Christmas Train at Irvine Park Railroad


The Christmas Train at Irvine Park Railroad celebrates its 20th year when it opens the day after Thanksgiving. So why am I writing about it NOW? Because tickets are ALREADY on sale and some dates are ALREADY sold out.  I don't want you to miss out on the fun. Mapping Out the Festivities Every year, it seems they add more lights and the location becomes more … [Read more...]

Mile Square Park Nature Area


Mile Square Regional Park’s Nature Area is a special 15 acre natural park area with native plants tucked away in the upper half of Mile Square Regional Park, nestled between the golf course and the regular park area.  You wouldn't even know it's there if you're passing by on Euclid or Edinger. Location: The nature area entrance is in Parking Lot “F” which is closest to … [Read more...]

7 New Reasons to Visit Discovery Cube OC


The Discovery Cube OC expansion opened in June 2015. We've written a review of what you can expect including 7 New Reasons to Visit Discovery Cube OC. I got to experience the new exhibits at a media preview right before the expansion was completed, then our volunteer park reporter (Lisa) brought her boys to see the completed version. Although, I'm sharing what's new AT … [Read more...]

Ultimate Guide to City Recreation Programs and Calendars in OC

ultimate guide city rec

Welcome to the ultimate guide to city recreation programs and calendars in OC with links to each city's community calendar or recreation classes and activities guides. If you live in Orange County, chances are you get a recreation guide mailed to you on a seasonal basis or at least a community newsletter. But we are all accustomed to traveling between many different OC cities … [Read more...]