Cherry Picking

Nothing smells summer like fresh-picked cherries! The last week to go cherry picking was the end of June at Villa del Sol Sweet Cherry Farms. Every season is unique, but the Leona Valley cherries generally are available at the end of May...

Yosemite National Park

Awesome and breathtaking! Exhilirating hike down the Mist Trail to Vernal Falls and then to Nevada Falls. Back to the Mist Trail on the John Muir Trail, where you get incredible views of Half Dome and again of Nevada Falls. There's more info online...

Santa Monica Stairs

Went the other night to check out the Santa Monica Stairs at Fourth and Adelaide in Santa Monica. Views must be stunning during the day. Great workout! There are actually two sets of stairs, one concrete and one wooden. A workout can comprise...

Temescal Canyon

Not a huge waterfall, but very pleasant stroll. There are great views of the ocean on clear days and a densely wooded canyon. The loop starts out on Temescal Ridge Trail, climbing almost 1,000 feet in the first mile. At the intersection with Temescal...

Camp Josepho Rustic Canyon

For the more adventurous. Ocean views. Cool waterfall. Not easy or moderate but strenuous. Camp Josepho Rustic Canyon 3000 Rustic Canyon Road Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 Take the 10 to the 405 North to Sunset, make a left, go to Capri and drive until it ends...

Chantry Flats Hike

Super scenic and pleasant walk to lush waterfall. Rock slides and pools along the way. Fun to hop over the stones to cross the creek. Five dollars to park. About a three mile hike into Big Santa Anita Canyon - an hour walk if you...

Franklin Canyon Park

Franklin Canyon Park rests on 605 acres near the center of Los Angeles between the San Fernando Valley and Beverly Hills. Within the park boundaries are chaparral, grasslands and oak woodlands, a three-acre lake, an ADA-accessible duck pond, expansive picnic grounds, and over five miles of...

Trump National Golf Club

There's free parking, it's a short drive, and it's beautiful. The course design allows the general public to share in the environmental experience. Trump National features public access trails that meander through the golf course toward the bluffs. The trails provide access to the beach and...

Pointe Dume State Preserve

It's a great place to go with crowd of all ages for a stunning scenic stroll on bluffs overlooking the ocean. Features include headlands, cliffs, rocky coves and vast beach access. At the end of Westward Beach Road, access to Point Dume State Preserve begins from...