Source: FIVE Restaurant at Hotel Shattuck Plaza
FIVE Restaurant at Hotel Shattuck Plaza has been a Michelin Bib Gourmand winner for the past five years, making the prestigious list again this year.
Aug. 24, 2014 - Nov. 24, 2014; Sunday-Thursday
Source: Rachel Dunn Chocolates
Learn to make holiday sweets from confectionery legend Rachel Dunn, credited with making "some of the most delicious local artisan chocolates" (Diablo).
Select dates through Sept. 26, 2014
Source: Wente Vineyards
The Beach Boys are coming to The Concerts at Wente Vineyards, and subscribers can save more than 40% on tickets that include premium seats and a gourmet buffet.
Wednesday, Aug. 27
Source: Pizza Moda
Pizza Moda stars on SF Mag's Where To Eat Now list, and its "tasty menu" has garnered attention across the bay since last year's debut (SJ Mercury News).
April 4, 2014 - Oct. 5, 2014; Wednesday-Sunday
Source: Bay Area BBQ & Grilling School
Roll up your sleeves and save more than 50% with this hands-on, six-hour
barbecue cooking and smoking class from Bay Area BBQ and Grilling School.
April 18, 2014 - Dec. 21, 2014; classes held Friday-Sunday
Source: The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards
Uncork your inner winemaker at The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards during the Winemakers Blending Experience.
Seminars are available Thursdays-Sundays at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. through Dec. 31, 2014. Seminars are approximately 90-120 minutes long.
Source: Taste of the Himalayas
Dine on "impressive Nepalese, Tibetan, and Indian specialties in a lovely, tranquil setting" at Taste of the Himalayas on Shattuck Avenue (East Bay Express).
June 2, 2014 - Oct. 30, 2014
Source: Shadow Lakes & Deer Ridge Golf Clubs
Catch sweeping views of Mt. Diablo on the greens of Shadow Lakes and Deer Ridge Golf Clubs in Brentwood for more than 60% off.
June 19, 2014 - Dec. 19, 2014
Source: Massimo Ristorante
Massimo Ristorante in downtown Walnut Creek earns 4 stars on OpenTable, with a Diners' Choice award for Italian dining.
June 17, 2014 - Oct. 16, 2014; closed Mondays
Source: The Potomac Association
For half off, tour the historic USS Potomac -- FDR's presidential yacht -- which is moored off Oakland's Jack London Square.
June 4, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014; Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Source: Pasta Pelican Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge
Take in the sweeping harbor views at Pasta Pelican in Alameda. Save 50% on a three-course dinner with wine at this neighborhood gem in Mariner Square.
Aug. 13, 2014 - Dec. 11, 2014
Source: The Golf Club at Roddy Ranch
This "delight" of a course has been called one of the best public courses in the Bay Area by ABC Local. Save nearly 60% on a round at top-rated Roddy Ranch.
June 11, 2014 - Dec. 30, 2014
Source: Himalayan Flavors
Save 50% on a meal for two at Himalayan Flavors, which boasts 4-star ratings on Yelp and OpenTable.
April 1, 2014 - Sept. 30, 2014
Source: Round Rock Honey
Save nearly 65% on a three-hour "basic introduction to bees, beekeeping and honey production" at the largest beekeeping school in the country (Tribeza).
Select dates July 19 - Nov. 8, 2014
Source: Tambo Peruvian Restaurant
Tambo has become one of the East Bay's hottest new restaurants (Nosh); it's perfect for "those hankering for Latin American fare."
Aug. 12, 2014 - Dec. 12, 2014; dinner Monday-Saturday, lunch Monday-Friday
Source: East Bay Hang Gliding
Experience the exhilarating sensation of flying with a hang-gliding lesson or tandem ride with East Bay Hang Gliding.
Aug. 13, 2014 - Dec. 12, 2014; Monday-Friday
Source: Mare Island Golf Club
Tee off at Mare Island Golf Club with 360-degree views of San Pablo Bay and the "mountains, rivers, wildlife refuges and bridges that frame it" (Golf Guide).
May 28, 2014 - July 21, 2014
Tony Bennett is coming to The Concerts at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, and subscribers can save up to 40% on tickets.
Source: Sonoma Raceway
This year, an all-star lineup of drivers return for the 2014 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and tickets are now nearly 40% off.
Wynonna & The Big Noise is coming to The Concerts at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, and subscribers can save nearly 55% on tickets that include premium seats and a gourmet dining experience.
Wednesday, July 16