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4 Stunning Scenic Drives in Marin County

With perfect weather yearround and to-die-for views, Marin County promises a vacation state of mind in just a short drive from both urban San Francisco and picturesque Wine Country.

7x7's Friendly Guide to Cannabis: Get Cultured at the Bay Area's Ganja Dinners, Festivals, Exhibits, Yoga Classes + 420 Games

Experiences are the new commodity, and the cannabis world is getting in on the action. As pot goes mainstream, devotees are coming out of the shadows to share herb together over a host of fun activities—yoga and fitness, salons and suppers, film festivals and even museum exhibitions. There's much to do here in the capitol of cannabis. Here's a start.

7x7's Friendly Guide to Cannabis: Our Favorite Marijuana Strains, Pre-Rolls + Growers in Northern California

Walk into any dispensary or log on to any online delivery service and the menu of choices is almost immediately overwhelming—if you've seen the restaurant wine-list-style menu at The Apothecarium, you know exactly what we're talking about.

7x7's Friendly Guide to Cannabis: The Best Tinctures, Topicals + Bath Soaks Handcrafted in the Bay Area

What could sound more hippie dippie than a cannabis tincture? But really, these droppers full of magical potions are the easiest entrée in the wide world of medical marijuana—and a perfect option for anyone wishing to ease tension without getting high.

Get Outside: Marin's 10 Best Day Hikes

Marin County is home to a plethora of outdoor adventure opportunities including hiking and biking trails, beaches, and lighthouses spread across the diverse public lands. Though some of these areas can get crowded on weekends, there are also plenty of trails that are comparatively less traveled. Here are a few of our favorites.

Explore West Marin’s Artisan Cheese Scene (With Free Samples)

Winter rains have left Marin’s grassy hills a brilliant emerald green, a paradise for happy herds of grazing Jersey, Guernsey and Holstein cows who produce some of the finest milk in the country. Tucked here and there in this bucolic landscape, several cheese factories use the rich, creamy milk to craft a pungent assortment of award-winning artisan cheeses. To the delight of fromage aficionados, several producers offer free tours and samples at their retail shops and tasting rooms—a perfect excuse for a tasty road trip.

Bike from San Francisco to These Stunning Destinations

Whether you're looking for a recreational spin or a serious workout, trying to get a good, long bike ride within San Francisco city limits can be a challenge. Here are five long rides that can started in the city, but will take you to new heights and destinations. 

Treat Yourself to a Weekend in Sausalito

The first time I became aware of a place called Sausalito was 25 years ago when Pepperidge Farm came out with a macadamia-chocolate chunk cookie named after the city. I never imagined that I’d eventually live in San Francisco, 10 minutes' drive away from that mythic place, which means 10 minutes away from warm summer days, 10 minutes away from paddle boarding on calm waters, 10 minutes away from the loveliest of lemon mousses, 10 minutes away from my favorite design shop, 10 minutes away from an invigorating morning jog to the ocean.

The Best Haircuts, Color, Blowouts, Brows, Waxing + More

It's all in the hair. Our 2016 guide to the best cuts, color, blowouts and more will keep you looking salon-fresh yearround.

7 Gorgeous Post-Storm Hikes in Marin County

According to our iPhones, San Francisco is supposed to get a brief reprieve from the rain this week, and temperatures may even get into the high 60s. Treat yourself to a little sunshine after the storm on one of these gorgeous Marin hikes. Champagne optional, but recommended. 

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