City Without Limits

San Francisco

Fort Point     Photo: Paolo Marchesi

57. BUZZ THE GOLDEN GATE on a 30-minute tandem ultralight flight above the Bay. (San Francisco Hang Gliding Center, 510-528-2300, www.sfhanggliding.com)

58. HOP A FERRY from Pier 41 to Angel Island State Park, where a two-mile scramble on the Sunset Trail delivers you to the top of Mount Livermore for glorious 360-degree views. (415-435-1915, www.parks.ca.gov)

59. FORAGE LOCALLY at the Bay Area's best farmers market—every Tuesday, Thursday, and weekend morning at Ferry Plaza—and drool over stalls of fab organic eats: Dirty Girl heirloom tomatoes and Cowgirl Creamery's Point Reyes Original Blue cheese. (www.ferryplazafarmersmarket.com)

60. RIDE AT THE SHRINE of mountain biking, Marin County's Mount Tamalpais, on a 50-plus-mile linkup of trails, including Railroad Grade and Tenderfoot. Rent wheels at Adventure Bicycle Company. (415-771-8735, www.adventurebike.com)

61. FOLLOW YOUR PATH through the terrazzo-tiled labyrinth outside Grace Cathedral, on Nob Hill. An ancient symbol of life's journey, the labyrinth has only one route to its center (representing your deepest self) and back out. (www.gracecathedral.org)

62. CHANNEL YOUR INNER GARDENER at the Edible Schoolyard (510-558-1335), in Berkeley—a one-acre organic garden founded by Bay Area foodie queen Alice Waters and designed to demonstrate sustainable agriculture. To sample the goodness, reserve a table at Waters's legendary Chez Panisse (510-548-5525, www.chezpanisse.com).

63. RIDE GIANTS at Fort Point, a ledgy surf break on the edge of the Golden Gate. Beginners are better off on the gentle right and left beach break a few miles south at Pacifica. The Nor Cal Surf Shop rents boards and wetsuits. (650-738-9283)

64. LUXURIATE AT THE CLIFT, where the lavender-and-ivory-hued rooms—and a lobby sheathed in velvet and ostrich-print leather—will soothe you silly. Belly up to the Redwood Room's enormous bar, rumored to be carved from a single tree. (Doubles from $220; 415-775-4700, morganshotelgroup.com)

65. SELF-MEDICATE at the Great China Herb Co., where the antique cabinets overflow with dried scallops, tree roots, and numerous varieties of ginseng. An on-site doctor of Chinese medicine can make recommendations. (415-982-2195)

66. GO FREE at the north end of Baker Beach, a nudist retreat and skinny-dipping enclave in the Presidio. Beware the chilly water and swift currents. (415-561-4314)

67. IMMERSE YOURSELF in the Thursday-night art scene at SFMOMA (415-357-4000, www.sfmoma.org). Après-culture, move the gab to the Rickshaw Stop (415-861-2011), where the beverage of choice is a three-dollar Red Stripe.

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