No Stress November

It happens. Holidays kick in and stress would like to RSVP to the party. Clear your head and stretch your legs on these easy adventures.

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1) Shiny Surface

Not even Tinker Bell can compete with the trail of stardust you’ll leave in your wake while paddling the pristine waters of Tomales Bay in Point Reyes. The next several weeks here are a great time for seeing the glittering…

2) Almaden Aplenty

A large lake, fall colors, birds of all feathers, picnic tables, bocce courts, and a terrific multi-use trail: San Jose’s Almaden Lake Regional Park packs all this and more into its 65 acres. There’s something for everyone, including the flat…

3) Wine with Your Weekend

There are a lot of good pairings out there, but wine with a weekend adventure—that's a Line 39 specialty! Approachable, affordable, and award-winning, the wines of Line 39 are made for explorations. Embrace autumn with a creekside hike or bike…

Fall Adventures and Wine Pairings

4) Mott's Landing

Nestled north of Lafayette and Orinda, the peaks of Briones Regional Park showcase sweeping views of Mount Diablo, San Pablo Bay, and the San Joaquin River. And you may just make friends with one of the hundreds of cows sharing…

5) Battery Charged

Some of the Bay Area's best viewpoints are easy to point out: Just find an old military battery, strategically placed all around the Golden Gate. For sunset viewing without the crowds, you need to choose the right battery! Tourists head…

6) Golden Sunday

Everyone sings the praises of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, and Sundays are a perfect day to tune in on its hidden art and free music scene. Go on a mile-long meander around the park’s Music Concourse, starting in the…

7) Long Walks on the Beach

So, you’ve finally fessed up to liking long walks on the beach? Ahh, what a romantic! And we have just the beach for you! Actually, two beaches. About 11 miles south of Half Moon Bay on the San Mateo Coast,…

8) Mulholland Magic

To find a hidden slice of open space with great views and autumn hues, head to Mulholland Ridge Open Space Preserve, a little-known 250-acre open space area along Donald Drive on the boundary of Orinda and Moraga in the East…

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