Adventure Ready Weekend

Winter is coming. Good thing summer’s still going! Squeeze out every last drop this long weekend with some exciting outdoor adventures. Game on.

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1) Hiking Goat Whiskers Trail

You won't sight a single goat on the 7-mile Goat Whiskers Trail loop west of Two Harbors on Catalina. You will see abundant native flora and fauna, though, on this coast-to-mountain hike. And that’s precisely because the goats are gone.…

2) Holcomb We Haven't Camped Here?

Holcomb Valley is just a few miles north of Big Bear Lake, but this broad expanse of meadows and ponderosa pines feels far removed from all the lakeside hubbub. It’s the perfect peaceful camping spot: You can play at the…

3) Adventure Blend

Wine doesn’t just enhance your meal. It also enhances your adventures! Pair your next outdoor excursion with award-winning wines from Line 39. The newly released Excursion Red Blend is perfect for summer and autumn evenings around a campfire, at a backyard BBQ, or watching…

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4) Dam Good Canoe Adventure

Bring your swimsuit to Vegas—but not for the pools. A self-guided canoe trip down the Black Canyon portion of the Colorado River is way better than renting a cabana by the pool. This day-trip is just 45 minutes from the…

5) Stranded in Dana Point

The key to finding an uncrowded beach in Orange County? Be willing to hike! Dana Point’s Strand lies beneath a protected coastal promontory called the Headlands, surrounded by rocky bluffs and elegant homes. Getting there (and back!) is a challenge—exactly…

6) Seaside Cycle and Sip

Celebrate Mom with an easy Santa Barbara bike ride and all the trimmings—which include gorgeous beach scenery and samples of local vintages. Hop on the Cabrillo Bike Path at Stearns Wharf for a flat 4.4-mile (round-trip) oceanfront journey. As you…

7) Thanks, Annie!

Is it a canyon hike? Or a wetland hike? Yes! Annie’s Canyon Trail in the 1,000-acre San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve in Solana Beach includes the most unique quarter-mile you’ve ever maneuvered—through a sandstone slot canyon—and delivers you to a…


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