This scenic nature preserve has been called the "crown jewel" of California's 280 state parks. With the natural beauty that California is so famous for, this is really saying something. Point Lobos is a protected marine area, where seals nurse their pups and sea lions frolic. People come here to scuba dive, paint, study nature, or snap some amazing photos. As a protected reserve, you cannot take anything from the park, including rocks, plants, shells, or animals. Leave the place as nature intended--clean, pristine, and green. The park is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., with last entry at 6:30 p.m.