Where to walk through wildflowers, bike by the sea, take in waterfalls and gardens, and sample the flavors of the West.
Green Gulch Zen Center
Hikes: Marin's Green Gulch Zen center
Start your day at the Green Gulch Farm with a Zen meditation class, then head outdoors for a hike around the center's 115 acres of pristine Marin coastal ridgeline.
Circle back to the center for a tea break and walk in the gardens, and don't forget to pick up some of their freshly farmed produce to take home.
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Mild weather and a spectacular seaside bike route make this low-key, lost-in-time Monterey Peninsula town ideal for a spring-time pedal.
See where to get the most scenic workout, grab a giant chocolate croissant, get a deal on a room, and explore an Asian sanctuary.
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Union City's marshlands
Bike: Discover Union City's marshlands
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