Taking a family vacation isn’t supposed to be stressful. But, as it turns out, it is. A recent article published by The Boston Globe reported that 92% of Americans said travel is nerve-racking[1] . We think this is terribly unfortunate. The entire goal of a vacation is to get away, explore a new place, and create long-lasting, happy memories.

But what is it that can cause a vacation to be stressful? Well, for starters, traveling with young kids can be just as stressful as it is fun—making sure they eat enough, stay hydrated, get enough sleep, and travel safely—all those items stay top-of-mind for parents. So, what can you do to make vacation a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved? We’ve got a few pointers to share.

3 Tips for a Stress-Free Los Angeles Vacation

Okay, we might be too trusting in our tips to make it a completely stress-free vacation. However, we do have a few tricks up our sleeve to make it as low-stress as can be. Read on for some tips and tricks we have learned throughout the years.

1.   Skip Renting the Car

Yes, renting a car can give you plenty of flexibility. And it is definitely an option. However, Los Angeles and Anaheim traffic isn’t always flowing. You can be stuck in traffic for hours if you don’t know the area well and are unfamiliar with alternate routes. On top of that lugging around bulky car seats during your travels isn’t fun either. That’s why we suggest you skip the car rental altogether. Instead, book a Disneyland car service with car seats. And no, that doesn’t mean that Disneyland is the only place you can go.

At Anaheim Town Car Services, we offer friendly and safe transportation to all the top Los Angeles attractions. We can customize your experience depending on your goals and objectives. Leave the stress of driving and navigating to us.

2.   Plan Around Nap Times

Kids are happier when they stick to their routines, especially nap times. When planning your LA adventure, align activities with your toddler’s sleep schedule. Morning outings can be perfect for high-energy spots like Griffith Park or the LA Zoo.

Then, schedule a mid-day break for naps back at your hotel or a quiet place like a shaded park. This way, everyone stays rested, and you avoid meltdowns, making the day enjoyable for the whole family. Remember, a well-rested toddler means a stress-free day out.

3.   Pack Snacks and Activities – Even for Theme Park Days

Never underestimate the power of snacks and engaging activities. While exploring LA, keep a bag of healthy snacks and water handy to keep those tiny tummies full and happy. This can be a lifesaver in long lines or while waiting for food at restaurants.

Pack small, travel-friendly activities like coloring books, sticker books, or simple toys to keep your toddlers entertained during downtimes or while traveling between attractions. These little distractions can prevent boredom and keep the peace, ensuring a smoother, more pleasant experience for everyone.

Planning Ahead Can Help Make Your Los Angeles Vacation As Stress-Free as Possible

Traveling with toddlers can be challenging—we get it. But, with some advance planning and mindful decision-making, your family vacation to Los Angeles can be an amazing experience. At Anaheim Town Car Services, we’re here to take the stress of transportation off your plate. Contact us today and create a stress-free experience so you can enjoy all the great things our city has to offer.