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Santa Rosa sits squarely in the heart of Sonoma County and is a place ”where the beer flows like wine”(I’ve been waiting my whole life to use that Dumb and Dumber quote!). Just 55 short miles north of San…

Santa Cruz by Justine

When my friend and I were entertaining doing a day trip down to Santa Cruz, we had the following criteria that we wanted to include: a hike, a deliciously rewarding coffee, and some beach time. I don’t want to…

520 20th Street Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 452-2022 touchstoneclimbing.com Description The Great Western Power Co. is just one branch of the many state-of-the-art rock-climbing facilities operated by Touchstone Climbing Incorporated. Each club offers plenty of indoor climbing terrain, plus…

600 E. Edgewater Place in the Balboa Fun Zone Newport Beach, CA 92661 (949) 673-3372 newportbeachboatrentals.com Description Avoid a long walk from rental store to water and rent from Marina Boat Rentals, located right on the bay. Rentals range…

Merritt Street, Castroville  to Forrest Avenue, Pacific Grove seemonterey.com Description Stretching 18 majestic miles from Castroville on down through Pacific Grove, this waterfront (and car-free!) trail is an ideal way to Monterey and beyond sans gas guzzler. The Southern Pacific…

Adventures by the Sea, 299 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA Description Ever squinted into a pair of binoculars trying to get a good look at a sea otter in the bay? Well, ditch the binoculars and hop in a kayak…

Central Park Dr. Berkeley, CA 94701 (510) 544-2233 ebparks.org Description Set just north of Tilden Park, the Tilden Nature Area is a vast 740 acres of grasslands, forests, and streams. Its 10 miles of hiking trails range from leisurely boardwalks…