Fullerton Arboretum is a little oasis of nature right on the Cal State Fullerton campus. It’s an excellent outing for OC 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!
The Aliso and Wood Canyons Visitor Center opened in May 2021 and is the perfect welcome to the wilderness park and trails beyond.
Stroller-friendly walks around lakes in OC provided with routes and links to nearby playgrounds and more info about parks.
List of over 15 playgrounds nearby walking trails in Orange County where you can take your kids to play and then go for a walk or mini-hike.
Caspers Wilderness Park Nature Center sits above the park and playground with amazing views of San Juan Creek, Bell Creek, and mountains.
More than 17 family-friendly nature centers and interpretive centers around Orange County, CA that add meaning to park visits.
Barbara’s Lake is an easy hike near Laguna Beach. It’s only about 10 minutes away from the beach and especially nice to visit in spring!
Nix Nature Center is the home base for Laguna Coast Wilderness Park on Laguna Canyon Road (Hwy 133) with easy hikes for families.
Where to find wildflowers (2022) from Orange County + kid-friendly spots. California wildflower guide for identification + safety tips.