One of the coolest things about my job as a family travel writer is that I get to take my kids along on some pretty kick-ass assignments.
Case in point: Our trip this coming weekend, to LEGOLAND California.
You might recall that this isn’t the first time I’ve taken one of my daughters to Legoland; back in December 2014, Little R and I went for a similar weekend excursion/assignment. This time, I’m taking R and L—just the big kids and me—while Powerwoman and Baby G go to visit one of my wife’s buddies in Denver.
R is most excited for the airplane trip; she loves airplanes and cannot wait to fly again. L is excited to see what she missed last time.
We’ll really only be in the park for one day. During that time, we’ll check out some of the new attractions, film some social media projects for a client, report a feature for another client, and try to have some fun (which probably won’t be hard).
Over the rest of the weekend, we’ll also get to see my aunt and some cousins, and visit a bird sanctuary.
Perhaps the highpoint of the trip, however, will be our accommodations: We’re staying in the Legoland Hotel. This is noteworthy for a few reasons:
- There are LEGOs everywhere, including a LEGO pit near the front desk and LEGO kits in every room.
- Rooms come standard with bunk beds for kids, something my daughters are going to LOVE.
- A breakfast buffet is included, and my kids go crazy over those.
- The hotel is connected to the park itself, which means convenient returns for bathroom breaks and down time.
Stay tuned here for a blog post following our excursion; I’m not bringing a computer with us on the trip but likely will write about it as soon as we’re home. You also can follow me on Instagram and Twitter for updates there.