Bay Area Blog

Magical State Parks Near East Bay

California has an amazing selection of State Parks, and with temperate weather year round, you can experience them just about any time of the year. If you don’t want to drive too far, here are our top choices for magical day trips or weekend getaways to state parks close to East Bay. Big Basin Redwoods […]

July 25th, 2017 by Property Alliance

5 Exceptional Ice Cream Shops in the Bay Area

Smitten Ice Cream/Facebook Ice cream shops just about everywhere have really stepped up their game and those in the Bay Area are no different. Gone are the days of just having a few flavors and toppings available. From vegan options to nut-free choices, ice cream shops in the Bay Area are scooping up dessert and […]

June 29th, 2017 by Property Alliance

5 of the Best Hikes in the Bay Area

The Bay Area is known for its natural beauty, and there are killer views everywhere. Hiking is also great for your health, so lace up your shoes this weekend and head to one of these five great hikes in the Bay Area: The Dipsea Trail Photo: Yelp/Lanny B. Often called San Francisco’s most technical trail, […]

May 24th, 2017 by Property Alliance

5 Fantastic Coffee Shops in East Bay

For many people finding a good coffee shop is like finding a good hairdresser. Once you finally find one that gets your coffee order right consistently and makes a brew you love, you stick with it! Others like to bounce around and try new places. If you’re looking for a new coffee place, East Bay […]

May 9th, 2017 by Property Alliance

Don’t Miss These Top Four Bay Area Aquariums

A trip to the aquarium is fun, no matter your age. For kids, it provides an educational experience and reinforces lessons learned at school. While a trip to the aquarium is also educational for adults, it can also improve health. Researchers have found looking at fish in aquariums can lower stress and blood pressure. Everyone […]

April 13th, 2017 by Property Alliance

Best Places for a Bay Area Spring Break Staycation

Photo: Cavallo Point Lodge Spring break is almost here and that means time for some R&R. Instead of traveling this year, consider a staycation in the Bay Area. A staycation does not need to mean you’re going to stay home, rather, you’re going to take advantage of what’s available right in your own backyard. Check […]

March 23rd, 2017 by Property Alliance

Best Places for Trick or Treating in East Bay

Halloween is upon us! It’s a really fun time of year in the Bay area, but for some parents, figuring out where to take your kids to trick or treat in the San Francisco area can be tricky. Is it safe? Will there be lots of candy? Is it close? To help, we’ve put together […]

October 19th, 2016 by Property Alliance

The coolest, most unique vacation rentals in the Bay Area (not hotels!)

Staying in a fancy hotel is fun, but staying in a unique rental can turn your staycation into a great adventure! From caravans and tugboats, to castles and huts, these Airbnb rentals in the Bay area lend a one of a kind experience for their guests. — The Hobbit Hut This quaint hut comes equipped […]

September 29th, 2016 by Property Alliance

6 Best Tide Pools in the Bay Area

Tide pools offer a spectacular look into life under the sea that’s only available when the tides are low. The Bay Area has a great deal of tide pools that are home to these beautiful creatures, so we thought you’d like to see our top picks for the six best tide pools in the Bay […]

September 12th, 2016 by Property Alliance

Best Outdoor Pools around the Bay Area

With the California sun heating up, everyone is looking to find fun activities to keep cool. We compiled a list of some of our favorite outdoor pools around the Bay Area! San Francisco Hamilton Swimming Pool This facility is known as one of the cleanest pools around San Francisco, and one of the most popular […]

July 8th, 2016 by Property Alliance