3 Local Spots in SF to Celebrate Spring
Milder weather and reopenings await us in the springtime. Luckily for residents of The Harrison, season festivities and blooming natural escapes are never too far in our local Bay Area. Here are just a few of the many options you have to enjoy the new season this year.
Reserve Your Opening-Day Sail Early
Ring in the start of boating season on April 25th, this year’s annual historic boat parade on the Bay. While you can view the maritime show of both vintage and contemporary boats from the shore, now is the time to reserve a spot aboard the Schooner Freda B if you’d like to celebrate on the water! This event sells out every year, with the coveted sunset sail already sold out. Indulge in both local history and a breath of fresh ocean air this spring by planning ahead. Tickets are $255.
Start a New Spring Tradition and Visit the Rhododendron Dell
This enclave of Golden Gate park is a memorial dedicated to the former park superintendent, and is lush with his favorite flower of rhododendrons. This month of March is when the blooms run in delicate pinks and deep reds. A unique labor of love, this garden is one of the most romantic spots in the city to observe the beauty of spring.
Camp in Wine Country
Itching to get out of the city to see the tidings of springtime? Campgrounds and most trails have reopened at Bothe Napa Valley State Park, so now is a great time to escape among redwoods and vineyards. With more than 10 miles of hiking trails at your disposal, there’s no shortage of opportunities to immerse yourself in nature. Take this opportunity to welcome the new season with a bottle of Napa wine and an adventure in tree groves.