Source: Oakland Zoo
The Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals and is rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence.
Oct. 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015
Source: 1515 Restaurant & Lounge
1515 Restaurant & Lounge on Main St. in downtown Walnut Creek "serves straightforward, feel-good food" says Diablo Magazine.
Through June 3, 2015
Source: The Spa at Forma
Take your pick of spa treatments at The Spa at Forma in Walnut Creek and get a pass to the full facility from the heated lap pool to endless fitness classes.
Through May 26, 2015
"Bocanova offers a lively warehouse-elegant ambience, killer cocktails and an appetizing pan-American menu," raves Oakland magazine.
Oct. 8, 2014 - April 8, 2015
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 Magazine).
Select dates through March 5, 2015
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.
Through June 11, 2015
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
"Waterfront views, patio dining, a multitude of menus, and live shows in the lounge give [Lungomare] a hint of something-for-everybody vibe" (Oakland Magazine).
Sept. 29, 2014 - March 29, 2015
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.
Sept. 3, 2014 - March 4, 2015; Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Source: El Gusano
"Walking into El Gusano ... is like teleporting south of the border [to a] hacienda-inspired vacation spot," says the SJ Mercury News of this Oakland hot spot.
Monday-Friday through April 16, 2015