Surprising Los Angeles

I was reading this article about surprisingly beautiful places in Los Angeles and thought I’d share a few places that we enjoy:

Abalone Cove

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Abalone Cove

“These cloistered tide pools are absolutely stunning at dawn, and a great place to take small children if they want to get up close and personal with a little marine life. The park also offers a mini playground, and lifeguards are on deck every weekend.” Read the rest of the article here.

 

Los Angeles Arboretum

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The Los Angeles Arboretum is a great place to take a toddler. It’s basically a huge park for kids to run around in plus entrance is free the third Tuesday of every month. Peacocks and birds run loose in the park too. It’s a bit of a free for all.

Griffith Park

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There are great places for toddlers to walk and run, but Shane’s Inspiration playground takes the cake. There are two distinct play structures and both are inclusive. My 18 month old liked walking on the bridges, turning the steering wheels and touching the sand. Griffith Observatory is also in the grounds.

Kidspace

Kidspace

Free the first Tuesday of every month. We haven’t been here, but I’m putting it on my list.

 

Zimmer Children’s Museum

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How cool does this look?! They have water tables, a miniature town (like Mini Town in Durban, SA and Train Town in Sonoma, CA) with play-scale restaurants, shops, and a synagogue and they host regular seasonal activities. There is also a separate toddler play area.

 

Natural History Museum & California Science Center & African American Art Museum

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The Natural History Museum is free the first Tuesday of every month. The California Science Center and the African American Art Museum are always free. Parking is $10, but if you go on the first Tuesday of the month you’ll get entrance to all three museums for your whole family AND parking for $10.

 

 

 

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