Break Away from the Crowds—5 Spectacular Things to Do in the LA Area

Los Angeles is home to many world-famous attractions, but there are other fun things to do that are less popular. Venturing off the beaten path will be a great way for you to experience a different side of the city and the surrounding area while still having the fulfilling vacation of your dreams. Here are five spectacular things to do in the LA area if you want to beat the crowds.

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Head to Runyon Canyon

This canyon encompasses many of the finest aspects of nature and will make you feel as though you’ve escaped to a wilderness paradise without having to venture far outside the city. Hollywood, Beverly Hills and other thriving communities are adjacent to Runyon Canyon, and you’ll have the chance to go hiking and see some of the most spectacular views of the Los Angeles city skyline when you hike through Runyon Canyon Park. Unique and quirky shops and restaurants can also be found along the roads that run through the canyon. Continue reading “Break Away from the Crowds—5 Spectacular Things to Do in the LA Area”

Surprisingly Affordable Family Trips you can Find Close to Home

One reason many families decide not to take vacations every year is the expense. While it is true that some trips can cost a small fortune and require time to save up, there are several surprisingly affordable family trips you can find closer to home. Take a look at these ideas and get your family out and on the road more often!

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Enjoy the Wonders of Nature

No matter where you may live in the United States, odds are good there is a national or state park within a day’s drive of your home. These parks are very affordable and offer a range of different activities, including hiking, camping, fishing, boating, and other outdoor sports. Many contain natural and/or historic wonders that can be explored and seen firsthand for much less than the cost of a single night in a hotel. Continue reading “Surprisingly Affordable Family Trips you can Find Close to Home”

Six Family-Friendly Vacation Destinations To Consider For Your Next Trip

Top family vacation destinations should be fun and exciting for the children as well as enjoyable for the parents. It needs activities for all ages, some relaxation, and possibly a little education mixed in. Here are a few places that will fit the needs of any family:

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Orlando, Florida

Families can immerse themselves in the fairytale world of Disney or head over to Universal to hang out with their favorite characters, but few realize how much more is there to see. Orlando is home to some terrific water parks, great shopping venues, and excellent dining options for all ages. The nearby beaches are also great, which doesn’t cost anything to see. Continue reading “Six Family-Friendly Vacation Destinations To Consider For Your Next Trip”