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Feb 14, 2013 - L.A. is for kids

Los Angeles has a lot more than Hollywood glamor and glitz, its also filled with all kinds of interesting activities that children would enjoy, from zoos and parks to theme parks and hiking trails. A great way of getting around Los Angeles, especially with a crowd of kids, is with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus rented from School Bus Charter Rental. Travel around Los Angeles ins safety, style and comfort while you visit sights like Griffith Park, the Los Angeles Zoo, Disneyland, the Hollywood Wax Museum and the Kodak Theatre.

A short charter school bus ride away in Pasadena is the Kidspace Children's Museum. This museum offers kids a place to explore and learn about the world around them, with programs and exhibits that involve indoor and outdoor activities including the Kaleidoscope, where children walk into a maze of colored tunnels with mirrors covering the walls, as well as the climbing towers, a 40-foot tower that resembles live wisteria vines and the raindrop climber, where kids can pretend they are climbing on raindrops 40 feet into the air. Kidspace offers many educational programs throughout the year, such as Explorations where kids can learn about everything from spiders to rocks, fossils and minerals as well as Garden Activities where children can learn about taking care of plants and flowers.

All kids are amazed by the wonders of the sea, and a great place to learn about the amazing world under water is with a rental school bus visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, just 10 miles southwest of Los Angeles. The Aquarium features displays and exhibits like the Lorikeet Forest aviary, the Shark Lagoon, the Tropical Pacific Gallery, the Shorebird Sanctuary and Turtle Vision 3D. There are many more exhibits at the museum that provides kids with a great view of ocean life with over 11,000 sea animals from around the world. Special Behind the Scenes tickets are available, allowing charter school bus visitors to get up close with some of the animals at the aquarium, as well as a 3-D theater that shows spectacular movies about the undersea world.

For getting out into the great outdoors and enjoying some of the fresh California wilderness air, take a rental school bus ride out to the Pacific Palisades, just 30 minutes west of Los Angeles on the Pacific Coast. Here charter school bus visitors will find Will Rogers Historic State Park, an exciting place to bring your kids for a day of activity in Los Angeles. Originally the home of Will Rogers, a popular western comedian and actor of the 1930s, this ranch includes a 31-room ranch house, a corral, horse stable, riding ring and roping arena where kids can go horseback riding. Other facilities on the ranch include a hiking trail, golf course and polo field. The Will Rogers State Park offers horseback riding lessons for kids and provides tours of the ranch house Thursday through Sunday. They also provide educational programs and exhibits of Will Rogers and his life as well as historical information of the movie industry during the 1920s and '30s.

Have a great day out with the kids in Los Angeles by giving School Bus Charter Rental a call to find out how they can help you plan your trip with their fleet of vehicles and friendly, personalized service.