By Tanu Sood on Sep 06, 2013
Contributor: Rimi Bewtra, Senior Director, Oracle and a Bay-Area aficionado
When Tony Bennett first sang … “I left my heart in San Francisco”, he may not have known that this song would win him Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Solo Vocal Performance. Yet even back then, San Francisco’s history was full of color and recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Today, San Francisco, lined with Victorian houses painted in every shade of the rainbow, and cable cars that scale and conquer the steep hills with ease are a testament to San Francisco's unique history. So even as you take in the Oracle Open World keynotes, sessions, demos and hands-on-lab sessions, we hope you save some time to enjoy our ‘Paris of the West or the city by the bay”, San Francisco.
In between those Oracle Open World activities be sure to. . .
Drive across the “new” San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge!
The “NEW” San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, offers a new driving experience with a side-by-side configuration, opening up panoramic views of the San Francisco bay and the East Bay hills. From driving beneath a canopy of white suspender ropes to the wider road-decks with shoulders on either side, a drive across the new East Span is nothing like it used to be. Motorists are urged to drive safely and keep their eyes on the road, and let their passengers enjoy the much more picturesque ride.
Raise a Glass, try our California Wines
Take a virtual road trip through California's wine regions at a walk-around tasting on Sept 21, 2013, at the SF Ferry Building. Taste diverse wines from north to south, with selections from Napa Valley, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino, Lodi, Livermore Valley, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Sierra Foothills, and beyond.
SPECIAL EVENT: California Wines Road Trip 2013 - at the San Francisco Ferry Building
Catch a ball game – the SF Giants are playing the LA Dodgers
The 2012 World Series Champions, San Francisco Giants-are play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants versus Dodgers rivalry is regarded as one of the most competitive and longest-standing rivalries in American baseball. This is sure to be an exciting set of games. Check out the ball game schedule.