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The Best Bay Area Beaches

limantour beach

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 Ultimate Weekend Bike Ride: Chugging Along the Iron Horse Trail

The North Iron Horse Trailin Concord CA

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.

Sweat SF: Everything You Need To Know About AirFit Altitude Training

The next time you hop on your bike, go for a run, or just hit the circuit after a few AirFit sessions, you'll feel like a super hero. 

Escape From SF this Weekend to Nicasio Valley

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. 

SF's First Raised Bikeway Headed to the Mission

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. 

The Top 5 Campgrounds in Northern California

California Camping

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.

Scenes of the City: Black Tie Ocean Beach Party

For this week's Scenes of the City, we headed out to Ocean Beach on Sunday for the annual Black Tie Beach Party.

Hike the Rugged Bluffs of Mori Point

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. 

Sweat SF: Everything You Need To Know About Pop Physique

Don't be scared off by Pop Physique's butt-tastic website—beneath the LA-burnished facade of teeny-tiny, barely clad tushes is a workout that'll leave you sweaty and panting, but eventually able to dash up a broken BART escalator with far greater ease.

Scenes of the City: Suisun Bay's Mothball Fleet

For this week's Scenes of the City, we escaped to the northwest side of Suisun Bay, just outside San Francisco, where a fleet of ships from the U.S.'s naval past is slowly disappearing.

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