The Fullerton Arboretum was on my list of places to visit with the kids ever since I heard about it from a blogger friend. She said, "Oh, you'll love it!" and "Get on their email list!" We made it a family trip on the weekend and it was perfect! It wasn't crowded at all and the place has such a nice feel to it. Directions to Fullerton Arboretum: It's right off the … [Read more...]
Find the best nature hikes to take with families in Orange County. Many are more like nature walks and designed more for connecting your family to the outdoors. Families can relax together!
In Orange County, wildflowers tend to bloom starting in March. My husband and I accidentally stumbled upon a whole bunch when we took an impromptu wildflower hike in Aliso and Woods Canyons in March of 2016. In general, expect to see wildflower blooms from March-May. Not all spots are kid-friendly because some require long car rides, super steep or remote trails, or desert … [Read more...]
Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange feels very accessible to those who might be hesitant to explore the greater wilds of Orange County with kids. I would feel comfortable taking a toddler here, because the hikes are short and the pay-offs are big. [NOTE: There are still trail closures due to the October 2017 Canyon Fire 2 which heavily impacted this park. So … [Read more...]
The Mission Viejo Fairy Village is back for the Holiday Season 2019. The Caring Fairies will be at the Potocki Center for the Arts and the lower Oso Creek Fairy Trail for the holiday season from November 3rd though the end of December. This post has everything you need to know about the 2019 Holiday Season. However, if you want to learn more about the history, I wrote … [Read more...]
There is so much to see on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks land that it's hard to squeeze into one post. The Sinks is a particularly beautiful portion of Limestone Canyon with a viewing deck for . . . viewing (of course!). In March of 2011, OC Parks and the Irvine Ranch Conservancy dedicated a newly built viewing deck boasting stunning vistas of Orange … [Read more...]