Thursday, March 20, 2014

WanderLust with Kids ----> Los Angeles Part1


W≜NDER LUST~ LA





We love this place!!!! The best part... if you eat at the cafe you get free access to the private beach! Crazy, right?? Not only is the food wonderful and fairly priced but after you are full and happy, you get an all day pass to lounge on a beautiful quiet beach with lounge chairs, tables, and free towels! My all time favorite spot in LA for the kiddos.





Hiking at Sunset Ranch to the Hollywood Sign➳

I would love to try horseback riding at the Sunset Ranch but this time we decided to use their trail for hiking instead. It's a beautiful hike with killer views of the Hollywood sign. It may be a little hard to find, but that just makes it even more exciting when you get there... look at the map for the marker. As you are driving you will see the first Sunset Ranch rental sign and then keep driving until you come to the Hollyridge Trail sign. Park on the right side of the road and head up the trail from the parking lot. The trail is completely open and we were hiking in flip-flops... we started frying within 5 minutes. It was hot!!! 
*TIP*-  Wear good shoes for hiking and a hat, bring lots of sunscreen and water for the kiddos







W≜LK THE VENICE BEACH BOARDWALK


AHHH there is nothing quite like the boardwalk in Venice beach!  YES, I feel it is perfect and perfectly safe for children. You have to be cautious anywhere you go and as much as people ask is it really that great of a fit for kids... we think it is! You'll find tons of healthy food options, great people watching, cool clothes shopping, and for us... some amazing friends that live there. =-) We are the type of parents that want our kids to be exposed to the many walks of life and we just LOVE this part of LA.  Our friend Emily lives there and we have a special place in our heart for her because she is the one that hooked Dan and I up.  She is also the first person that we told about Jax being on the way. We love her so much and as long as she stays in Venice Beach... you can bet we'll be passing through on every visit to LA. 

△OUR TOP SPOTS IN VENICE BEACH FOR THE KIDDOS
VENICE ALE HOUSE FOR LUNCH OUTSIDE ON THE BOARDWALK
KAPOWUI VENICE BEACH FOR SURF LESSONS
KID FIREFLY  FOR CHILDREN'S CLOTHING AND GIFTS

THE POOL AT THE HOTEL ANGELENO

We have stayed at this hotel a few times but it's mostly because we LOVE the pool there. It's private, clean, beautiful, quiet, and serves food and drinks all day and all night. There is a little window right beside of the pool for ordering food and drinks and they have anything you want! It's a great environment for hanging out and relaxing with the family after a long day of exploring...


STAYED TUNED FOR LA WITH KIDS PART 2 !!!




1 comment:

  1. That looks like so much fun. Looks like you had some great experiences and made some amazing memories. Love all the pictures.

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