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  1. Northern CA & Southern CA

    CA Backpacking and Wilderness Hikes

    California’s Sierra Nevada is a boon of wilderness wonders, from waterfalls and lakes to quiet and secluded backcountry camping amid forest and jagged peaks. Here are three amazing backpacking adventures, including a few that can be done as long day hikes.

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  2. Northern CA

    Coastal Camping and Hikes

    As the summer keeps coasting, get coasting! These three camping spots are blissfully brought to you by beautiful coastal locations that are prime time for pitching your tent by the water.

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  3. Southern CA

    Summer Hike Refresher

    Hot summer days are sending a message: pair your outdoor adventures with some fresh brews. After you bag these peaks or log the miles on these select hikes, refresh yourself at these excellent breweries nearby.

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  4. Sponsored
    2022-07-27

    Best of the Summer Fests!

    Outdoor winery events featuring films, food, wine, live music, and Sonoma’s cinematic scenery in the background: now that’s a blockbuster summer weekend!

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  5. Northern CA

    Long Live the Redwoods

    Massive and resilient, redwoods survived the Ice Age—and now they’re also having to endure the climate crisis, with a lot of help from heroic firefighters. In appreciation of redwoods, resiliency, and the heroics of first responders, here are three beautiful places to find respite in the redwoods.

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  6. Southern CA

    Park Yourself Here

    Trying to find a parking spot in LA … not fun! Trying to find a park in LA … hey now, that's pretty fun! Head out on a park- hopping bike ride, linger at a classic place for sunset viewing, and set your sights on a hidden mountain with iconic views.

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  7. Sun Valley Idaho

    Here Comes The Sun

    Inhale, exhale, and stay sunny this summer. Sun Valley, Idaho, is famous for its epic outdoors, but nature nurtures in so many different ways here: mountain yoga, summit hikes filled with flowing waters, wildflowers and vast alpine views, and car-free bike trails to botanical gardens plus fresh food stops. Oh, and those romantic dark sky starry nights...

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  8. Northern CA

    Summer Wheeling

    Summer breeze feels better on two wheels. From a multi-use trail that hugs the coastal blufftops to an easy rolling ramble through wine country, these bike rides were meant for easy wheeling.

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  9. Southern CA

    A Walk Among Oaks

    A walk in the woods can be good medicine, and seeing the forest for the trees can also be beneficial. These three hikes feature beautiful and resilient oak trees along with big views for extra inspiration.

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  10. Southern CA

    Firework Hikes

    Grab a headlamp and a sense of adventure to do any of these hikes in LA at sunset. And 4th of July bonus: the chance to catch some distant fireworks!

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  11. Northern CA

    Fourth and Out!

    Beyond the BBQs and parades, find some time to relax and reflect in the great outdoors. From kayaking in wine country to walking beneath giant redwood trees, we have some ideas to get your summer swinging.

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  12. Hike to the Peak of Mount Elwell in the Lakes Basin
    Northern CA

    Long On Summer!

    Longing for a long hike? Well, you've come to the right time of year! Summer lets you linger later on the trails, and these three longer hikes are worth the miles.

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  13. Southern CA

    Okay, Malibu

    Summer! Ocean breeze, Pacific views, beach, blanket, beautiful hikes … okay, Malibu, you’re the quintessential California town to help kick off all the adventures.

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  14. Northern CA

    For Hank

    In celebration of Hank and all dogs (including the ones who now run free in our hearts), here are some of Hank's favorite dog-friendly things to do in Northern California.

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  15. Sponsored
    2022-07-27

    Best of the Summer Fests!

    Outdoor winery events featuring films, food, wine, live music, and Sonoma’s cinematic scenery in the background: now that’s a blockbuster summer weekend!

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  16. Southern CA

    This One's for Hank, and All Dogs

    In celebration of Hank and all dogs (including the ones who now run free in our hearts), here are some of Hank's favorite dog-friendly things to do in Northern California.

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  17. Northern CA

    Hike, Paddle, Repeat

    Start summer refreshed with these coastal hikes and paddle adventures from Point Reyes and San Francisco to a tiny island in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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  18. Person on boardwalk at the wetlands of San Dieguto Lagoon in Del Mar San Diego
    Southern CA

    Hidden Gems of Del Mar

    San Diego County’s coastal gem of Del Mar is world famous for its beautiful beaches, but it’s still got a few watery and lush secrets … all you have to do is know where to go!

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  19. Southern CA & Northern CA

    Where to Camp

    Whether you like your camping adventure on an island, close to the sea, or at a reservoir with no motorized boats, these three places hit the spot … the sweet spot for pitching a tent and enjoying some hikes and kayak explorations.

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  20. Northern CA

    Keep Your Cool

    It's the unofficial start to summer and things are heating up. So quench your thirst and keep your cool on some bike rides to brew pubs, hike-in beaches, and urban explorations.

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  21. Southern CA

    Trees Company

    Trees are a vital part of our ecosystem, filtering air, providing shade, and just comforting us with their quiet beauty. From hidden redwoods to secret Torrey Pines and Joshua trees not in Joshua Tree, here are some top tall-tree outdoor adventures.

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  22. Southern CA

    All Ride, All Ride, All Ride

    Next time you’re ready to go for a spin, try adding some parks, picnic spots, beach hangouts, and beer bonuses you just can’t find at the gym. Here are three beautiful trails to pedal this spring. All ride then, let’s go!

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