I discovered the best little place to take your early walkers, and it was almost by accident. While on a morning walk in our neighborhood with Calvin, I stopped by LACMA. It is closed on Wednesdays, and like many stay-at-home parents, I often don’t know what day it is (hazard of the job — pretty much every day is the same and you lose track, am I right?) So I forgot it was closed today until we got there. But the Urban Lights exhibit off of Wilshire is always accessible to the public, so I let Calvin out of the stroller and he got to explore it when it was totally empty (and it is never totally empty). He had the best time walking from light post to light post, then up and down the rows, occasionally stopping to watch the cars on Wilshire. It was so fun to watch and made for some great photos.
So here’s my secret for all of you stay-home parents of walkers age 1-2 who are local: go to the Urban Lights exhibit around 9 am on Wednesdays! It’s the best 🙂 And this is definitely a favorite spot for families to visit when it is opened as well. You can read more about that here if you’d like.
One more tip: there’s a great farmer’s market at the Wilshire Courtyard a couple of blocks away every Wednesday, so after you wear your little walker out, you can stop by and grab lunch and fresh, locally grown produce to take home. So now you know what we will be doing every Wednesday morning… if I can remember what day it is!
Urban Lights is located on the Wilshire side of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036. LACMA is closed on Wednesdays (but this exhibit is accessible from Wilshire Blvd.)