How to Survive the Next Heat Wave: A Roundup of 15 Bay Area Sunny Adventures

Wednesday September 28, 2016

We are easing out of the latest heat wave here in San Francisco, but if years past are any indication, the hottest days may be yet to come.

I’ve rounded up fifteen ideas for what to do the next time the temperatures reach the 90s and air conditioning is nowhere to be seen.




Do like everyone else and pretend we live in San Diego and head to Ocean Beach

Or, pretend you live in New Jersey and head to the Santa Cruz boardwalk


east beach at crissy field, marina district, golden gate bridge, san francisco, california


Frolic in the warm waves and sandy inlets at East Beach, Crissy Fields

Go on the most dazzling San Francisco ocean-cliffside hike of all: Lands End




Devour fresh barbecued oysters on Tamalpais Bay



Search for giant sea anemones, crabs, and sea urchins at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, south of Pacifica


california, san francisco, baker beach, golden gate bridge, view, waves, coast


Hike under the Golden Gate Bridge to a picnic at Baker Beach

Hit up SF’s public pools and swimming holes

Take a sunny stroll through West Portal just because you can

Or, a take advantage of sun in the Richmond and eat your heart out


lifesaver on a boat on san francisco bay in the fog


Take a roundtrip ferry joy ride to Sausalito, with just your Clipper card

Get your air conditioning and booze fix at Kabuki Movie Theater


fish restaurant in sausalito, california


Grab some crab rolls by the Sausalito docks

Round up picnic supplies in Pescadero and head for a private beach along Highway 1

Walk on water at the Alameda Beach and take in stunning views of SF


How about you? What are your favorite Bay Area spots on a rare hot day?

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