Top Spots In And Near San Francisco To Say Goodbye To SummerHello sunshine, T-shirts and sandals! Shed a couple of layers as the fog retreats, welcoming the end of summer in San Francisco. This is one city where temperatures rise as we head for the far side of Labor Day, even as the heat cools off elsewhere around the Bay Area.
Best MMA Gyms In The Bay AreaMMA, a mixed form of martial arts, provides great strength and conditioning as well as self-defense skills. The Bay Area has a good number of large, well-equipped MMA gyms with highly qualified instructors. In California, kids can take instruction from the age of eight and up.
Best Running Clubs In The Bay AreaFeeling motivated? Or need a bit of a push? There's no need to run solo along trails through the beautiful scenery that the Bay Area provides to runners. Visit the San Francisco Running Club for a weekly event roundup from these clubs and others.
Best Omelets In San FranciscoHow about an omelet stuffed with Dungeness crab for brunch? The dreamiest omelets in San Francisco are worth waking up for any day of the week, but they do usually come with a wait.
Best Meat Lover's Pizza In The Bay AreaPick up your love affair with fresh produce-topped California pizza in San Francisco, and take it into the realm of protein on top. Wood-fired ovens and house-made fennel sausage from award-winning chefs is just the kind of thing that'll stop you from missing The WIndy City or The Big Apple.
Best Photography Classes In San FranciscoFrom darkroom film processing to digital camera apps, and from black and white studio portraits to outdoor landscapes, photography classes may cover one or more aspects of this wide subject area. San Francisco has plenty of fun options to explore for all skill levels and interests.
Ask A Bay Area Expert: Best Gifts For Father's DayJune means Father's Day, so think outside the box and shop out-of-doors while drinking craft beer and Bloody Marys at the Jack of All Trades Market.
Best Apple Pie In The Bay AreaSkip the dinner...go for dessert first and see if you have any room left over after digging into one of these tasty apple pies homemade in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Best French Macarons In San Francisco Bay AreaHere you have a French macaron, highly popular in a palette of pastels found throughout the Bay Area. It's a completely different recipe than a macaroon, but the confusion is obvious with only an 'o' to separate them. Think of the macaroon with the extra 'o' as being the one with 'coconut' in it to help you remember the difference.
Best Bay Area Places To Buy Graduation GiftsYou don't need to be enrolled as a student to walk into these university bookstores. Look at some of the other options for unique gift ideas for the grad, including American-made, San Francisco-headquartered classics.
Best Ways To Celebrate National Star Wars Day In The Bay AreaSan Francisco Bay Area connections to Lucasfilms and Star Wars runs deep. Explore some of these connections on Star Wars Day, "always pass on what you have learned" and May the Fourth be with you.
Best Indoor Pools In The South BayExperts say swimming is the best total body workout to burn calories, boost metabolism and firm muscles without putting stress on your joints. Some of the San Francisco Bay Area's favorite indoor pools are located in the South Bay and offer swimming lessons for all ages.
Best Free Attractions Near The PeninsulaLocals know that the San Francisco Bay Area provides plenty of reasons why some of the best things in life are free. From ocean shores to mountaintops, it's refreshing to take in these super experiences without reaching into your wallet.
Best Springtime Destinations Near & Around San FranciscoWine tasting in up-and-coming regions, rolling hills, lake recreation, historic Gold Rush towns and even an international film festival in historic Sonoma Plaza are some options for exploring not far from home.
Best Independent Bookstores In San FranciscoFor a city of under one million in population, San Francisco supports more than its fair share of independent bookstores, many with the special kind of browsing experiences, book clubs, readings and meet -the-author book signing events that online sales cannot replace.