Año Nuevo State Park1 New Years Creek Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060Pescadero, CA 95060
Reservations recommended: ReserveAmerica 1-800-444-4445. Stroll over sand dunes guided by a docent naturalist to visit a large colony of Northern elephant seals. In Dec., male elephant seal, or bulls, arrive and establish hierarchy, while pregnant females come ashore to birth to their pups. These popular guided walks are 3 miles round trip and last 2.5 hours. They take place rain or shine, so be prepared for windy, rainy conditions as well as muddy trails.