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We are a social group of singles and couples, including all ages of adults who enjoy exploring the wonderful Bay Area of Northern California. You are welcome to join us as we explore cool bars, night clubs, restaurants, museums, vineyards, hiking adventures, house parties, etc. We will also sprinkle in some community volunteer opportunities. We will LEVERAGE our group to receive discounts, extended happy hours, and other great perks that an individual cannot get.

Our members range in age from 21 to 80+. If you are looking to just hang out with people your own age in trying to hook up, then this isn't the right group for you as this is a very diverse group with a lot of positive energy. You will meet some incredible people in this group.

This group is about helping out in the community, having fun, exploring the Bay Area, and meeting new friends while in a safe environment. By joining this group or remaining a member of this group, you agree to refrain from the list of inappropriate behaviors listed  below while attending Explore the Bay events or visiting the Explore the Bay Meetup site. If you exhibit any of the following, you will be removed from the group:

Inappropriate Behavior

• Sending spam emails to members or posting comments on an event page to promote a business, event, etc. without permission of the main organizer.

• Not having a picture where you are recognizable. If you aren't recognizable in your ETB profile picture, then you are subject to removal and will have to request to rejoin the group with a valid photo.

• Sending emails to members you haven't met for the purposes of dating or picking up. This isn't a dating website.

• Being touchy or physical with another member (overly aggressive).

• Causing another member to feel uncomfortable based upon behavior OR comments (creepiness).

• Showing inappropriate pictures or content to other members at an event.

• Excessive gossiping about fellow members and/or creating too much drama

• Behaving in a manner that suggests a sense of entitlement such as requesting organizers to volunteer too much of their valuable time.

• Excessive no shows in relation to the number of events attended. Also, missing a high demand event (i.e. complimentary wine tasting) when there are a lot of fellows members on the waiting list is grounds for removal. Note that jumping out of an event within three (3) hours of the start time will be marked as a no show.

• Stalking other members.

• Crashing an event without securing a spot.

Expected Member Conduct

Members are expected to read the event description before attending an event. This helps eliminate the need to ask questions that have already been explicitly stated in the event description.

Please use a personal photo where you are recognizable for your profile as we like to know whom we are communicating with and we take attendance at our events. Otherwise you will not be admitted to the group or you might be removed from the group.

Note that we sometimes remove inactive members from the group. We encourage active membership.


Disclaimer for Event Activities and Site Use / Release of Liability

In exchange for participation in the activities organized by the Explore the Bay (ETB) Meetup Group I agree for myself and my guests (if applicable), to the following:

I am responsible for my own interactions with other members of the ETB Meetup Group. I understand that the group does not do background checks on any of our existing members or on new members joining the group. This site makes no representations or warranties as to the conduct of its members. The organizers and event hosts of this group are NOT liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to my conduct or anyone else's conduct in connection with attending an event with the ETB Meetup Group or use of this site. This includes, without limitation, bodily injury and emotional distress. I agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other members of the group, including if decide to meet outside of an event. In addition, i agree to the group's terms and conditions noted above and to abide by them.

I agree to observe and obey all posted rules and warnings, and further agree to follow any oral instructions or directions given by organizers or event hosts of the group when attending an event.

I recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the organized activities and I assume full responsibility for personal injury to myself and (if applicable) my guests, and further release and discharge the organizers and even hosts for injury, loss or damage arising out of my or my guest’s attendance of an ETB event, whether caused by the fault of myself, my guests, or other third parties.

I agree to indemnify and defend ETB against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgements, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may in way arise from my or my guest’s attendance of an ETB event.

I agree to pay for all damages to the facilities caused by any negligent, reckless, or willful actions by me or my guests.

Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in the above shall be resolved under California law.

I agree and acknowledge that I am under no pressure or duress to agree to this and that I have been given a reasonable opportunity to review it before agreeing. I further agree and acknowledge that I am free to have my own legal counsel review this Agreement if I so desire.


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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 5:30 PM

    Santana Row music night featuring The Three of Us

    18 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 1:15 PM

    Wine Tasting & Live Music

    21 Explorers attending
  • Sunday, July 30, 2017 8:45 AM

    Beautiful Hike In Los Gatos

    40 Explorers attending
  • Sunday, July 30, 2017 3:45 PM

    Journey Tribute Band - Free Concert

    181 Explorers attending
  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017 5:30 PM

    Sunnyvale Summer Music on Murphy Street

    7 Explorers attending
  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017 5:30 PM

    Sunnyvale Summer Music on Murphy Street

    3 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, August 5, 2017 9:00 AM

    Hike in the Redwoods!

    68 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, August 5, 2017 12:00 PM

    Post Hike Lunch

    20 Explorers attending
  • Sunday, August 6, 2017 6:00 PM

    Great Wine! Great Music! 1/2 Priced Tickets! Tenor Pasquale Esposito atGuglielmo

    33 Explorers attending
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017 5:30 PM

    Sunnyvale Summer Music on Murphy Street

    1 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 5:30 PM

    Concert Mountain Winery- Huey Lewis and The News

    26 Explorers attending
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:30 PM

    Sunnyvale Summer Music on Murphy Street

    2 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, August 19, 2017 9:00 AM

    Food Bank 18: Package Food for the Homeless in San Carlos

    15 Explorers attending
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:30 PM

    Sunnyvale Summer Music on Murphy Street

    2 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:00 AM

    Food Bank 19: Package Food for the Homeless & Less Fortunate

    26 Explorers attending
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 5:30 PM

    Sunnyvale Summer Music on Murphy Street

    1 Explorers attending
  • Friday, September 1, 2017 7:00 PM

    Craft Beer BBQ Party in Redwood City

    40 Explorers attending
  • Saturday, September 2, 2017 4:00 PM

    THE HOUSEROCKERS - Free Concert During Labor Day Weekend

    87 Explorers attending
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 5:30 PM

    Sunnyvale Summer Music on Murphy Street

    1 Explorers attending
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:30 PM

    Sunnyvale Summer Music on Murphy Street

    1 Explorers attending
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