Northern California   Outdoor Activities

  • 09.29.11

    Crush Coming On
    It’s harvest season, and the wine crush is on! Here are three ways to toss some outdoor fun into your next wine-tasting adventure.
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  • 09.22.11

    Wildlife Coast
    With warm weather hitting its stride, a day by the water makes a nice refresher. And it’s not just people who are flocking to the coast. Right now’s one of the best times to spot some of the season’s famous wildlife. Go wild!
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  • 09.15.11

    Tahoe Time
    Early autumn in Tahoe combines the best of summer without the crowds. Beeline for Sierra sunshine and escape to the Lake.
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  • 09.8.11

    High Five
    Weekend Sherpa celebrates its 5th birthday today, and we’re sharing some of our most memorable research experiences. (We had trouble choosing just a few!) Thanks for being the best part of our adventures. High five!
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  • 09.1.11

    Labor Day Escapes
    Labor Day may be the unofficial end of summer, but it’s also the unofficial start of our Indian Summer. Kick off the season with any of these ready-to-go adventures.
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  • 08.25.11

    Art Alfresco
    Some of the Bay Area’s most original art isn't found inside the walls of popular museums. Here are three outdoor venues that offer a breath of fresh air.
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  • 08.18.11

    Bikes & Bites
    What makes a good bike ride great? Following it up with a bite to eat! Here’s a three-course sampler of terrific pedals and tasty treats.
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  • 08.11.11

    Before the Parks Go Dark
    Remember how huge a backyard seemed when you were a kid? So much room to explore. Our state’s designated open spaces have become our shared backyard—an accessible place for getting outdoors. But things are shrinking: The proposed state budget plans to close 70 parks within the year, and these three unsung gems are on the hit list. Catch them while you can.
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