When you travel to Los Angeles for CHEST 2016, October 22 – 26, your intentions will be clear. You’ll want to connect with your colleagues from around the globe; earn CME and MOC; and learn in an innovative, hands-on environment. We’ve got that covered with cutting-edge sessions and a community of innovative problem-solvers. But why travel by yourself when your destination is known for beautiful weather, sandy beaches, amusement parks, and entertainment for the whole family? In LA, your whole family can enjoy a vacation, and you can join in some fun in the sun during your free time or before or after the meeting.
Plus, we asked one of our favorite local experts, CHEST member Dr. William Stringer, for his tips on family-friendly activities in Los Angeles. Find a few of his tips within our gifs below.
If you haven’t taken your kids to Disneyland, this may be a great opportunity to visit “the happiest place on earth.” Anaheim, home to Disneyland, is about an hour drive from the Los Angeles Convention Center. Take flight with Dumbo the Elephant, visit the Haunted Mansion, spin around in tea cups, ride Mickey’s Fun Wheel, and much more.
Located in Hollywood, Universal Studios is only about a half-hour’s drive from the convention center. You’ll enjoy theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and lots of lovable characters. Plus, you can explore a new offering, the mysteries of Hogwarts castle at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Knott’s Berry Farm
This theme park and amusement park is about 50 minutes from the convention center. The park has roller coasters, children’s rides, water rides, and plenty of fun and scary activities to try out during the weeks leading up to Halloween.
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
About 25 minutes from the convention center, the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles representing more than 250 different species, of which 29 are endangered. Learn about animals from around the world and their habitats.
California Science Center
Just a 10-minute drive from the convention center, the California Science Center is fun for all ages. The center includes four major exhibits that focus on air and space, technology, commonalities of living organisms, and ecosystems. There is also an educationally focused IMAX theater with a seven-story screen.
Los Angeles will energize you with its family-friendly entertainment, and CHEST 2016 will keep you current with the latest developments in chest medicine. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to inspire your patient care. Learn more about Los Angeles at discoverlosangeles.com.