How do you visit 3 State Parks around Santa Cruz in 1 day?
This video shows clips of Ano Nuevo State Park, Natural Bridges State Beach, Henry Cowell Redwood (or Big Basin Redwood).
The price? Only $7 at Ano Nuevo plus $10 for all 3 parks.
You are going to see the highly recommended elephant seal tour at Ano Nuevo State Park, see butterfly migration at Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve & a few beaches and of course the redwood trees at either Henry Cowell Redwood or Big Basin redwoods state park.
For more details about the Ano Nuevo see this video: http://youtu.be/wDv2fAPrqKA
Have you heard about the annual elephant seal migration to the beaches of Año Nuevo State Reserve?
Highly recommend the Ano Nuevo State Park and check out the elephant seal tour. It is only $7 per person (plus state park parking $10).
These massive creatures were only a few feet away and they did not notice us. Females giving birth, pups nursing from their mother and bull males fighting one another. This is amazing experience to see & hear the bulls braying & throwing their massive weight around while claiming their turf & protecting their harem.
Some people have lived in California for over many years and never visited this park. If you live in Bay Area you have no excuse not to visit Ano Nuevo.
The tour covers approximately 3.5 miles and about 2 to 3 hours so be prepared to bring water (but no food allowed). You should book your tour online beforehand since they fill up quickly, especially on the weekends.
July 4th, 2013. Vacation at Clear Lake, the largest Lake in California.
Wakeboarding is not as easy as it looks.
Clear Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake entirely in California (why Tahoe is half in Nevada), and has the largest surface area of any freshwater lake entirely in California, the tenth largest by capacity.
How to use Bart parking for long term airport parking?
Pretty easy, but you may want to watch this video to minimize the time spent on figuring out your way. Inbound and outbound may be slightly different. Subscribe
We took an Europe trip for more than 2 weeks. The flight departure time was too early to ask friends for help. The lightrail does not run that early and we did not trust taxi or limo be on time. So this is what we did:
1. Airport long term parking is $22 per day, but there are $6 per day other places.
2. Paid one day parking and asked a couple of co-workers to pick up the car at their leisure.
the following is a map of the parking at Marriott. I have marked the A, B, C, … so that you can refer it to the person who will pick up your car. (The A,B, C, will help you to communicate with your friend and identify where you parked).
Clear Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake entirely in California (why Tahoe is not?), and has the largest surface area of any freshwater lake entirely in California, the tenth largest by capacity. It is located in Lake County and is fed by runoff flowing into many streams as well as springs in Soda Bay. Its sole outlet is Cache Creek. There is a dam on Cache Creek to increase the lake’s capacity and to regulate outflow.
The roller coaster Hurricane shown here will only operate through Sept. 3, 2012 (it has been in operation since 1992) and then be dismantled after Labor Day and shipped to a new owner, the Western Playland Amusement Park in New Mexico. Hurricane would be replaced with a new ride in 2013. So enjoy it while you can.