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BARTable This Weekend: September 17-19
Toro y Moi is one of the musicians on the line-up at Second Sky Festival on Saturday. Photo courtesy of The Line of Best Fit. This weekend, lots of live outdoor music is on tap all over the Bay. With a chance of rain in the forecast, we have you covered with indoor events too.
36 minutes in North Concord
The North Concord BART Station with Mount Diablo in the distance. Photo courtesy of BART staff. The North Concord BART Station runs along the west edge of the Concord Naval Weapon Station and welcomes riders with a majestic view of Mount Diablo and, from time-to-time, grazing cows. A visit to this station offers a family friendly walkable or bikeable excursion that starts or ends with cookie dough. Editor's Note: Please wear a mask while riding BART.
36 minutes in the Lorin District
A mural in the Lorin District. Photo courtesy of BART staff. Started as an unincorporated streetcar settlement south of Berkeley in the 19th century, the Lorin District carries its rail history by being home to the Ashby BART Station. Often used interchangeably with “South Berkeley” to denote its geography, the Lorin District is now a commercial district clustered with antique stores, renowned bakeries, eye-popping murals and restaurants and a thriving Black presence despite recent gentrification in the area.
36 minutes in Temescal
Telegraph Avenue in Temescal. Photo courtesy of Berkeleyside. Temescal, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Oakland, has gone through a bit of a revitalization recently. Telegraph Avenue, the neighborhood's main thoroughfare, recently received long overdue fresh pavement and protected bike lanes, making bike travel through the area safer and improving the street's aesthetic. With so much going on in Temescal, it's easy to spend an entire day there.
36 minutes in Walnut Creek
Beautiful Mt. Diablo sits just beyond Downtown Walnut Creek. Photo courtesy of Pinterest. Nestled to the east of San Francisco and Oakland, sits the suburban oasis of Walnut Creek. With a warm climate, beautiful surrounding hills and majestic views of Mt. Diablo, this city offers an active downtown with plenty of great shopping, restaurant options, and historical sites with open spaces to explore and fun things to do. For many it’s become a “destination location” with all it has to offer, just through the Berkeley Tunnel.
36 minutes in Orinda
It’s rare to find a sleepy bedroom community smack in the middle of a mass transit stop, but anyone familiar with the East Bay town of Orinda knows that BART’s location is a convenient landmark for anyone riding the rails.
36 minutes in Fruitvale
A flower from the Magnolia Champaca tree. Photo courtesy of Pacific Horticulture Society. Fragrant flowers, a good lunch spot, and hot beignets await just outside the Fruitvale BART Station. There is a lot to see and do, and only 36 minutes to spare, so let's get to it.
36 minutes in Millbrae
The Millbrae Train Museum. Photo courtesy of the Millbrae Train Museum. Railfans and foodies alike will find good reason to visit the southernmost BART stop on the Peninsula — Millbrae. Experience a railroad museum, a year-round farmers' market that offers everything from flowers to fresh vegetables and fruits and bread, an old school butcher shop, and a family-owned Vietnamese restaurant serving yummy comfort food. It's all just steps from the Millbrae BART station.
36 minutes in Downtown Berkeley
The Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive is a five-minute walk from the Downtown Berkeley BART station. Photo courtesy of David Martindale. There’s plenty to do around the Downtown Berkeley BART station, but if you don’t have time for a play at Berkeley Rep, or a Cal basketball game, spend 36 minutes taking a short stroll, checking out some cool public art and grabbing a quick snack.
36 minutes in Noe Valley
Artist Amos Goldbaum on top of his street mural on the Sanchez slow street in Noe Valley. Photo courtesy of SF Weekly. This week, we head to Noe Valley in San Francisco for some fresh street art and a sweet treat to fuel the walk from the 24th St Mission Station.