Do you want to visit the City of Stars? Laura Gibbons from Let’s Go, Little One takes us on a trip to Los Angeles and tells us where to stay, what to do, and some of her favorite places to eat with kids. Plus, catch up with Kim and Tamara’s recent visit to Clearwater, Florida.
ON THE PODCAST
00:30 – Talking with Kim and Tamara about the TMS Family Travel conference in Clearwater, FL
04:44 – Clearwater Beach
06:24 – Clearwater Marine Aquarium
11:22 – Where to stay in Clearwater, Florida
17:40 – Introducing Laura Gibbons
24:38 – How long should you spend in LA?
27:20 – What areas to stay in
28:45 – Hiking up to the Hollywood sign
30:23 – Beaches in LA
33:43 – Getting to the beaches
34:45 – Museums in downtown LA
37:11 – Theme parks in or around LA
38:50 – Outdoor adventures in LA
41:27 – Laura’s favorite hotels
44:43 – Laura’s favorite restaurants
50:19 – Money saving tips
53:14 – Where to take a family photo
54:43 – Favorite travel gear
58:40 – Tip of the week
1:00:55 – Giveaway!! ends November 30th
ABOUT LAURA GIBBONS
Laura Gibbons lives and works in Venice Beach, CA with her husband, son, and dog. Her family of four loves to travel as often as possible (yes, even the dog) and create memories everywhere they go. Let’s Go, Little One is her way of sharing tips and encouraging other families to get outside and share adventures together! Follow Laura on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN LOS ANGELES WITH KIDS
- Hollywood Walk of Fame is a great way to explore the city and there is no cost to see the stars!
- If you like to be active, you can hike up to the Hollywood sign. The hike takes around 45 minutes and is great for you kids. You will see a lot of locals that hike the trail.
- The Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is in a great area where you will find street performers and other memorabilia. This theatre is used for a lot of movie premieres.
- You can spend an entire weekend in Santa Monica and Venice beach areas and you will not run out of things to do. The Santa Monica Pier is cool and has a Ferris wheel at the end, along with other rides and attractions. There is also an arcade and a bunch of restaurants to choose from.
- Venice Beach is a bit more accessible from the boardwalk and you can find restaurants actually on the beach. There is also a street called Abbot Kinney Blvd. where there is a lot of shopping and more restaurants to choose from.
- Like any other city you will find a lot of great museums and exhibits to visit. Including the LACMA, (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), which is free for anyone under the age of 17.
- Depending on where you are in LA, Disneyland is about an hour outside of LA, and is a big item for most kids to visit.
BEST PLACE TO TAKE FAMILY PHOTO
Laura recommends the Santa Monica pier as a good place to take a family photo, in front of the Ferris wheel. Also if you end up in Beverly Hills, anywhere with the Beverly Hills sign is a pretty iconic thing to have in your family photo.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Go City Card has a program for Los Angeles package deals. You have the option of building the package with different items and tours.
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