Fun After Oracle OpenWorld, Part 2

Cross the Bay Bridge and Discover What Nobody in San Francisco Will Tell You

ChezPanisse.jpgIn this second of four posts on San Francisco Bay Area getaways, we'll travel east. Know what you'll find there? Sunshine. Easy (or at least easier) parking. World-class—and hugely diverse—dining and music venues. The Raider Nation and the Oakland A's. Charming, strollable neighborhoods. And countless parks and nature areas.

Check it out.

Berkeley: There are all sorts of music venues, the Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theater, and all the tie-dye you could ever want. Try to get a reservation at Chez Panisse, which was ground zero for California Cuisine. Take a walk around the Cal campus.

Oakland: Just as cool—if not cooler—than Berkeley, with better parking, its own baseball and football franchises, and quite possibly the best pizza (Arizmendi, Pizzaiolo, Zachary's) and strawberry shortcake (Bakesale Betty) on the face of the earth.

East Bay Parks: Discover miles and miles of hiking and biking; remarkable vistas, lakes, and picnic areas; and off in the distance, Mount Diablo.

If we reveal more, the Let's-Keep-the-East-Bay-to-Ourselves Coalition will come after us in force. On the other hand, if you have some great East Bay haunts, or want to recommend something to the Oracle OpenWorld community, leave your comments.

Otherwise, we'll get back to you after the next A's game.

Part 1: North
Part 3: South
Part 4: San Francisco


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