Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

Aliso Creek TrailThis sprawling  4,500 acres wilderness park is located in Aliso Viejo and offers many hiking and biking trails.

On our first visit, we took the Aliso Creek trail because it is an easy trail with a slight decline when going towards the ocean. But do remember that this will turn into a slight include going back.


Santa Cruz, CA

nullThe city of Santa Cruz, California is known for its moderate climate, natural beauty, amazing coastline, and redwood forest.

This sleepy beach town is within a one-hour driving distance from San Francisco or San Jose. 

You can certainly make Santa Cruz a stop on your Bay area itinerary, but I think it deserves to be its own destination. There is so much to do and see – you can easily spend a week without getting bored.