All Stories from Peninsula & South Bay

  • Glamping with Madonna

    So you want to go see Madonna, but don't want to camp out for this big-ticket experience? Glamp out instead! Set high in the Santa Cruz Mountains, with an entourage of spectacular

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  • Hike-in Hut

    One of the Santa Cruz Mountains' coziest overnight escapes is accessed by a 1.5-mile hike through towering redwoods and shaded fern canyons. The Ollie Mayer Hiker's Hut is an A-fra

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  • Camp at Francis

    Bluff-top camping with easy beach access? You're not in SoCal. You're in Half Moon Bay's newly reopened Francis Beach Campground. The campground powered up last month, with electri

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  • Half Moon Bay Beach Hop

    What's better than a beach paradise on a sunny spring day? Five of them! And they're yours to connect along Half Moon Bay's Coastside Trail—a bluff-top asphalt path with beach acce

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  • Vote for Pedro

    Green marks the spot. A green gate, that is. Hidden off Highway 1, just north of Pacifica's Devil's Slide Tunnel, this unassuming entrance leads to a 2.2-mile (round-trip) hike wit

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  • Purisima Charisma

    Beautiful old-growth redwoods have been at Purisima Creek for a long time, but the purple, pink, white, and yellow blossoms popping right now are spring fresh. Combine a canopy of

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  • Happy in Huddart

    Just off I-280 in the tony burg of Woodside is Huddart Park, a 972-acre respite with quiet trails curving through canyons and among stately second-growth redwoods. Picnic spots, gr

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  • Go See Madonna This Weekend!

    Surprise your friends by taking them to see Madonna! And the venue … it's going to be amazing: high up in the Santa Cruz Mountains and dominated by redwood trees. Okay, we’re not t

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  • Have You Bean Yet?

    Unassuming, beautiful, and a favorite once discovered, Bean Hollow State Beach is the Maggie Gyllenhaal of the San Mateo Coast. Located 3 miles south of Pescadero, this stretch of

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