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Hike-in Picnics with Classic Ocean Views

The benefit of hiking or biking in to your picnic spot? You can avoid the parking lot crowds. These three North Bay gems all have ocean views, too. All you need is a baguette and cheese and voila! Picnic magnifique!

Week 09.12.2019
Regions Northern CA

Slide On Over

Picnic and Camp at Slide Ranch in Marin

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It’s easy to drive right by one of coastal Marin’s most magnificent places without even realizing it. That’s because Slide Ranch, located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, has a very popular neighbor in the Muir Beach overlook. But don’t overlook—or underestimate—Slide…
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Yosemite Is Autumn Magic

Yosemite Mariposa County Autumn Magic

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Autumn is Yosemite Mariposa’s secret season. Spring has waterfalls, summer has people, and fall … well that’s an autumn-magic slam-dunk. For starters, the hiking trails are still open, and much quieter (See the Top 5 Hikes for Fall). Channel Ansel Adams with primo autumn lighting…
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Kirby Appeal

Kirby Cove Beach in Marin

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Still haven't cycled over the Golden Gate Bridge yet? We have a twist on this classic tourist outing. It's very simple. Instead of crossing over the bridge and veering right to head down to Sausalito with the Bike and Roll crowd, turn left and go up Conzelman Road toward Hawk Hill. You can do this as a hike, too.
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Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered, and Bodega!

Hike-In-Picnic at Bodega Head

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Whale watching, hiking along bluffs, and a picnic overlooking the Pacific with the one(s) you love: no, it’s not a Cialis commercial—it’s a great way to spend the day in a gorgeous setting. The tiny outcropping of Bodega Head on the north coast is a scenic standout, thanks to its…
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