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Escape from SF: Steep Ravine Rustic Cabin Getaway

We escaped the city this week to check out the Steep Ravine Cabins, which, blessedly, you can rent for a night's stay, in Mt. Tamalpais State Park, just across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Escape From SF: Elephant Sea Cave

Heading to the Unknown Coast in Point Reyes National Seashore, we made our way over to Elephant Sea Cave—a short but slow and difficult scramble south of rocky McClures Beach—named after nearby Elephant Rock, shaped like, well, an elephant. 

Escape from SF: Tule Elk Reserve in Point Reyes

For this week's "Escape from SF," we ventured out to the Tule Elk Reserve in the Point Reyes National Seashore to observe the fall mating season and the explosion of majestic elk. 

Escape From SF: Alamere Falls

We escaped to Alamere Falls in Point Reyes on Wildcat Beach for a day of hiking, tide pooling, waterfall gazing, and, most of all, an escape from San Francisco.

Escape From SF: Tahoe's Calpine Fire Lookout

This week, we escaped the Bay Area via a four-hour drive and a 5,980-foot trek up to the Calpine Fire Lookout in the Sierra Valley, just off Highway 89 near Truckee. A onetime forest fire tower that was used every summer until 1975, the Lookout costs $45 a night—a bargain for an evening brimming with stars and sweeping views.

Escape From SF: Black Sand Beach

This week we escaped San Francisco to a sandy oasis tucked into the Marin Headlands: Black Sand Beach. A quick and private getaway from the City, you can see nudists mingle with fishermen. The ideal haven for overworked city dweller.

Behind the Scenes: Santa Clara Levi's Stadium

We went behind the scenes at the new Santa Clara Levi's Stadium to bring you a glimpse into this mammoth, state-of-the-art ode to 49ers football. The (staggering) $1.2 billion stadium seats approximately 68,500. It also features 165 luxury suites and 8,500 club seats.

Glamping on the Mendocino Coast

This week we escaped north to the rustic seaside Howard Creek Ranch Inn and B&B for some glamping, piled-high country breakfast, and super strong cowboy coffee. Perched up on the hillside in Westport, we stayed in the dog-friendly Seaview cabin complete with a outdoor kitchen, charcoal grill, enclosed outdoor shower, and massive quilts.

Escape From SF this Weekend to Nicasio Valley

About an hour northwest of San Francisco, past bustling east Marin, you'll find the Nicasio Valley, where cows and horses rule the hills. Despite it's small town vibe, the valley has plenty of activities to fill your three-day weekend. 

Scenes of the City: Black Tie Ocean Beach Party

For this week's Scenes of the City, we headed out to Ocean Beach on Sunday for the annual Black Tie Beach Party.

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