Pelican Point and Treasure Cove at Crystal Cove State Park

Pelican Point and Treasure Cove

The Pelican Point Entrance is where Newport Coast Drive dead ends into Crystal Cove State Park. Parking is on the beach side of PCH. My family enjoys this entrance because of the boardwalk that goes through the coastal sage scrub and the path that winds around to the viewpoint path over Little Treasure Cove. Driving Directions to Pelican Point and Treasure Cove Parking … [Read more...]

Reef Point at Crystal Cove State Park

Moro Beach

Reef Point is the start of the bluff area that stretches north above Moro Beach. You can stick to the bluff trails and boardwalks or you can take the stairs and ramps down to the ocean. Driving Directions to Reef Point: Take Pacific Coast Highway to south of the shops at Crystal Cove. The entrance to this Crystal Cove State Beach parking area is on the beach side. Turn … [Read more...]

8 Ideas for Spring Break Family Activities Away From The Crowds

Spring Break Away from the Crowds

Sometimes families face challenges planning their spring break family activities. If you have school-age kids, they're home. If you don't then you're fighting crowds to do the things you normally do without competing with the droves of school kids. I have a particularly vivid memory of driving the kids to Legoland during spring break -- only to wait an HOUR to get into the … [Read more...]

Places to Go in OC with Green Hills

places to go in oc with green hills

Having lived in places where this season is marked by the color brown, I just love California's green winters. But the weather is heating up for spring and we'll be losing our green hills to the brown of summer. So I wanted to put together a little list of places to go in OC with green hills for family hikes. The disclaimer is that this list is only good after the rain has come … [Read more...]