My family and I went to the Descanso Gardens www.descansogardens.org on a Sunday and had a blast at this 160-acre oasis in La Canada. Don’t let the name fool you though. It’s not just a tiny garden in the middle of an exposed city block. It is more like a small lush forest with paved roads and hiking trails to get you around the huge property. My kids loved the miniature train, the huge grass fields, and the ponds filled with fish, turtles and ducks. All of which helped to ensure two worn out kids and an early bedtime! Tons of events constantly going on from children’s plays to jazz music, so make sure to check out their website before you go.