Summer Nights

Summer nights and the living is good. From a picnic at sea to a lighthouse hike and a place to see a perfect starry night, here are three great bets to savor the season.

Week: 08.10.2022
Regions: Northern CA

Light the Way

Guided Sunset Hikes to Point Bonita Lighthouse in Marin

Point Bonita Lighthouse Marin
view of Golden Gate Bridge from Point Bonita Lighthouse
view of Point Bonita Lighthouse
Point Bonita Lighthouse is remotely perched on the western tip of the Marin Headlands and the entrance to the Golden Gate, 124 feet above the ocean. And lucky for all of us, the National Park Service hosts sunset tours of the lighthouse.
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Picnic at Sunset, on the Sea

Angel Island Sunset Cruise and Picnic at Sea

Watching a sunset over the Bay is magical; so, where’s the ideal spot for catching this show while enjoying dinner and drinks, too? Bring a home-packed meal for a 90-minute floating feast on the Angel Island Sunset Cruise.
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The Trail Less Traveled

Have a Summer to Remember in Sun Valley Idaho

mountain bike Sun Valley Idaho
mountain bike Sun Valley Idaho
Hiking Proctor Mountain
Sometimes it’s the trails less traveled that bring memories most cherished. Sun Valley, Idaho, offers a change of pace and scenery that inspires a sense of wonder and a feeling of rejuvenation.
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True Star Power

Go to a Star Party at Robert Ferguson Observatory in Sonoma Valley

Robert Ferguson Observatory
Robert Ferguson Observatory
Once a month, usually on a Saturday, Robert Ferguson Observatory in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park hosts a “star party”—a truly enlightening evening! At dusk, the observatory opens, giving the public access to celestial viewing via three powerful telescopes.
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  1. Bikers checking out the view of the reservoir from a bench in El Sereno Open Space Preserve on the Bay Area Ridge Trail

    Serenity in El Sereno

    This one’s for solitude seekers. The El Sereno Open Space Preserve leg of the Bay Area Ridge Trail is a new 7-mile (out-and-back) adventure for hikers and cyclists, winding through the chaparral with 1,000 feet of elevation gain and gorgeous views as payoff.

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  2. Eat, Sleep, Beach, Repeat

    If you’re looking for one of those ultra-relaxing getaways where you can sit back and soak in some nature and nurture, head to Mendocino and follow this eat, beach, sleep, repeat itinerary ...

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  3. Going Deep

    Mesmerized, educated, and inspired are just a few of things you can’t help but feel while visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and its spellbinding new exhibition, Into the Deep.

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    Just in Time for Tahoe!

    Shorter days, cooler nights, and plenty of room to roam: Fall is amazing in North Lake Tahoe! You’re just in time to enjoy North Lake Tahoe’s autumn splendor among trails less crowded.

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  1. Historic Hidden Gem

    Smack in the middle of Monterey, and featuring a phenomenal view of the bay and the harbor, Lower Presidio Historic Park is truly an undiscovered gem. In fact, some historians have called it “the most historically significant site on the West Coast of America.”

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  2. Two people walking towards Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point Orange County

    Getting Salty

    Long walks on the beach are great, but what about long walks to the beach? This 7.7-mile (round-trip) to the beautiful Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point is one of the best in Orange County.

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  3. Beauty and the Beach

    Sweeping, romantic, and vast, Garrapata State Park has all the stuff of swoon-worthy scenery. There’s a magical beach backed by hulking cliffs with a hiking trail we like best in the later afternoon, when the beach can be blissfully deserted.

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  4. Pointing It Out

    Wanna hike where the locals do? Visit the new Palo Corona Regional Park in Carmel for a 4.5-mile (round-trip) journey through a beautiful oak forest and up to Inspiration Point for beautiful coastal vistas.

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