City Without Limits

San Francisco (Cont.)

   

68. STAGE YOUR OWN multisport epic in Golden Gate Park: fly-fishing in the casting ponds across from the Buffalo Paddock; lawn bowling; and bike polo (415-846-2972) with a group of former bicycle messengers in Speedway Meadow. (www.parks.sfgov.org)

69. GET LEAN at the hottest workout in town, an hourlong Bar Method class that combines yoga stretches with modern-dance exercises to increase flexibility, stamina, and strength. (415-441-6333, www.barmethod.com)

70. ZEN OUT at Green Gulch Farm, a Buddhist retreat in Marin where the traditional Japanese teahouse, gardens, and guest quarters exude mindful simplicity. Visit on a Sunday for lunch, tea, and instruction in zazen (traditional sitting meditation). (415-383-3134, www.sfzc.org)

71. JAM LIKE A LOCAL on weekend afternoons at the Ramp (415-621-2378), where salsa and reggae bands like Ritmo y Armonia play to dancing throngs on the outdoor patio. For more music listings, check www.sfstation.com and www.flavorpill.com.

72. SCOUT THE MISSION for cool clothing boutiques (like Sunhee Moon), rare-book peddlers, and secondhand treasures. Recoup over a Niman Ranch jambon sandwich at Tartine Bakery (415-487-2600) or Cuban bread salad and ceviche at Nuevo Latino restaurant Alma (415-401-8959).

73. TREK THE SUN TRAIL, which winds a mile along a grassy ridgeline to the Tourist Club, a Bavarian-style lodge overlooking Muir Woods, in Marin. Relax on the deck with a Spaten on tap. (Weekends; 415-388-9987)

74. RUN AT SUNSET along the four-mile cliffside trail to Land's End, a sea-pounded promontory that gets our vote for the most pristine spot in the city. Stop to watch the brown pelicans nosediving into the surf. (Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 415-561-4323, www.nps.gov/goga)

75. PAY HOMAGE to San Francisco's world-class cuisine at the city's hallowed trio: Try Meyer Ranch shaking beef and pea shoots at the Slanted Door (415-861-8032); grilled Monterey calamari with white beans at Delfina (415-552-4055); and briny oysters or roast chicken at Zuni Café (415-552-2522).

76. LAUNCH THE OFFSHORE GUSTS. Neophyte kiteboarders will be happiest off of Coyote Point, Alameda, and Larkspur; gale-pounded Crissy Field is for experts only. West Coast Kiteboarding offers three- to five-hour introductory sessions for $300. (866-994-5483, www.westcoastkiteboarding.com)

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