CALIFORNIA: Waterfront Restaurants


  1. George’s at the Cove, San Diego
  2. Marine Room, La Jolla
  3. Studio, Laguna Beach
  4. The Lobster, Santa Monica Pier
  5. Catch, Santa Monica
  6. Geoffrey’s Malibu
  7. Shellfish Company, Santa Barbara
  8. Windows on the Water, Morro Bay
  9. Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur
  10. Nepenthe, Big Sur
  11. Sam’s Chowder House, Half Moon Bay
  12. Nick’s Cove Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Tomales Bay
  13. Cliff House, San Francisco
  14. Spud Point Crab Company, Bodega Bay
  15. Little River Inn, Mendocino

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P L A Y T I N E R A R I E S : Bay Area

Best playgrounds in the Bay Area

The list and comments have some favorites (Adventure Playground, Yerba Buena Gardens, Children’s Park) and new finds we’ll try in future itineraries:

Missing favorites:

And of course the best playground is always in the neighborhood park 🙂

2011 California Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

W H A T :    2011 California Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest
W H E N :    March 25 (judging 10am – 5 pm), March 26 (celebration)
W H E R E : CornerStone Gardens, Sonoma

This event is free to the public.

M O R E : Free Spring Nature Festival

Expert judges to announce State of California’s “best of show” Federal Junior Duck Stamp on Friday afternoon approx. 3:00-4:00PM. Four student age groups (K-12) will be judged all day Friday. The public is welcomed to observe. Nearly 2,000 CA. entries are expected. The United States winners will be announced on April 15th in Washington DC. A free Spring Nature Festival with live raptors, the 2010 & 2011 student JDS winners, optics, decoy carvers, pollinator pals, beavers, burrowing owls and the California’s National Wildlife Refuges is slated for Saturday 3/26 in Sonoma. “Connecting Kids with Nature” is the 2011 event theme sponsored by – the U.S. Dept. of Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. – The celebration is hosted by Sonoma Birding & Cornerstone Gardens located at 23570 Arnold Drive in Sonoma. Directions. Phone 707-939-8007 for information. The current Federal & Junior Duck Stamps can be purchased at the event and through the U.S.Post Office.