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Three of the best San Fran­cisco Bay Area at­trac­tions

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OAKLAND FIRST FRIDAYS

On the first Fri­day of each month about 20,000 peo­ple hit Oakland’s Tele­graph Av­enue for a street party cel­e­brat­ing home-grown mu­sic, art and the Bay Area’s fa­mously in­no­va­tive food trucks – from bar­be­cue to veg­e­tar­ian Ethiopian fare.

INTO THE WOODS

Cathe­dral Grove at Muir Woods has an­cient red­woods your whole fam­ily would be hard­pressed to get their arms around. To see the tow­er­ing trees with­out the crowds, fol­low the Dipsea Trail on an epic day hike from land to sea.

VISIT BERKELEY

Stroll the grounds of the uni­ver­sity, take a dip in the rooftop pool at the Hearst Gym­na­sium, en­joy a panorama of the Bay Area from In­dian Rock be­fore din­ing at Chez Panisse, a pioneer of farm-to-ta­ble Cal­i­for­nian cui­sine.

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