

*

Email
Print