ReefCheck.org Volunteer Divers Monitor Underwater Parks

ReefCheck.org Volunteer Divers

The Resorts at Dana Point are founding partners in the Reef Check Foundation's Adopt-a-Reef program. Reef Check trains and supports a network of volunteer divers to monitor over 100 protected underwater parks in California - and many more internationally. (It's a lot more complicated than that with different protection designations for different areas, but we'll call them … [Read more...]

Visit Lake Gregory for Weekend Water Play

Lake Gregory

I never knew about Lake Gregory until my friend, Noel of Bosh Images and mom to a 9 year old and toddler, shared her amazing experience there. Now I wanna go! Here's her write-up for you . . .  A short drive up the mountains, before you get to Lake Arrowhead there is a small lake with large sized fun packed in it. Lake Gregory has no shortage of things to do, from … [Read more...]

Southern California Aquarium Trips & Touch Tanks

Southern California Aquarium Touch Tanks

Southern California aquarium trips and touch tidepools are almost rites of passage for California kids. Most feature local sea life, and some include tropical highlights from Mexico or the South Pacific. Southern California Aquariums Birch Aquarium at Scripps in La Jolla My very favorite and more manageable with small children. Outdoor views of La Jolla Cove with touch … [Read more...]

Birch Aquarium at Scripps for Seahorses and Leopard Sharks

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium at Scripps in La Jolla, in my opinion, is the best Southern California aquarium for families.  If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you know I'm rather crowd-averse. The bigger aquariums just make me nervous because there are usually large field trips and it's easy to lose sight of the kids in the darkened exhibit halls. This hasn't happened … [Read more...]