Los Angeles Zoo

Went to the LA Zoo last weekend! The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens opened on November 28, 1966. The Zoo is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles representing more than 250 different species of which 29 are endangered. In addition,...

Escondido Falls Hike

The road that leads to the dirt trail. Really pretty houses here along Winding Way. On the walk to the trail. Accessed from Pacific Coast Highway about a mile south of Kanan Road in Malibu, the trail through Escondido Canyon Natural Area leads hikers, mountain bikers,...

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...