This time of year is perfect- the weather is warm, but not too hot, people are out but it isn't high tourist season, and the local wildflowers are everywhere. Wildflower season means my dad will jump in the car at the mention of a hike- he's a huge plant nerd and can identify hundreds of the native wildflowers (even by their Latin name!).
I suggested Point Reyes a couple weeks ago. It's one of my dad's favorite places to hike, and my new place is less than an hour from there. We usually reserve it for the hottest days when Mt. Diablo is too unbearable. It was actually predicted to be overcast, but the sun came out and it was so clear we could even see the Farallone Islands.
Here are some of my fave pics that my dad took- he's got a schmancy micro lens and can take better close up photos of these lovelies:
Enjoy this beautiful day!