Reason number 92 why living in the Bay Area is the best: awe-inspiring redwood hikes. There’s something almost other-worldly about meandering through groves of giant redwoods, breathing in the cool damp air, and Instagramming those glistening beams of light.
San Francisco’s best weather of the year is coming soon, and what better way to enjoy your next weekend than a picnic in the sun? Whether you’re in the mood for a secluded beach or a party at the park, the city has a ton of great options for your next day in the sun.
California is fortunate to be home to nine national parks (yes, nine!), more than any other state. With such a plethora of natural and national treasures, it may not come as a surprise that two of the state's most spectacular parks, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, are often overlooked.
You know what some people think is a bit of a cliché? Watching the sunset. You know what’s also a beautiful and inexpensive way to spend time with someone you love? You guessed it — watching the sunset.
Once written off as "outside lands," today's Inner Richmond has all the making of the next hip San Francisco neighborhood. Delicious, cheap eats abound; Asian markets promise a diverse shopping experience; and proximity to Golden Gate Park and the Presidio are plus. Get to know what some call SF's real Chinatown. (Don't miss the dim sum.)
Delightful Helen Putnam Regional Park is a small wilderness area that lies just outside of Petaluma. There you’ll discover 216 acres of grassy hillsides, native oak forests, a fishing pond, and killer panoramic views.
The long days of summer are here, so why are you still going to the gym every day after work? Living in San Francisco, it's easier than you think to squeeze in a rejuvenating post-work hike. Check out these 5 hikes and get your daily dose of the outdoors.
Sure, we all know the best places for a spa-tastic weekend getaway in Big Sur (the Esalen Institute) and where to get the best pastries while you’re down there (Big Sur Bakery). But while you’re at it, don’t forget to hit up at least a bit of all the spectacular natural beauty Big Sur has to offer.