Felicita County Park in Escondido

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Sometimes families ask me for a park with a stream, sometimes it's rocks to climb, or a shaded oak grove, and sometimes it's a playground or hiking trails. This park has it all -- and we discovered it quite by accident. Directions to Felicita County Park: Off Interstate 15 at Via Rancho Parkway. Go in the opposite direction of the San Diego Safari Park - towards Lake … [Read more...]

Lands End Lookout and Sutro Bath Ruins in San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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Lands End Lookout and the Sutro Bath Ruins in San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area seemingly brought us to the edge of the world and then into the mouth of a sea cave! It was an breathtaking stop on our way through the Bay Area to points north. And guess what? It was sunny! In San Francisco! At the entrance to the bay! We started at the Lands End … [Read more...]

Nojoqui Falls Park: Waterfall Hike in Solvang

Nojoqui Falls Park and Waterfall Hike

Nojoqui Falls Park is tucked in the foothills of Solvang and features a waterfall hike. This park is NOT in Orange County! It's in Santa Barbara County which is about 3 and a half hours from OC.  If you look  at the "Family Travel" menu above, you'll see plenty of family trip ideas to places outside Orange County. My NaturePlayClub.com site is launching this summer with even … [Read more...]