San Francisco Travel & Outdoors
The San Francisco Bay Area is home to over 30 stunning beaches, both right on the Pacific Ocean, as well as inland. Explore dozens of beautiful Bay Area beaches, from great views to awesome hikes, and even to the perfect road trip pit stop.
Families in the Bay Area can make a day’s outing around their Christmas tree haul, enjoying hayrides, Santa trains, elf workshops, puppet shows, farmyard animals and complimentary snacks and hot drinks which add to the festive atmosphere for all ages.
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Halloween is fast approaching and Bay Area residents are seeking fun activities to celebrate the occasion. While San Francisco still enjoys its lively Halloween block party down in the Castro District, there are other less crowded activities to enjoy such as visiting a haunted graveyard.
There’s no shortage of awesome activities, events and concerts this weekend. From the Blue Angels to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, this is one of the biggest weekends all year. Check out our event guide for great ideas for the whole family.
In 29 years as a federal prison, nobody ever survived an escape from Alcatraz, but every year athletes from across the country prove it possible. To compete in the 32nd annual Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon, athletes must qualify or be chosen in a lottery, thus becoming one of 2,000 athletes participating in this modified international distance triathlon. Its grueling course begins with a 1.5-mile swim from a boat off of Alcatraz, transitions to an 18-mile bike ride and concludes with an 8-mile run that includes a 400-step Equinox sand ladder. Join in on rubbing it in the faces of those would-be escapees, or just watch from the sidelines — this year’s race may be the best ever.
It’s wild and wacky, and you haven’t really been to the city by the bay unless you experience the Zazzle Bay to Breakers race. You get extra points if you actually run, but you can still feel the essence of this classic event even from the sidelines. Become a part of this made-in-San-Francisco memory whether you run the whole race, the free final mile or the five steps to the expo’s snack and drink stands.
Discover some of the Bay Area’s most haunted places and follow a team of investigators as they search for paranormal activity at a hotel that’s so much fun, the guests continue to come back, perhaps even from beyond the grave.
San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf has long been known as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Take a daytrip tour of this world-famous landmark and discover its history, colorful characters and of course, great places to eat
Take a sweet journey through the entire Bay Area and uncover classic desserts that have been around for generations.