Adventure Playground (AP) inside Huntington Beach Central Park is one of 3 true adventure playgrounds in California. The others are in Berkeley and Irvine. How lucky are we? Directions to Adventure Playground in Huntington Beach Central Park: The easiest way to find the playground is to find the Central Library and park there. From Interstate 405, I exited at Beach Blvd … [Read more...]
Central Orange County Playgrounds
Central OC playgrounds are in the cities of: Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach/Corona Del Mar, Orange, Santa Ana, and Tustin.
You want to know the best toddler beaches with no waves in OC? I'm going to provide you with my Top 3 plus two bonus beaches, but they come with a note of precaution. Still water beaches, meaning no waves or surf, have a general propensity for water quality issues and they can also be good stingray habitat - at least along the warm sandy edges. Check Heal the … [Read more...]
Seabridge Park in Huntington Harbour / Huntington Beach was like a "oh, finally!" moment for me. After asking around, some HB locals call this Mother's Beach whereas the City of Huntington Beach saves that name for nearby Davenport Beach Park. You've told me about this area before, but I never realized the exact location until I finally got to visit. There are … [Read more...]
The Bolsa Chica State Beach bike path is an almost 3-mile portion of the 10-mile bike trail which Google Maps calls "Huntington Beach Bike Trail" and what Visit Huntington Beach calls the "Ocean Strand" in Huntington Beach. Whatever you call it, I'm talking about the short stretch that spans from an over-ocean bridge just past Seapoint Street on Pacific Coast … [Read more...]
Our first trip to Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach turned out to be quite the summer adventure. The first day we went, there was a press conference in the interpretive center. There was no staff available to give us any direction on where to hike with kids. So I returned the next day with husband in tow. The interpretive center was closed when we arrived, … [Read more...]