Ah, springtime. Fresh leaves on trees, flowers in bloom and birds chirping… oh who are we kidding? It’s time for Spring Break! Soak up the sun, sand and all that Los Angeles has to offer, while California Dreamin’ your vacation away with family and friends.
Gardens in Bloom
Admire the fragile pink cherry blossoms at Lake Balboa in Van Nuys, where a mile-long footpath begs for a springtime stroll. At The Huntington Botanical Gardens, 14 beautifully maintained themed gardens cover 120 acres of rolling hillsides. Look for bluebells, dogwood, Chinese snowbells and Chinese tulip trees to be in bloom this spring. And about a 20-minute drive from Downtown in La Cañada Flintridge, Descanso Gardens revels in the wonders of spring with special tours, Easter and Earth Day events, and blooms of irises, lilacs, cherry trees, daffodils, azaleas and tulips.
Sandy White Beaches
When you think of Southern California you think beaches. From family fun to beautiful scenic views, California beaches deliver. Venice Beach is an eclectic scene with everything from street performers to the famous Muscle Beach on the boardwalk. Santa Monica beach has something for all ages. Enjoy first class shopping, a vibrant nightlife, LA. art and culture and an amusement park located on the Famous Santa Monica Pier. Malibu beaches off 27 miles of scenic beauty. Home to many celebrities, gives us proof that it is one of the world best beaches. Enjoy walking on the famously long pier or test your surfing abilities at Zuma.
Amusement At It’s Finest
Los Angeles is home to three major theme parks that are guaranteed to make your family scream with excitement. Universal Studios Hollywood, located walking distance from Hilton Universal City hotel, takes you through the movie experience in true Hollywood glamor. Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor are just 30 minutes north. Experience the thrills and excitement of some of the largest roller coasters in the world. Disneyland and California Adventure are just south of the hotel and filled with magic. Visit Mickey and Minnie Mouse at the Happiest Place on Earth while you explore Los Angeles’ must see activities.
Knowledge Can Be Fun
Southern California is rich in culture and has no shortage of museums to explore. From the Natural History Museum to the California Science Center, your family will enjoy learning during their vacation. For those traveling without children, visit the Getty Museum or the Museum of Modern Art. Hollywood Holds many museums like Grauman’s Chinese Theater or the Grammy Museum. Consult this Museum list to pick and plan your favorites.
Stay And Play
Stay with us and play during your Spring Break. We are just minutes from most of these great activities. Splash in the pool, sun in a cabana or dance the night away at one of Citywalk’s nightclubs. Centrally located to LA’s hot spots, the Hilton Universal City is a AAA Four Diamond, environmental and a pet friendly hotel.