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Attractions for the Whole Family

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An August 2008 trip to Los Angeles by melissabowman

Aquarium of the Pacific Photo, Long Beach, California More Photos
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Bike Riding and Rentals on Redondo Beach

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Our Bikes Photo, Redondo Beach, California
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Something we have yet to do when we have vacationed in Southern California is rent a bike and ride down the beach. This year we thought we would take a day and do just that. We found a little shack on Redondo Beach that rented bikes and carriers since we have a little guy we needed the carry cart on the back. To rent a bike for one hour was $9.00 and for a cart another $3.00. So we took off on our bike ride. We rode from Redondo beach, Manhattan Beach to Hermosa Beach before our hour was up. To our surprise our son loved the cart and loved the bike ride. We enjoyed it as well. In L.A. one of the most common and big things here is exercise and athletic activity. Everywhere you go yo...Read More

Hollywood & Highland Center

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Hollywood & Highland Center Photo, Hollywood, California
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One of the most visited spots by tourists in L.A. is probably Hollywood and Highland. Every time I visit there are huge crows walking around taking in all the sites and attractions that represent Hollywood. This is the street where the walk of fame begins. All the famous actor, actresses and entertainers in radio, music or tv have earned a star to represent the hard work they have put in, You can walk for blocks and blocks and see people from Dick van Dyke to Keifer Sutherland. It is truly an experience to see the generations mixed and what they represented. The main attraction here is the Grauman's Chinese Theater. It is a huge theater that host movie premieres and events and right o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 31, 2009

Hollywood & Highland Center
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, California 90028
(323) 467-6412

Childrens Museum at La Habra

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Attraction | "La Habra Childrens Museum"

Childrens Museum at La Habra Photo, La Habra, California
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The La Habra Children’s Museum is not far out of L.A. and at the time was the only children’s museum open. The L.A. one is under construction. Once again looking for something fun for our 4 year old son. Well we succeeded. The Museum was a hit and my son had a lot of fun. The Museum had lots of different fun and learning activities. The first room we went into had a ton of dress up clothes. Of course the first thing my son went to was the fire gear. So we all dressed up in the turn out gear and goofed off. In that same room was a stage with a microphone where the kids could pretend to sing or act. The next room had a few different things that were educational, some fossil digging, a gas ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 28, 2009

Childrens Museum at La Habra
301 South Euclid St
La Habra, California 90631
+1 562 905 9793

Long Beach Fire Museum

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Long Beach Fire Museum Photo, Long Beach, California
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The Long Beach Fire Museum is a working museum that many retires and active Long Beach firefighters are in the process of restoring. Every Wednesday, retired and active Long Beach firefighters volunteer their time to work at the museum and give tours. The hours are quite early but when you have a son who loves fire trucks and all that entails you make it work. The hours are:Wednesdays 7:30- 11:45 AMThe second Saturday of the month 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMThe tour itself is free but they take donations, this is what helps them be able to restore what they have. The station and tour was great. They had so much stuff from years and years of service. You could see how th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 28, 2009

Long Beach Fire Museum
1445 Peterson Ave.
Long Beach 90813
(562) 570-2985

Aquarium of the Pacific

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Attraction | "Long Beach Aquarium"

Aquarium of the Pacific Photo, Long Beach, California
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The Long Beach Aquarium is located in Long Beach right on the water. We decided to go here for our son, we thought this might be something enjoyable for him. I suppose this aquarium is like many others but I must say I was a bit disappointed. i felt like for a place that was right on the ocean it would have big exhibits and lots to explore and see. There really was not much to it. There were lots of fish aquariums and a few big animals but that’s about it. When you walk through the exhibits you travel through several different parts of the ocean looking at different regions of sea life. You will see stuff from the Southern California Baja region, the Northern Pacific Region, Tropical...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 28, 2009

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, California 90802
(562) 590-3100