Writing Prescriptions to Play Outdoors
Gardens of Alcatraz tours allow visitors to stroll grounds once cultivated by convicts.
Check off two of your family’s 2018 goals—getting the kids outside and adding more reading to their line-up—by taking them to explore the StoryWalk in the Marin Headlands.
Each year, more than 18 million visitors come to the Bay Area’s national parks to share special moments at rocky beaches, wooded areas, and historical sites. These exceptional destinations give daters a chance to unplug and connect with the environment outside the city.
Wildlife cameras installed on Mount Tamalpais’ watershed and surroundings in late 2014 have turned up rare glimpses of the creatures that inhabit Marin’s wildlands.
The busiest unit in our national park system isn't a park at all. In fact, plenty of visitors never notice that they're in it — not when they're half-lost in the redwoods of Marin County's Muir Woods, not when they're deep into a conversation about robots at San Francisco's Ft. Mason, not when they're roaming the vast beach flats of Ft. Funston, near the San Mateo County line.
Peering through binoculars, a flock of volunteer raptor watchers perched high in the Marin Headlands reacts excitedly to a pair of peregrine falcons swooping through the Golden Gate.
The best view of the Marin Headlands may be from across the Golden Gate at Battery East, which was revamped and unveiled to the public this week.
Six-week program for Linking Individuals to their Natural Environment (LINC) in Marin, a summer internship for high school students run by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. where students help with service projects, gain career and leadership skills and take work trips to park sites.
After being jailed by the Chinese government in 2011, and his work censored in the country, the dissident artist Ai Weiwei received his passport back this week.
The Golden Gate Bridge’s Round House has been the focal point for the icon’s southern edge. Long a gathering place for miserable out-of-towners in shorts pointing helplessly at impenetrable fog and the spot where Lycra-clad, Sausalito-bound cyclists dodge the 29-Sunset buses, it’s now serving food.
A world-renowned Chinese artist and government critic is celebrating his newfound freedom. Ai Weiwei has his passport back four years after it was confiscated by authorities.