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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!

Behind the Scenes at Charles Chocolates

In this week's Scenes of the City, we peek behind the chocolate curtain with local confectioner Charles Siegel of Charles Chocolates to take a look at his sweet operation. Charles and his dedicated crew mix up pounds of fresh, handmade chocolate every day at their 7,400-square-foot HQ at the site of the old Potrero Brewing Company in the Mission. 

Scenes of the City: SF Botanical Garden Celebrates 75 Years

For its big 75th birthday, we took to wandering around the SF Botanical Gardens, one of the best urban oases in the city: 55 acres of gardens support over 8,000 different kinds of plants from all over the world (Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America, Africa, and the Mediterranean), making it one of the most diverse botanical gardens that could survive in few other parts of the world. 

Escape From SF: See the World's Largest Trees at Sequoia and Kings Canyon

Established in 1890, Sequoia is California's first National Park, and it, along with its impressive neighbor, King Canyon Park, offer a weekend's worth of exploring, hiking, and taking in the sights.

Escape From SF: Ocean Views + Architecture at Sea Ranch

For this edition of Escape From SF, we headed 100 miles north along the ever twisting Route 1 to The Sea Ranch on the Sonoma Coast. The small, highly planned community sits on ten miles of rugged coast line, with miles of private trails, providing panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, massive rocks, migrating whales and spectacular sunsets. 

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

Early preservationist John Muir's birthday is today, as is Earth Day, which is no coincidence—and we're lucky to have the sanctuary of Muir Woods right in our back yard to celebrate, thanks to him. Just 12 miles across the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods includes 560-acres of park land, six-miles of trails, and the chance to get up close and personal with 600-year-old trees including Coast Redwood, Tanoak, Big Leaf Maple, and California Bay Laurel.

Photos: SF Giants 2015 Home Opening Day

Although the 2014 World Series Champs lost their Home Opener (0-2) against the Colorado Rockies, the fans were there in throngs to cheer on their favorite team, the San Francisco Giants. The sun was out and the party was on with the crowd of 42,019, everyone was excited to not only see their favorite team again but to also welcome them back home to good ole, AT&T Park.

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