|Subject: SF Bay Area|
Some favorite drives in the SF Bay area:
Highway 92 from San Mateo to Half Moon Bay and turn right on US 1. Great seafood at Barbara's Fish Trap. Stop at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and walk the headlands at Pillar Point. When you get into the City, keep going on the Great Highway, take a swing though Golden Gate Park, and stop for dinner at sunset at the Cliff House.
Get from AAA the route map for the 49-mile scenic drive through the City.
Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and on up Highway 1 to Mount Tam and the redwoods at Muir Woods.
Drive to Berkeley, have lunch at Alice Waters' Chez Panisse (the cafe upstairs), wander the UC campus and browse at Cody's Bookstore. Then drive to Grizzly Peak Blvd and on to Tilden Park. Fantastic panoramic view of the whole Bay area. Drive S down the spine of the mountain to Chabot Park where the road ends at Castro Valley.
Off Highway 92, turn S on Skyline Drive (highway 35). When you get to Portola Valley, you have the option of turning R on highway 84 to highway 1 and on down to Santa Cruz and Monterey, or continue on highway 1 to where it intersects with highway 9 at Saratoga Gap and on to Santa Cruz and Monterey.
Also, when you get to Monterey, don't forget the Seventeen Mile Drive there.
Two favorite Bay area walks:
Park your car in the underground garage at Union Square. Walk down Grant Street through Chinatown. Veer L onto Columbus Avenue toward Washington Square. You can detour to Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill and to winding Lombard Street. Continue on Columbus Avenue and on to Fisherman's Wharf and Irish Coffee at the Buena Vista. Ride the Cable Car back to Union Square.
Go to the AAA office in Berkeley and ask them for a copy of the Berkeley Hills walking tour map. The walk begins at the Rose Garden and takes you into the hills above the UC campus with all sorts of fascinating houses to see (some with interesting stories) and fantastic views.
Jerry in E TN USA