Irvine Regional Park.
This park is quite popular, but was completely unknown to me for years. I didn't grow up in Southern California so I guess it's somewhat fair to say that I "shouldn't have know about it" before having Mason, but really it's a great park to go to no matter your age or if you have children or not.
You can rent a variety of bikes for an hour or two and ride all around the park. We've rented a single surrey bike for just the three of us or a double surrey bike when we were with some friends.
There's a small (and I mean small) zoo that you can go to and see a good variety of animals for just $2.
You can take some amazing, gorgeous family photos.
You can hunt for Easter eggs during Easter.
You can hunt for pumpkins for Halloween. Here too.
During Christmas, they turn the train into a Christmas Train and put lights all over it and lights all over the trees. There's games and activities and you can ride the train to go meet Santa.
And you also used to be able to buy Christmas trees there too (they stopped this past year).
And there's so much more that we've never even done like horse rides, paddle boat rentals, and
pony rides. You can also throw a birthday party there, BBQ, hang out, rent a bounce house, and play volleyball.
We love this park and go any chance we get. If you live anywhere near Orange County, I highly recommend visiting Irvine Regional Park!
For more information on Irvine Regional Park, visit their website here.
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Are you from California? What is one of your favorite spots?
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