Southern California Outings
Ideas for family friendly outings and day-trips in southern California--mostly in LA/Orange Counties
Knott's Berry Farm. We went there a couple of weeks ago and loved it. It was a totally new experience with kids. I only went on one roller coaster ride the whole day and had a blast just hanging out at Snoopy Land and in the western-themed Ghost Town with the boys.
Children's Rides & Amusement Rides for Kids | Knott's Berry Farm
Balboa Park--14 museums, beautiful free gardens, free tram rides around the park... we LOVED going here and can't wait to go back to San Diego and see more of this place!
Wildlife Learning Center (in Sylmar) rescues wildlife and educates the public about the environment. It is like visiting a very small zoo but you get the chance to see and touch animals up-close. They do a "trainer talk" every hour on the hour and they let the kids touch the animal they bring out.
"Visions of the Empire" exhibit at Huntington Library & Gardens April 21-July 23, 2012
Kid Concepts, Torrance, monthly coupons are in the Best Buy mailers.
Old Fire Station 36 - San Pedro, California. Old Fire Station 36 is housed in one of the oldest buildings still standing in San Pedro, California. At the southern-most tip of Los Angeles, San Pedro is home to the Los Angeles Harbor, Ports ‘O Call Village, and some of the most unique seascapes in the LA area.
Old Station 36--Fire Station Museum in San Pedro--open Saturdays 10-3
Los Angeles Maritime Museum, San Pedro
Dominguez Rancho Adobe Musem--free :)