Rincon Park: Bow & Arrow Art and the Bay Bridge

Rincon Park in San Francisco is one of those places that would be a huge tourist attraction in virtually any other city but is only a mid level attraction in San Francisco. That’s not to say it isn’t awesome though; it’s just that the town has so many unique spots to visit that it is […]

Redwood Regional Park Stream Trail in Oakland

On a recent trip to Oakland, I was shocked to find out that there is a regional park with coastal redwoods only 15 minutes from downtown. The park features dozens of miles of trails, some heading through redwoods and some just along the ridge. Either way, it is a great spot to get active in […]

Santa Monica Pier: LA’s 100 Year Old Carnival Pier

The Santa Monica Pier is one of the most popular attractions in Los Angeles County. As the end point for Route 66 and the iconic pier with the Ferris Wheel and rides, it is easy to see why it is so popular. I for one don’t go very often because of the crowds, but if […]

Five Parks to Visit in Santa Cruz and the Best Hike in Each

Santa Cruz is peppered with state parks and natural reserves throughout the county, which is part of the reason it’s such a wonderful place to visit and an even better place to live. For outdoor enthusiasts, Santa Cruz is nothing short of paradise. With hiking, biking, and walking trails that take you through forests, shaded […]

Centennial Park on Coronado Island: A Historic Place with Beautiful Views of San Diego

The island of Coronado is a beautiful place to explore with beaches, parks and walking paths. One of my personal favorite spots in the city is Centennial Park though in the southeast part of the island. This historic park is small but stunning with fantastic views of San Diego from across the bay. Here is all the information […]

Irvine Regional Park: Lakes, A Zoo & Train Rides

If you are looking for a fun spot to explore with the whole family in Irvine then you can do worse than the regional park. With a few lakes, paddle boats, a train you can ride and a zoo you can visit, there is something that each kid will enjoy. I went to the park with […]

Old Mission Dam: Mission Trails Regional Park

In the Northeast outskirts of San Diego sits the Mission Trails Regional Park which is home to the Old Mission Dam. This nationally registered historic landmark is a great place to start a hike in the park or to just admire on its own. It is well maintained and is accessible via a wheelchair accessible […]

Bogart Park: Camping, Fishing & Hiking in Cherry Valley

This little park in the North end of Cherry Valley is a great example of the county parks many people do not even know exist. It has camping, hiking, fishing and even ample picnic ground,but I had never even heard of it. I set out to explore it in my attempt to uncover the awesome […]

Nojoqui Falls Park: Waterfall Near Solvang

Nojoqui Falls is a beautiful waterfall right in the middle of a small farming town, over the hill from Gaviota and just South of Solvang I felt lost driving here but it is beautiful farmland and as you get near you will see the park and realize you are going the correct way. This waterfall, even when […]

Calico Ghost Town: Old Mining Town in Yermo

On the long desert drive to Las Vegas one of the most interesting places you can stop is the famous ghost town, owned by Knotts Berry Farm, known as Calico Ghost Town. This unique representation of the history of California in this area is a great way to explore and interact with history. While it […]