After a week in the office, there is no greater feeling than jumping in the car and leaving the city behind. Just north of the city is an outdoor playground just waiting to be explored. Here are some awesome outdoor activities tempting us north over the Golden Gate Bridge this weekend.
Taste Delicious Fresh Produce
There is more than just wine being produced in Sonoma County. The rich soil and friendly climate also means there are incredible farms growing some of California’s freshest and most delicious produce. The Petaluma farmers market is the showcase for the bounty of goods produced in Sonoma. With more than 60 booths you’ll find a wealth of fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, plants, fresh baked goods, fresh cider, and cheeses on display. There is also tons of live entertainment to keep you and the family entertained. For the art enthusiast there is a great selection of unusual and interesting handmade arts & crafts available at the market.
When: Saturday, August 18, from 2-5:30 p.m.
Where: Walnut Park, D Street and Petaluma Boulevard South, Petaluma.
Learn to Kayak
Kayaking is probably the best way to experience the beauty of the ocean without getting hypothermia. Learn the basics in the calm waters around Larkspur. Whether you just want to kayak recreationally, or are hoping to one day do some open coast paddling, this class will help you discover what's right for you. In calm protected waters, you will learn about kayak features and selection, paddling strokes, safety, and equipment. The class costs $75 and reservations can be made here.
When: Sunday, August 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 14 E. Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Larkspur.
Enjoy Wine and Pizza in the Sunshine
There are few finer things in this universe than wine and pizza. This Sunday, enjoy a heavenly afternoon at Inman Family Wines for their Endless Pizza Party. The name really says it all, and it won’t disappoint. Highly acclaimed Rosso Pizzeria will bring their mobile pizza oven to create a selection of tasty pizzas using locally and sustainably produced ingredients. The $35 price (tickets here) includes pizza, salad and two 4 oz. wine pours of your choice. Escape the dour SF fog and have a delicious afternoon in Santa Rosa, sitting on the green lawn, listening to music while eating delicious pizza and drinking fine wine!
When: Sunday, August 19, from 1-3 p.m.
Where: 3900 Piner Road, Santa Rosa, CA.