Texas fans celebrate a Longhorns touchdown in the first quarter. Texas led Oklahoma 14-0 in the first quarter of the Red River Showdown held at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX. RICARDO BRAZZIELL/AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Heading to California? Here’s a guide

Posted September 14th, 2016


If you’re heading to Berkeley for this weekend’s game between Texas and California, chances are you’re going to check out San Francisco.

If you’re interested in seeing the sights while staying away from the tourist crowd, check out this Q&A put together by some of the Washington Post’s travel writers and editors: Travel Q&A: How to see San Francisco sans tourists

And if art is more your scene, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a must-see. Here’s an excerpt from a piece that appeared in the Austin American-Statesman’s travel section:


Designed by the Norwegian firm Snøhetta, the exterior features 700 fiberglass-reinforced polymer panels in a rippling, crystal-infused pattern that’s supposed to evoke San Francisco Bay. From the front on Third Street, though, you can barely see the addition. The best photos of it come from helicopters. An interesting angle, though, can be found at the new Howard Street entrance that, so far, most people don’t seem to know about. It’s a little alley around the corner from the original entrance, and you can either walk in and immediately face Richard Serra’s big, round, wooden drum called “Sequence” (placed next to some Roman-style steps for sitting and chatting) or climb an outdoor flight of stairs and enter the new lobby, where effusively pleased employees will greet you at the line to get on an elevator.

Safe travels!

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