Northern California   Outdoor Activities



  • 12.24.09

    Just Getting Warmed Up
    Happy holidays from Weekend Sherpa! Don't get left out in the cold; celebrate with some ready-for-winter outings. Take a holiday stroll at
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  • 12.17.09

    The Long Good Night

    The nights are long and the days are short. But look on the bright side: Monday is winter solstice—marking the longest night of the year; meaning that longer days are coming soon. Get into the solstice spirit!

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  • 12.10.09

    Sip and Stroll

    Miles of hiking trails, family-run wineries, and plenty of holiday cheer make the Santa Cruz Mountains a great destination for festive fun. Here are three places to stroll, sip and celebrate the season.

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  • 12.3.09

    Yule Go for It

    The holidays are in high gear! Don’t worry­—we’ve got you covered: from the perfect holiday hike, to where to get your Christmas tree, to what to give the person who has everything.

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  • 11.26.09

    Turkey Timeout

    Happy Thanksgiving! With crisp and clear skies on tap, it’s time to step out for holiday fresh air and views to be thankful for. Here are some suggestions for your roaming pleasure. Gobble ’em up!

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  • 11.19.09

    A Walk in the Park

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’ve rounded up three San Francisco walks for working off that extra slice of pie. Grab your friends and family for some classic turkey trots.

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  • 11.12.09

    Falling for the Coast

    Between Santa Cruz and San Francisco is 50 miles of seashore with a scattering of sandy beaches, rocky points, and big bursts of open space. Go during the late fall and explore this coast less traveled. Sea for yourself.  

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  • 11.5.09

    Holiday Mixer

    With Halloween behind us, the hectic holiday season is coming. Make sure to mix in a little me-time over the next several weeks with any of these accessible outings.

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