What's Happening This Week: June 7, 2021
Los Angeles Greater Area
The Beverly Hills Concours d’Elegance always draws a ton of people to Rodeo Drive. But this year, we’re not quite ready to go there. Enter the Father’s Day Tour d’Elegance—50 of the world’s rarest cars rolling down the iconic streets of Beverly Hills. Watch (distanced) on the sidewalk, or from outdoor restaurant seating. Vrrroom.
Absolutely, when you’ve got the LA River. Both the Elysian Valley and Sepulveda Basin Recreation Zones are now open for the season, so you can kayak and canoe on your own or with a tour … hook a finny dinner … or just stroll and keep your eyes open for Snowy Egrets and Great Blue Herons. Pret-ty wild.
What’s open? What’s new? What’s (believe it or not) outstanding? Now that you’re in the air again, you need to know where to grab a bite on the fly. Here’s a handy guide, terminal by terminal … along with five celebrity-run spots that rise above the rest.
This state offers plenty of perfectly good places to stay. Not to mention imperfectly offbeat choices. Like alpaca ranches. Floating cabins. Tipis, domes and treehouses. Even a caboose. If your family’s tastes run to the predictable … you’re in the wrong place.
San Francisco Bay Area
No, the parade is not back yet—at least not this year. However in lieu of that iconic San Francisco event, SF Pride 2021 will hold a slew of fun events in honor of the LGBTQIA+ community, including a film festival and two outdoor movie nights held at Oracle Park.
There are a ton of great bars in the Bay Area to suit just about every imbiber’s tastes. In its list of the 21 best in the country, Esquire magazine tipped four local watering holes for recognition: Viridian in Oakland, Valley Bar + Bottle in Sonoma, and Kona’s Street Market and Phone Booth in San Francisco. Drive safe!
Beef noodle soup. Dan bing scallion egg pancakes. Gua bao steamed bun stuffed with fried fish. If you crave authentic Asian food, make sure to check KQED’s ultimate guide to Taiwanese restaurants in the Bay Area. From Cupertino to Pleasanton to Berkeley to San Francisco, these eats will leave your mouth watering.
Let’s face it: Camping it a lot of work. It’s also a lot of fun. If you’d like to maximize the latter and minimize the former, consider booking one of these six “glamping” destination in Sonoma County in which the shiny Airstreams, towering treehouses, and luxury canvas tents are awaiting—no assembly required.