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2020 Winter Lights Around The Bay2020 Winter Lights Around The Bay
By - posted 11/24/2020
Holiday Lights, Outdoorsy, Things to Do, Uplifting

Winter is coming. The holidays are just around the corner and we all could use a little extra holiday cheer to lift our spirits and start looking forward to the new year (and the end of 2020). While big tree lighting events and holiday festivals are mostly cancelled for this year more...

Ocean Beach is Getting a New Walking Trail (& Parking Lot)Ocean Beach is Getting a New Walking Trail (& Parking Lot)
By - posted 11/21/2020
Brand New, City Insight, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

Ocean Beach is getting a new walking and cycling trail with a new parking lot, restroom and a plaza. The new project will also provide pedestrian access to the shore­­ and connect up with the existing trail network.  The Ocean Beach Climate Adaptation Project is situated along the Great Highway south more...

Golden Gate Park Gardens Now Free for Low Income FamiliesGolden Gate Park Gardens Now Free for Low Income Families
By - posted 11/21/2020
Brand New, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Things to Do

San Francisco just announced that San Francisco Botanical Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, and the Japanese Tea Garden will offer year-round, free admission to any visitors receiving government food assistance benefits. Free admission of up to four people will be granted at all three Golden Gate Park gardens with an electronic benefit more...

SF Park Gets Awesome New Dino-Slide (Or is it Jar Jar Binks?)SF Park Gets Awesome New Dino-Slide (Or is it Jar Jar Binks?)
By - posted 11/12/2020
Adorable, Brand New, City Discoveries, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open, Wow

SF just debuted its $3.5 million makeover for the West Portal Playground which includes a super cool dinosaur slide, or is it Jar Jar Binks? The renovation of West Portal Playground is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership between the Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance more...

SF Gets $239 Million For Its ParksSF Gets $239 Million For Its Parks
By - posted 11/11/2020
Brand New, City Insight, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

San Francisco’s parks are getting some love. The newly passed 2020 Health and Recovery Bond will fund priority investments in mental health and homelessness, parks and recreation spaces, and essential public infrastructure including street resurfacing, curb ramps, and street structures and plazas, all with the goal of supporting economic recovery and more...

Wild Pigs Wreak Havoc in San JoseWild Pigs Wreak Havoc in San Jose
By - posted 11/6/2020
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy

San Jose has a wild pig problem. About two dozen feral pigs have been wreaking havoc on the Coyote Creek Golf Course in San Jose. The feral pigs have been coming onto the fairways and digging up the grass in pursuit of grubs. KRON4 spoke with the general manager Mike Fish who more...

2020 Taurids Meteor Shower: Look for Super Bright Fireballs2020 Taurids Meteor Shower: Look for Super Bright Fireballs
By - posted 11/4/2020
Outdoorsy, Wow

Every year from September-November, the Earth passes through a broad stream of debris left by Comet Encke. The dust associated with the comet hits the Earth’s atmosphere at 65,000 mph and burns up, creating the Taurid meteor shower. Most years the shower is weak, and only a few Taurid meteors more...

There is Only One Bay Area Holiday Ice Rink for 2020-21There is Only One Bay Area Holiday Ice Rink for 2020-21
By - posted 11/3/2020
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

The holidays will look a little different this year. Sadly, it looks like most holiday ice rinks are not opening up this year, but we did find two seasonal outdoor ice rinks where you can still skate around for some holiday cheer. UPDATE – As of 11/6/20 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk more...

SF’s Newest Beach & Waterfront Park Now OpenSF’s Newest Beach & Waterfront Park Now Open
By - posted 10/28/2020
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Discoveries, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

A brand new park has opened in San Francisco. Linking the Mission Bay and Dogpatch neighborhoods, Crane Cove Park is a 7-acre bayfront park in the Port’s Southern Waterfront that’s transformed an inaccessible industrial shoreline into a stunning vista. The park is part of the Blue Greenway, a necklace of waterfront public more...

20-Year Wind Event Causes East Bay Parks to Close20-Year Wind Event Causes East Bay Parks to Close
By - posted 10/25/2020
Bay Area Updates, Fire Updates, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open

Regional parks in the East Bay are closing in advance of the expected high winds for Sunday night. SF Gate reports that the wind event will likely be the biggest of the year with continual winds up to 35mph, with some gusts reaching 70mph. Take caution; the risk across the entire more...

Orionids Meteor Shower | 2020Orionids Meteor Shower | 2020
By - posted 10/20/2020
Outdoorsy

The Orionids, which peak during mid-October each year, are considered to be one of the most beautiful showers of the year. Orionid meteors are known for their brightness and for their speed. These meteors are fast—they travel at about 148,000 mph (66 km/s) into the Earth’s atmosphere. Fast meteors can more...

Pinnacles National Park is Free Through the End of 2020Pinnacles National Park is Free Through the End of 2020
By - posted 10/14/2020
Freebies, Outdoorsy

Pinnacles National Park, known for its rare talus caves, beautiful wildflowers and the chance to spot the critically endangered California Condors, is opening its gates and offering free admission through the end of 2020. The park is located 2 hours south of San Francisco and is very popular for rock climbing. Normally, more...

10 Best Corn Mazes in the Bay Area for 202010 Best Corn Mazes in the Bay Area for 2020
By - posted 10/9/2020
Halloween, Outdoorsy, Things to Do

Let’s get lost in a corn maze! Yes, even in 2020. These insane twists and turns of nature used to be done manually, but now they’re mostly done by GPS and computer-controlled machines. We’ve rounded up the best corn mazes open for 2020 around the greater Bay Area, plus we’ve also more...

SF Zoo's Tiny Turtles Graduate, Return to NatureSF Zoo’s Tiny Turtles Graduate, Return to Nature
By - posted 9/26/2020
Adorable, Outdoorsy, Uplifting

After two years of being raised at the zoo, 34 western pond turtles, California’s only native freshwater turtle species, were released into the wild. The western pond turtle hasn’t been observed in the Rodeo Valley Watershed since 1998. This year, the fourth year of a five-year reintroduction plan, biologists reintroduced 20 more...

Gorgeous Social Distancing "Suns" Pop Up at Yerba Buena GardensGorgeous Social Distancing “Suns” Pop Up at Yerba Buena Gardens
By - posted 9/24/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Wow

The expansive lawns of Yerba Buena Gardens, located in the cultural heart of downtown San Francisco, will showcase colorful social distancing spheres by local artists beginning Friday, September 25, 2020 with the bold, enveloping “Infinite Center, infinite sun” by Tosha Stimage. “Infinite Sun” Lawn Art & Social Distancing Circles September 25-October 25, more...