This is a family guide to the Crystal Cove Historic District via Los Trancos - the closest large parking lot to this location. The Crystal Cove Historic District & Cottages at Newport Coast are what most people associate with this state park. This park is popular for its cottages which are available for rental through ReserveCalifornia.com, the Beachcomber … [Read more...]
Nature Hikes for Families
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 while exploring Orange County trails!
Which park passes should you buy if you are a family living in Orange County, CA? It's a question that plagues parents who wants to play outside more, but don't have the time to research every possible outing or admission price. I will try to make it easy for you. Your choices range from: Spend $0 - see FREE PLAY.Spend $55/year - OCParks.com County Regional and … [Read more...]
Salt Creek Trail which runs from inland in Laguna Niguel to the beach in Dana Point is one of my favorite walks with the kids. I've done it with them in a stroller and this time they were old enough to walk on their own. The ocean breeze, and sometimes fog, make for a cool excursion when temperatures heat up inland. It's also great because you can choose to do … [Read more...]
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine is an oasis of hidden nature. The ponds are tucked away between bustling Jamboree Road and the quieter Harvard Avenue with an entrance off Michelson. It's the perfect location for the Sea & Sage Audubon House - the first stop on our visit. The volunteer staffing the house was extremely helpful in pointing out the highlights … [Read more...]
The Fairy Trail Hike at Oso Creek in Mission Viejo was an artistic and miniature fantasyland brought to you by the same Fairyologist who created the Aliso Summit Fairy Trail. During the summer of 2018 and the holiday season of 2018/19, the hike was located below the Oso Viejo Community Park Playground and along the Oso Creek Trail. I am awaiting official … [Read more...]