Source: Nido Kitchen & Bar
Nido's resume includes a SF Chronicle Top 100 nod and mentions among Travel + Leisure's Best Mexican Restaurants and SF mag's Hottest Mexican spots.
Sept. 30, 2014 - Dec. 18, 2014; Tuesday-Saturday
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
"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: 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: 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: 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: The Rellik Tavern
Benicia Magazine praises The Rellik Tavern as "the Holy Grail and by far the best beer bar in town," adding that it "demands return visits.”
Aug. 25, 2014 - Dec. 21, 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: The Star on Grand
SFGate names The Star on Grand a "bright spot for pizza, cocktails" calling it "hip, yet still warm and neighborhoody."
Through April 28, 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
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: Little Star Pizza
Pick up "heavenly deep-dish Chicago-style pizzas" (Zagat) that "blow the competition out of the water" (East Bay Express) at Little Star Pizza in Albany.
Through May 3, 2015
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