Margaret L

Definitely a place where there’s a lot of tourists and not enough parking spaces. Be prepared to find it hard to get around and also there are signs everywhere that say no dogs allowed. Not a place for Fido anymore.

It’s gotten so busy here there are usually at least half a dozen people taking off on the same way. Not like it used to be. Too many people surfing who don’t know the rules of surfing so be prepared to watch out for kooks snaking waves.

So nice to have something so close by! Great place to camp, but be prepared for it to be crowded on the weekends. Camping spaces are first come first serve.

If you come to Surf, or just hang out here, make sure to have a watch and bring lots of quarters! Keep track of the time and the parking meters, because you’ll get ticketed pretty quick. Parking can be tricky but there also is a parking garage if you prefer to park that way.

Have fun hike when you’re with kids. I went with my niece and nephew, and had fun pointing things out along the trail. It can get pretty busy at times, so be prepared to see lots of people, dogs, and even horses sometimes.

Who knew this was even here! I usually go straight to the beach, but decided to try this one day. A wonderful trail with lots to see around. Definitely a must try if you’re in this area.

Did not run this as title states, I walked it instead. If you can run it, kudos to you! I only gave this three stars because it can get quite busy at certain times of the day. There’s only so many traffic jams I could take while living in LA.

I did this trail starting in the morning, but continue to mid afternoon. Great trail with different paths to choose from, but make sure you bring layers, a hat, water, and hiking sticks which help on the steeper parts. Some parts of the path that are in the shade of the hillside and can be pretty cool in the mornings, but when you get to the sides, where it’s exposed to sun, I can get pretty hot by mid day…especially during the summertime.

This trail is a lot less crowded than the ones that are close by. Unless, of course, people start reading this post! It’s a shorter hiked in the others, but well worth it when you get to see the views.

Did this trail using my hiking sticks. Nowadays, I feel better when I hike solo to have these with me in case I encounter urban wildlife. Griffith Park has been known to have many coyotes, so be on the lookout. They won’t hurt you, but if you have a little dog in tow, it would be best to be aware of what’s around you.

A short set of steps, but close by to other ones that are nearby. These and other set of steps were part of a system of staircases that connected the residents, that lived in the hillside neighborhoods, to the Red Line cable cars, that used to offer public transportation to the Angelenos, which unfortunately, no longer exists.😕

Right smack dab in the middle of the Eastside of LA, off of Sunset Blvd., are these short set of steps where you can get a quick workout! Blow off some steam a stress, going up and down them…easy peasy!

Secret steps through the neighborhood! You’ll pass some homes on both sides, but the stairs open up to some amazing views of the Hollywood sign and the Griffith Observatory. If you decide to walk the steps at night, and you’re with a dog, make sure to have a flashlight and possibly some pepper spray. There are neighborhood coyotes that have been wandering around so you want to make sure that your little pup is safe!

Cute little park in the middle of Dartmouth. Hilly and steep so be prepared. Great views of Halifax Harbor, so grab some takeout and enjoy the view from one of the benches or picnic tables dotted around the park.

Cute little park if you’re waiting for the ferry or just want a little break to have a snack. A great place to see a beautiful view of Halifax Harbor.

Such a beautiful day ride! So close to the center of Halifax also. We rented e-bikes, so it made it an easy trip. Make sure to wear layers, if cycling in the Fall. It can get pretty breezy on the ride. Also, bring snacks and plenty of water. Lots of places to stop and soak up the views.

This used to be a great place to escape to, when you want a break from the city. But since the pandemic, the city fenced off the entire park, to keep the homeless out. That was 2020. The fences are still there! Writing this review 11/2022. Time to take them down! If you can see beyond the fences, the park is pretty nice. Parking available on the street. Just make sure to pay attention to the parking signs. The meter maids are on the hunt and quick to ticket.

Such a beautiful garden in the middle of the city! Never have I ever seen so many different plants and trees and place to just sit and relax, right in the middle of the city. we happen to go in the fall, and the colors were so amazing! The tours and admission we’re free. And the volunteers or so nice! The next time you’re in Halifax, make sure to stop by and put this on the list of places to see.

We went in the Fall, late September early October, and the color of the leaves were insane!🍁 Beautiful wide paths that are shared by pedestrians and cyclists. So many places to stop and take in the views or picnic. Please stay in the trails and marked paths as to not destroy the fragile plants and environment.

This place was by far my favorite trail to hike. It’s a short trail, but the reward is worth every effort at the end. If you go early, you’ll have the lake all to yourself. It’s one of the smaller lakes but it’s by far one of the most serene. It also has convenient boardwalks in areas where the train gets difficult. But it’s fairly flat most of the way. There is also a number of parking spaces at the trail head.

This drive is so beautiful that you have to pinch yourself every so often to make sure that it’s real. It’s like driving through a postcard and beautiful views everywhere you go. Lunenburg, is especially the best part of the trip. So charming, so peaceful, and the houses that are preserved there are pretty amazing. Definitely a place to visit.

What a fun park to find in the middle of the city. We came all the way to Toronto just to see this fountain. It’s fun sitting and watching the kids play around the bigger dogs at the bottom of the fountain. Then watching real dogs, coming up to sniff the statue dogs just to say hello. Claude Cormier is the landscape architect and genius who designed the fountain. Imagine if all the cities had the courage to approve and install such a thing, the world would be a better place.

Sandy bottom beach break, which is a great place to surf, especially for beginners. Just take note to shuffle your feet as you walk along the bottom. There are stingrays and shuffling your feet warns them that you’re coming and they will get out of your way.

Great surfing but can get busy. Parking lot gets pretty full on the weekends or when the waves are great. Just take note, that you’ll be surfing with the men in little gray suits. Most of them are juveniles and like the warm water. General rule of thumb is they’ll pretty much leave you alone, if you leave them alone.🦈