Fitness + Outdoors
Don’t listen to the naysayers who claim, “There are no beaches here.” Au contraire, the Bay Area has some of the most stunning beaches in the world (whether you can frolic in the water is another argument). What makes a beach “the best?” Read on…
The East Bay’s Iron Horse Trail is one of the premier cycling routes in the state, providing the residents of Concord and the San Ramon Valley varied recreational (and transportation) opportunities.
About an hour northwest of San Francisco, past bustling east Marin, you'll find the Nicasio Valley, where cows and horses rule the hills. Despite it's small town vibe, the valley has plenty of activities to fill your three-day weekend.
San Francisco is set to get its first raised bikeway next year! Alas, it's not exactly the paved road in the sky we had initially envisioned, but it's still really good for biker safety.
Camping website Hipcamp — which not only reviews and photographs each Northern California campground, but also covers beginning backpacking, favorite camping meals, and the ultimate guide to having sex in the outdoors — is the perfect authority on the best place to pitch a tent in NorCal.
Occupying a sentinel position at the southern Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Mori Point sits upon a rugged coastal promontory south of Pacifica in San Mateo County. Offering all types of hiking, its 110 acres are home to the San Francisco garter snake, once North America’s most endangered reptile as well as red-legged frogs and amazing spring wildflower blooms.