Farmers market and the Ferry Building. Rosamunde sausages and a Toronado pint. Sunny days and Dolores Park. Here in San Francisco, some things just naturally go well with others. And at the Outbound, we’re big fans of pairing a morning outdoors with some of our favorite food and drinks. This weekend, head to Marin for some epic hikes — and don’t forget to pair them with some equally epic eats.
When you live in San Francisco, it can be easy to forget that you live in San Francisco. This week, let’s all try to pick up our heads and check out the beauty all around us — in coastal Marin, the hilly East Bay Hikes, and the sunsets behind everyone’s favorite International Orange bridge. Here are the best views in the Bay.
Sure, compared to everyone else, we don’t have much of a winter to struggle through. But that doesn’t mean that, come the heady days of spring, we’re not celebrating with the rest of them. Here’s to less fog, longer days, and our favorite Bay Area hikes for the new season.
Strap on those boots, pick up that walking stick, and hit the trails for a beautiful springtime hike.
Most people think of wine, food, vines and highway 29 when they think of Napa Valley, but there are plenty of other activities, like hiking, that won’t lead to a hangover or require much time in the car. The Vaca and Mayacama mountain ranges offer beautiful views, great hikes (although most of Napa is private land) and an opportunity to work off all that food and wine or appease your non-drinking companions. Here are 4 great hikes on either side of the valley and some resources to help you find hikes more suitable to your schedule, taste, or pace.