I found a great deal for you! If you plan on visiting any of the state parks in the next year, join the California State Parks Foundation at www.calparks.org. For $25 you’ll get 4 park passes good for the next year and a subscription to Sunset magazine.
Some of our local state parks are Carlsbad, Cardiff, Torrey Pines and Silver Strand state beaches, where parking will cost you $10. Inland we have Palomar Mountain, Cuyamaca Rancho and Anza Borrego Desert state parks, which cost $8 for day use. So 4 passes for $25 is a bargain by itself, plus you get Sunset magazine every month. For a list of state parks, visit www.parks.ca.gov. I’ll see you out there!