Called the Brooklyn of the West, Oakland, the sister city to San Francisco is an eclectic mix of cultures and activities. It is the other city by the Bay and offers access to San Francisco, San Jose and Napa Valley Wine Country in minutes. The 5-star Claremont Resort Hotel and Spa(a Fairmont Property) overlooks the Bay with one of the very best views of San Francisco. The weather is splendid at this time of year! Just 90 minutes away is the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, featuring Carmel and Pebble Beach. You can dine overlooking the Bay or take a Ferry to San Francisco from Jack London Square, ride a real Venetian gondola on Lake Merritt and then dine at Lake Chalet, take a hike amongst the redwoods at Redwood Park, visit farmers market, ride down the street to visit Berkeley, play golf at Lake Chabot, visit one of the areas many comedy clubs or jazz venues. 49'ers? Golden State Warriors? So much to do...so little time.....
San Diego, Ca
Always great weather, lots of great venues, easy to fly into
Late Spring would be fantastic
Where the west begins.
The fall is tough bc of football games.
Consider springtime event?