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Los Angeles, CA Archives - Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

Experiences for the Family in Los Angeles

Cielito Lindo OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET Taquitos have such an interesting history…one connected to Olvera Street, where the restaurant was founded. The original owner of Cielito Lindo was Aurora Guerrero, a single mother of five children who was able to start her business with the help of a woman named Christine Sterling. Mrs. Sterling’s
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The Birthplace of Los Angeles

Avila Adobe House OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET Krisha Garvey and her family joined us for a visit to the birthplace of Los Angeles…Olvera Street!  The area reflects the Mexican culture and heritage of the area and the foundation for Los Angeles.  Krisha’s boys explored the marketplace and found little toys that they enjoyed trying.
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L.A.’s Air & Sea Attractions

Space Shuttle Endeavour at California Science Center OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET We had such a great experience with TWO families at the California Science Center! The Circle family and Kim Orchen Cooper & her daughter joined me to learn more about the Space Shuttle Endeavor.  It was really quite amazing to see the Endeavor
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Natural History Meets L.A.

La Brea Tar Pits OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET Yvonne Condes, co-founder of MomsLA, and her two boys joined me for a scavenger hunt throughout the museum, both inside and out! The boys were the perfect people to join us on this shoot because they really know a thing or two about prehistoric times! We all
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Spin Sweet Treats into a Math Lesson!

Sprinkles Cupcakes OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET The Benner family joined us for a fun experience at the famous Sprinkles Cupcake Shop.  While the kids decorated cupcakes, the parents discussed how baking is a great way to mix in some math tricks, especially when it comes to measuring and counting. OUR ADDITIONAL TIP Don’t miss
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Eclectic Family Fun – Be Different!

Petersen Automotive Museum OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET We had the pleasure of filming at the museum on a day that it was closed to the public so we had the whole place all to ourselves!  The families that joined us for the day were dedicated car lovers and they proved it by driving about
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Culture, Art and FUN All Rolled into One!

Getty Center OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET We had such a great time exploring the Getty Center and I must say that they offer the most interactive art programs I have ever seen!  There is everything from Art Detective Cards that send you on a scavenger hunt around the museum grounds to discover works of
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Los Angeles Food Districts

The Original Farmers Market OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET It was so much fun to have Rachael Wunderlich and two of her three children meet me for some fun at The Original Farmers Market!  Rachael’s kids are adorable and were the perfect pair for our visit to Sticker Planet and Dylan’s Candy Bar.  At Sticker
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Shop until You Drop L.A. Style

The Grove OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET The Grove is a beautiful outdoor shopping area with so many boutiques it can make your head spin!  Just before arriving at The Grove for the shoot, we found out that the family meant to join us had a sick child.  What do you do? Say a quick
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Where We Stayed

Hotel Angeleno OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET Can you say sleek?  The Hotel Angeleno had a nice balance of comfort and elegance.  We enjoyed a continental breakfast each morning in the dining room and a few of us even got the opportunity to dip into the pool one evening.  The rooms were lovely, the staff
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Where Movies are Made!

Universal Studios Hollywood OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET It was hard to keep the crew focused at Universal Studios because the behind the scenes access for a group of industry people is like putting kids in a candy store and letting them go crazy. The sound stage, props department, sets…it was very impressive.  I think
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Eat like a Celebrity

Back on the Beach Cafe OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET By the time we got to the restaurant, we were all famished!  The Back on the Beach Cafe was calling our names and the staff we above and beyond to help us all get fed quickly so we could get back to our filming schedule.
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