Northern California   Outdoor Activities

  • 02.20.14

    Desert Delights
    Sure, the posh resorts in Palm Springs are unrivaled, but sometimes that poolside mojito is sweeter after a good hike or bike ride. Get in touch with the city’s active side by exploring the desert’s rugged charms.
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  • 02.13.14

    No Reservations Romance
    It’s on a Friday. There’s going to be a full moon. The setting is ready for Valentine’s Day … are you? From full moon hiking to wine country adventures that are more fun than fussy (and plenty of options, too!) here’s your chance for last-minute romance.
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  • 02.6.14

    Let the Games Begin
    The Winter Olympics don’t have to be just a spectator sport. Snow or no snow, California’s got all the right stuff for achieving your own golden moments. Let the games begin!
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  • 01.30.14

    Coast Is Clear
    There’s a reason San Luis Obispo is named the happiest place in America: miles of hiking and biking trails leaving right from the city, relaxing sandy beaches, a lively downtown with creekside restaurants, and wine country 15 minutes away. Coast is clear for some excellent adventures.
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  • 01.23.14

    Meet the Flockers
    Between golden sand beaches, the granite peaks of the Sierra, and world-class cities, California’s Central Valley rarely gets much attention. But don't tell that to the millions of incredible birds who winter in these gorgeous and tranquil wetlands. Get a bird’s-eye view!
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  • 01.16.14

    There's no shame in being a benchwarmer! Some of the North Bay's nicest scenery and banner views can be enjoyed by taking a seat! Here are some of the best in the house.
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  • 01.9.14

    Summit Up
    2014 is looking really good so far—especially from the top of some of the Bay Area’s best peaks! Hike to new heights this year.
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  • 01.2.14

    Bonus Sherpa: Try Something New
    Ready to try something new this year? Make it happen outdoors! Here are a few suggestions to get you going. 
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