DreamWorks Experience at Gaylord Hotels
I was at the Gaylord Opryland this past Wednesday for a very exciting announcement:
Gaylord Hotels® and DreamWorks® announced a family friendly alliance meant to boost the leisure offerings at all Gaylord properties.
While Gaylord Hotels are well known as fabulous conference and business hotels their family appeal has been weak. With the introduction of the DreamWorks Animation alliance Gaylord Hotels will be taking their family friendly offerings to a whole new level. This will include character breakfasts with popular DreamWorks Animation characters like Shrek, Po the Kung Fu Panda and the penguins of Madagascar, pool parties, themed events, character hosted birthday parties, screenings of DreamWorks Animation films, holiday parties and more. Read More »
While it’s just one street in a sprawling city with much to offer, Bourbon Street has gained quite a reputation around the world as a must-see-and-do attraction in New Orleans. But any stretch of land that boasts 24 hour drinking should not be approached without a few precautions and good sense guidelines.
What You Should Know About Bourbon Street
1. It is not kid-friendly at any time of day.
I wouldn’t take my kids into a nightclub at midnight, but I’d have no problem having them walk up and down the Vegas Strip at noon. Bourbon Street is not like the Strip. While the workers and partiers alike are generally friendly and respectful, the street is lined with bars and strip clubs that graphically promote their activities with posters plastered on doors and outside walls.
You don’t have to go into a strip club to see bare-breasted women on Bourbon Street. At noon.
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New Orleans - the Crescent City
It wasn’t until 6 years after Hurricane Katrina that I first set eyes on New Orleans, so I have no pre-existing condition against which to compare her current state. I can, however, tell you that today the city is alive, beautiful, and bursting at the seams with things to see and do.
One interesting thing to do in New Orleans – and a great way to learn a little more about the 300 year old city’s history – is to take a guided tour of one of their legendary cemeteries.
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Festival of Childhood
The Echo Parenting & Education Foundation, a 10 year old organization, is holding their annual Festival of Childhood: Peace through a Child’s Eye in Los Angeles, CA. The event will be held this Saturday, April 30th from 1 to 5pm in the neighborhood of Echo Park. The idea behind this festival is to promote positive parenting with the notion that parents who raise their children with care and kindness will give them the incentive to display the same characteristics as adults.
The event is free (including admission & activities) and open to anyone who wants to enjoy a day of fun games and entertainment. The activities will include a rock climbing wall, face painting, live music, expert speakers and much more for both parents and children.
“This is an opportunity for everyone in the community to connect with one another and for Echo to share their parenting philosophy,” says Erica Knutson, an Echo Parenting & Foundation intern.
More information: Azucena Ortiz, Festival Coordinator (email@example.com or 213.484.6676 ext. 311)
Where: Reservoir Street will be closed at Alvarado Street
(one block north of Sunset and Alvarado, in Echo Park)