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...]
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!
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...]
Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea is home to some of the best playgrounds in Orange County and, surprisingly, a redwood grove. This is the only grove of redwoods in Orange County. A 4-acre lake sits at the center of this expansive park. With one of the biggest and best playgrounds around. You'll spot birds like coots with their black bodies and white … [Read more...]
Sea Summit Trail is the one with stairs near the San Clemente Outlets off Avenida Pico. You know? Those stairs that you drive by on Pacific Coast Highway between Capo Beach and the 7-Eleven near the Ole Hanson Beach Club and Pool. Highlights: The blufftop view will knock your socks off! It's a panoramic view from all the way south past the San Clemente Pier to the … [Read more...]
Trestles or Trestle Beach is a bit of a mystery, unless you're a surfer. I'm betting the surfers like to keep it that way! We enjoyed a great off-season family outing here without tromping on anyone's saltwater turf. It's a hike down to the sand, but manageable even for little ones. Trestles is actually part of San Onofre State Beach. Huell Howser from California's … [Read more...]