Set 4th Outdoors!

Add some outdoor sparkle to your Independence Day celebrations: From an easy bike ride with a craft brewery on the route, to an urban art stroll or paddling on Lake Tahoe’s crystalline waters, we’ve got some adventures to set you 4th!

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1) Purisima Charisma

Hundred-foot redwoods, a shaded canyon, and views overlooking Half Moon Bay. This 10-mile loop hike in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve is a roller-coaster of uphill and downhill along with easygoing stretches through some of the Bay Area’s most…

2) Midtown Magnificent

Stunning murals, outstanding craft beer, a lively industrial district, and farmers markets filled with tasty fare and artisan flair ... it's all happening in Sacramento! Take a stroll through the lively Midtown neighborhood and you can view some of the…

3) Explore Wayyy Northern California!

You can’t get more Northern California than Del Norte County. This wild and beautiful destination along the Pacific and the Oregon border is filled with unique outdoor adventures.

Del Norte's Top Spots!

4) Napa Smoothie

Beer in wine country? It all goes down nice and smooth when you pair your craft brew après with a paved, car-free bike trail paralleling the Napa River. Thank the nonprofit Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition for its efforts to…

5) Clearly a Winner!

Okay, let’s get something clear ... like, crystal clear: The best way to see Lake Tahoe’s beautiful translucent waters is on a crystal-clear kayak! And by that we mean Wild Society’s Crystal Kayaks. Founded by Tahoe native and adventurous entrepreneur…

6) Billy Goat Beacon

Located just above Noe Valley and below Diamond Heights, Billy Goat Hill is a neighborhood park with steep wooden stairs and the winding Beacon Trail connecting Billy Goat Hill with Walter Haas Park. Visit both parks and take in a…

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