I'll admit it, I get jealous of New York and their incredible Central Park (it's only 843 acres of green oasis in the middle of a metropolis). But Los Angeles has its fair share of beautiful parks too. The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is pretty stunning. At 127 acres it gives you plenty to look at, especially in the spring when the flowering trees are in bloom. But the highlight, especially with a toddler, was the peacocks who roam the property at their leisure. Being amongst the majestic creatures was like walking through a wonderland.
The Aloe Trail on the way to the Africa Garden.
Gorgeous trumpet trees in bloom.
Over two hundred peacocks call The Arboretum home.
The grounds are very exposed to the sun so pack your sunscreen, hat, water, and bring a stroller for little ones.
The Arboretum maintains a calendar of kid events. The day before Easter they'll host egg hunts and hikes.