Coast Into Fall

The heat is on. So cool down, courtesy of the coast. From Back Bay biking with birds to an art walk with a short coastline hike nearby, and a classic stairway hike to the sand and sea, here are five ways to get some natural AC outdoors.

Week 10.24.2019
Regions Southern CA

Peters Canyon East Ridge Loop

Hike Peters Canyon Regional Park in Central Orange County

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For an inspiring example of a land’s resilience after wildfire, hike the trails of the dog-friendly Peters Canyon Regional Park in central Orange County. Although the 2017 Canyon 2 Fire devastated the wildlife at the north end of the canyon and left charred willows in its wake…
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Mesa's Magical

Stairway Hike to beach in Santa Barbara

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If the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands views don’t take your breath away, these 242 steps will. Mesa Lane boasts Santa Barbara’s longest and most aesthetic staircase, descending to a pristine stretch of brayed tan sand. The sea-to-horizon view is so inspiring from points along…
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Murals of La Jolla

Do the Murals of La Jolla Art Walk

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You need a map and sense of adventure for this fun journey through the lovely town of La Jolla. The “Murals of La Jolla” project began in 2010 as part of SoCal’s commitment to public art, and you can explore 15 unique murals—some hidden, others in plain sight. Start by parking…
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Find Your Oasis

Visit Death Valley National Park and Stay at the Ranch

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Don’t let the name fool you. Death Valley has a completely new lodging experience that’s all about being alive! Here are five amazing ways to find your oasis in the Lower 48’s largest national park.
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Biking With the Back Bay Birds

Bicycling the Back Bay Loop Trail in Newport Beach

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Biking the 10-mile Newport Beach Back Bay Loop Trail is a great way to see the quiet side of Newport Beach—the side that isn’t beach. Instead you’ll ride through 1,000 acres of coastal wetlands known as the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve. Along the way…
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Kayak the Clam Cave

Kayaking the Sea Caves of La Jolla

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Kayaking the seven sea caves in La Jolla Shores is a blast, if you can make it past the “guards”—that is, a bunch of playful sea lions! The helpful guides at Hike Bike Kayak Adventure Tours will handle all the details so all you have to worry about is having fun. They stow your…
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