Oso Creek Trail in Mission Viejo is outside the Norman P. Murray Community Center. It’s perfect for family walks near an awesome playground.
Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim is a forested paradise with fishing lakes. Feels like Yorba Linda, but actually in Anaheim.
Crystal Cove State Park offers space for tidepooling, beach trips, nature rambles, and whale watching from the shore in Newport Beach.
Northwood Community Park in Irvine is also known as Castle Park. I think of it as a fortress fit for knights and princesses.
Salt Creek Trail in Dana Point provides a long nature walk to the beach for active families. Maps to trail start in Laguna Niguel, too.
The San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine is home to Sea & Sage Audubon House. Walk wide dirt trails & see the wildlife in the ponds.
We planned our visit to Seminole Park in Laguna Niguel to enjoy a lazy picnic. It was a beautiful spot in a neighborhood with shade trees. How to Get to …
Sunset Park in Dana Point (Capo Beach) is tucked away in a beachy neighborhood on the east side of Interstate 5 near the Beach Cities exit.
Mason Regional Park in Irvine is a lovely regional park with a lake and multiple playground areas. Use it as a picnic spot or a family walk.
Los Rios Park playground in San Juan Capistrano is a great place to play in addition to its location in the very historic Los Rios neighborhood. If you’ve ever taken the train …