Big Sur is everything they say it, and more. We had a blast during our four-day camping trip there. Kirk Creek Campground was perfect. My only regret is that it took me so long to go see it for the first time. Can’t wait to get back.
A day trip from Los Angeles to Leo Carrillo State Beach Park is a great escape from the crowded, flat sand city beaches. Surf, swim, explore sea caves and tidepools, and make going to the beach an adventure, not a test of your patience.
Whenever I give my kids the option of going to the Abalone Cove tidepools, they chose it over any other day trip. Short drive, easy hike, beach, picnic, and marine biology. The perfect day.