7x7's Friendly Guide to Cannabis: Get Cultured at the Bay Area's Ganja Dinners, Festivals, Exhibits, Yoga Classes + 420 Games
Experiences are the new commodity, and the cannabis world is getting in on the action. As pot goes mainstream, devotees are coming out of the shadows to share herb together over a host of fun activities—yoga and fitness, salons and suppers, film festivals and even museum exhibitions. There's much to do here in the capitol of cannabis. Here's a start.
The first time I became aware of a place called Sausalito was 25 years ago when Pepperidge Farm came out with a macadamia-chocolate chunk cookie named after the city. I never imagined that I’d eventually live in San Francisco, 10 minutes' drive away from that mythic place, which means 10 minutes away from warm summer days, 10 minutes away from paddle boarding on calm waters, 10 minutes away from the loveliest of lemon mousses, 10 minutes away from my favorite design shop, 10 minutes away from an invigorating morning jog to the ocean.
With so many excellent art exhibits, tasty foodie events, awesome concerts, and more, April is shaping up to be a very busy month. Here's your curated guide. Can you even handle it?
Pacifica's reputation as that sleepy, foggy town off Highway 1—the one you only visit if you’re learning to surf the small waves off Linda Mar beach—is only partially true. Sweeping coastal views, gorgeous hikes, and small-town charm make the 20-minute drive from SF worth a day trip for non-surfers too. Plus, the fog typically burns off by noon.
After a long day—whether you hiked Lands End, rode your bike at Lake Merritt, tasted wine in Napa, or disrupted an entire industry—treat yourself to rest, relaxation, and a little bit of pampering. Our 2016 beauty, wellness, and fitness directory has all the best spas, salons, skincare, cosmetics, workouts and wellness practitioners in the Bay Area—lovingly vetted by your 7x7 editors. Stay gorgeous and be well!
As the sun once again showed itself over San Francisco this week, and as its golden light bathed the city for an hour longer each evening, images of picnics and daydrinking began dancing in our heads. And then we renters thought in unison: If only we had a glorious rooftop deck, where we could throw some steaks on the grill and crack open the rosé. If you're like us and don't have outdoor space of your own, consider an Airbnb staycation. Some of these pads have seriously killer views.
Santa Cruz is known for its surfing community, vibrant culinary options, and wide range of fun attractions—from museums to rollercoasters. Just five miles down the road is the 10,000-person town of Capitola, the perfect place to partake in water sports.
Since being turned over to the National Parks Service in 1994, the Presidio has steadily emerged as one of the San Francisco’s best, if somewhat surprisingly lesser known, natural work and playscapes. And it’s about to get a whole lot bigger—13 acres bigger.
With wind whipped hair flying, the smell of sea salt tickles your nose. Beach-goers stop and wave as you ride by on horseback. Here are five places to ride on the beach for sea horse lovers.