Oldest state park: Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Boulder Creek, CA
113 years old
It was originally called California Redwood Park, and though the name changed, this California Historical Landmark is still home to the largest continuous stand of ancient coast redwoods south of San Francisco. Also: that scene in Vertigo where they’re supposed to be in Muir Woods? Yeah, actually Big Basin.
Oldest woman: Dominga Velasco
114 years old
The thing about being a woman and getting older is that it’s not fun until you’re, like, really, really old. Which at 114 is exactly what Dominga Velasco is. When asked what her secret to long life was, she said, “Be happy.” AKA: eat that third slice of pizza and wash it down with a beer.