The Natural Oasis Hiding in Southern California That Everyone Should Visit At Least Once

There’s nothing more refreshing than spending an afternoon exploring one of Southern California’s many outdoor oases. If you’re looking for a new destination in SoCal to add to your bucket list, then you’ll be inspired by this treat to the senses that offers a variety of scenic settings tucked inside a single location. I bet you had no idea this hidden gem even existed.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Doesn’t this spot make you want to head outside right now and explore some SoCal nature!? You can find Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve at 2301 University Drive in Newport Beach.

For more outdoorsy destinations in SoCal, take a look at these awesome hikes: 11 Magnificent Trails You Have To Hike In Southern California Before You Die.