Staycation | Spring Break 2012 | Los Angeles, Ca.

Spring Break, kids get cabin fever and so do us parents. Born & raised in Orange County we decided to take the kids and head up to Los Angeles and spend 2 days exploring and doing whatever we felt like. So we headed up there and went straight to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The kids had fun looking at all the hand & foot prints. It was pretty interesting to see who had big and small hands and feet and everyone that actually had imprints. We had lunch and just walked all over that area, stopped in Ripley’s Believe it or Not! and then went into Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. We had a blast checking out all the celebrities and seeing the good & the bad. Some really look believable and some not so much LOL. We had fun laughing about the bad ones, some, the kids had no clue who they even were hahaha made me feel old:( After the wax museum we headed to downtown to check into our hotel, The Hilton Downtown. My son wanted to go swimming so he swam for a bit on the rooftop pool, pretty cool. Then we headed to the Griffith Observatory to check out the views and we were able to see Venus. So cool to be up so high and see the city and be fairly close to the Hollywood sign.

The next day we had breakfast at The Original Pantry Cafe and then we headed out to the Fashion District,  while daughter and I shopped the guys hung out and did their own thing. It was fun to walk around and see all the things the stores had to offer. Daughter got a shirt and I picked up son some Pokemon’ cards and as soon as I got back to the car and gave them to him he informed me they were fake, hahahaha. I should have know but we all got some good laughs out of it. After the fashion district we headed out to the Natural History Museum, it was super cool and we all LOVED it!! Daughter beforehand thought it would be super boring because she did not know what it was about but we were not in there for 2 seconds and she loved it!! Cool animals and big Dino’s, gems, minerals and so much more. From there we headed into Chinatown and we had so much fun looking at all the little shops and buying many trinkets. Kids thought it was cool because the shops offered stuff you don’t see everyday.

We all agreed this little trip was so much fun! Just the little break we needed, now we just have to wait until summer to plan out next adventure.

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Los Angeles, City of Angels!PINME

 

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