The North Market is a great place to walk around, eat and "window" shop. It's a good place to find some unique gifts. There's a nice selection of restaurants and mom and pop shops. I highly recommend anything from Benevolence Bakery where everything is made from scratch from wholesome fresh ingredients. Grains of the Goddess bread is delicious. There always seem to be festivals, live entertainment and activities going on, on weekends (check out their website).