San Fernando, San Gabriel, Simi, Conejo, and Santa Clarita Valleys Guide

Where there are mountains, there are valleys; and we're not just talking San Fernando - LA families also live, work, and play in San Gabriel, Simi, Conejo, and Santa Clarita Valleys. Is it hotter in the Valleys? Like, totally. But families brave the heat in search of more affordable homes, more space, and - as a result of these factors - other families.

All this family activity has created a demand that is met with ever-increasing fervor by local camps, schools, party spaces, museums, restaurants, and more. Outdoor shopping centers from The Americana at the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley to The Lakes and The Commons at the western edge offer free weekly entertainment for kids and families. Pasadena keeps the San Gabriel Valley thriving with more museums, arts festivals, concerts, and parades than most families can take in before their kids grow up. And the parks and farms of Simi and Conejo Valleys offer all Angelenos great local options for getting out of the city.

So go ahead - throw your best Moon Unit Zappa shot - we can handle it. The Valleys are family-friendly, to the max!