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Bike the Bridges: A Picturesque Ride Over the Carquinez Strait

This week's ultimate Sunday ride is an opportunity to cruise across two of the Bay Area’s major bridges in a two county loop. You’ll enjoy fantastic views of the Carquinez Strait, cover 23 miles, climb 1,550 feet. 

Watch The Blue Angels at These 5 Amazing View Points

With Fleet Week just around the corner, it's time to start making your plans.

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Novato

Just a hop from Wine Country, Novato features exciting museums and a countryside dotted with lush rolling hills.

Sweat SF: Salt Fitness Is the Sweatiest Barre Class You've Ever Taken

Salt Fitness lives up to its name with a heart-pumping, calorie-burning, full-body workout that will leave you, well, salty.

The Ultimate Road Trip Guide to Joshua Tree

If you’re not feeing the redwoods and are more in the mood for desert, there’s no better place to go than Joshua Tree National Park. It might be a full eight and a half hour drive south of San Francisco — or an hour and a half by plane — but believe us when we say that the hikes, bouldering, and night views are worth it. Here’s what to do in and around this arid oasis.

Take a Hike: Red Hill Is Perf for Picnics

Just north of Bodega Bay lies windblown Red Hill, where a clear day bestows 360-degree views of the Pacific as well as the mouth of the Russian River. Pack some goodies and head up Highway 1 for a hike and a picnic. Don't fret if the fog rolls in—the moss-shrouded trees and hazy vista will be just as magical.

Tiny Trees, Deep Roots: The History of Bonsai in the Bay Area

To walk through the Japanese-styled wooden doors on the Northern inlet of Oakland’s Lake Merritt is to enter another world. The landscape is checkered with trees that are bent and wired to mimic what one might see in nature—that is, if everything in nature were just a few feet tall. This, the volunteer-run Bonsai Garden Lake Merrit (BGLM), is among the Bay Area’s few remaining places to celebrate the treasured ancient art form of Japanese bonsai. 

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. 

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