Northern California   Outdoor Activities



  • 04.29.10

    Get to the Point
    Point Reyes is ready for its close-up. From camping, to wildflower strolling, to hiking to a deserted beach, here are a few ways to explore the Bay Area's biggest national park.
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  • 04.22.10

    Bonus Sherpa: Winging It

    Birds of a feather stick together, so spread your wings, grab some outdoors buddies, and venture to some feather-heavy fanfare. This one's for the birds!

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  • 04.22.10

    Green Day

    Whichever way you slice your greens, celebrate Earth Day this weekend by putting your own spin on it.

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  • 04.15.10

    Whale of a Time

    The northern migration of gray whales is blowing up. Catch them in action along the San Mateo and Santa Cruz coast on any of these three whale-watching excursions. Good cetaceans!

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  • 04.8.10

    Roll Call

    Shake the winter rust and dust off the two-wheeler. It's time to visit any of these three college towns for a spring bike ride. Anyone can be a roads scholar!

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  • 04.1.10

    H2 Go!

    Whether canoeing, kayaking, or beachcombing, spring is a great time to be by the water. Whet your palate with one of these three adventures.

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  • 03.25.10

    Where the Wildflowers Are

    These aren't just any old wildflower hikes. No—we searched high and low (mostly high) for the best wildflower displays that also have amazing ridge-top views. Indeed, these are blooms with a view!  

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  • 03.18.10

    Urban Lakes

    Paddle it, hike around it, or just picnic on its shore. Get reacquainted with your local lake or explore a neighboring city's flagship oasis at any of these urban water worlds.

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