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We've had a very low key summer trying to do as many free activities as possible to save up for our big trip to France next weekend! So for this past long weekend, we wanted to keep cool with activities near the water and went to two of our new favorite spots within 10 minutes of our home. The newly re-opened Echo Park Lake is beautiful! They recently added a boat house where you can rent paddle boats to ride around the lake.

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They also have a great playground for kids, vendors with ice cream and popsicle carts, and fruit stands a plenty. With a little cafe nearby and beautiful scenery, it's probably my newest favorite spot to go. 

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We also love Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles where we had Ruby's 1st birthday party last year. There's an area with a wading pool that kids just cannot get enough of. With our crazy heat wave over here, Ruby absolutely loves it. And we love having a happy and cool baby.

Do you guys have little gems like this where you live? Finding free and fun things to do is kind of like hitting the jackpot to me...

{All photos by Oh Joy}

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