What are some things to with two four years in Los Angeles and Orange Country, California in October?

My husband and I are traveling with them to visit my mom in October, and we were wondering what are some stuff we can do with them while there for a week. We are already planning on Disneyland and the San Diego Zoo. Thanks.

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  1. Paris Hilton August 24, 2013 at 6:50 PM - Reply

    Well I think there is “Mother’s beach” somewhere near Newport Beach, as long as you are already in Orange County

  2. Obviousman August 24, 2013 at 6:33 PM - Reply

    Disneyland: The Happiest Place on Earth. Half a billion visitors can’t be wrong. (Sometimes it seems all at once)

    Universal Studios: A theme park that grew out of a studio tour. And Universal City Walk is a fun place to hang out in the evening after your day inside the park.

    Hollywood: Hollywood Boulevard is ready for its close-up, thanks to years of urban renewal and renovation. Most kids won’t really like the Walk of Fame or Chinese Theater. However, the El Capitan theater, which was restored to its former glory, is owned by Disney and shows recently released Disney movies as well as older Disney that has been released on DVD (like the Little Mermaid).

    Santa Monica Beach and Pier: Great beach scene and a classic seaside amusement park, complete with antique carousel that has been in a lot of TV and movies. (The Sting and “Three’s Company” come immediately to mind).Bubba Gump Shrimp Company right on the pier. Kids love the rides on the pier, and the games. Or just playing in the sand.

    Griffith Park – Home of the Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park Observatory, Travel Town, the Greek Theatre, Pony Rides and Griffith Park Railroad, Merry-Go-Round, and Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage. While the zoo is not as good as San Diego Zoo, it is still good, and enough to entertain most kids. The Pony Rides and railroad are for the younger kids. Travel Town is a rail museum where you’re not SUPPOSED to climb on the engines, but kids have been ignoring those signs for 40 years. The recently renovated Observatory now requires shuttle reservations. Or you can just play in one of the picnic areas in the park. There are plenty of toys to play on.

    Los Angeles Science Center: A favorite museum for kids for over 40 years. Exposition Park, by the Coliseum.

    Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana: The big cube right next to I-5, exit Main St.

    Los Angeles Children’s Museum: Located downtown near the Music Center

    La Brea Tar Pits/Paige Museum: What kid doesn’t like dinosaur exhibits?

    Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach: Lots of fun marine exhibits for kids to explore. And the mac and cheese at Bubba Gump’s across the street is good, too.

    Legoland, Carlsbad: This is more of a San Diego attraction, but kids 10 and under generally love it.

    Places to eat:
    In-N-Out Burger: Multiple locations, best burger in LA, ask anyone.
    Pink’s Hot Dogs: 709 N. La Brea, just north of Melrose. Might see a celebrity.
    Tommy’s Chili Burgers: Look for the shack, an LA tradition. Original location at Beverly & Rampart, a couple miles west of downtown.
    Canter’s Deli: 419 N. Fairfax, between Beverly & Melrose. Near CBS, might spot a celebrity.
    Phillippe’s: 1001 N. Alameda. Great roast beef sandwiches. Near Union Station, Olvera Street. Watch the mustard, it’s hot.
    Cap’n Kidd’s, across from Disneyland: NOT!

  3. Steven D August 24, 2013 at 6:08 PM - Reply

    Do not forget about Legoland, where amazing replicas of famous American landmarks such as Mount Rushmore, Las Vegas’ casinos, New York City’s skyscrapers, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, and Washington DC’s government buildings draw millions of visitors each year.

  4. TX2step August 24, 2013 at 5:28 PM - Reply

    October is a beautiful month there, although the first week or so can still be VERY hot! … Corona del Mar Beach is the beach I used to take my daughters to. It’s quiet, pretty, and not overrun with teenagers/surfers, etc. … Knott’s Berry Farm is perfect for that age, and isn’t that far from Disneyland … Legoland is near San Diego, but 4-yr-old might be a little young yet:) ….There’s also a Wild Animal Park a little northwest of San Diego …. …..If you’re staying in Orange County, leave the kiddies with your mom one night, and go with your husband to Mr. Stox restaurant on Katella, in Anaheim. It’s my favorite all-time restaurant, and we dearly miss it since we’ve moved to Texas!

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