San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area
Explore the Bay with me! From hikes to attractions and beaches to events. This is the place to check for all your Bay Area adventure needs.

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The Arizona Garden: Amazing Cactus Garden In Stanford, CA

The Arizona Garden is a quaint garden located in the north-western part of the Stanford campus, adjacent to the Children’s hospital. Entry is free and you can enjoy the variety of cacti as well as get some great photo opportunities and is open 24/7. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links in which I may …

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17-Mile Drive: Must See In The Monterrey Peninsula

17-Mile Drive is a scenic drive located in Pebble Beach, California. 17-Mile Drive is full of tons of history, beautiful beaches, historic monuments, and the Pebble Beach golf course and resorts. This route is truly a must-see if you’re making a trip towards the Northern California coast.  Getting to 17-Mile Drive Getting to 17-Mile drive …

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Castle Rock State Park: Views of Santa Cruz Mountains

Castle Rock State Park is an amazingly beautiful park located in Los Gatos, California. With views of the Santa Cruz mountains, this park is perfect for hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, camping, and horseback riding! There are 34 miles of trails that connect to the Santa Clara and San Lorenzo valleys.  About Castle Rock State Park  …

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Best Hike In The Bay Area: A Mount Tamalpais Loop

If you’re looking for the best hike in the Bay Area, this is your complete guide to a moderate, 7-mile hike at Mount Tamalpais and Stinson beach. Mount Tamalpais State Park is located in Mill Valley, California, and houses more than 60 miles of trails.  This Matt Davis, Steep Ravine, and Dipsea loop is a …

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Capitola, California: Things To Do For a Day Trip

Capitola is a small town located on the Northern Coast of California. Capitola is perfect for a weekend getaway or a stop to add to your Highway 1 road trip! From the beautiful Capitola Beach to many restaurants and shops in the town center, Capitola makes the perfect vacation destination.  Things To Do In Capitola …

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San Mateo Central Park: Heart of Downtown

San Mateo is definitely an underrated city in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Mateo Central Park is one of San Mateo’s hidden gem adjacent to downtown. Located at 50 E 5th Ave, this 16-acre park has many amenities. There is a Japanese Garden, Baseball field, rose garden, and tennis court all located inside the …

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Japanese Gardens: Hidden Gem In Hayward, California

The Hayward Japanese Gardens is a quaint gem in the East Bay Area. Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, this Japanese Garden is perfect for photo shoots, an afternoon stroll, or just enjoying the koi fish. You can even have a small wedding here if you make reservations 30 days in advance! The Hayward Japanese …

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Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park: An Alameda County Hike

It’s no secret that Northern California has an abundant amount of beautiful trails and hikes almost every city you go to. There is always a new adventure and a new area to explore. I particularly like regional parks because they are usually well maintained by staff and are great locations for families as they often …

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