They are purveyors of place, touting their own hometowns to tourists, meeting planners, and writers. By trade, they are experts on and champions of the iconic places, under-the-radar gems, and newfangled darlings in their areas. But where do the tourism board professionals go when they’re off duty? To go hyper-local, oM SF asked the representatives of tourism boards throughout California where they get away (at home). Our query was specific: We were looking for the dive bar [&hellip
With our hectic, always-on-the-run lives, sometimes we just need a few days to step outside, relax, and rejuvenate. Enter the yoga retreat, a perfect way to get away, recharge, and become mindful. Here, seven restorative yoga retreats near San Francisco.
Summer, it’s a time for lounging in parks, frolicking on beaches, and making the most of the grill. But we all know that summer weather in San Francisco can be less than optimal. With that in mind, here are 75 easy summer adventures for those days when it doesn’t quite feel like summer at home. Town and Country Take a stroll, do some window shopping, or get down on [&hellip
The Bay Area has no shortage of beaches, but not all of them are created equal. For that reason, we’ve scoped out six beaches that are cooler than everyone else’s beach. These are the sandy spots that will have your friends saying, “You went where?” while you grin mysteriously, knowing all the while you were within easy disctance of the city. For each sandy spot, we’ve sussed out the good [&hellip
Here are the best green Bay Area destinations oM has discovered this year. A Wine Time: East Bay Winery Bike Tours | Oakland California’s newest wine sensation is closer than you think. And you can reach it by BART. And bike. Enjoy a day away exploring the urbanite oenophile’s dream in Oakland and Berkeley. American Pie: Pie Ranch| Pescadero A working farm with a pie-in-the-sky mission of spreading food knowledge to the community, [&hellip
Oh by gosh, by golly. It’s that time of year yet again. And with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Mobile Tuesday, and all the other shopping days days out of the way (please!), it’s time to get down to what’s real this season: hot cocoa, time with loved ones, and that child-like sense of wonder. Sure, we’ve got our gorgeous trees in Union Square and Pier 39, but if a little [&hellip
Railroads abandoned and later rediscovered hold a certain mysterious and captivating quality. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of treks through the English countryside, following old tracks as they boorishly carved their way through rolling hills and deciduous woodlands. So when I heard of a passenger train service on a restored 19th-century railroad in the Santa Cruz mountains, I had to take a journey on the Roaring Camp Railroads for myself. Backtrack(s) This being [&hellip
Rain or shine, Santa Cruz is a nature lover’s paradise. On a recent blustery, drizzly Saturday along West Cliff Drive, wetsuit-clad surfers navigated the steep roadside stairwells in droves, nimbly descending to the water below. In front of the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum at Lighthouse Point Park, a sizable crowd eagerly watched those hearty enough to take advantage of the late afternoon swell at Steamer Lane. Back toward the boardwalk [&hellip