A mere 10-minute drive from our house we discovered this beautiful getaway. Situated on Laguna Canyon Road, just outside the city of Laguna Beach, the Park features many trails to hike, mountain bike or ride on horseback - an ideal outing to get away from city life and hard to believe such beauty is still available in a city; you must just know where to look for it.

On a densely misty Sunday morning Nicol and I set out on a 3 mile hike, working up a good brunch appetite!  It was mid-January and particularly green after the December rains we've had.