Charcoal? Check. Lawn chairs? Check. Speakers, party playlist, and cooler with ice-cold beverages? Check, check, and check. Now all that’s left to do is throw in some s’more supplies and mentally prepare to get weird in the woods.
If you're planning on staying local this holiday weekend, we've got five awesome day trip adventures you need to check out.
Nothing beats a three day weekend.
When the weather’s as nice as it was this past weekend, there’s no place we’d rather be than at the beach. (And judging by the crowds at Ocean Beach, we not the only ones.) So pack your bags, hop in the car, and drive less than two hours south to explore sunny Santa Cruz.
When Marin is packed and Big Sur is feeling crowded, we like to take off for Mendocino County. Just a few hours drive north up Highway 1, this place is a NorCal dream with acres of redwood forests, hot springs, and long stretches of wild, untamed coastline. Who knows — maybe we’ll see you up there this weekend.
You may have kayaked, and you may have camped, but what happens when you combine the two together? We won’t spoil it for you, but we can say that it’s pretty damn magical, and very much worth the exploring and planning (which is why we're here).