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Great Dates: Reader Picks

Check out some of our readers' favorite romantic activities in the East Bay.


"A cool summer evening at the Oakland Coliseum eating a  stadium dog watching the A's beat the New York Yankees!"
–Jan Danville from Danville

"We love hiking on many of the beautiful trails in the East Bay, either in the hills or along the water."
–Barbara Roe from San Leandro

 "We enjoy going to Bridges for Dinner and then heading over to the Vine for an after dinner drink and a little jazz...."
–Wendy Fazio from Lafayette

"My most memorable date night was a cold but dry winter night.  My girlfriend (now wife!) reunited after a long breakup. Living close to downtown Pleasant Hill, we walked, hand in hand, possible to keep our hands from freezing.  I remember all the white lights and enjoying the silence of the night.  We enjoyed a romantic dinner at the now sadly closed Left Bank.  It was a wonderful evening as it represents the new beginning of our romance."
–Cory Duncan from San Francisco

"I love to sit in front of fire in the back room at Prima. Cozy, intimate, and quiet."
–Myra Hackett from Concord

"My favorite date is packing a picnic lunch & heading out for wine-tasting in Livermore Valley.  They have the most spectacular view at Thomas Coyne." 
–Kris Nill-Snow from San Leandro

"Going to the Walnut Creek Yacht club for zen martinis and oysters then maybe a movie and then going home and enjoying each others company :)"
–Terri Taylor from Concord

"Dancing the night away at Petar's!!!"
–Mary Beth Inderbitzen from Concord

"I would say best date night in the East Bay is a candlelit dinner nestled in front of a fire up in Mt. Diablo state park...simply awesome!!"
–Monica Smith from Dublin

"My best date, was being surprised by tickets to see the Rolling Stones, and they have been my favorite band for a long, long time."
–Patti Martens form Danville


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