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Sail roundtrip from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Ensenada on Crown Princess.
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.
Ride around downtown, North Beach and along the city's waterfront on an open-top double-decker bus for 45% off the regular price.
"Bocanova offers a lively warehouse-elegant ambience, killer cocktails and an appetizing pan-American menu," raves Oakland magazine.
The InterContinental San Francisco was named to three 2014 Gayot Top 10 lists: Top 10 SF Spa Hotels, Top 10 SF Hotels and Top 10 SF Sexy Hotels.
Frommer's says The Fairmont is "the granddaddy of Nob Hill's elite cadre of ritzy hotels." Dine for half off at the hotel's elegant Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar.
"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).
Bar 333 at Le Méridien San Francisco gives "a whole new meaning to casual sophistication," says Cuisine Noir magazine.
1515 Restaurant & Lounge on Main Street in downtown Walnut Creek "serves straightforward, feel-good food" says Diablo Magazine.
With locations in Pacific Heights and Russian Hill, Milk+ receives 4 stars on Yelp; stop in either outpost for "a spotless paint job" (Allure).
"For authentic Italian ... patrons point to this hip Mission hang turning out deliciously done pastas and world-champion pesto" (Zagat).
Feast on the eclectic and innovative creations of award-winning chef Kristen Thibeault at Kombu, which earns 87% approval from Travelzoo members.
Cruise the piers of Fisherman's Wharf, explore bustling Chinatown or zip through Golden Gate Park on a guided Segway tour for more than 45% off.
Learn to make holiday sweets from confectionery legend Rachel Dunn, credited with making "some of the most delicious local artisan chocolates" (Diablo Magazine).
"Now, this is an izakaya," says SFGate of Izakaya Roku, praising the restaurant's authenticity and dedication to the true form of its namesake.
"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.
Indulge in a spa day at The Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto, which "provides luxurious, contemporary style to the computer-savvy crowd" (Gayot).
Savor "excellent, high-end Californian cuisine" (Fodor's) with breakfast or lunch at Park Grill in the AAA 4-Diamond Le Méridien hotel.
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