It’s vacation season and sometimes the best adventures are right in your own backyard. Not only are staycations more affordable, but they also give you an excuse to explore all the hidden hot spots you've been secretly dying to try. Check out these 5 ideas for a perfect July Secret Staycation day.
Cool down your morning activities with an iced coffee or tea. Stop by Well Grounded Tea & Coffee Bar in El Cerrito to browse through their organic teas and coffees. Click here to get a free house coffee with your purchase of $5 or more. Hanging out in Berkeley Richmond? You can check out Catahoula Coffee and try one of their four in-house blends. Click here to get two iced coffees for the price of one. Craving something more? Head over to Cafe Jolie in Alameda to get a plate of their delicious, sugary sweet beignets! Click here to get a free half order of beignets.
Grab a Sandy
Everyone loves sandwiches, and they’re even better when they’re enjoyed on a beach or on a hill in the sun. Spending the day in beautiful Santa Cruz? Head over to Saturn Cafe for a signature vegetarian sandwich. Click here to save $10 on your next purchase. Looking to skip the carbs? In addition to their panini and sandwich selections, Farley’s offers several low carb options in the form of their delicious salads. Click here to save 50% on any sandwich or large salad.
Enjoy a weekend away from home in Berkeley when you catch dinner and a show. Book a night at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza and plan for an authentic Mediterranean dinner at Zino, inside the hotel. Spend your evening watching the new play at award-winning local theater Central Works. Click here to save 20% on tickets to Roan @ The Gates.
Discover San Francisco
Tour San Francisco like a tourist (even if you live here)! Start off with a trip to famous Alcatraz Island, with Alcatraz Cruises, for an audio guided tour of the prison. Later relieve any lingering stress you may have at Project Zen. Click here to save $20 on any one-hour or longer full body massage. With ten terminal locations around the bay, San Francisco Bay Ferry is your ticket to scenic day trip outings. Summer Weekend Ferry Service for Richmond begins August 3rd; enjoy a traffic-free day trip from San Francisco to Richmond's Rosie the Riveter Museum, or from Richmond to San Francisco's Exploratorium!
Escape for a Date
Share your secret staycation with someone special. Enjoy a sustainable lunch at Gather in Berkeley and find out just how great organic farm-to-table can be! Click here to save 50% on any item when you purchase one item of equal or greater value (valid during brunch and lunch only). Then, head down to Alameda to visit Dashe Cellars—spend the day tasting wines. Click here to save $5 on a Bar Tasting.
Discover the Bay Area on your secret staycation, but shhhh don’t tell anyone—the best vacation spots are always a secret.