Need a breather from Outside Lands, or are you avoiding the hubbub altogether? Whether it's catching a beautiful sunset or strolling through the Presidio, here are five outdoor adventures for weekend agenda.
Catch the Sunset From Mt. Tam's East Ridge
One of the best places in Marin to catch an epic sunset, the drive up East Ridgecrest provides plenty of pullouts where you can park at a trailhead and stretch your legs on a quick hike. But definitely grab some friends and your picnic supplies for a relaxing evening al fresco. Learn more.
Take a mellow stroll through this beautiful oasis of light-filled forests, art installations, beaches, and sweeping views. This easy two-mile hike will take you past some of the Presidio’s most amazing little gems, including Lover’s Lane, Andy Goldsworthy’s “Wood Line,” and the Inspiration Point Overlook. Learn more.
The largest island in the Bay, Angel Island is a short ferry ride away and full of hiking trails and campsites—not to mention spectacular views of San Francisco. Hike the five-mile perimeter loop, which gets you a 360-degree look around the bay and takes you to the top of Mt. Livermore, the highest point on Angel Island. Learn more.
Warm up around a bonfire with friends and family at SF’s favorite beach. The fire pits are located at the north end of the beach and are easy to access. This is an ideal spot for a group outing as there’s ample space and lots of convenient parking. But get there early to secure a spot. Learn more.
Looking for an off-leash paradise for you and your pup? Look no further than Fort Funston. It’s a beautiful stretch of open beach with multiple trails to explore. It is actually the only place in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area where you can have dogs off-leash, so enjoy! Learn more.