If you love fresh cherries, have I got the tip for you! For the past several years, my family and I have gone cherry picking. It's a lot of fun and it's easy to get to. The place we love is Villa del Sol. It is just a few miles off the 14 freeway. Go north towards Palmdale and exit Palmdale Blvd. Make a left and go about 5 or so miles. It will be on the right hand side.
The people there are really friendly and you can eat as many cherries you want without paying. The cherries are never sprayed with bad stuff so you can just dust them off and pop them in your mouth.
Picking cherries is fun! Just make sure you PICK ONLY THE FRUIT - LEAVE THE STEM ON THE BRANCH! If you pick the stem, no cherry will grow in that spot next season. You can also cut the stem in half to harvest the fruit, but it's easy just to pick. Be forewarned, though! Picking is fun and you can easily get carried away. You must pay for all cherries you pick and plunk in the bucket they provide for you. Each inch or so in the bucket is about a pound, and it can add up quickly!
Go to http://www.upickcherries.com/ for more info. If you want to go and are coming my way, swing by and I'll ride with you!