One night last week Eric and I drove to Baylands Park in Palo Alto to check out the sunset. It is a huge swampy nature preserve/habitat protection area with trails, views, and animals. It is right at the bottom tip of the bay, too, so people can go in the water a bit.
I would like to go back and walk around more of the property. We really only went to the dock and the bird area because it was so late. Very cool, though.