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Pacific Marine Mammal Center Laguna Beach 4.6 mi away
#4 of 21 Nature & Parks in Laguna Beach
It is truly amazing to see what they do to rescue these beautiful animals and anyone who is a nature lover will enjoy being this close to them.
After a moment's confusion about where to park, we walked inside and were greeted as though they had been waiting for us.
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Heritage Hill Historic Park
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Lake Forest
Nestled in eucalyptus trees surrounding Serrano Park are a collections of historic buildings of 1800’s including a church,school, and an Adobe house.
I recommend checking out the park for a quick fun history lesson for the kids.
Arden Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in Lake Forest
The Orange County Parks Department is doing a wonderful job of managing this historic property.
Only 15 minutes from Heritage Park in Lake Forest.
Laguna Niguel Regional Park Laguna Niguel 5.3 mi away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Laguna Niguel
The beautiful water creek in the middle of the park The rental open cover picnic areas with tables, water sinks & barbecue grills very spacious Makes you feel like you are far away and at the same time you arte su...
This beautiful park is so under utilized by our community- great walking biking picnicking - family parties- work parties - school parties- USE this park its AWESOME
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Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park Laguna Niguel 5.3 mi away
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in Laguna Niguel
Enter the park and instantly you are in the country with deer and birds singing.
If you live in Orange County, get the OC Parks and Beach parking pass.
Serrano Creek Community Park
#3 of 3 Nature & Parks in Lake Forest
Been in this park many times with my son and friends either to spend some relaxing picnic or for my personal photoshoots.
Long tree lined trails and a great park for kids.
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Laguna Beach 3.0 mi away
#15 of 21 Nature & Parks in Laguna Beach
That being said, it is a great place to: picnic, read/study (I’m a student so I appreciate the beautiful landscape with a good read), take the kiddos for a nature exploratory day or simply stroll the vibrant trail...
Based on our experience the Laguna Coast Wildnerness Park is a beautiful place to go for a nature walk where you can see many types of animals and plants.
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Heisler Park Laguna Beach 7.2 mi away
#1 of 21 Nature & Parks in Laguna Beach
This park set atop a cliff is an amazing guy place to walk, admire panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean (especially at sunset), while appreciating beautiful flowers and statues integrated so well into the landscape.
The park is on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, and is filled with a wonderful variety of plants and trees, both native and imported, along with items of outdoor art that are bold, humorous, and joyful.
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Crescent Bay Point Park Laguna Beach 7.4 mi away
#2 of 21 Nature & Parks in Laguna Beach
After Our Boat Trip Of Whale Watching, My Mom Myself Sister & Her Boyfriend Stopped At Crescent Bay Point Park Amazing Beautiful Place Panoramic Views.
The neighborhood around Crescent Bay Point Park consists of very pricey and exceptionally beautiful homes, all so skillfully landscaped and professionally maintained.
Crystal Cove State Park Laguna Beach 7.5 mi away
#3 of 21 Nature & Parks in Laguna Beach
You can reach the hikes best from the southern parking lot, and there is a great variety -- short nature walks that are accessible and family-friendly, short jaunts on fairly flat ground, strenuous day hikes that...
Crystal Cove State Park has something for everyone: great shoreline all along the coast, camping at Moro Beach, hiking trails, classic California beach architecture at the historic district, great grub at the Beac...
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Orange County Great Park Irvine 3.5 mi away
#4 of 9 Nature & Parks in Irvine
The Great Park has everything a Family needs for and outdoor "FUN" filled day (Basketball Courts, Playgrounds, Soccer Fields and of course TONS of running room!
We go to the park once a month for the swap meet and you can slowly see the progress that is being made with all the ball fields, tennis courts, etc.
Main Beach Laguna Beach 7.1 mi away
#7 of 21 Nature & Parks in Laguna Beach
It is known for its beautiful beaches and arts and crafts.There are some absoloutley amazing lookouts and beaches such as Heisler Park, Main Beach, Treasure Island,Crescent Bay, Thailia Beach just to name a few.
The Beach Boardwalk is quaint, perfect for strolling, & there's a pathway that leads up to Heisler Park on Cliff Drive, a desirable look out area, (below, is a Spot called Rockpile)!
Oso Creek Trail Mission Viejo 4.3 mi away
#2 of 2 Nature & Parks in Mission Viejo
The easiest way to find it is to park on the north side of Big Lots on the south east corner of La Paz and Marguerite and walk down the gentle trail entrance.
The middle of the walk has the Norman Murray Community Center to park your car for free, and start your enjoyable and relaxing walk.
Alta Laguna PArk Laguna Beach 5.6 mi away
#11 of 21 Nature & Parks in Laguna Beach
This is a beautiful place with an absolutely gorgeous lookout spot/nature area "the top of the world" where you can see across the canyons to the ocean.
The trails leading from Alta Laguna Park offer amazing views for hikers and bikers.
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Laguna Beach Dog Park Laguna Beach 4.7 mi away
#16 of 21 Nature & Parks in Laguna Beach
It was wonderful to be able to take my two dogs to a large park where they could run free in a fenced in area.
There are two areas to the park - one for large dogs and one for small-medium dogs.
Bommer Canyon Trails Irvine 4.4 mi away
#3 of 9 Nature & Parks in Irvine
If you enjoy hikes or just nature in general this is a fabulous place to visit.
Aliso Beach Park Laguna Beach 8.4 mi away
#6 of 21 Nature & Parks in Laguna Beach
Aliso has nice parking, affordable priced, and a choice of parking on the beach or across the street in a park like setting along a slough.
This one does not! Park your car and stroll on over to the beach about 100' away.
Quail Hil Irvine 4.2 mi away
#7 of 9 Nature & Parks in Irvine
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park Trabuco Canyon 5.7 mi away
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in Trabuco Canyon
If you're not from here, the first thing you should know is that OC Parks has fantastic regional parks, wilderness areas, and beaches.
Newport Beach Newport Beach 9.0 mi away
#2 of 15 Nature & Parks in Newport Beach
If you enjoy nature walking on this beach is breathtaking saw seals swimming a bald eagle perched high on a cliff and a great walking beach
Best chance to park will be around Balboa Peninsula Point area at the end of the Peninsula!
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Sherman Library & Gardens Corona del Mar 9.2 mi away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Corona del Mar
Simplicity of nature at its best.
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1,000 Steps Beach Laguna Beach 9.0 mi away
#5 of 21 Nature & Parks in Laguna Beach
A few tips/tricks - parking can be rough so either go later in the day (around 2p) and park on PCH1 (we've lucked out with this) and walk it, or you can park at the hospital, or you can park in laguna anywhere clo...
Once you encounter the beach, be sure to go to your left and check out the caves, spectacular views, tide pools and all that Nature has to show you.
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Turtle Rock Community Park Irvine 5.1 mi away
#6 of 9 Nature & Parks in Irvine
There’s a great short hiking trail that starts at the park and leads up to the top of Turtle Rock.
The NATURE CENTER at the Turtle Rock Community Park is a peace getaway from city life.
James Dilley Preserve Laguna Beach 4.7 mi away
#20 of 21 Nature & Parks in Laguna Beach
Victoria Beach Laguna Beach 7.8 mi away
#8 of 21 Nature & Parks in Laguna Beach
This beach is tucked away! Park on the street on PCH.
San Joaquin Wildlife Santuary Irvine 7.5 mi away
#1 of 9 Nature & Parks in Irvine
Although I am glad to be home, I miss the wildlife refuge and my lovely morning walk in nature.
It is the perfect place to walk, photograph, or sit and enjoy the sights and nature.
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O'Neill Regional Park Trabuco Canyon 6.9 mi away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Trabuco Canyon
Beautiful tree, well manicured, large park with places for a picnic, camping, birding, etc.
As a local I love O´Neill Regional Park because it is a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of South Orange County.
Corona Del Mar State Beach Corona del Mar 9.4 mi away
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in Corona del Mar
Pay for parking below, park for free above, has drop off below, Beach has food, bathrooms, showers, volleyball, fire pits, tidepools, rock climbing to smaller beach (Pirate's), bbq grills, grassy area, harbor entr...
Corona Del Mar Beach Park is a great place to relax, walk, sun and play volleyball and other games.
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The Wedge Newport Beach 9.8 mi away
#4 of 15 Nature & Parks in Newport Beach
The little park & the beautiful views of the boats going in & out on one side and the huge ocean waves crashing on the other side -- makes this a fun unique place to visit.
The park at the entrance to the wedge (just a small stretch of beach) is a great place to relax, sit on a bench or lie on the grass and watch the boats going in and out of the harbor.
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Glenn E. Vedder Ecological Reserve - Underwater Park and Tidepools Laguna Beach 6.4 mi away
#14 of 21 Nature & Parks in Laguna Beach
Excellent place to view nature.
This section is rocky, lies almost below the Gazebo, and is located at that point where Main Beach transitions to Heisler Park.