Northern California   Outdoor Activities



  • 10.21.10

    Berkeley Blend

    Bustling Berkeley has some surprising pockets of serenity within city limits. You've just gotta know where to go!  

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  • 10.14.10

    Bonus Sherpa: Patio Pleasure
    With October's balmy weather still going strong, enjoy eats and drinks at any of these outdoor patios. Autumn alfresco!
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  • 10.14.10

    Healdsburg Harvest

    When it comes to harvest season, Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley just west of Healdsburg delivers the goods: world-class wine, a tapestry of fall colors, and relaxing outdoor adventures.

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  • 10.7.10

    Time Travel

    Not all history lessons are about memorizing dates. Head outside and learn a thing or two about the Bay Area's storied past. No pop quizzes!

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  • 09.30.10

    Wheel Charmer

    Cape Cod analogies abound in Mendocino: white picket fences, wood-frame architecture, saltbox buildings, and an iconic church all scattered on a postage–stamp-sized bluff. One of the best ways to explore this charming California coast is on two wheels. Hare are three car-free bike rides that'll keep things mellow in Mendocino.  

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  • 09.23.10

    Beeline for Skyline

    The Peninsula's Highway 35, also known as Skyline Boulevard, is a ridge-top roller with access to a bonanza of hiking trails. Kick off the first weekend of fall with any of these three walks less wandered.

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  • 09.23.10

    Bonus Sherpa: Fall Escapes
    The next few weeks are some of the best to be outdoors in California. Visit one of these classic destinations where the crowds have thinned and the weather's still good.
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  • 09.16.10

    Bonus Sherpa: Indian Summer
    Hike, swim, picnic, hit the beach! Have faith: our Indian Summer will come. When it does, here are a few ways to make the most of it.
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