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Road Trip Guide to Joshua Tree

If you’re not feeing the redwoods and are more in the mood for desert, there’s no better place to go than Joshua Tree National Park. It might be a full eight and a half hour drive south of San Francisco — or an hour and a half by plane — but believe us when we say that the hikes, bouldering, and night views are worth it. Here’s what to do in and around this arid oasis.

4 New Hot Dog Places to Try

Since baseball season is coming up quickly, we thought we’d get you primed and ready with some new kinds of hot dogs you can find in the city. Hey, batter batter…

Bike and Camp at Marin’s China Camp State Park

Savvy Bay Area locals knows Marin is one of the best places in the area to mountain bike, thanks to the expansive views, sunny weather, and unexplored terrain. Not to be missed is the superb single-track loop at San Rafael's China Camp State Park. Here's your guide to the perfect weekend bike ride.

Weekend Guide: Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon, Earth Hour, & Tiny House Movement

This weekend, get ready to run like a rock star, go dark for an hour, and rethink the tiny house.

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Dogpatch

Located on the waterfront and once home to large warehouses, canning factories, industrial buildings, shipyards, and wild fennel fields, Dogpatch has turned into a hub of local makers, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs. Just hop on the T-Third to enjoy the assorted retail shop and restaurants, or simply enjoy soaking up some sun on the waterfront. 

Foodie Agenda: Tater Tot Casserole, SPQR for Sprig, & a Foie Gras Cocktail

Here's what you should be putting in your mouth now, from tater tot casserole to a James Beard nominee's menu for Sprig.

Fifth Annual SF Green Film Festival Focuses on Bikes, Cars, 'Changing Cities'

The fifth annual San Francisco Green Film Festival rolls out its avocado-colored carpet this May 28 through June 3. With more than 60 new films and 70-plus filmmakers and special guests in attendance, this human/planet-focused fest will examine the most pressing environmental issues and the innovative solutions being created in response.

Secret Recipe: Starbelly's Bacon-Jalapeño Spaghetti

Did you know that Starbelly serves up to five tons of bacon each year? That's a lot of slaughtered creatures. But Babe's unfortunate loss of life is your insatiable belly's gain. Starbelly's signature Bacon-Jalapeño Spaghetti dish is also one of the Castro eatery's most popular. Now you can make it at home.

Sweat SF: Everything You Need To Know About Hip Hop at Uforia Studios

"Anyone can dance! Seriously, even if you think you need to be drunk at a wedding,” uforia studios owner Sarah Lux exclaims regarding her daily Hip Hop Class.  “The class is very repetitive and builds throughout so you do each move many times, and love that at the end you know the choreography to basically an entire song!"

Drink Here Now: IPA Madness and Whiskey Pairings

It's only Wednesday and you're way behind on your drinking schedule for the week. From IPA galore at an video game bar to a new happy hour at a modern beer garden, we're here to help.

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