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Discover Tahoe’s Backyard: What to Do in Sierra & Plumas Counties

Plumas-Sierra Lakes

Summer at Lake Tahoe is stunning, but Big Blue can sure get crowded. Head just an hour north of Interstate 80 into Tahoe’s “backyard” and visit the alpine lakes, lodges, breweries, and bars of Plumas and Sierra Counties.

The Bay Area’s Top 5 Outdoor Date Ideas

Sunrise Hike in San Francisco

A Sunrise Hike With City Views

Are you a fan of snuggling to stay warm, hot coffee poured from a thermos, and breathtaking views of San Francisco? If the answer is yes, this date is for you. Trust us, the early morning wake-up is well worth the effort, and you’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy with your special someone. The crowd-pleasing Instagram photo is just an added bonus. Learn more.

Orphaned Badger to be Released Into the Wilds of West Marin on Sunday

This one is a tear jerker. On June 6, a cute little American Badger was found near the body of her dead mother. She was semi-conscious and the prognosis was bleak. 

9 Gadgets to Help You Survive Outside Lands in Style

Festivals always seem to be equal parts fun and discomfort. Amidst the glorious light shows, the gourmet bites, and the thrill of seeing your favorite artists live, there are the crowds, the lines, the port-o-potties, the barf. To make the three-day experience just a tad bit more comfortable, we rounded up nine essential gadgets to transform the festival grounds into a luxurious getaway. 

San Francisco's Best Pre-Brunch Hikes

If your idea of a perfect Sunday includes some friends, crisp morning air, exploring local forests and beaches, and then rewarding yourself with a fun brunch, then this list is for you.

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. 

Enjoy the Warm Weather at These Sunny Bay Area Beaches

It'd be a crime to stay indoors today! Feel free to escape to one of these sunny, warm, and inviting beaches around the Bay Area. 

Stylish Cottages + Cabins to Camp out in Northern California

It’s time to consider your next cozy escape. Since cottages can be code for floral chintz and wallpaper adorned with ribbon-necked geese, we’ve assembled 11 stylish hideaways that eschew cutesy for comfort.

The Bay Area’s Best Redwood Hikes

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.

Get Your Sweat on During "Pilates on Crack" at CORE40

CORE40 serves up an intense full-body workout utilizing the Megaformer and Lagree Method. If you survive the first class, you'll be hooked!

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