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Wendy Kennar

Wendy is a freelance writer who finds inspiration in her son and from her experiences from her twelve-year teaching career. Her writing has appeared in several publications and anthologies, both in print and online. She prefers sunflowers to roses and thinks chocolate is okay at any meal. You can find her at where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (specifically living with an invisible disability).

La Crescenta-Montrose is a neighborhood offering much in terms of family-friendly activities. Whether you’re looking for shopping options, a new public library to explore, or a different park to play at, you’ll find it in this 3.8-square-mile enclave of unincorporated Los Angeles. 

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Candy definitely makes the world a little sweeter. And here in Los Angeles, we’re surrounded by candy shops that offer it all — world famous candies, made-in-L.A. candies, super sour candies, super silly candies, and super chocolatey candies. 

Check out our list of the Best Candy Stores In and Around Los Angeles to discover some new-to-you shops.

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When it comes to exercise, we all want our kids to find something that they enjoy doing. Something that makes exercise feel more like play than work. That’s where Trampoline Parks come in. Whether your child is seriously interested in improving their trampoline skills, or you’re looking for a fun, out-of-the-ordinary, indoor activity for the whole family, you’re sure to find a Trampoline Park that offers what you’re looking for.

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Whether you live in Southern California or you’re traveling from out of state, families visiting the popular attractions in and around Los Angeles need a “home base” of sorts. A hotel that offers family-friendly accommodations, a few perks and conveniences, and a prime location. Here then is our list of 10 of the best family-friendly hotels in and around Los Angeles.

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