Andrea’s Guide Book

Andrea
Andrea’s Guide Book

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Have a wonderful time experiencing the city of Hercules and the Bay Area. PRESENTLY: MOST FOOD PLACES ARE INDOOR, TAKE OUT/DELIVERY Some places may require masks to eat indoors Within Walking Distance or a Short Drive: At the end of Victoria Park St. is a park with tables, benches, and play structures for children. You can sit and enjoy watching the water while Amtrak and boats pass by. Along Sycamore Ave in Hercules: A walking trail to the left of the park will lead you to the Lela By the Bay and the Powder Keg Restaurants & Bars on Railroad Ave in Hercules Safeway & gas, Naan Stop Kabob, Big Lots, US Post Office, Bank of America, Genki Sushi House, Home Depot, Dragon Terrace, Taco Bell, Wells Fargo Bank, Luckys Supermarket, Rite-Aid Drug Store, Starbucks, McDonalds, Extreme Pizza and try Kinder’s Meats (BBQ) and Deli at San Pablo Ave in Hercules. Other Food Places in Next Door cities: Subway, New York Pizza, Fresh Spa Salon, laundry mat, US Post Office, and D’s Giant Burgers on Parker Ave, in Rodeo Won Thai Cuisine, Anhs Kitchen, Mazatlan Taqueria & Grill, and Burger King on Willow Ave, Rodeo Dead Fish Restaurant & Bar - Crockett exit, Take Willow to HWY 80 East (2 short exits away) In-n-Out Burgers, Out Back Steak House, Pannera Bread, Mels Diner, and Apple B’s, on Fitzgerald Dr. in Pinole Napa Valley: Here are a few of my favorite wineries and places to visit: • Artesa Winery: Beautiful scenic views – (I am a Club Member) • Sterling Vineyards: You get to ride on the gondola up the mountain to the winery • Ferrari-Carano: Located in Healdsburg with beautiful picturesque gardens • Costillo Di Amorosa Winery: Located in Calistoga is a real castle built by the famous Dario Sattui • Francis Ford Coppola Winery: A lovely place with awesome exhibits. If you don’t know who Francis is, be sure and look him up. You’ll be surprised!! (He is the uncle to actor, Nicholas Cage) • Clos Pegase Winery: A secluded winery with the vineyards along the entrance where you can take photos, located in Calistoga • If you have time before or after tasting, head to Calistoga for Buster’s Southern BBQ • If you like smooth Jazz & Blues – Enjoy the Blue Note venue in Downtown Napa
Hercules
Have a wonderful time experiencing the city of Hercules and the Bay Area. PRESENTLY: MOST FOOD PLACES ARE INDOOR, TAKE OUT/DELIVERY Some places may require masks to eat indoors Within Walking Distance or a Short Drive: At the end of Victoria Park St. is a park with tables, benches, and play structures for children. You can sit and enjoy watching the water while Amtrak and boats pass by. Along Sycamore Ave in Hercules: A walking trail to the left of the park will lead you to the Lela By the Bay and the Powder Keg Restaurants & Bars on Railroad Ave in Hercules Safeway & gas, Naan Stop Kabob, Big Lots, US Post Office, Bank of America, Genki Sushi House, Home Depot, Dragon Terrace, Taco Bell, Wells Fargo Bank, Luckys Supermarket, Rite-Aid Drug Store, Starbucks, McDonalds, Extreme Pizza and try Kinder’s Meats (BBQ) and Deli at San Pablo Ave in Hercules. Other Food Places in Next Door cities: Subway, New York Pizza, Fresh Spa Salon, laundry mat, US Post Office, and D’s Giant Burgers on Parker Ave, in Rodeo Won Thai Cuisine, Anhs Kitchen, Mazatlan Taqueria & Grill, and Burger King on Willow Ave, Rodeo Dead Fish Restaurant & Bar - Crockett exit, Take Willow to HWY 80 East (2 short exits away) In-n-Out Burgers, Out Back Steak House, Pannera Bread, Mels Diner, and Apple B’s, on Fitzgerald Dr. in Pinole Napa Valley: Here are a few of my favorite wineries and places to visit: • Artesa Winery: Beautiful scenic views – (I am a Club Member) • Sterling Vineyards: You get to ride on the gondola up the mountain to the winery • Ferrari-Carano: Located in Healdsburg with beautiful picturesque gardens • Costillo Di Amorosa Winery: Located in Calistoga is a real castle built by the famous Dario Sattui • Francis Ford Coppola Winery: A lovely place with awesome exhibits. If you don’t know who Francis is, be sure and look him up. You’ll be surprised!! (He is the uncle to actor, Nicholas Cage) • Clos Pegase Winery: A secluded winery with the vineyards along the entrance where you can take photos, located in Calistoga • If you have time before or after tasting, head to Calistoga for Buster’s Southern BBQ • If you like smooth Jazz & Blues – Enjoy the Blue Note venue in Downtown Napa

Bay Area Food Scene

If you are not from the west coast, you must try this place. The dungeness crab is delicious. Just 10 minutes away in Crockett, you can eat delicious grilled crab and shrimp with spectacular views of the water and Carquinez Bridge.
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The Dead Fish
20050 San Pablo Avenue
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If you are not from the west coast, you must try this place. The dungeness crab is delicious. Just 10 minutes away in Crockett, you can eat delicious grilled crab and shrimp with spectacular views of the water and Carquinez Bridge.
A close small quaint Hercules Neighborhood restaurant with delicious food, sports bar, and outdoor seating. Oysters, crab sandwiches, and fried chicken wings. You can walk on the trail from the park at the end of my street, or drive there.
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Powder Keg
2132 Railroad Avenue
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A close small quaint Hercules Neighborhood restaurant with delicious food, sports bar, and outdoor seating. Oysters, crab sandwiches, and fried chicken wings. You can walk on the trail from the park at the end of my street, or drive there.
Good food and spectacular views of the water and sunset. Leila is less than 5 minutes away in Hercules.
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Leila by the Bay
1991 Railroad Ave
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Good food and spectacular views of the water and sunset. Leila is less than 5 minutes away in Hercules.
Food and entertainment in Oakland downtown. Bowling alley and other entertainment
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Jack London Square
Broadway
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Food and entertainment in Oakland downtown. Bowling alley and other entertainment
Located in Berkeley 15 minutes away. Dine while being entertained. You can sit at the bar or with a group. Dine with 4 people during your birthday week, and your meal is free.
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Hana Japan Steak and Seafood
235 University Avenue
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Located in Berkeley 15 minutes away. Dine while being entertained. You can sit at the bar or with a group. Dine with 4 people during your birthday week, and your meal is free.
Just 15 minutes away, you can eat, watch the sunset, and enjoy the bay scenery in Berkeley, CA
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Skates on the Bay
100 Seawall Dr
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Just 15 minutes away, you can eat, watch the sunset, and enjoy the bay scenery in Berkeley, CA
Right in Hercules, delicious BBQ meats, sandwiches, salads, fresh meat market, and a variety of their sauces and seasonings for sale. I love their tender ball tip roast, tender ribs, and key lime chicken.
Kinder's Meats Deli BBQ and Catering
3600 San Pablo Ave
Right in Hercules, delicious BBQ meats, sandwiches, salads, fresh meat market, and a variety of their sauces and seasonings for sale. I love their tender ball tip roast, tender ribs, and key lime chicken.
Delicious food and nice ambiance
Uncle Chung
2550 Appian Way
Delicious food and nice ambiance

Wineries to Visit - Some wineries in the Napa area are open for testing during Covid19

Taste and sip to find your special wine to purchase. Located near Napa in Geyserville, CA. Take a tour of the winery, and have your camera ready! Lovely place to wine taste
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Francis Ford Coppola Winery
300 Via Archimedes
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Taste and sip to find your special wine to purchase. Located near Napa in Geyserville, CA. Take a tour of the winery, and have your camera ready! Lovely place to wine taste
An amazing Calistoga winery in the Napa Valley to tour, and find your special taste of wine to take home. Have your camera ready!
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Castello di Amorosa
4045 Helena Highway
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An amazing Calistoga winery in the Napa Valley to tour, and find your special taste of wine to take home. Have your camera ready!
After wine tasting, travel to Calastoga for a delicious tri-tip or chicken sandwich right next to the Napa area. You can sit outside and maybe meet the owner. Located in Calastoga close to Napa
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Buster's Original Southern BBQ
1207 Foothill Boulevard
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After wine tasting, travel to Calastoga for a delicious tri-tip or chicken sandwich right next to the Napa area. You can sit outside and maybe meet the owner. Located in Calastoga close to Napa
Wine tasting and becautiful place to sit outdoors and sip a glass of wine.
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Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
5007 Fulton Road
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Wine tasting and becautiful place to sit outdoors and sip a glass of wine.
Clos Pegase Winery & Tasting Room
1060 Dunaweal Ln
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Artesa Vineyards & Winery
1345 Henry Road
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Entertainment

In Napa downtown, enjoy listening to jazz/blues while you dine. Take a 30 minute drive to Napa for this venue
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Blue Note Napa
1030 Main St
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In Napa downtown, enjoy listening to jazz/blues while you dine. Take a 30 minute drive to Napa for this venue
Fun for families with children. Cross the Carquinez bridge and you’ll be there in about 10 minutes
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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive
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Fun for families with children. Cross the Carquinez bridge and you’ll be there in about 10 minutes
Fun for the whole family in the Berkeley hills - About 20 minutes away
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Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Drive
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Fun for the whole family in the Berkeley hills - About 20 minutes away
Enjoy smooth Jazz on the Oakland Embarcadero. If you like Japanese food, you can dine before the show or have appetizers during the show.
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Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
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Enjoy smooth Jazz on the Oakland Embarcadero. If you like Japanese food, you can dine before the show or have appetizers during the show.
If you like to bowl, this venue is less than 5 minutes away.
AMF Pinole Valley Lanes
1580 Pinole Valley Road
If you like to bowl, this venue is less than 5 minutes away.
Franklin Golf Course is less than 5 minutes away for those who like to golf.
Franklin Canyon Golf Course
California 4
Franklin Golf Course is less than 5 minutes away for those who like to golf.
Explore the universe while staying in the Bay Area. Fun for the whole family. Exhibits, shows and three powerful telescopes. When I was teaching I took my class there every year.
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Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Boulevard
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Explore the universe while staying in the Bay Area. Fun for the whole family. Exhibits, shows and three powerful telescopes. When I was teaching I took my class there every year.
Beautiful park that extends all the way to the beach in San Francisco.
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Golden Gate Park
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Beautiful park that extends all the way to the beach in San Francisco.

Fitness Near Me

For the ladies who want to workout or take a class while staying here. I attend this place 3 times a week. This site is 10 minutes away. For guest, $7.00-10.00
Her365 Fitness
1573 Tara Hills Drive
For the ladies who want to workout or take a class while staying here. I attend this place 3 times a week. This site is 10 minutes away. For guest, $7.00-10.00
If you have a membership you can workout while you are staying in Hercules. This site is less than 15 minutes away from Hercules
24 Hour Fitness
2126 Hilltop Mall Rd
If you have a membership you can workout while you are staying in Hercules. This site is less than 15 minutes away from Hercules

Sightseeing

"Take a walk along the famous Golden Gate Bridge. One side the bay and the other side the ocean. Spectacular views of the ocean and the San Francisco bay area. You can get a clear view of the famous Alcatraz prison
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Golden Gate-bron
Golden Golden Gate Bridge
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"Take a walk along the famous Golden Gate Bridge. One side the bay and the other side the ocean. Spectacular views of the ocean and the San Francisco bay area. You can get a clear view of the famous Alcatraz prison
"A nice scenic trip across from San Francisco to the other side of the San Pablo Bay"
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
"A nice scenic trip across from San Francisco to the other side of the San Pablo Bay"
"Experience the ride across the double deck bridge that connects two major cities together.
San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge
"Experience the ride across the double deck bridge that connects two major cities together.