San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park

The San Diego Zoo is known worldwide and often voted one of the best zoos you can visit. With over 3,000 animals and almost 100 acres of land, this zoo is massive, and it’s a great place to explore with the whole family. While it can be expensive, I have always found the price to […]

Cabrillo Beach Tide Pools & San Pedro Sunken City

Cabrillo Beach sits out on the edge of Point Fermin in the town of San Pedro. This beach has historical significance from the bath house that sits on the sand, but it also has a beautiful collection of tide pools about a quarter mile from the beach and the infamous Sunken City if you keep […]

Cabrillo Aquarium in San Pedro

Right on the water in the Port of Los Angeles, the Cabrillo Aquarium is a great spot for the whole family to explore. Of course, young children will probably like it the most, but I found it to be a great aquarium as an adult as well. There was a lot to see in the […]

Rock Hill Trail: Birdwatching at the Sonny Bono Wildlife Refuge

This two-mile trail in the Sonny Bono Wildlife Refuge, right on the Salton Sea, is one of the best ways to explore the shoreline and see the vast array of birds that make the area their home during migrations. The trail is a nice leisurely walk with a short climb at the end, and I […]

LA Zoo Lights: Christmas Lights at the Los Angeles Zoo

Each December I go on a hunt to find all of the new Christmas attractions that I can explore for the website, you can read about them all here. This year I finally checked off the LA Zoo Lights, which is a highly popular attraction in Los Angeles that actually lives up to expectations. The […]

Snorkeling with the Leopard Sharks in La Jolla

During the last few months of summer, leopard sharks descend on the cove of La Jolla for the warm water which helps them to speed up the birthing process. This is an amazing natural phenomenon and one that you can experience for yourself with a snorkel, if you feel like you can handle it. I […]

Micke Grove Zoo in Lodi

When looking for things to do in Lodi, I stumbled upon the fantastic Micke Grove Regional Park, which contains an excellent museum, beautiful Japanese gardens and of course the Micke Grove Zoo. The zoo itself is pretty small, but it has a lot of fun exhibits for the whole family, here is all the info. […]

Bird Rock Trail in Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is by far one of my favorite state parks in all of California. The majestic piece of coastline it protects is some of the best in the area, even comparable to the Big Sur area to the south. I got a chance to do the Bird Rock Trail and Cypress […]

Big Bear Alpine Zoo: An Animal Rehibilitation Center in Moonridge

During the summer months, Big Bear has a plethora of fabulous things to explore for all ages around the lake and neighboring cities. One of these family friendly spots is Big Bear Alpine Zoo in the small town of Moonridge. The great thing about this zoo is that it is a rehabilitation area for the animals, not […]

Elephant Seal Overlook Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore

At the end of the road in Point Reyes National Seashore sits the beautiful Point Reyes Lighthouse and the short elephant sea overlook trail. When I was recently there it was incredibly foggy, and the lighthouse couldn’t be seen, but I was able to take the elephant seal overlook walk and marvel at the hundreds […]