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Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Mid-Market

Over the past few years, a slew of developments along San Francisco’s grandest thoroughfare has led to the recent minting of a shiny new Mid-Market neighborhood. The seven-block stretch of Market Street, between Van Ness and 5th Street, is relishing renewed vitality, with the openings of killer markets, restaurants, bars, culture and more. Here's your Mid-Market to-do list.

5 Amazing After-Work Hikes in San Francisco

 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.

The 5 Best Bike Rides in the Bay Area

We all remember how much fun we had exploring the neighborhood on bikes as kids. What's stopping you from enjoying the same thrill around the Bay Area now? Even if you haven't been to a SoulCycle class—let alone hopped on an actual bike—in months, you'll find a ride on this list that is just your speed. 

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Cow Hollow

Sandwiched between the Marina and Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow is a stroll down shopping lane for yoga pant-wearing ladies with strollers and small dogs. The main drag, Union Street between Divisadero and Laguna, is great for a walk, with plenty of restaurants, bars, coffee and juice shops to stop and refuel.

City Staycation: Eat + Drink Your Way Through the Mission

Known for its bounty of tasty restaurants and coffee shops, the Mission is a delicious blend of hippies and hipsters, taquerias and luncheonettes, and 99-cent stores and ceramic workshops. The neighborhood is a cultural mishmash worth exploring if you're into artisan coffee, boutique pastries, art galleries, dive bars, and lazing in the park.

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in San Mateo

San Mateo is an urban jewel of the Bay Area’s Peninsula region with a thriving downtown shopping and dining district, ample green space, and friendly residents. 

Kayak, Hike, or Bike Your Way to a Refreshing Beer on Tahoe's Ale Trail

Nothing quenches your thirst better than a cold brew at the end of a long bike ride. Or a delicious beer after a day spent on the water. Whatever your preferred sport, there's a beer (or two, or three) waiting for you at the end of the Tahoe Ale Trail.

The Best Sunrise Hikes In SF

There is no better way to start your day than jumping out of bed at 5AM and heading out for a sunrise hike. OK - waking up at 5AM is never easy, but you'll be glad you did once the sun rises and you set out on your day after any one of these 5 sunrise hikes.

Hike to Hawk Hill

Watch the early morning light come through the Golden Gate Bridge at Hawk Hill in Marin. It's a quick and easy trip that early in the morning with no traffic and you'll be rewarded with one of the most epic sunrises you'll ever see. Learn more.

Stargazers' Calendar: See Meteor Showers, Eclipses + More in the Bay Area in 2015

It's been a particularly star-spangled year, with solar and lunar eclipses, a new comet, and an abundance of northern lights. Following last month's double planets (which will occur again later this year), our solar system is delivering a plethora of astronomical events for photographers and stargazers. Mark on your calendars with these can't-miss celestial dates.

The Bay Area's Best Lookouts

The Bay Area is one of the most scenic places in the world and there's no better way to appreciate its splendor than from above. From easy strolls to city views, to longer hikes overlooking the Pacific Ocean, here are five of our favorite scenic lookouts from around the Bay. 
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