If there's one thing the movies have taught us, it's that arriving by boat always makes the destination more romantic. Give picturesque Tiburon that advantage by starting your weekday hike with a quick trip on the Blue and Gold ferry from Fisherman's Wharf. Once you've arrived, brace yourself for a breathtaking stroll around the historic homes of both Corinthian and Belvedere Islands.
New trend alert: gravel bikes bear a resemblance to endurance road bikes, but are outfitted for use on gravel, dirt, or fire roads. No doubt you'll be seeing these babies around town, so here's where to take yours when you finally give in to the peer pressure.
It'd be a crime to stay indoors today! Feel free to escape to one of these sunny, warm, and inviting beaches around the Bay Area.
Delightful Helen Putnam Regional Park is a small wilderness area that lies just outside of Petaluma. There you’ll discover 216 acres of grassy hillsides, native oak forests, a fishing pond, and killer panoramic views.
These days, Muir Woods is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Bay Area, and as a result, it’s generally mobbed with visitors, leaving few opportunities to enjoy the peace and solitude that a primal Redwood forest should provide. But don't worry, there is another Marin gem that can offer up the serene magic that a walk in the woods should provide.
Never heard of Port Costa— the tiny, hidden gem in the northern reaches of Contra Costa County? While seemingly off the beaten path, this gorgeous hike is surprisingly accessible.
If the city is feeling oppressively urban, get rural Sunday (or any day) with a Marin County ride that promises miles of quiet country roads just 30 minutes away.
The top of Angel Island’s Mt. Livermore provides one of the Bay Area’s most spectacular and least crowded viewpoints. The only access to this centrally located vista rising 788 feet above San Francisco Bay is by ferry and foot, ensuring that only those willing to make the effort get to enjoy it.
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