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Just in Time for the Holidays

Get into the holiday spirit on these classic Bay Area outings that are like a yule log for your soul.

Week 12.19.2019
Regions Northern CA

Dreamy Drake

Hike to Sunset Beach at Drake's Estero in Point Reyes

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Drake’s Estero is smack in the middle of Point Reyes. Take a sweet hike with savory surroundings all the way out to Sunset Beach.
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Whale, Hello There!

Whale Watching at San Gregorio State Beach on the San Mateo Coast

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Blissfully quiet on winter mornings, San Gregorio State Beach on the San Mateo Coast is ideal for spying gray whales.
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Banner Briones

East Bay Hike to Epic Views in Briones Regional Park

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There’s a challenging 3.9-mile hike at Briones Regional Park where the reward is some of the East Bay’s best views.
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    Tam Slam!

    This 8-mile (round-trip) hike is a pure classic, with redwoods, water-flows, and soaring views of the coastline. Oh yeah, and that ladder!

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    Secret Beach

    A hidden beach and a killer view? Those are hard to come by, but that’s exactly what you’ll get at Perles Beach on Angel Island. This pocket cove is worth the 1.5-mile trek to get there.

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    Magical McClures

    McClures Beach is a seductive little spot: small, beautiful, and quiet. It’s easy to while away an afternoon-turned-sunset at this pocket cove in Point Reyes.

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    Road Trip Ahead: Oregon Outback

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    National Parks Road Trip: Circle of Discovery!

    Love national parks? Love road trips? Combine the two on one fabulous Circle of Discovery route in Northern California and Southern Oregon! This itinerary features 7 national parks with wondrous features.

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    Easiest Best Hike in the World

    Choose the easiest and most view-rewarding hike in Yosemite. Okay, we’ll go first: the combination of hiking to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. Both of these lookouts are within a couple miles of each other on Glacier Point Road

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    All Roads Lead to Rogue

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