Is it Friday yet? While the hustle of the work week often has us dreaming of the weekend, we are sometimes too drained to make plans when that free time actually rolls around. In the Bay Area especially, traffic can be daunting, reservations fill months in advance and fun weekend plans quickly fade into Netflix and couch time. So how do we bring the sparkle back to our two favorite days of the week? The most important step towards taking back your weekends is learning to fall in love with your own neighborhood. Say goodbye to sleepy suburbia.
Saturday Morning: A Fresh Start
After enjoying those extra few hours of sleep, you’re going to want to get active or get outside. So often the work week has us feeling tired and lethargic, and the weekend is the perfect time to stretch our desk legs and get back on track.
If golf is for you, take a few buddies or the kids out to the range for a fun activity. The Dublin Ranch Golf Course offers a range of rates from annual passes, day passes, twilight offerings and seasonal tournaments. You’ll forget that you’re even in Dublin!
If golf isn’t your speed, check out The Wave Natatorium for a Saturday morning swim, now open to the public!
Saturday Afternoon: From a Fresh Start to Fresh Produce
A restful weekend begins with our inner well being. Stop by Pleasanton Farmers’ Market until 1 p.m. on Saturdays to shop produce from sustainable, local farmers. Not only is it a fun way to switch up your cooking routine, but also it connects you to the community. The Pleasanton spread is one of the best in the area, and one of the only markets open on Saturdays, making it the place to be!
Saturday Night: Adding More Spice to Your Life
When life gets busy, the first thing we lose is spontaneity. We fall back into the same routines, activities, and yes — restaurants. Make it a game to try at least one new restaurant a month from Dublin’s wide selection. Follow the happy hour or the weekly specials. Try a new genre of food that you’ve never explored. Your new favorite spot could be just a block away… but you’ll never know if you never try!
Sunday Morning: And the Living Is Easy
Sunday morning may just be our favorite weekend tradition. It means pjs, cartoons and relaxing around the house until the afternoon. Change it up by making brunch at home — maybe use