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The Vine: A Top Brunch Spot in Fremont

July 23, 2014 9:02 am

The Vine offers visitors a casual ambiance, indoor and outdoor seating, and a great selection of food and drink. A dog-friendly patio with a view of the Fremont hills turns up the volume on the appeal of this popular restaurant.

Stop by for brunch to relax with a Guava Mama with sparkling wine, guava juice, and fresh mint, or a Mom-Mosa with sparkling wine and fresh orange juice. Add on blueberry ricotta pancakes, corned beef and eggs, or the Morning After Burger and you’re good to go. Later in the day, you can feast on gluten-free pizza, cornmeal fried chicken, a Vine Burger, or a blackened salmon BLT. The kid’s menu gives the little ones some tasty options.

The Vine is open Tuesday through Sunday in Frmont.

The Vine
37533 Niles Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94536
(510) 792-0112

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Beauty Is in Bloom at These Bay Area Botanical Gardens

July 16, 2014 9:01 am

San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is home to two world-renowned gardens. Here, you can seek refuge from city life and immerse yourself in nature without leaving the city at all.

San Francisco Botanical Garden
Explore the secret life of plants at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Covering 55 acres, the garden is home to more than 55,000 species of plants. The unique weather conditions of the Bay Area render this attraction unlike any other. Guests can find peace within the immaculate gardens and learn about the plants and their surroundings in one of the park's outdoor classrooms. The beauty of the park and the enthusiasm of its caretakers are sure to make a lasting impression on every visitor.

Japanese Tea Garden
Visitors from around the world travel to the Japanese Tea Garden to admire what is the oldest garden of its kind in the whole country. Find tranquility among the many sculptures and bridges on this five-acre patch of ornate landscaping. Walk along the stepping stone paths while admiring springtime cherry blossom trees, and make sure to sip on a relaxing cup of tea in the Tea House before exiting this peaceful wonderland. The garden is open year-round, even on holidays.

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Quarry Lakes: An Outdoor Getaway in Fremont

July 9, 2014 9:02 am

Quarry Lakes offers visitors a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city in a beautiful, waterside setting. Boating, fishing and swimming are part of the appeal of this popular spot.

The park encompasses 471 acres, of which 350 acres are Horseshoe Lake and Rainbow Lake. A grassy lawn area, picnic tables and shaded pavilions make this a great spot for a picnic. The designated beach area features a lifeguard, bathrooms and changing rooms. A system of trails for hiking and biking are great for getting some exercise. The trails connect to the Alameda Creek Regional Trail, which goes to the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge on San Francisco Bay. Admission is $5 per vehicle. Admission to the swimming beach costs a bit extra.

Quarry Lakes is open every day.

Quarry Lakes
2100 Isherwood Way
Fremont, CA 94536
(888) 327-2757

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