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7 Places to Stay Along the California Coast in an Airstream Trailer

Like California’s majestic Highway One, the Airstream is an icon of the great American road trip. A gleaming throwback to the Golden Age of Travel, the aluminum-clad trailer debuted in 1936 and has inspired roadside envy ever since.

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.

Last-Minute Camping for the 4th of July

The great outdoors can get jam packed, especially on holiday weekends. But even if you haven’t planned a single thing, you can still spend the night under the stars this 4th of July!

The 5 Best Lookout Towers in California

Rent a Fire Lookout Tower and you will be sleeping in the honeymoon suite of the camping world. These things are pure romance.

Big Group Camping: 5 Things You Need to Know

So you want to take 50 of your best friends camping? Taking to the wilderness with all of your favorite people is one of the most fun and rewarding things you can do. Doing this kind of trip successfully, though, requires some careful planning and a good bit of work. 

Last-Minute Guide to Bay Area Camping

kirby cove campground

It’s Friday (already?!). And dammit, you want to get outside this weekend. Last-minute camping in the Bay Area may seem as far away as the stars, but life actually ain’t too shabby for us procrastinators.

Four Awesome Northern California Hot Springs

Sure you could go up to Napa and dish out a bunch of dough to sit at a spa. But for those who like their relaxation outdoors, under the stars and in a beautiful setting, we recommend scrapping a ritzy mud bath and checking out some of Northern California's natural hot springs. 

5 Best Hot Springs for Skinny Dipping in the West

saline valley hot springs

It’s an age old tradition. From Japan to Iceland to the dusty backcountry of the American west, people have been soaking up the geothermal magic provided by wild hot springs since time immemorial. Interested in taking the ancestral dip? These wild hot springs will be at your service, au natural.

Escape From SF: Anthony Chabot Regional Park

For this week's Escape from SF, we head to nearby Anthony Chabot Park. Just 20 minutes outside of Oakland, the 5,067-acre park offers year-round camping and miles upon miles of hiking and riding trails (horses and bikes).

Into the Woods: Tentless "Camping" Options

Love the wilderness but don’t necessarily love tents? There’s more than one way to bunk in the great outdoors.

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