My intent when I started this blog was to find and share all the fun things to do in LA with the kids. 6 years, many adventures and two kids later, we're still not done exploring. Simply put, one can never run out of things to do in LA. There is something for everyone and for every interest. And today, in partnership with Chicco, I'm sharing our LA Kids City Guide: 5 places we love going to and learn why it's a must visit whether you're from LA or just visiting.
I also invite you to join our giveaway for a chance to win a stroller and a car seat with base as part of the new Chicco Viaro Travel System. Good Luck and let us know which place you would love to take the kids to.
We are very familiar with the Chicco brand as both kids came home on their very first car ride from the hospital in a Chicco KeyFit Car Seat.
We went to many places with it and when our eldest was a baby, she slept better in her Chicco KeyFit car seat than in her bed, so we'd either be strolling around the mall or driving around to get her to nap.
If you've been following me long enough on Instagram though, you'd recall that moment when I got sentimental at Babies R' Us because I decided to trade our infant car seat to the next stage since they've both outgrown it.
So imagine what it was like when our Chicco Viaro Travel System arrived and I saw the exact infant car seat we had was part of it, all the fond memories came back. But this time we get to make new memories with the Chicco Viaro Stroller in tow.
We went around places in LA with it and we've also been using it for school pick up and drop offs as big sis' classroom is so far from the school gate. Like literally the furthest classroom from the gate. Good thing, maneuvering our Chicco Viaro Stroller is easy with its three-wheel design and lightweight aluminum frame. I can literally move it with one hand while I hold big sis' with my other hand as we try to beat the school bell. LOL.
Chicco’s Viaro is sold as a travel system with Chicco’s #1-rated KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat and also as a stand-alone stroller until children reach the 50 lb. weight limit. It's so easy to get the car seat in and out of the stroller, I wish I had this travel system before.
LA Kids City Guide:
I brought our Chicco Viaro Stroller so I don't have to carry the toddler all the way to the playground from the street parking. With how big the storage is under the stroller, you can also fit all your picnic essentials without bringing an extra wagon.
The weather can be quite unpredictable from up here though, but good thing the multi-position canopy of the Chicco Stroller offered maximum protection from the sun, wind and cold.
Plan a trip here and expect to be amazed. But at the same time, the kids might not let you go home. You've been warned. LOL.
I told the kids we're going to see Dory. But I had no idea they have one at Aquarium of the Pacific, a few actually.
We love coming here and while the toddler enjoyed touching the rays and watching the penguins swim. My personal favorite is the sea otter swimming on its back. He just looked so relaxed.
If you go around the whole South Coast Botanic Garden, there will be uphill and downhill slopes but I was able to quickly lock and unlock the stroller with its toe-tap locking brakes when needed.
Some of the paths are unpaved as well but our toddler didn't complain, her new stroller features EPS energy-absorbing foam as well as a five-point harness for a smooth and secure ride. I wish I can ride on it too, haha. I do recall trying to ride a stroller when I was pregnant, haha.
The Grove offers a mix of fun for both the adults and the kids. There's a huge musical fountain, a trolley, a cinema, a fun candy store, concerts every now and then and desserts abound from cupcakes to ice creams.
The place is very festive at any given day but even more during the holidays. There's also monthly activities offered to the kids.
I loved how the Chicco Viaro Stroller has two cupholders and snack tray in the front for the kids and in the back for the adults by the way. We each get to bring our own drinks.
It's free year round. Besides swimming in the water during the summer, there's festivals, summer concerts, a bike/stroller lane, you name it.
We visited Redondo Beach Pier recently for a stroll before the sun set. The kids enjoyed the pinwheels, listening to the free summer concert at the pier and ending the night with a seafood dinner with their cousins. We obviously forgot to take a group picture as everyone got pre-occupied with the sumptous meal.
You can get the Viaro Travel System at ChiccoShop.com and Babies “R” Us for a suggested retail price of $349.99. The stand-alone stroller can be purchased for $199.99.