Tucked away in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, Vail is broken up into three main areas of town: West Vail, Vail Mountain, and East Vail. Its easy to get from one to the other via the ski town’s public transportation system, and within the ‘hoods themselves pedestrians have full control of the winding, cobblestone streets. Here is a quick guide to getting around in Vail. Getting to Vail From
You don’t have to shell out hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars for a flashy bike worthy of the Tour de France in order to enjoy all of the beautiful trails that the Bay Area has to offer. Choose to be eco-friendly and paycheck-friendly by checking out one of our top 10 bike rental shops in the Bay Area. 1. Blazing Saddles | 2715 Hyde Street | San Francisco Boasting
When planning your next getaway, consider bringing your bike. These modes of transportation allow bikes on board and generally free of charge. Mode: BART Allow Bikes: Yes Restrictions: Bikes aren’t allowed on BART during peak hours in the Downtown Oakland stations. Regardless of the time of day, bikes aren’t allowed in the first three cars of the train. See website for specific peak hour restrictions. Gas powered bikes are not allowed.
samtrans.com Meet Sam(Trans), your chauffeur of sorts to destinations from Half Moon Bay to Palo Alto. The San Mateo County Transit District (which is also responsible for Caltrain) operates this great system of buses connecting San Francisco to destinations in San Mateo County and down the peninsula. SamTrans also offers easy transportation to SFO. Direct buses are available from San Francisco to many points in San Mateo and along the
The small, quiet city of Castro Valley winds its way through a series of foothills almost up to the bucolic Lake Chabot Reservoir. And though it may take a little searching to find them, there are restaurants, art galleries, and cinemas that are worth a visit. Plus, it’s got a Rodeo. What else do you need? Here, everything you need to know about getting to Castro Valley. By BART Castro
Oakland has increasingly become one of the Bay Area’s most vibrant cultural wonderlands. It’s got fine dining, an eclectic night life, some fabulous music venues. But it’s not all about the nightlife either—from scenic Lake Merritt to a vibrant arts scene, Oakland offers no shortage of things to do in the daylight hours. And, it’s just a hop, skip, and a BART (or boat or bus!) ride from San Francisco. Here, everything
Located outside of Los Angeles’ infamous concrete jungle, Huntington Beach is a small oasis pristine beaches—and alternative transportation. Itself a compact town with most sights (read: beach), eateries, and hotels within easy walking or biking distance, Huntington is also serviced by public transportation, complements of the Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) and Metro Transit Authority (MTA). Here is a quick guide to getting around in Surf City USA. Read about things to
goldengate.org Golden Gate Transit runs regular buses throughout the North Bay, connecting San Francisco to Marin County and all the way up through Santa Rosa in Sonoma County. The Basics Hours: 4:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. weekdays; 5 a.m. – 1:15 a.m. weekends (Note that actual times vary by bus line. Check the schedule before departing.) Cost: $3.75-$10.25, depending on distance traveled Discounts: Receive 20% off the regular cash fare