Mother’s Day is this weekend, and – surprise – your parents are coming to visit! When mapping out activities to do with your parents, it calls for more close attention to detail. You’ll need to plan both the cultural side of the hang outs – museums and city’s biggest attractions – and the insider’s look on LA, thus, keeping your parents in-the-know. You’ll also want to explore the breathtaking Los Angeles landscapes, but no overdo with the intensity of the walk/hike. Spending time with parents requires a certain balance. But don’t worry – we are here to help! Here are the four things to do with your parents in Los Angeles:
Gardens at the Huntington, 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108
Huntington Library is one of the most enjoyable attractions in the LA area. There’s plenty to see the art, the library holdings and the outdoor spaces. The library itself holds more than six million items, among which is the earliest edition of Chaucer’s famous The Canterbury Tales. Exploring the outdoors of the Huntington, will make a great memory for you and your parents. The 207 acres of gardens, 120 acres of which are open to the public, are divided into the following themes: the Desert, the Shakespeare, the Children’s, and the Japanese gardens. Experience the magic of the Gardens with your dear family.
The Broad, 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Score tickets to the Broad for the time of you parents visit! You’re in for beautiful modern art exhibitions, peculiar light installations, the so-called infinity room and much more! The admission is free, however, the tickets have to be booked at least two weeks in advance. Be aware that the tickets to the infinity room are booked separately.
Griffith Observatory, Griffith Park, 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
You can never go wrong with the Griffith Observatory! Its stunning views will leave your parents breathless. Explore the planetarium and grab a bite at the Café at the End of the Universe afterwards. Feel free to drive up to the Observatory, however, if your parents are into hiking, you can park down at the Griffith Park and take a 15-20 minute walk up to the Observatory. For those who are looking to challenge themselves even more, embark on an adventure to the Hollywood Sign, which takes approximately an hour and a half one way. Since the journey is quite long, we suggest starting your hike in the early afternoon, so you’ll make it back before sunset.
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Check out the Automotive history museum featuring a high-tech gallery of about 150 classic cars on display. The museum tells its visitors the history of the rise of car culture in SoCal, as wells as the progress and dominance of the automobiles. For more information, visit their website.