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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 parents in-the-know have long since figured out that having fun in Los Angeles doesn’t have to be expensive. But maybe you’ve exhausted your list of tried-and-true destinations and are looking for some new, I-never-thought-of-that ideas. Here is our list of the Best Free Things To Do In Los Angeles.

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Whether you’re planning a movie date with your special someone or a family movie outing, you don’t just want to see a movie; you want a memorable experience, too. You want to experience the magic the movies can bring, and maybe introduce your kids to that magic as well.

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If there are animal lovers in your family, this is the list for you. Here in Southern California, we’re so fortunate to have the opportunity to get up close and personal with a large variety of animals — from camels to sharks and snakes to cows. Here are 15 sites that offer up-close-and-personal time Animal Encounters. 

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Another great way to explore our diverse city is by reading about it. These books are a great way to introduce your children to new sites they haven’t yet seen and learn some new facts about some family-favorite locations all around Los Angeles. 

Here is our list of 15 Charming, Factual, and Fun Books About Los Angeles. And you can buy these books in our Amazon shop! Or check out our list of 32 Independent Book Stores in SoCal and go shopping there.

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