Harper’s guidebook

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Harper’s guidebook

Sightseeing

Great for biking and walks around a lake. Busy parking. Wild turkeys and dears. Paved trail w/ no shade. Foggy in winter!
31 locals recommend
Sawyer Camp Trail
Skyline Boulevard
31 locals recommend
Great for biking and walks around a lake. Busy parking. Wild turkeys and dears. Paved trail w/ no shade. Foggy in winter!
Beautiful views of the bay area from the hilltop! Nice, quiet place in Belmont to visit for a hike/ trail biking. Trails are moderate/ hard or challenging.
Hidden Canyon Park
2642 Carlmont Drive
Beautiful views of the bay area from the hilltop! Nice, quiet place in Belmont to visit for a hike/ trail biking. Trails are moderate/ hard or challenging.
Beautiful park with trails, playground, picnic tables, restrooms, open grassy field. Best route to access Sugarloaf peak. Great views!
7 locals recommend
Laurelwood Park
3471 Glendora Drive
7 locals recommend
Beautiful park with trails, playground, picnic tables, restrooms, open grassy field. Best route to access Sugarloaf peak. Great views!
Used to open to Palo Alto residents and their guests only since 1969. First time open after half a century, on December 17th, 2020, residents from all places can finally visit the park. It is 400 acres larger than Golden Gate Park and accounts for one-tenth of all the land in Palo Alto. Wondering why the Palo Altans keep this park to themselves?
7 locals recommend
Foothills Park
3300 Page Mill Road
7 locals recommend
Used to open to Palo Alto residents and their guests only since 1969. First time open after half a century, on December 17th, 2020, residents from all places can finally visit the park. It is 400 acres larger than Golden Gate Park and accounts for one-tenth of all the land in Palo Alto. Wondering why the Palo Altans keep this park to themselves?
Beautiful park which we loved was nearly destroyed by Fire in 2020.
113 locals recommend
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
21600 Big Basin Way
113 locals recommend
Beautiful park which we loved was nearly destroyed by Fire in 2020.
Big Basin Redwoods SP is more popular, has more trails whilst Portola Redwoods SP is more secluded and has less traffic. Both have giant redwoods thousands of years old. Banana slugs/wildlife can be sighted in Portola more easily. You can also see the ruins from the infamous CA wildfires. Redwoods are actually quiet fire resistant, they can survive fires because their bark is so thick and acts as a fireproof shell. Fascinating fact, isn’t it? Contact me for more hidden gems!
Portola Redwoods State Park
9000 Portola State Park Rd
Big Basin Redwoods SP is more popular, has more trails whilst Portola Redwoods SP is more secluded and has less traffic. Both have giant redwoods thousands of years old. Banana slugs/wildlife can be sighted in Portola more easily. You can also see the ruins from the infamous CA wildfires. Redwoods are actually quiet fire resistant, they can survive fires because their bark is so thick and acts as a fireproof shell. Fascinating fact, isn’t it? Contact me for more hidden gems!
Awesome sunset. Our secret little spot.
9 locals recommend
Russian Ridge Preserve
9 locals recommend
Awesome sunset. Our secret little spot.
Rolling hills and cliff by the beach.
Old Mori Trail
Rolling hills and cliff by the beach.
Some parts are unshaded and can be a bit challenging, but great views along the trail.
26 locals recommend
Castle Rock State Park
15000 Skyline Blvd
26 locals recommend
Some parts are unshaded and can be a bit challenging, but great views along the trail.
A spillway for the lake and Monticello Dam. When water levels rise above 440 feet, water starts spilling down the hole and into Putah Creek, hundreds of feet below.The opportunity to see it in action, draws thousands of people to the southern end of Lake Berryessa. Best seen during the rainy season when the lake is full.
Glory Hole
A spillway for the lake and Monticello Dam. When water levels rise above 440 feet, water starts spilling down the hole and into Putah Creek, hundreds of feet below.The opportunity to see it in action, draws thousands of people to the southern end of Lake Berryessa. Best seen during the rainy season when the lake is full.
Fresh oysters, fishing spot and a shipwreck.
20 locals recommend
Tomales Bay
20 locals recommend
Fresh oysters, fishing spot and a shipwreck.
Famous landmark in movies. It’s like a cute, very short street in a storybook. Lots of colorful flowers. Very nice place.
142 locals recommend
Lombard Street
Lombard Street
142 locals recommend
Famous landmark in movies. It’s like a cute, very short street in a storybook. Lots of colorful flowers. Very nice place.
Night Bloom around November to January is beatiful.
141 locals recommend
Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F Kennedy Drive
141 locals recommend
Night Bloom around November to January is beatiful.
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Golden Gate Bridge
Beautiful sunset, easy trails.
41 locals recommend
Vasona Lake County Park
333 Blossom Hill Road
41 locals recommend
Beautiful sunset, easy trails.
Guests loved here for sunset!
47 locals recommend
Mori Point
Mori Point Road
47 locals recommend
Guests loved here for sunset!

Animals & Wildlife

Horseback riding on the beach.
Venice State Beach
Horseback riding on the beach.
Horse trail ride. They have horses, cows, pigs, all sorts of animals. Be careful not to park in the equestrian area or you will get a ticket, also watch out for the horse manure on the roads.
14 locals recommend
Wunderlich County Park
14 locals recommend
Horse trail ride. They have horses, cows, pigs, all sorts of animals. Be careful not to park in the equestrian area or you will get a ticket, also watch out for the horse manure on the roads.
Wild sea lions.
144 locals recommend
PIER 39
Beach Street
144 locals recommend
Wild sea lions.
Cows, turkeys, awesome view from above. Bring water, very hot, windy and no shade at all.
7 locals recommend
Mission Peak Regional Preserve
7 locals recommend
Cows, turkeys, awesome view from above. Bring water, very hot, windy and no shade at all.
They have interesting looking animals on display. By far my favorite aquarium in the world!
326 locals recommend
Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
326 locals recommend
They have interesting looking animals on display. By far my favorite aquarium in the world!

Historic Places & Ruins

The television show Dynasty is filmed here. Gorgeous estate with immaculate gardens. Great for seeing Christmas lights!
68 locals recommend
Filoli Historic House & Garden
86 Cañada Road
68 locals recommend
The television show Dynasty is filmed here. Gorgeous estate with immaculate gardens. Great for seeing Christmas lights!
Easily one of the best universities in the world. Stanford is well-known for its culture of nourishing the entrepreneurial spirit in its students. Faculty and alumni have founded many prominent companies including Google, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Sun Microsystems, Wipro, GAP, Firefox, PayPal, Yahoo!, etc. and companies founded by Stanford alumni generate more than $2.7 trillion in annual revenue, equivalent to the 10th largest economy in the world.
208 locals recommend
Stanford University
450 Serra Mall
208 locals recommend
Easily one of the best universities in the world. Stanford is well-known for its culture of nourishing the entrepreneurial spirit in its students. Faculty and alumni have founded many prominent companies including Google, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Sun Microsystems, Wipro, GAP, Firefox, PayPal, Yahoo!, etc. and companies founded by Stanford alumni generate more than $2.7 trillion in annual revenue, equivalent to the 10th largest economy in the world.
A medieval-style Tuscan castle winery.
26 locals recommend
Castello di Amorosa
3801 St Helena Hwy
26 locals recommend
A medieval-style Tuscan castle winery.
Haight Ashbury Painted Ladies
141 locals recommend
Painted Ladies
Steiner Street
141 locals recommend
199 locals recommend
Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street
199 locals recommend
175 locals recommend
The Castro
175 locals recommend
Hua-Zang Si
3126 22nd St
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers
261 Columbus Ave
68 locals recommend
One of the oldest and most established Chinatowns in the United States.
224 locals recommend
Chinatown
224 locals recommend
One of the oldest and most established Chinatowns in the United States.
Breathtaking sunset. There's a trail you can walk along to get a closer look of the bridge. The ruins and tunnels are amazing.
157 locals recommend
Sutro Baths
1004 Point Lobos Ave
157 locals recommend
Breathtaking sunset. There's a trail you can walk along to get a closer look of the bridge. The ruins and tunnels are amazing.

Wildflowers

Google “Wild Yellow Mustard Fields Half Moon Bay" to find the fields in bloom. Full bloom to February to March. Be mindful not to trespass if it’s private property.
115 locals recommend
Half Moon Bay
115 locals recommend
Google “Wild Yellow Mustard Fields Half Moon Bay" to find the fields in bloom. Full bloom to February to March. Be mindful not to trespass if it’s private property.
Wild flowers in bloom in spring. Serpentine Loop.
33 locals recommend
Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve
10 Old Stage Coach Rd
33 locals recommend
Wild flowers in bloom in spring. Serpentine Loop.
Almond and peach groves. Bloom from Feb to March.
30 locals recommend
Sacramento
30 locals recommend
Almond and peach groves. Bloom from Feb to March.
Almond and peach groves. Bloom from Feb to March. Famous for garlic. Check out garlic ice cream!
8 locals recommend
Gilroy
8 locals recommend
Almond and peach groves. Bloom from Feb to March. Famous for garlic. Check out garlic ice cream!
Wild flowers.
185 locals recommend
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
101 North Big Trees Park Road
185 locals recommend
Wild flowers.
Wild flowers, streams, trees and waterfalls. It’s like heaven.
North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve
2488 Cherokee Rd
Wild flowers, streams, trees and waterfalls. It’s like heaven.

For Tech Lovers

Facebook Way
Steve Jobs' house isn't far from here in old Palo Alto on the corner of Waverly (2101) and Santa Rita (a Tudor with red poppies out front). Mark Zuckerburg's house is north of Steve Jobs' house in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood on the corner of Edgewood (1454) and Island.
17 locals recommend
Hewlett Packard Garage
369 Addison Ave
17 locals recommend
Steve Jobs' house isn't far from here in old Palo Alto on the corner of Waverly (2101) and Santa Rita (a Tudor with red poppies out front). Mark Zuckerburg's house is north of Steve Jobs' house in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood on the corner of Edgewood (1454) and Island.
A scientific fun house.
248 locals recommend
Exploratorium
Pier 15 The Embarcadero
248 locals recommend
A scientific fun house.
99 locals recommend
Googleplex
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
99 locals recommend
6 locals recommend
Apple Park
One Apple Park Way
6 locals recommend
Facebook sign
1601 Willow Road

City/town information

Home association of boats.
Laid back town with Mediterranean vibe. Lots of shops and dining opportunities. 500 houseboats are a sight to see.
183 locals recommend
Sausalito
183 locals recommend
Laid back town with Mediterranean vibe. Lots of shops and dining opportunities. 500 houseboats are a sight to see.
With more than 375 wineries open for tastings and 90 urban tasting rooms, Napa Valley is known for world-class wine, as well as beautiful countryside and near perfect weather year-round. It is also known for Michelin-star restaurants, and luxurious accommodations and spas.
114 locals recommend
Napa
114 locals recommend
With more than 375 wineries open for tastings and 90 urban tasting rooms, Napa Valley is known for world-class wine, as well as beautiful countryside and near perfect weather year-round. It is also known for Michelin-star restaurants, and luxurious accommodations and spas.
Hike up to Hippie tree for the ultimate Instagram shot! Or take a ferry to Angel Island for history learning.
28 locals recommend
Tiburon
28 locals recommend
Hike up to Hippie tree for the ultimate Instagram shot! Or take a ferry to Angel Island for history learning.