If you ever take a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway and visit Monterey or Carmel, you must go hiking at Point Lobos. We spent over six hours there (and although my daughter was only seven years old, it was so scenic, she didn’t whine about all the walking). The scenery changes as you wander through the reserve, from rocky hikes to ocean tide pools and to a surprising white sandy beach. There were lots of birds and sea lions, and supposedly, deer, but we did not see any. Parking can be a little challenging during the summer months and weekends, but go early and you’ll have better luck.