It was an artistic and miniature fantasyland brought to you by the same Fairyologist who created the Aliso Summit Fairy Trail. You may have read my posts about the Oso Viejo Community Park Playground and the Oso Creek Trail on this blog. In both of those posts, I have you access the trail from the playground since there is a path leading down to the creek from … [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!
Everyone thinks of the Newport Beach Civic Center Park as the place with the white bunny sculptures. But when I think of Newport Beach, I think of sailing and the ocean. Even their city seal sports sails, fish, and the ocean. So that's why it makes sense that the architecture of the Newport Beach Civic Center and Park (NBCC) should match that vision. The roofline looks like … [Read more...]
I wanted to put together a little list of places to go in OC with green hills for family hikes. Having lived in places where the winter season is marked by the color brown, I just love California's green winters. But the weather is heating up for spring and we'll be losing our green hills to the brown of summer. The disclaimer is that this list is only good after the rain has … [Read more...]
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...]
There are over 15 playgrounds nearby walking trails in Orange County to inspire you to get outdoors and go exploring. Whenever we go to playgrounds, I'm always looking for somewhere to stroll. The playgrounds I picked for this post have walking trails RIGHT off the playground. You only have to park once and then walk into nature -- or onto a walking path -- or hiking trail. … [Read more...]