While traveling may involve paying bucks for sightseeing and amusement purposes, being able to enjoy things for free is not a question at Mission Viejo.
From watching plays down to scenic greeneries, this town has it for you! These are some of the best free things to do in Mission Viejo.
Friday, August 3 at 7pm: The Winter’s Tale
Shakespeare by the Sea is an organization of artists that aim to offer excellent plays to everyone for free. Mission Viejo is lucky to have one of their shows this year. They’ll conduct their Free Summer Festival regardless of race, age, economic stability because their audience is known to be a melting pot of Americans. This festival is their core program. Southern Californian families have been enjoying their shows for the past years.
All performances are held outside, so if you’re attending this event, make sure to bring the following:
You may also prepare your donations if you’d like.
Day Use: Open year-round from 7 am. to sunset.
Trails: Closed for three days following rain.
Check-in at 2 p.m.
Check-out at 12 p.m.
The camping registration is from 7am to 8pm
If you’re down for overnight camping or a picnic during the daytime, you may try O’Neill Regional Park.
The picnic areas have various sizes. If you’re planning a day under the sun and by the greeneries, know that these facilities are on a first come, first serve basis. There are picnic tables and barbecues available.
As this park leaves its visitors with 23 miles of picturesque trails, you may enjoy exploring them on foot, by horseback or by bicycle. You may check for the schedules of their horseshoe pits, two large community turf areas. You may also bring your children and let them enjoy their playground in the area.
Call the park management for reservations. On busy seasons, the reservations for the campsites fall on Fridays and Saturdays. It’s recommended that you make reservations for a minimum of 4 weeks in advance.
The park restricted during poor weather.
This park has three enclosures. There’s an area for large, small and single dog areas. The surrounding pens are for walking. There are also seating areas nearby. When bringing your furry friends in this park, you need to take note of the following:
7 a.m. to sunset, year-round, except after rain.
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park is approximately 2,500 acres of oak and riparian woodland canyons and slopes of coastal sage scrub. It’s a 15-minute drive from the heart of Mission Viejo. Various scenic rock formations sit in the area of this park including the famous Red Rock Canyon.
Three alternate streams flow through the park. Borrego, Serrano and Aliso Creek each hold the majesty of wildlife in the park.
The park boasts its 17 miles of graded roads and single tracked rails. Visitors may enjoy mountain biking on the 23 trails available for outdoor enjoyment. Hikers and equestrians may also take part of the fun under the sun in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park.
Know that Billy Goat trails and the Red Rock Canyon are reserved for hikers only. If you’re up for more trail experiences, you may also enjoy the connecting paths leading to the OC Parks Regional Trails system. Have your way to Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail, Edison riding and hiking trail, and Aliso-Serrano Riding and Hiking Trail.
Whiting Ranch is open to the public except after rain. You may call the park office to know more about the trail closure schedules.
Enjoying the beauty of Mission Viejo may not always mean spending dollars. Choose among these free things to do in Mission Viejo and have your way to tons of fun without spending loads of bucks.
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