It's been a while since I wanted to go visit the Huntington garden in Pasadena. Cherry blossom season gave me the excuse to go now! I think it was also a great time to go since I'm pretty sure it gets crazy hot during the summer there. If you want to feel like you're traveling without having to take hour flights look no further this is the place to go! I was amazed by the quality of the Japanese and Chinese gardens, it really felt like we weren't in LA anymore. They even have different restaurants in each garden so you can really immerse and feel like you're somewhere else. This place was perfect for Mason, first and most important of all he could run freely and safely, observe Koi fish, play with water, they even had some activity for kids like make Chinese paper lanterns or masks! We had difficulty parking when we arrived so I was scared the place was gonna be packed but it's so big you don't really feel it. Which was great because i'm not a big fan of crowd. We probably spent a little bit over 3 hours there - Mason's never really patient and can never stay in the same place for too long without turning like an evil monster - so we didn't have enough time to see it all but I guess we will have to go back another time to finish the visit. Until then here are some pictures we took there and they should give you a great idea of how the gardens look like. Definitely a must if you live or are visiting the LA area.
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