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Swap MAX for BART with a weekend in the East Bay

Bookstores and Ball Games in Berkeley and Beyond


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Location: CA-San Francisco

Story Date: 1/20/2020

Publisher: Portland Monthly   

Author: Alli Weseman

If San Francisco has started to feel like a crowded mess of tourist clichés, remember its 47 square miles (one-third the size of Portland proper) is just a tiny fraction of a fascinating region. Across the bay lies a smorgasbord of up-and-coming towns that can be explored in a weekend with easy BART train connections from the Oakland airport. Bonus? Oakland flights tend to be cheaper than those into SF and less likely to be delayed by Karl. (That’s a recent nickname for the Bay Area’s famous fog.).

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