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.
If, like us, a few squares of dark chocolate are what get you through the day, then you'll be happy to know that the Bay Area boasts a tasty selection of locally made artisanal bars. Studies show that dark chocolate can have powerful health-promoting properties, so go ahead and enjoy these goodies guilt-free.
Calling all two-wheelers. If you haven't yet checked out Novato's Stafford Lake Bike Park, here's a look inside the wheelie-poppin' action.
Just north of Bodega Bay lies windblown Red Hill, where a clear day bestows 360-degree views of the Pacific as well as the mouth of the Russian River. Pack some goodies and head up Highway 1 for a hike and a picnic. Don't fret if the fog rolls in—the moss-shrouded trees and hazy vista will be just as magical.
If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it in Shop Talk.
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.
Need a breather from Outside Lands, or are you avoiding the hubbub altogether? Whether it's catching a beautiful sunset or strolling through the Presidio, here are five outdoor adventures for weekend agenda.
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.