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San Francisco, Oakland by ferry; exploring the waterfront during the holiday season

Pier 39's colorful tree (photo taken a couple years ago).

A special holiday experience: Touring Jack London Square in Oakland and the San Francisco Embarcadero, by taking the ferry from Jack London to San Francisco’s historic Ferry Building, using public transportation.  Bikes are an option, or travel on foot. It’s a tour of beautiful waterfronts, holiday decorations, unique shopping and the best views in the [...]

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Bay Area bicycle rides, enhanced by public transportation!

Storms may continue into March, but soon it will be bicycle weather and time to lube those bikes and consider interesting new destinations!  Here is a fine article about Bay Area bike rides, made better by using public transit like Bay Area ferry boats, Cal Trans and the like.  One of our favorites; start near [...]

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