Bay Area beaches can get insanely crowded during the summer months. The sea is practically blotted out by gigantic umbrellas, hefty coolers, and those obnoxious beach tents. If all you desire on a sunny day is sand between your toes and a little peace by the ocean, rows and rows of clamoring crowds can make that more than a little difficult. Fear not, there are still a few seashore secrets where solitude is nearly guaranteed. Here are five under the radar beaches you can escape to this summer.
It’s time for a little summer lovin’ in the Bay Area! Sure, dinner and a movie is always an excellent fallback option for date night with your SO, but why not kick it up a notch during these steamy months and try out something new and fresh. Here are our top picks for an awesome summer date night:Warm nights mean rooftop bars like this one at Scott’s Seafood (Scott’s Seafood via Yelp). Hit Up a Rooftop BarThe views are amazing and the Instagram potential is huge.
The desire to hit the trail is strong this time of year. Blue skies, longer days, and the sweet smell of summer blooms have us wanting to call in sick to work as much as possible. Sometimes a weekend getaway just isn’t possible given money or time constraints, but there are other ways to escape the grind that don’t involve hours of sitting in traffic. If you love the outdoors and long for a night or two in nature away from it all, then these hike-in, hike-out camping spots are just what you need!
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".