Hidden Gems of the East Bay

Life’s a hike-in beach, and a bayside wine-tasting with food + live music, and a bike ride with classic views of the Golden Gate. Head to the East Bay for a brilliant summer day!

Week: 06.21.2023
Regions: Northern CA

Keller Hike-in

Hike to Keller Beach in the East Bay Miller Knox Regional Shoreline

Hikers heading towards Keller Beach in Miller Knox Regional Park East Bay
Hiker stopped to pose in front of the stump beach sing at Miller Knox Regional Park in the East Bay
Beach goers at Keller Beach in Miller Knox Regional Park  in the East Bay
Hike in to Keller Beach Park in the East Bay on this this 3.5-mile adventure through Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.
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We Dream of Ashland

Plan Your Outdoor Vacation to Ashland, Oregon

Dreaming of your next amazing getaway? Dream like a local—an Ashland, Oregon local! This beautiful mountain town is a vacation dream come true, with outdoor adventures right in town and all around.
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Sippin’ on the Dock of the Bay

Wine taste on the Bay at Riggers Loft in the East Bay

Person sitting on the outdoor patio overlooking that Bay at Riggers Loft in the historic Richmond Shipyard
Woman pouring wine at Riggers Loft in the historic Richmond Shipyard
Definition of a relaxing summer day? Sipping bubbly and sampling wines right on the bay! Riggers Loft is a hidden gem located in the historic Richmond Shipyard.
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Bay Biking

Bike bayside at Brickyard Cove and Cesar Chavez Park in the East Bay

Biker at Brickyard Cove in the Eat Bay
Two people enjoying a picnic overlooking the San Francisco Bay at Cesar Chavez Regional Park in Berkeley
Cesar Chavez Park is a well-loved East Bay Regional Park with sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, and the newly opened Brickyard Cove at McLaughlin Eastshore State Park makes a terrific connection for a glorious bay-side trail pedal.
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  1. Photo of the East Brother Light Station in the San Francisco Bay Area

    Oh, Brother!

    Spending the night on a tiny island in the Bay? Intriguing. Spending the night in a lighthouse perched on that island? Sound the foghorn! East Brother Light Station Bed & Breakfast sits on a small patch of land in the strait that separates San Francisco and San Pablo Bays.

  2. Mill About Lakeside

    Bucks Lake Recreation Area near Quincy in Plumas County has plenty of beautiful hiking trails. For an easy hike with beautiful spots for sunning, swimming, and lounging on sand beaches or giant rock slabs, do the Mill Creek Trail.

  3. Camping at Chewing Gum Lake Emigrant Wilderness

    High Sierra Lake Hop

    Situated just north of Yosemite is a High Sierra wonderland that gets a fraction of the crowds and is a fantastic destination for backpacking. The Emigrant Wilderness is 113,000 acres of granite ridges, wildflower-strewn meadows, and cobalt lakes.

  4. The Secret Big Blue

    Set at 4,500 feet, surrounded by 52 miles of shoreline, and with sparkling sapphire hue, Lake Almanor is the other big blue. The secret one. This huge lake—idyllic in spring through fall for all kinds of water adventures—is a gem of Plumas County where you can relax without crowds.


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  1. Hot As (Bumpass) Hell

    So you like going to all the hot spots when you visit places? Well, in Lassen Volcanic National Park there’s a place so hot it gets downright steamy. Bumpass Hell is the largest hydrothermal area in the park, with sputtering mud pots, sulfur vents, and boiling pools. It’s California’s Yellowstone.

  2. Bucks Up!

    Come on in, the water is beautiful. Whether you like swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddling, or heading out on a bigger boat, Bucks Lake is a high mountain haven that’s easy to access, blissfully uncrowded, and surrounded by sandy beaches, picnic areas, pines, and aspens.

  3. Starcrossed Stairway?

    Built into the hillside next to the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Heights delights with historic homes, steep and narrow (mostly carless) streets, and enchanting city views. Best of all, it features a network of walkways and staircases that makes it super fun to wander and explore.

  4. Lunch at the Lakes

    Pack your own picnic and head for a lakeside lunch at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Then take your pick from a lovely trio of lakes accessed from the same trailhead. Follow it all up with a visit to Manzanita Lake on the other side of the park.