Top 10 Things to Do This Winter

From enjoying a tasty hot chocolate or a cozy fireplace to ice-skating one last time, discover the East Bay's top 10 things to do before the spring thaw.

Updated: December 27, 2006

The Top 10

Albatross Pub

1822 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Order a brew and listen to live music by the fireplace at Berkeley's oldest pub.

Spa Claremont

41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705

Warm up and relax with an herb-infused bathtub while enjoying fantastic bay views at this luxurious retreat.

Yoshi's Oakland

510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, CA 94607

This legendary jazz club's calendar heats up during the cooler months with acts like Branford Marsalis and Spencer Day.

Caffe Strada

2300 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Enjoy a warming latte and a sugary pastry on the heated outdoor patio at this classic Berkeley cafe.

Pacific Coast Brewing Co.

906 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607

The heated beer garden is a great spot to sample dark seasonal brews such as the Imperial Stout.

East Bay Zoological Society

9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, CA 94605

Fun wintertime classes and tours are offered on such topics as bird-watching at this family-friendly spot.

Chez Panisse Restaurant

1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

Sample the inventive seasonal menu, which changes daily, at this famed birthplace of California cuisine.

Paramount Theatre Of The Art

2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

Take shelter from the cold and watch a classic Hollywood movie during this gorgeous art-deco palace's annual winter film series.

Club One at Oakland City Center

1200 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94612

Start getting ready for swimsuit weather by pumping some iron at this gym's 20,000-square-foot weight room.

Oracle Arena

7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621

Watch the Golden State Warriors hoop it up against other NBA teams through April 17.

More Winter Favorites

Oakland Ice Ctr

519 18th St, Oakland, CA 94612

Mc Nally Irish Pub

5352 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618