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Make the Marin Headlands More Than a Daytrip

The Marin Headlands could be a daytrip. But it needn’t be. Sporting four Golden Gate National Recreation Area campgrounds and a hostel, its 2,100 acres neatly photo-bombable by coyotes, whales, or quail, it merits a many-day stay.
November 21, 2019

Charmed by the Santa Maria Valley

The old and new come together in the Santa Maria Valley.
October 24, 2019

Fairfield Is More Than a Dot on the Map

The sun-soaked, palm-studded, sparkling-waterwayed swatch of Suisun Valley is a living shrine to East Bay history — wreathed with abundant vineyards, championship golf links, and a famous candy factory.
September 17, 2019

Adventure and Relaxation Call in Kauai

There’s never been a better time to visit Hawaii’s most laid-back island.
August 26, 2019

Tracing the Footsteps of Change in Alabama

Montgomery’s civil-rights sites evoke pain and pride.
July 16, 2019

Journey Through Jingletown

Industry, activism, and art meet here, at the shores of the bay.
June 20, 2019

Take a Staycation on the Peninsula

Head south for a weekend retreat that takes in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Los Altos, and Half Moon Bay.
June 17, 2019

Constance Taylor Wants All to Know Their Natural Neighbors

The founder of Wild Oakland, Constance Taylor and some friends started California Center for Natural History, a nonprofit naturalist collective, to teach the public urban ecology.
June 14, 2019

The Guide to Go-To Wildlife Watching

Animal phenomena abound in the East Bay, so here’s where to see ladybugs converging, newts migrating, and night herons nesting. Or maybe you’d rather lay eyes on grunions, tarantulas, prairie falcons, harbor seals, and other critters.
June 12, 2019

Beauty Abounds in Morro Bay

See ‘The Rock,’ paddle the bay, bird watch, and hike the woodlands.
May 22, 2019