You got that picture right!
EastBay, there is UCBerkeley, BerkeleyCC, Mills, colleges. Outdoor programs are going year round. You have snowboarding clubs, ski clubs, kayak clubs, sailing and windsurfing, and every girl wants to learn to kiteboard.
Year round tennis, botanical gardens, and all the surrounding NationalParks.
Even a geezer can luck into a g/f here.