9 ways to make the most of your spring staycation

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Pace Gallery

Tired of constantly checking Aeries? Check out Pace Gallery! Pace is a contemporary art gallery, located in Palo Alto.

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Fisherman’s Wharf

Feeling sad because you miss school? Go to the Fisherman’s Wharf! Whether you go to learn the historical background of the San Francisco waterfront or just to explore, Fisherman’s Wharf offers endless amounts of things to do during a day up in the city.

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Shoreline Park

Looking to spend some time on the water? Shoreline offers paddle boating, kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing. It’s not too far and they even have a bistro for after your little escapade in the water.

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Stanford Cantor arts center

Done with your tour of the Pace Gallery but still looking for more art? Go over to the Stanford Cantor arts center on the campus of Stanford University. The Stanford Cantor arts center focuses primarily on the visual arts.

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Hike at Rancho Open Space Preserve

Looking to update your Instagram feed? Well, the best time to take those photos is on a hike. Rancho is a hiking area in the Santa Cruz mountains that offers many trails, all varying in length and difficulty.

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Haight/Ashbury

Bored of studying for your upcoming test on Tuesday? Haight-Ashbury is one of the biggest commercial centers in San Francisco, with boutiques, restaurants, stores, and a vibrant community. Spend the day there, grab a bite, and laze around.

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Bike across the GGB

Feeling guilty because you missed practice? No worries, grab a friend and a bike! Time for a fun adventure and your cardio for the day. Maybe even go over to the Presidio for a picnic after, which is part of the

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Ferry Building

Downtown Mountain View getting boring? The Ferry Building Marketplace in San Fran offers a world class public food market, along with a rich history of the landmark.

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Chinatown

Feeling sad because your travel plans got canceled? San Francisco is home to the largest Chinatown outside of Asia. Take a tour of Chinatown to immerse yourself in the attractions, culture, and food that they have to offer.

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Avanti Puri
Avanti, a senior, is excited to spend her last year at MVHS writing for the Oracle. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her friends, drink pearl tea, and wave at cute dogs on the street.
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