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101 Free Things To Do In London. Free museums 1.

101 Free Things To Do In London

Come face-to-face with a roaring T-Rex and experience the earthquake simulator at the Natural History Museum. 3. Explore the fascinating history of England's capital at the Museum of London. Quirky attractions 11. 12. 14. 15. No Reservations? No Problem: Walk-In Campsites Around the Bay Area. Camping is growing in popularity.

No Reservations? No Problem: Walk-In Campsites Around the Bay Area

According to National Park Service data, every kind of camping (tent, backcountry, RV, campsites operated by concessionaires) got a boost in the past few years with overnight stays hitting nearly 8.5 million in 2014, up almost 7 percent from 7.91 million in 2013. Of course, seasoned campers — aware of the key dates to reserve sites — had their Labor Day weekend booked in March, but for those not totally in-the-know who still want to enjoy the outdoors this summer, there is hope. Here are some first-come first-served sites around the Bay, meaning all you have to do is show up. Just remember when you do: please respect the land. Lake Sonoma More Information If you want to camp at this reservoir, which boasts 50 miles of shoreline with countless inlets to explore, there are several options. Willow Creek Environmental Campground More Information Hate having to drive back home after a day out on the Russian River?

Mount Tamalpais State Park More Information. How to Spend the Perfect Day in Oakland’s Redwood Forest. 8 NorCal swimming holes you need to check out this summer. 36 Hours in Oakland, California. 4. ­

36 Hours in Oakland, California

International Breakfast, 9 a.m. By Cesar Chavez Park in a tiny orange stucco building in Fruitvale, Taqueria Campos feels like a modest Mexican home, where the tortillas are fresh and stockpots are simmering with the Jalisco specialties of pozole, menudo and goat birria — three meaty soups that provide a warming winter breakfast. Another East Side option is Saigon Deli Sandwich & Taco Valparaiso. With co-owners from Vietnam and Mexico, respectively, this banh mi shop and taco stand in one serves everything from pork combination sandwiches with pâté and head cheese to fish or lengua (tongue) tacos and Mission-style burritos.

A meal at either cash-only restaurant runs less than $10. 5. ­ The Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Mountain View Cemetery prides itself on “transcending the division between man and nature” with a parklike landscape of California live oak, Italian cypress, Lebanese cedar, Italian stone pine and palm trees in the Piedmont Hills. 6. ­ San Francisco's most photographed sites. Susana Guerrero, Updated 4:15 am, Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Photo: Susana Bates, Special To The Chronicle 20.

San Francisco's most photographed sites

Lands End 19. Last-Minute Guide to Bay Area Camping. The Most Beautiful Places in California - Road Trip Ideas. Washington's 6 Signature Mountains Are Waiting. Mt.

Washington's 6 Signature Mountains Are Waiting

Si 4,167 feet Named After Josiah “Uncle Si” Merritt, a homesteader who lived at the base in the nineteenth century, but most famous for its starring role in the Twin Peaks credit sequence Found Just over a half hour from Seattle, the North Bend’s massif is a hugely popular destination for day hikers. You’ll need a Discover Pass ($30 annually) and your stars in alignment to score a parking spot. Conquer Ascending Si takes little more than a few hours, moderate fitness, and a granola bar, but the final scramble up a rocky pile is optional—much more dangerous than the gentle hike that precedes it. Mt. 7,980 feet Named By explorer John Meares, who thought the mountain looked like the home of the Greek gods Found Rising from the center of the mountain range and peninsula both named after it.

Conquer Though the peak is relatively puny in stature, Olympic glory comes only after crossing glaciers, climbing rock, and slogging 17.5 foot-numbing miles just to reach base camp. Our favorite hidden gems in San Francisco. Gallery_thumbnails_show|article-gallery-6323933|article-gallery-6323933|0 gallery_overlay_open|article-gallery-6323933|article-gallery-6323933|0 gallery_overlay_open_thumbs|article-gallery-6323933|article-gallery-6323933|0 "OK, here is the secret parking if you’re going to the Stern Grove festival on Sundays.

Our favorite hidden gems in San Francisco

Every summer Sunday there are cars crawling around the streets near Stern Grove hunting and hunting for parking places. Assuming you can walk a few short, safe blocks, here it is: GPS yourself to 20th and Eucalyptus, southbound on 20th. Photo: Sonja Och, The Chronicle "Completely free: a walk up to Tank Hill park, worth braving the wind and one's heaving lungs for a spectacular view. " Photo: Kim Komenich, SFC "Completely free: a walk up to Tank Hill park, worth braving the... "OK, here is the secret parking if you’re going to the Stern... "Definitely the camera obscura at the Cliff House.

Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle Art lovers know there's a hidden Diego Rivera mural in the city.