Hiking the Santa Cruz Mountains Soft adventure in a quiet destination. Perfect for a camping trip!!! There is a pond at the top and you can paddle across and adventure. So amazing I would go back in an instant :)
There's no shortage of creatures to see at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, where the many tide pools teem with life.
Hike in the Sierra without leaving the Bay Area! Well, at least it seems that way. The sparkling reservoirs on the north side of Mount Tamalpais offer miles of hiking trails and the kind of peaceful forest sensation that could be a stand-in for low elevation Sierra Nevada. Alpine Lake is the largest of the reservoirs and gives you some of the most beautiful and quiet scenery (it’s no wonder…
Place to Visit: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Hoping there is an area of trail that with a telephoto lens I can get a close up of that waterfall down there. The beaches are off limits because of the dangers in getting to and from them, but a good camera may be able to get there without legging it.
Hellen Diller Playground at Dolores Park in the Mission District is a kinesthetic oasis for the active kid. Complete with a 45 foot super slide, sand garden, net climber, cluster wood climber, natural climbing stone, and other awesome features, this playground has it all with great views of the city to boot!