Love in the Great Outdoors

Some of the best dates happen in the outdoors. Whale watching, wine tasting, walking among murals or down to a restored lighthouse … whatever your outdoor loves may be, you’ve got options!  And we’ve got a few we are sending to you, with love, this Valentine’s Day long weekend. xo, WS.

My Weekend Sherpa:

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1) Light the Way

Holiday lights are great, but there’s another fun way to brighten your day: Head to Point Reyes’s newly rejuvenated lighthouse. Originally constructed in 1870 to help warn mariners of the navigational hazard that we now call Point Reyes, the lighthouse…

2) Oakland Beat & Beer Garden

Oakland walks to the beat of its own drum with a super vibrant arts scene. One of the easiest places to check some of it out is in the Northgate neighborhood—home of the “Art Murmur.” The Murmur began a few…

3) Follow @WeekendSherpa

Want more ideas for exploring California? Check us out on Instagram @weekendsherpa. Our team is out in the field finding some of the best places to hike, bike, overnight, and kayak.

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4) Not Your First Rodeo

Marin’s Rodeo Beach has a lot going on. It’s the starting point for sweeping headland hikes, and it’s home to the world-renowned Marine Mammal Center (a must visit). The main beach is a popular hangout for watching shortboarders, playing with the…

5) Cupid at Quarryhill

Forget a dozen roses. Give your love a botanical garden. Give your love a botanical garden. Hidden away on the western slope of Sonoma Valley’s Mayacamas Mountains, Quarryhill Botanical Garden has one of the Bay Area’s best displays of Asian flora—and…

6) That's the Point!

Grab some small, portable lawn chairs, a thermos of hot cocoa, and binoculars, then head to the point: Mori Point in Pacifica is fantastic for winter whale watching. Part of the Golden Gate National Park system, Mori Point itself is…

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