SIT AROUND THE CAMPFIRE AT OCEAN BEACH
Summer nights are all about sitting around the campfire, telling stories, and roasting marshmallows. And while you could do that at a campsite outside of the city, you could also do it at Ocean Beach, which is just as much fun and means you can sleep in your own bed that night. OB has 16 fire rings and the nearby Safeway is the perfect spot to pick up everything you’ll need (firewood, fire starters, hot dogs, hot dog buns, s’mores supplies, and beverages). A couple of things to know: The fire rings go fast on the weekends, you’re not technically allowed to drink alcohol, and Safeway is always sold out of the metal skewers you need for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. Also, do not, under any circumstances, walk away from your food. The seagulls are savvy and scary and will pull your hot dog package out of the grocery bag, peck through the plastic, and run away with all of your weiners, not that we know from experience or anything. Okay, fine: We know from experience.