Over the 4th of July weekend, my daughter & I had the opportunity to go into “the city” for a Mommy & Me day. My husband had to work that Saturday, so I thought – let’s explore LA!
We started off with a visit to Fonuts. This is a specialty donut shop that bakes their donuts instead of the traditional frying. They have vegan & gluten-free donuts, as well as some specialty flavors like Chorizo Cheddar, Blueberry Earl Grey, Coconut Passion Fruit, Salted Caramel & Maple Bacon.
After we got our sweet treat fix, we headed to Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). There is so much to see, both indoors & out. One of our favorites is to visit the Boone Children’s Gallery where your kids can paint & read books.
Of course, no visit would be complete without seeing the famous Levitated Mass!
If you have a child 17 years old or younger, make sure to sign them up for Arts For NexGen LACMA. It’s a free membership & enables your child to go into the museum for free. Also each NexGen member can bring one adult guest into the museum for free. What a great deal!
After we visited LACMA, we walked next door to the La Brea Tar Pits. My daughter was content to just look at the tar pits from the outside, so we opted to not go into the museum. Perhaps next time…
After all of that culture, we decided to head over to The Grove for a quick visit to Barnes & Noble. We’ve been to The Grove many times, so we decided to skip the usual visits to the Farmers Market, trolley & dancing fountains. Our focus was just on going to the bookstore. Tip: Remember to get your ticket validated, as the first 2 hours are free with validation.
There is so much to see & do in Los Angeles! Sometimes the best visits are in your own backyard.