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