9. Hike to the peak of Mount Tam.
In the mood for a hike? If you have a few extra hours, get on the Matt Davis Trail to Old Railroad Grade to reach the East Peak. Take the time to hike to the topmost peak of Mount Tam. At an elevation of 2,571 feet, you’ll feel like you’re standing on a slice of heaven because you will literally be above the clouds, with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the city. Bonus points if you bring your dog.
10. Attend a concert at Sweetwater Music Hall.
Often featuring Redwood musicians, Sweetwater Music Hall and Cafe in Mill Valley is the perfect way to spend a relaxing evening. The buoyant atmosphere due to the usually large turnout paired with beautiful live music is what makes the venue particularly appealing to wind down after a tiring week. Be sure to visit one of the open-mic nights or concerts at Sweetwater soon, particularly if a Redwood student is performing.
11. Go to a Redwood sports game.
No better time to support the Giants than in the final stretch of senior year, while you still can. Show up to as many games as you can and cheer for our athletes. Wear your senior jerseys, red and black beads or dress according to the game themes and display your Giant pride. Go, Giants!
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12. Watch a Redwood drama play.
The EPiC drama program really does produce some epic plays. From Micetro to Motherlode, drama students work hard to put on plays with powerful messages or shows that reach the heights of hilarity. Check out the drama schedule and attend at least one play before June to be entertained by Redwood’s talented actors.
13. Play Hide-and-Seek or tag at the mall.
Unleash your goofy side. Band a group of your friends together and drive to Northgate mall or The Village at Corte Madera. Instead of shopping around, save your cash for college and instead play a thrilling game of hide-and-seek or run around chasing each other for tag. If you’ve seen the movie “Tag,” you know you’re never too old for these classic childhood games. Yes, people may stare and judge, but who cares? You’re seniors.
14. Visit your old middle school.
The sight of your old middle school campus may bring back awkward or uneasy memories, so it’s understandable if you haven’t been back to visit since your middle school graduation. However, now that high school is inching toward the finish line and you may have an idea of what you’re going to be doing for the next four years, there is a good chance that your old teachers want a life update. Visit your old classrooms and catch up with your teachers, they’ll be overjoyed to see you.
15. Get brunch on a Sunday morning (or every Sunday morning).
Chocolate chip pancakes, french toast with fresh berries, omelets and hash browns are the staples of any fulfilling Sunday morning. There are several breakfast and brunch restaurants around town that offer these delicious items and so much more. Roll out of bed and make your way to Half Day Cafe in Kentfield, Dipsea Cafe in Mill Valley or New Morning Cafe in downtown Tiburon for the perfect way to top off your weekend.
16. Watch a movie at the Lark Theater.
The Lark Theater on Magnolia has been a local landmark since 1939. However, it is often overlooked by our generation. To support this historic monument, book one of their evening shows and attend with your family. They usually play independent and classic films, so it will be a refreshing change from the mainstream movies you might catch at Century.
17. Go roller-skating or mini golfing.
A fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon is to go roller-skating at Cal Skate in Petaluma, or to go mini golfing at Urban Putt in the city. As opposed to driving around and getting food, the most typical (sometimes boring) way to hang out with friends, these unique activities will spice up your weekend plans.
18. Take a road trip to Tahoe with your friends.
Senior year isn’t quite complete unless you go on a road trip with your entire friend group. What’s a more classic destination than Lake Tahoe? Ski week is a great time to head up there for a snowy good time, but the weeks leading up to summer are also prime for swimming and paddleboarding. No matter the time of year, it’s always a blast.