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Spring Road Trip: Hiking and Waterfalls in Portland

Longer daylight hours have us dreaming of packing the car, tuning up a few playlists, and hitting Highway 1. Join us and make your way to Portland, Oregon, where in between all the food carts and awesome craft beer, you can check out the natural beauty that the city and the Columbia River Gorge have on tap. Just be sure to pack your camera — this is one for the books.

The 2015 Big Cheap: 100 Things to Do in SF Under $20

From buying a home to grabbing a bite on Valencia, it seems almost impossible to find anything in the city these days that won't put a critical wound in your wallet. Which why we've come up with 100 things to do in San Francisco for under $20. 

Get Out! The Ultimate Guide to Bay Area Neighborhoods

Everything you need to know about eating, drinking, shopping, lounging, biking, hiking, and more in San Francisco, Oakland, and beyond.

Ultimate Weekend Hike: 360° Views from Atop Angel Island

The top of Angel Island’s Mt. Livermore provides one of the Bay Area’s most spectacular and least crowded viewpoints.  The only access to this centrally located vista rising 788 feet above San Francisco Bay is by ferry and foot, ensuring that only those willing to make the effort get to enjoy it.

Bottoms Up! Our 2015 San Francisco Nightlife Guide is Here

Ah, San Francisco nights. With so many options for after-dark revelry, and so little time to hit them all, 7x7 devotes this year's San Francisco Nightlife Guide to only the absolute most awesome spots to hang once the sun goes down.

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.

Sweat SF: Everything You Need To Know About Hip Hop at Uforia Studios

"Anyone can dance! Seriously, even if you think you need to be drunk at a wedding,” uforia studios owner Sarah Lux exclaims regarding her daily Hip Hop Class.  “The class is very repetitive and builds throughout so you do each move many times, and love that at the end you know the choreography to basically an entire song!"

The Explorer's Guide to Big Sur

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.

Go on a Ride in the Los Altos Hills

A fast start had me jamming to keep up with the peloton.

For those who want to know more about the joys of road cycling on the Peninsula, look no further than the Western Wheelers Bicycle Club. One of the larger cycling clubs in the Bay Area (established in 1983), they offer an extensive calendar of weekly rides, with as many as five a day.

Sweat SF: Everything You Need to Know About BodyFi

Between their Financial District and Mission studios, BodyFi offers over 100 classes a week. I decided to take on their 30-minute "Studio" class, which uses TRX suspension, followed by a 45-minute Pilates class. I survived. So can you. 

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