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Celebrate Earth Day with the Shaded Trails and Ancient Trees of Muir Woods

Did you know that early preservationist John Muir's shares his birthday with Earth Day (April 22)? It's no coincidence! We're lucky to have the sanctuary of Muir Woods right in our back yard to celebrate, thanks to him.

A Close-Up Look at the Colorful Gardens of Alcatraz

On a recent trip to Alcatraz, we discovered a colorful new way to appreciate The Rock. 

Go Behind the Scenes for a Taste at Bayview's San Francisco Mead Company

If you happen to arrive by mistake at the dead end of Shafter Avenue in Bayview, consider parking. Here you'll find the little-known warehouse headquarters of San Francisco Mead Company, where a husband-wife duo is brewing one of the world's oldest libations by the thousands of gallons-full.

Scenes of the City: Take an Interiors Tour of SF With Architect Karen Curtiss

We tapped architect Karen Curtiss, owner of Red Dot Studio, for a design-centric tour of her recent projects in San Francisco.

Explore Ancient Art and Endangered Species at Mt. Diablo's Vasco Caves

Longtime Bay Areans may have never even heard of the Vasco Caves Regional Preserve, a series of limestone outcroppings, formed over centuries by wind erosion, that spans 1,644 acres along the rolling eastern foothills of Mt. Diablo. For diehard naturalists and geologists, there's plenty to see here.

Go Pop a Wheelie at Marin's New Stafford Lake Bike Park

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.

Check out These Killer Bay Area Views From a Seaplane

Ok fine, a seaplane tour does sound just a little bit, er, touristy. But then again, you've never seen the gorgeous Golden Gate quite like this before. 

Scenes of the City: Tour Diego Rivera's 'Allegory of California'

This week, we tagged along on an art lover's dream tour for an up-close view of Diego Rivera's first mural in America, Allegory of California, located in the City Club in FiDi.

Peek Inside the Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

You've probably passed by Fairfax's Marin Museum of Bicycling and  Mountain Bike Hall of Fame a jillion times. It's time to stop in.

All Aboard Sausalito's Quirkiest Houseboats

Sausalito's funky community of houseboats has been going with the flow since the 1880s. We escaped from San Francisco to Richardson Bay to give you an up-close peek. Climb aboard!

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