A day out in hipster-haven Oakland, the ‘West Coast Brooklyn’

Since I moved to California 25 years ago, San Francisco has been the focus of my trips to the Bay Area, and I’ve loved it. But after hearing so much about how Oakland, across the bay, has become a new hipster haven, last month I made a day trip from San Francisco and found it lived up to the hype.

Although I could have gotten there by BART subway, I chose a much grander arrival courtesy of a 25-minute ferry ride, snapping awe-inspiring photos of San Francisco and the Bay Bridge.


Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times.