Fun After Oracle OpenWorld, Part 2
By jack.flynn on Jul 22, 2008
Cross the Bay Bridge and Discover What Nobody in San Francisco Will Tell You
In 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.
TO THE EAST
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.
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.