A Moveable Feast: Catch the East Bay's final wine train of the summer at Niles Canyon Railway.
Holey Water: Find a new favorite beach on the Santa Cruz Coast: Hole in the Wall Beach near mile marker 26.86 on Highway 1.
Peacocks and Pinots: Like hiking? Like wine? Combine the two, with resident peacocks to boot, at Picchetti Ranch Winery in the hills outside of Cupertino.
Quiet Giants. Like Muir Woods but without the crowds: hike Butano State Park's Mill Ox Loop for a redwood refresher.
Slip 'n' Slide: Back in the foothills outside of Auburn is a three-tiered granite waterpark. Plug your nose and whoop it up as you slide from one pool to the next.
Bay Watch: Bring a picnic, mingle with locals, and watch the sunset aboard the Angel Island Sunset Ferry that leaves from Tiburon on Friday and Saturday nights
To the Point: Bike 'n' hike the wide 'n' easy Bear Valley Trail in Point Reyes. The trail dead-ends at Arch Rock, an ocean-sculptured promontory with views up and down the coast.
Peninsula Paved Perfection: Where can you find 7 glorious car-free miles that parallel a reservoir and the rolling green Coastal Range? Cañada Road on Bicycle Sundays.
Coastal Conquest: Arrive at Point Reyes' Bear Valley Visitor Center before it opens to snag one of the prized coastal first-come-first-served backcountry camping permits.
The Morning After: Now that the fires are gone, make a last-minute dash to Big Sur. Some tourists canceled their summer trips due to earlier wildfires, so there's room to roam. And Big Sur would be happy to see you.