This 184-acre natural park is located at the base of Mt. Wilson. There are five miles of nature trails and also an equestrian trail. The canyon is very lush and has beautiful displays of local…
Shipley Nature Center
Huntington Beach, CA
Shipley Nature Center is an 18-acre natural area located in Huntington Beach, California. Situated within Huntington Central Park, the nature center is not only a sanctuary for the local wildlife, but it is also a…
Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Park
Three Rivers, CA
Enjoy the most spectacular nature filled with incredible trees that have been around for centuries in this California National Park!
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Pismo Beach, CA
Each year thousands of vibrant orange and black Monarch Butterflies flock to Pismo Beach, seeking shelter from the freezing northern winters. From late October to February, the butterflies cluster in the limbs of a grove…
Old Faithful Geyser of California
Come visit the show of California's Old Faithful Geyser, a spectacular, nature-directed performance. The stage, walled by thick bamboo and plumed pampas grass, appears as an innocent pool of shallow water until time for the…
Step back in Time, over 3 million years, and follow the trail of majestic petrified redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove in beautiful California wine country
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Fort Bragg, CA
Offers everything from colorful displays to thunderous waves. The garden also includes a large model railroad, a fairy village and a "quail trail" just for children.
Six Rivers National Forest
Willow Creek, CA
Six Rivers National Forest is over a million acres of beautiful National Forest with activities, wildlife, rivers, and even white water rafting!
North Coast Nature Center
Crescent City, CA
The mission of the North Coast Nature Center is to make a connection between people and animals in order to inspire environmental stewardship. The North Coast Nature Center is a hands on, discovery museum featuring…
Garland Ranch Regional Park
Carmel Valley, CA
This park is home to a variety of landscapes that occur at elevations from 200 to 2000 feet. From the willow covered banks of the Carmel River through the cottonwood-sycamore stands of the old floodplain,…
Redwood Regional Park
Kids can experience the magic of this hidden redwood forest whose 1,830 acres are ready to be explored - an amazing natural wonder in California for the family to enjoy.
San Leandro, CA
An astonishing diversity of wildlife can be seen at this shoreline park under development just south of Oakland International Airport. Marsh hawks, black-shouldered kites, red-tailed hawks, and shorebirds abound. Views of the Bay are spectacular.
Mojave National Preserve
Singing sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, Joshua tree forests, and carpets of wildflowers are all found at this 1.6 million acre park. A visit to its canyons, mountains and mesas will reveal long-abandoned mines, homesteads,…
Whale Watching Excursions
San Diego, CA
Flagship Cruise & Events offer two types of whale watching experiences in San Diego that will give you an experience of a lifetime!
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica, CA
Beach fun blessed with 3.5 miles of broad sandy coastline and more than 340 days of sunshine per year, with swimming, volleyball, surfing and more!
Trees Of Mystery
We are an 8/10ths of a mile groomed interpretive trail through the awe-inspiring Redwoods of Northern California. Part of the trail (The Trail of Tall Tales)is devoted to the myth and mythology of Paul Bunyan,…
The Living Desert
Palm Desert, CA
An enlightening tour, botanical gardens, wilderness park, nature preserve with more features and angle than one would expect.
A unique 127 acre botanical garden and historical site in Los Angeles, with impressive plant collections from all over the world, including many rare and endangered species!
Cameron Park Lake
Cameron Park, CA
Get back to nature with a swim in this beautiful and lifeguarded lagoon in this California park lake, with tennis courts, playground, walking/jogging trails and more!
Muir Woods National monument
Mill Valley, CA
Contains 6 miles of trails in 30 to 90 minute loops as well as longer hikes on trails that extend into surrounding parks. Free Discovery Pack available for kids, plus public programming at the visitor…
El Monte, CA
Five acre park area with adventure playground and a great wading pool to cool off in. There are scattered picnic tables and plenty of room for traditional outdoor games like frisbee, ball and tag. Not…
Gardens of the World
Thousand Oaks, CA
Fascinating but definitely for the less boisterous child, this set of themed landscaped gardens representing six areas of the world is an easy half day of wonderment for most children, whether just as visitors or…
The Mary Vagle Nature Center
Enjoy a walk along the nature trail, explore wildlife, or discover exhibits of local plants, animals, geology and history.
Over 60 acres of park fun in Pasadena, with sporting areas, playgrounds, and picnic areas
La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Beautiful gardens with year round blooms, with plants unchanged from the age of the dinosaurs, and train rides too!
Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park
An amazing family day out in nature at the 1,500 acres Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, with trails, wildlife, and a nature center.
California Citrus State Historic Park
A great outdoor day out in California that preserves some of the vanishing cultural landscape of that iconic citrus industry.
A popular Riverside park with tennis courts, fishing, bowling, BBQS and pedal boats!
Riverside Botanic Gardens
40 acres in the foothills of the Box Springs Mountains await, with scenic trails and beautiful gardens
Japanese Friendship Garden
San Diego, CA
A beautiful Japanese garden in San Diego designed to inspire and educate on Japanese culture and community legacy.
A fun family park in Bakersfield with great grass space, sporting activities, picnic areas, and a spray park over summer!
A fun family park in Bakersfield perfect for those sunny days, with play areas and sporting fun
El Dorado Regional Park
Long Beach, CA
Outdoor fun in nature in Long Beach! With fishing lakes, archery, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a nature center!
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Self-guided trails through 100 acres of beautiful Californian nature, with wildlife and learning opportunities for the kids!
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley, CA
One of the most iconic national parks in the country, Yosemite National Park has hiking, biking, wildlife and camping. Spectacular family fun!