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Point Reyes National Seashore
Updated on February 22, 2020
From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors over 1500 species of plants and animals to discover. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. Point Reyes awaits your exploration.View the website
Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes which saved the tribes. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock - gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.
Biketopia Community Workshop is an all-volunteer cyclist-run nonprofit bike shop that provides bicycle education, repair services and a community space to connect with other riders. They educate and empower the East Bay community to build, maintain and ride bicycles. Open Hours: Mon-Fri: 4-8:00pm
This is a peaceful world hotel holding 18 rooms of all different themes. They have a conversation cafe and internet.
"Traditional and nontraditional" family lodging. Varied activities and affordable prices.
As a Regional Art Center, the Sebastopol Center for the Arts is one of the most vibrant arts organizations in Sonoma County, and in Northern California. We present exhibits, performances, classes and events, in the visual, performing, literary and film arts - it means there's always something happening at our Center.
The San Francisco Bay Ferry provides weekday, weekend, holiday, and seasonal services to nine terminal locations around the bay: Alameda Main Street Angel Island AT&T Park Harbor Bay Oakland Jack London Square San Francisco Ferry Building San Francisco Pier 41 South San Francisco Vallejo
Sulphur Creek Nature Center is a wildlife education and rehabilitation facility whose mission is to promote the conservation of local environmental resources by fostering an appreciation and understanding of the animals in the world around us, and encouraging peaceful coexistence between people and native wildlife by serving as a community resource for wildlife issues. They offer educational activities for all ages as well as family activities, and special education programs. There is also an animal lending library which allows children to have a pet for a week. Programs include tours, field excursions, weekend interpretive programs, volunteer opportunities, and seasonal special events. Also available: wildlife discovery center with exhibits and displays, wildlife garden, nature trail, birthday party area, and picnic grounds.
Desert Survivors is a nonprofit organization that leads free backpacking trips and car camps for people of all levels of skill and fitness, as well as offering courses in beginning backpacking. Members of Desert Survivors are committed to experiencing and preserving the desert's unique beauty and value. The activities of the group fall into 3 broad categories: field trips, campaigning for desert-related issues and social events.
The Regional Parks Botanic Garden is a naturally beautiful and tranquil living museum of California native plants. Located within Tilden Park in the hills above Berkeley, California, this enchanting 10-acre garden is a sanctuary for many of the state’s rare and endangered plants and a place for visitors to wander among trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses from plant communities throughout the state.
The East Bay Regional Park District began acquiring land for Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in the early 1970s. Today, most of the mining district is within the Preserve's nearly 5,717 acres. The area is an ideal location for hiking, picnicking and nature study. Naturalists conduct a variety of programs relating the Preserve's natural and historic resources. One and one half hour-long, advance-reservation tours are offered seasonally -- see website for details.
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