Bay Area Adventures

Hello, World.

As you may have inferred from previous blog posts, I go to school in the Bay Area, which is a hugely diverse, adventure-filled area. I’m a junior now, and sometimes I feel like I really haven’t taken full advantage of the Bay Area. There is so much to see and do, and I feel like in the next year and three quarters I need to start stepping out of my comfort zone a little more. My first year on campus I tried to go into the City (SF) a lot, but I didn’t really go to other places. I went into Berkeley one time to see a play for a class, and I went to Cal Shakes in Orinda to see a few plays in the last two years, but other than SF I really don’t go out of my immediate area too much. So, in light of this, and the fact that I want to start stepping out into the world more, I’ve compiled a list of adventures to go on in the Bay Area.

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1) Go to a Golden Gate Bridge lookout!
2) Visit the Muir Woods
3) (if 21) Go wine tasting in Napa Valley
4) Participate in the Nike Half Marathon
5) Go to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk
6) Spend the day in Berkeley
7) Go to Blue Bottle Coffee in Oakland or San Francisco
8) Find the Painted Ladies (Full House house)
9) Visit Alcatraz
10) See the SF yacht club
11) Dinner in Union Square
12) Go ice skating in Union Square, and see the huge Christmas tree
13) Visit the De Young Museum
14) Go to the California Academy of Sciences
15) Have dinner in the Marina District
16) Get focaccia bread at the Liguria Bakery in Little Italy, SF
17) Visit the City Lights Bookstore
18) Have a picnic at Dolores Park
19) Get Maccarons and fancy tea.
20) Go to high tea at the Palace Hotel (SF)
21) See Coit Tower in October
22) See Lombard Street, SF
23) Hike in the Marin Headlands
24) Go to the Ferry Building one morning and try all the samples
25) Go to the SF ballet or symphony or both
26) Go to the Stanford vs. Cal game
27) Spend an afternoon in Golden Gate Park
28) Visit Treasure Island
29) Get clam chowder at the wharf
30) Visit Stinson Beach
31) Visit Ghirardelli Square
32) Go to a Giants Game
33) See the Walt Disney Museum
34) See the Russian River
35) Go shopping in Burlingame
36) Do yoga on the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral
37) Ride horses on ocean beach
38) See a 49s game at the new stadium
39) Hike Mount Diablo
40) Play Frisbee on Chrissy Field
42) Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
43) Have dinner in Little Italy or the Mission
44) Spend a day just walking all over the place with no agenda, and get to know SF
45) Go to the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
46) go to Haight St.
47) Go to the Exploritorium (SF) at night
48) Go for a bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge or through the Marin Headlands
49) Get breakfast at Radish in the Mission
50) Go to Big Sur

There you have 50 things I’ve tried, I plan to try, or I want to try in the Bay Area before I graduate college! It’s a long list, but luckily I usually can convince people do do fun things on the weekend! Speaking of which, I hope you’re having a great weekend so far.

What are fun things you’ve done in the Bay Area?


Callie Coker

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