View meteor showers from these low-light spots in the Bay
There's something so magical about watching the night sky explode with lights from a meteor shower. Unfortunately most of the Bay Area is riddled with light pollution, so you’ll want to grab a Gig and drive out someplace dark to take in the show.
You don’t have to go too far, really. Here are some of the best stargazing options in the area.
- Mount Tamalpais: Located just north of San Francisco in the heart of Marin County, you’ll be able to find a sweet spot at this park to witness the astronomical magic. The park closes after 7 p.m. – unless you're camping, so you’ll want to bring camping gear and snag a reservation or one of their first come, first serve sites.
- Point Reyes: Stargazing across the majestic Pacific Ocean is epic, and this beach is one of the best. You can pick up fire and camping permits at the Bear Valley Visitors Center.
- Grizzly Peak: A summit in the Berkeley Hills that boasts beautiful views of the Bay and is dark enough at night to really enjoy the show.
- The Chabot Space and Science Center often hosts meteor shower viewing parties. 🔭
Don’t forget to bring your Gig Card to lock/unlock your ride outside cell service. If you haven’t received a card yet, you can request one in the app or pick one up at the Oakland Rockridge and Berkeley AAA branches.