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West Hollywood for Halloween Families

West Hollywood for Halloween Families

November 15, 2011 No Comments Going to the “West Hollywood Halloween Carnival” now in its 23rd anniversary year may not be the first Halloween activity you think of for small children, but if you live in, or are planning to visit the greater Los Angeles area, think again. First of all, it’s an event you’ll always remember, and perhaps one ...

 

Dia de los Muertos in Los Angeles = Family Fun

Dia de los Muertos in Los Angeles = Family Fun

November 2, 2011 No Comments Little kids love Halloween…so what about Día de los Muertos, a family holiday in Mexico but not so much in the States. Conventionally, this celebration honoring the deceased happens in conjunction to All Saints’ Day on November first. This ancient holiday memorializes friends and family who’ve passed away through the use of colorful art, altars, ...

 

The Emperor’s Guards: China’s Terracotta Army

The Emperor’s Guards: China’s Terracotta Army

October 29, 2011 No Comments   In 1974 farmers in China unearthed a stunning necropolis built for Qin Shihuangdi, China’s first emperor after its unification dating back to the early 200s BC. This mausoleum was guarded by an army of life-size warriors meant to defend the emperor in the afterlife.   Thousands of terracotta figures of various ranks were found, ...

 

Splendid Spooky Spiders at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Splendid Spooky Spiders at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

October 20, 2011 No Comments Just in time for Halloween, spinning webs that must be seen, they gather there just like a coven, knitting silk intricately woven… The splendid spooky spiders are back at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County! For a limited time (now through November 6), this special exhibit features a walk-through pavilion where spiders spin ...

 

A Music Festival for Kids and Adults – That’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

A Music Festival for Kids and Adults – That’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

October 17, 2011 No Comments Golden Gate Park on a beautiful October day. Six stages. Alt-country, folk, rock, bluegrass, just plain eclectic music. Food stands with everything from pizza to raw vegan fare. Senior citizens in tie dye shirts. College students by the score. And lots and lots of – families. Families with small children, big children, babies, too. Yes, ...

 

The Hollywood Bowl – A Treat for the Whole Family

The Hollywood Bowl – A Treat for the Whole Family

October 15, 2011 1 Comment Whether you’re visiting Los Angeles or a long time Southern California resident, your children will love experiencing some of the finest music in the world at the Hollywood Bowl. This outdoor concert venue is one of the best known attractions in greater Los Angeles, and it’s perfect for kids of all ages, and has a ...

 

Going to the Movies: Novel Screening Choices in SoCal

Going to the Movies: Novel Screening Choices in SoCal

October 8, 2011 No Comments If you’re like me, you’ve probably taken your children to the multi-plex when they were small enough to sleep through the feature. As they’ve grown older, perhaps they’ve been restless in the confines of a theater. Or perhaps they’re tired of the standard kid-friendly fare shown in the sameness of a local chain. Maybe, as ...

 

Top 10 Zoos on the West Coast USA

Top 10 Zoos on the West Coast USA

September 20, 2011 No Comments Particularly fascinating to children, zoos are a wonderful place for people of all ages to learn about the animal world and our role in its preservation while having fun. Listed alphabetically, the following 10 zoos were selected from the west coast region of the USA and include Washington State, Oregon and California, as well as ...

 

Travel Town Museum: On the Right Track for Kids

Travel Town Museum: On the Right Track for Kids

September 4, 2011 No Comments Travel Town Museum What little kid (especially boys, of which I am a mother of three) doesn’t love a train? And what parent doesn’t love an easy, enjoyable and free family outing? In the nearly two years since our family moved from suburban New Jersey to Burbank, California, we have still not exhausted a wealth ...

 

Vasquez Rocks: Another World Just Minutes from Los Angeles

Vasquez Rocks: Another World Just Minutes from Los Angeles

September 2, 2011 1 Comment It lies only 40 minutes north of Los Angeles, but one trip to Vasquez Rocks in the canyon country of Agua Dulce and you will literally feel as if you are on a different planet. One of L.A.’s best free natural attractions, Vasquez Rocks is a county park just outside Santa Clarita that feels more ...

 

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