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Submitted by administrator on 8 May 2017 - 2:03pm

 

There are so many things to do in the Bay Area! This is only a selection.

Il y a vraiment beaucoup de choses à visiter dans la Baie, ceci n’est qu’une petite sélection.

 

OAKLAND

Oakland Museum of California (OMCA)

1000 Oak St, Oakland

510.318.8400

OMCA is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station.

The mission of the Oakland Museum of California is to inspire all Californians to create a more vibrant future for themselves and their communities. Every Friday 5-10 PM OMCA holds a festive night market, with the best of Bay Area curbside cuisine from gourmet food trucks, local beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages, live music, and dance lessons!

http://museumca.org/

 

Mills College Art Museum

5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland

510.430.2164

Founded in 1925, the Mills College Art Museum is a forum for exploring art and ideas and a laboratory for contemporary art practices. Through innovative exhibitions, programs, and collections, the museum engages and inspires the intellectual and creative life of the Mills community as well as the diverse audiences of the Bay Area and beyond. Admission is free. https://mcam.mills.edu/

 

UC BERKELEY

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

2155 Center St, Berkeley

510.642.0808

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley, the nation’s leading public research university. Their mission is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film, engaging audiences from the UC Berkeley campus, the Bay Area, and beyond. Each year BAMPFA presents more than twenty art exhibitions, 450 film programs, and dozens of performances, as well as lectures, symposia, and tours. http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/

The Bancroft Library

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library

 

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Cantor Arts Center

328 Lomita Drive, Stanford

650.723.4177

The Cantor Arts Center's diverse collections span continents, cultures, and 5,000 years of art history and include one of the largest presentations of Rodin bronzes outside Paris. Admission and tours are free. https://museum.stanford.edu/

Cecil H.Green Library

http://library.stanford.edu/libraries/green/about

 

SAN FRANCISCO

http://www.sftourismtips.com/

Those with an extra day or more in the area may wish to explore San Francisco; here are some of my favorite spots.

Ceux d’entre vous qui disposent de quelques jours de libre voudront certainement visiter San Francisco. Voici donc une liste de mes endroits favoris.

Museums

There are about 50 museums in SF! For information on all museums: http://www.sftourismtips.com/san-francisco-museums.html

 

De Young Museum and Japanese Tea Garden in the Golden Gate Park

http://www.sftourismtips.com/fine-arts-museum-san-francisco.html

http://www.sftourismtips.com/japanese-tea-garden-san-francisco.html

 

SF Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

http://www.sftourismtips.com/sf-museum-of-modern-art.html

 

SF Legion of Honor

http://www.sftourismtips.com/san-francisco-art-museum.html

 

SF Asian Art Museum

http://www.sftourismtips.com/sf-asian-art-museum.html

 

California Historical Society and Library

http://www.sftourismtips.com/california-historical-society.html

 

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

http://www.sftourismtips.com/san-francisco-conservatory-of-flowers.html

 

Botanical Garden

http://www.sftourismtips.com/san-francisco-botanical-gardens.html

 

Free things to do

Stroll the Golden Gate Bridge

http://www.sftourismtips.com/golden-gate-bridge-history.html

Painted Ladies/Alamo Square

http://www.sftourismtips.com/alamo-square.html

Gardens and Stairways

http://www.sftourismtips.com/san-francisco-gardens.html

http://www.sftourismtips.com/stairways-of-san-francisco.html

Amazing Murals (Diego Rivera and much more)

http://www.sftourismtips.com/coit-tower.html

http://www.sftourismtips.com/diego-rivera-murals.html

http://www.sftravel.com/article/guide-san-francisco%E2%80%99s-mission-district-murals

Beaches

http://www.sftourismtips.com/baker-beach-san-francisco.html

http://www.sftourismtips.com/beach-chalet-san-francisco.html

Glide Church (yes Church!)

https://www.glide.org/home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUHSj1X3rDY

In case you are not yet convinced:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-mEbnNnz9A

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