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The Outdoor Enthusiast

Whether it's taking a scenic drive, hiking, biking, or kayaking, we've got it all. Here are some fun activities to help get you out of the house.

Marketplace

Farmers Market at Ferry Building

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Pick up your favorite locally-grown treats or fill up on travel-ready gourmet jams, chocolates and savory items at this wildly popular market. Open Tues, Thurs and Sat. Market St at The Embarcadero

Explore this 1,000-acre manmade wonder reclaimed from sand dunes in 1880. Home to a myriad of attractions including museums, gardens, boating, buffalo paddock, Dutch windmill, carousel, nine lakes and 4,000 species of trees.

Get a taste of the Bay Areaʼs culinary prowess and commitment to sustainable food on an award-winning, culinary walking tour. Sample the finest artisan chocolates, cheeses, wines in the city's best foodie neighborhoods. Call 855-503-0697 or 415-312-1119

Ride this picturesque, zig-zagging, one-mile bicycle route from Market Street to Golden Gate Park that minimizes hilly inclines. Feel free to leave your bike at home and rent from one of many local businesses.

Marvel at sea life up close during a guided kayak tour of the Bay, including McCovey Cove, made famous by the plunging home run balls hit by the San Francisco Giants. For reservations, call 415-357-1010.

Stand in awe of this towering old-growth redwood grove with more than 30 miles of trails, short and long. Just 12 miles north of SF, this National Monument holds trees with a life span of over 2,000 years.

Gardens

Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden & San Francisco Botanical Gardens

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Witness every glimmering mile of this picturesque drive with unforgettable landmark views. Popular classics and little-known gems speckle the route from Ghirardelli Square and Marina Green to the Old Mint and China Beach. Drive begins at City Hall.

Drive

49 Mile Scenic drive

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Witness every glimmering mile of this picturesque drive with unforgettable landmark views. Popular classics and little-known gems speckle the route from Ghirardelli Square and Marina Green to the Old Mint and China Beach. Drive begins at City Hall.

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