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Union Square's Ice Rink is Back November 3Union Square’s Ice Rink is Back November 3
By - posted 10/18/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Outdoorsy, Reopening, San Francisco

San Francisco’s favorite holiday tradition returns to the San Francisco Bay Area this holiday season. Since 2008, The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square has delighted children and adults with its holiday-themed ice park located in San Francisco’s Union Square. From families to friends, and couples to colleagues, everyone can more...

10 Best Corn Mazes in the Bay Area for 202110 Best Corn Mazes in the Bay Area for 2021
By - posted 10/15/2021
Halloween, Outdoorsy, Things to Do

Let’s get lost in a corn maze!  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 2021 around the greater Bay Area, plus we’ve also thrown in a few smaller more...

SF's New Interactive Exhibit in Golden Gate ParkSF’s New Interactive Exhibit in Golden Gate Park
By - posted 10/12/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

The Exploratorium, in partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, announced the completion of a set of installations and interactive experiences around the recently upgraded Stanyan Street Entrance to Golden Gate Park. The installations, designed and fabricated by the Exploratorium, aim to reveal, enhance, and celebrate the park’s ever-changing natural and more...

San Francisco Fleet Week 2021: Blue Angels + Full Schedule of EventsSan Francisco Fleet Week 2021: Blue Angels + Full Schedule of Events
By - posted 10/10/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival which is back in 2021 after a year off. New for 2021 – The Blue Angels are celebrating their 75th more...

Sunday Streets' "Phoenix Day" 30+ Block Parties Take Over SF (Oct. 17)Sunday Streets’ “Phoenix Day” 30+ Block Parties Take Over SF (Oct. 17)
By - posted 10/10/2021
Outdoorsy, Reopening

San Francisco’s Sunday Streets is back on October 17, and bigger than ever. They’re dubbing it “Phoenix Day” featuring 5 open streets destinations, 30+ neighborhood block parties, a 20+ mile community bike ride, and dozens of neighbor-hosted block parties. Get ready to celebrate community, health, resilience, and car-free fun in the streets more...

SF's New Ropes Course is Now Fully OpenSF’s New Ropes Course is Now Fully Open
By - posted 10/7/2021
Brand New, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

A new ropes course located in San Francisco’s McLaren Park is fully open after city leaders on Thursday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new site — the first ropes course on city property. Although the McLaren Park Ropes Course had a soft opening 11 months ago, the full opening more...

SF's Lighted Forest Returns to Golden Gate Park on Dec. 2SF’s Lighted Forest Returns to Golden Gate Park on Dec. 2
By - posted 10/7/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

San Francisco’s popular illuminated forest, Entwined, returns to Golden Gate Park’s Peacock Meadow, from December 2, 2021 through February 1, 2022. During the pandemic, this dazzling forest of lights entranced park goers and quickly became a popular evening destination for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. In the returning year of more...

SF's Waterfront Park Playground Destroyed by FireSF’s Waterfront Park Playground Destroyed by Fire
By - posted 10/4/2021
Bay Area Updates, Fire Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

A fire consumed a beloved playground late Thursday night near the Ferry Building. Park rangers were alerted at 11:30 p.m. that firefighters had extinguished a blaze at the children’s play area of Sue Bierman Park. Both the San Francisco Police Department and San Francisco Fire Department are investigating. The fire destroyed a more...

All 22 Free Outdoor Concerts for Fleet Week 2021 (Oct. 4-11)All 22 Free Outdoor Concerts for Fleet Week 2021 (Oct. 4-11)
By - posted 10/4/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Get Out: Events, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

Fleet Week’s Neighborhood Free Concerts – October 4-11, 2021 We are incredibly grateful for the participation of the Navy and Marine Corps bands each year as part of San Francisco Fleet Week! We are also incredibly proud of Fleet Week’s Neighborhood Concert Program, which gives San Franciscans a chance to interact more...

Yosemite Ends Day-Use Reservations Starting Oct. 1Yosemite Ends Day-Use Reservations Starting Oct. 1
By - posted 9/28/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Outdoorsy

Thanks to ABC30 for sharing the news that Yosemite National Park will be ending its reservation system on Friday, October 1. A reservation is still required to drive into Yosemite through September 30, 2021. Yosemite implemented a temporary day-use reservation system to better manage heavy visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reservations were more...

SF Might Ditch Free Parking at Beaches & Lookouts in 2022SF Might Ditch Free Parking at Beaches & Lookouts in 2022
By - posted 9/26/2021
Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

By Bay City News Service Parks users are chiming in about new parking fees proposed for sites around the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco and Marin County. Related Story – SF Beaches & Lookouts Might Start Charging $3/Hr Parking in 2022 – 8/29/21 Sunday is the last day for the more...

Floating Outdoor Movie Night Returns to SFFloating Outdoor Movie Night Returns to SF
By - posted 9/26/2021
Outdoorsy

It’s a little spendy, but you can sit back, relax and watch a movie aboard a twilight cruise of The Bay. Floating Features is back. Red and White and The Roxie are partnering once again to turn our hybrid vessel Enhydra into a floating cinema for a limited run of nighttime film more...

SF Might Make GG Park's JFK Drive Car-Free for GoodSF Might Make GG Park’s JFK Drive Car-Free for Good
By - posted 9/22/2021
Bay Area Updates, Have Your Voice Heard, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

Today, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) and the SFMTA are jointly launching the Golden Gate Park Access and Safety Program, an effort to consider a post-pandemic set of closed or restricted access streets and mobility choices in San Francisco’s most iconic park. During the first weeks of the pandemic, more...

Where to Go Apple Picking in the Bay AreaWhere to Go Apple Picking in the Bay Area
By - posted 9/22/2021
Outdoorsy

Want fresh apples? It doesn’t get any fresher than straight from the tree. There are lots of local farms near San Francisco where you can pick your own apples. Peak apple-picking season is September and October. But don’t wait – many people who wait until later in the season are more...

Fall Colors of the Bay: Where to See the Leaves Change | 2021Fall Colors of the Bay: Where to See the Leaves Change | 2021
By - posted 9/21/2021
Outdoorsy

The Bay Area may not be renowned for its fall colors, but with a bit of planning, you can still see the beautiful leaves change.  Updated for 2021 San Francisco Botanical Garden San Francisco | While the color of the leaves in San Francisco will never be confused for Vermont in the more...