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Explore your Bay Area backyard with REI

Our local experts lead classes and guided trips in San Francisco, the East Bay and beyond. We also rent bikes, kayaks, camping gear and more.

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“Terrific guides—patient, knowledgeable and fun!”

Guests can’t stop raving about REI guides, and neither we can we! Find out what makes our guides so deserving of every accolade.

Upcoming experiences

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Near Chicago? Paddle the river with us!

We rent kayaks by the hour at Ping Tom Park in Chinatown. Accessible by L train or Water Taxi—no experience necessary!

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In the DC area? Paddle the Potomac with us!

We rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards by the hour at National Harbor, right off the beltway on the banks of the Potomac. No experience necessary!

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REI’s Arizona Adventure Center

Ready for some epic desert fun? Our Phoenix-area hub rents bikes, kayaks, camping gear and more. We also lead guided trips to the area’s most incredible places.

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REI’s San Francisco Adventure Center

Need a break from the high-tech hubbub? Our Bay Area experts lead outdoor classes and guided tours to help you decompress and learn new skills.

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Why you’ll love REI Co-op Experiences

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    Deep, local connections

    Get to know the people, wildlife and natural history of your nearby community.

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    Hassle-free adventuring

    We do all the packing and planning—all you need to do is show up and have fun!

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    Relaxation and rejuvenation

    Spending time outside with amazing people is the ultimate stress reliever.