Golden Gardens is a great place to go on a sunny day. There is usually a volleyball game or two happening, and many beach blankets. There is a kiosk where you can get food/drinks. I love bringing a book for a warm read.
Be ware: if you are parking in the South lot, do not park in the long stalls that say "Vehicles with trailers back in only", that actually means only vehicles with trailers can park there. =$53 ticket, thus the marked down score
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