SFGate names The Star on Grand a "bright spot for pizza, cocktails" calling it "hip, yet still warm and neighborhoody."
"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.
"Bocanova offers a lively warehouse-elegant ambience, killer cocktails and an appetizing pan-American menu," raves Oakland magazine.
Cruise the piers of Fisherman's Wharf, explore historic Chinatown or zip through Golden Gate Park on a private guided Segway tour for 50% off.
"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).
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.
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.
For half off, tour the historic USS Potomac -- FDR's presidential yacht -- which is moored off Oakland's Jack London Square.
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.
Tambo has become one of the East Bay's hottest new restaurants (Nosh); it's perfect for "those hankering for Latin American fare."
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