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Explore Ancient Art and Endangered Species at Mt. Diablo's Vasco Caves

Longtime Bay Areans may have never even heard of the Vasco Caves Regional Preserve, a series of limestone outcroppings, formed over centuries by wind erosion, that spans 1,644 acres along the rolling eastern foothills of Mt. Diablo. For diehard naturalists and geologists, there's plenty to see here.

The Best of Big Sur: Hiking, Camping, Beaches, and Waterfalls

Big Sur is one of the country's most iconic road trips. Some folks wing it, driving the 90-mile stretch of California coastline between San Simeon and Carmel and taking in the views through the car window and stopping at popular spots, but some of Big Sur's best hikes and waterfalls are easily missed when you don't veer from Highway 1. Check out these hidden attractions next time you're in the area. 

A Modern Guide to Half Moon Bay

As autumn rolls in, so roll the cars down Highway 1 to Half Moon Bay, the so-called "world pumpkin capital," which hosts an annual festival to celebrate the gourd. This month, make a whole day or weekend trip of it—there are plenty of scenic hikes, endless beaches, and delicious food to keep you happy. 

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.

Get Outside: Marin's 10 Best Day Hikes

Marin County is home to a plethora of outdoor adventure opportunities including hiking and biking trails, beaches, and lighthouses spread across the diverse public lands. Though some of these areas can get crowded on weekends, there are also plenty of trails that are comparatively less traveled. Here are a few of our favorites.

Destination Yosemite: Adventure Abounds in Tuolumne High Country

The summer season may be winding down, but we're still yearning for more sun-kissed mountain time. Fortunately one of the best times to visit Yosemite National Park, specifically the higher elevations of the Tuolumne Meadows area, is post-Labor Day, when daytime weather remains warm and pleasant yet the summertime crowds have thinned.

The Best Sunrise Hikes in San Francisco

There's no better way to start your day than jumping out of bed at 5am and heading out for a sunrise hike. We know, waking up at 5am is never easy, but you'll be glad you did after one of these magical hikes. 

5 Classic Bay Area Adventures to Add to your Bucket List

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These 5 adventures are Bay Area classics, and if they aren't already on your bucket list, it's about time you added them. So rally the crew and start making your plans.  

10 Must-Do Summer Hikes in Tahoe

With its strong Sierra sun, enticing shoreline, and stunning natural beauty, Lake Tahoe just may embody the perfect locale for a summer mountain getaway. Whether you're looking for a picturesque beach from which to take a swim or paddle, a secluded cove for some clothing optional bathing, or a panoramic trail that is sure to get the heart rate going, Lake Tahoe has you covered this summer.

Take a Mother's Day Hike & Picnic at Tennessee Valley Cove

Looking for a good alternative to waiting in long brunch lines this weekend? We've got the perfect (last minute) idea to celebrate Mom. Pack up the car and head just north of the Golden Gate for an easy hike to a secluded picnic on the beach. 

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