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Locals only: These are our favorite Bay Area day trips

Our favorite Bay Area day trips<p>Sometimes a day trip can be just as rejuvenating as a bigger vacation. Fortunately for us, the Bay Area has seemingly endless mini getaway options within a 1-to-3 hour drive.<p>One of the many things we love about living in the Bay Area is how quickly we can find a …

Our favorite Northern California weekend getaways that won't break the bank

One of the great things about living in the Bay Area is its incredible proximity to countless beautiful places. But if you don't have a ton of spare cash, those beautiful places are as inaccessible as Mars.<p>Tahoe, Mendocino and Monterey are all lovely, pricy spots so, if you're on a budget or just …

14 Top-Rated Day Trips from San Francisco

In an incomparable setting of rolling hills overlooking a sparkling emerald-green bay, San Francisco is close to some of California's most beautiful …

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

Self-improvement

A Guide to Sexy Date Bars in SF: The Mission Edition

Just in time for the weekend, our sexy date-night bar guide returns, this time we’re roaming through the Mission. In 2016, the already packed …

List-Worthy

A Guide to Sexy Date Bars in SF: The Downtown Edition

Some say San Francisco has lost its romance to swiping right, tech bros in love with themselves and towering prices threatening the good old-timey …

San Francisco

5 Amazing California Parks to Visit This Summer

We love Yosemite as much as the next guy, but this time of year, it can feel more like Disneyland than a national park. Fortunately, outdoor lovers …

National Parks

San Francisco's most popular bars, according to Lyft and Uber

We all have our favorite places to grab a drink and hang out, and even if you're at a loss for where to go, there's plenty of bar lists to solve. that. problem.<p>But, do you long to be where the people are? Wanna know where they're drinking? To figure out where everyone's imbibing, SFGATE pestered …

Lyft

12 Financial Goals You Should Reach By Your 30s

I remember looking up to people in their 30s when I was in college. They looked so grown up, like they had it all figured out. The house, the car, the kids... but now, at 35, I realize some of them just went with the flow, without a plan, and are paying dearly for the mistakes of their early days. …

Personal Finance

10 must-see outdoors locations in SF Bay Area

<b>1. Sierra Nevada, Yosemite Valley waterfalls:</b> The major falls are flush, crowned by Yosemite Falls. Even from a mile away on the valley floor, the pounding of the falls can sound like freight train. From Tunnel View, the view of Yosemite Valley again is brought to life by Bridalveil Fall. The Mist …

Hiking

Beer Week for all styles of beer lovers

Beer sampler at Black Hammer in S.F. The brew pub is hosting a beer-pong tournament for Beer Week.<p>The 2016 edition of San Francisco Beer Week is upon us, taking place from Jan. 22 through Jan. 31. And once again, the annual extravaganza is bigger than ever, canvassing the breweries, bars and …

San Francisco

The best theme bars in San Francisco

Bars in San Francisco like to keep things interesting.<p>While there are of course many long-standing traditional bars with deep roots in older parts of the city — The Saloon in North Beach, Elixir in the Mission, and House of Shields in the Financial, to name a few — San Francisco also offers many …

San Francisco

San Francisco’s Beer Scene Is Off-the-Charts Amazing Right Now.

San Francisco’s Beer Scene Is Off-the-Charts Amazing Right Now. Here Are Our Favorites. — The Bold Italic — San Francisco<p><i>By Manali Karmarkar</i><p>Craft …

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …