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Last weekend we set off on another adventure!
This time we stayed close to home with a Halloween Extravaganza road trip to Los Angeles with our partner Enterprise Rent-A-Car. We picked up our rental car on Friday and we started our trip first thing Saturday morning and by getting the car Friday, we had it packed and ready to go the night before! We also were able to take advantage of the $9.99 weekend rental car special that Enterprise Rent-A-Car has right now. It is perfect for local road trips like ours Friday through Monday. The promotion includes 100 miles per day (300 total miles for the duration of the rental) and the price per day varies based on the vehicle. Economy or compact cars are $9.99 per day, Intermediate cars are $14.99 per day, Standard cars are $17.99 per day, and Full-size cars like we drove are $19.99 per day.
We booked our rental car on the Enterprise website in less than five minutes too!
Our plan for the weekend was to visit a pumpkin patch, Halloween Horror Nights (for Pete and Maddie) and then Knott’s Spooky Farm to round out our Halloween Extravaganza Road Trip. Other ideas we had were to visit Disneyland for the Halloween fun there and to stop at more pumpkin patches, maybe even a couple where they actually grow the pumpkins! Once we started really planning it out though, we realized that there wouldn’t be time to do everything. This weekend was so awesome and we had just the right amount of time to have fun and relax!
On our way to the pumpkin patch Saturday morning, we stopped for lunch and a drink at this little cafe. I have been a fan since I was little, so the girls, by default are fans too! For some reason, Pete wasn’t as interested as we were! Ha!
We arrived at the pumpkin patch shortly after lunch and we got right down to business, I mean fun!
Em was all about the pumpkins and because we were on a road trip and not flying back home, she was able to take a pumpkin home with us!
Of course, there were rides, a petting zoo, and a jump that Em loved!
Then it was time to get back on the road!
We arrived up in Los Angeles in the late afternoon and got settled at the hotel. Then, it was back at it for more Halloween activities. We walked with Pete and Maddie to Universal Horror Nights, and then Ash, Emmy and I had some not so scary fun planned of our own back at the hotel.
That would be room service!
The weather was seriously perfect! It was warm without being hot, so we took Emmy for some night swimming!
Out of nowhere a cloud moved over and started to rain just a little bit so we headed back to our room and we all fell asleep!
Bright and early the next morning we headed to the last part of our Halloween road trip…
To Knott’s Berry Farm for Knott’s Spooky Farm…..say that three times fast!
We had some delicious treats and fun compliments of Knott’s and the whole day was Emmy’s pick. We let her decide where to go, what to see, and of course what to eat. Have you ever let your child do the planning? It sounds scary, because we all know the funny ideas kids get, but it has always worked out to be so much fun for us!
I totally got off track there…back to our visit. Emmy wanted to see as many not-scary characters as possible, so we made our way to where they were. Maddie and this interesting fella had a discussion that I couldn’t even understand. I’m not completely sure that they understood it either. Oh well!
Em thought this guy was the funniest and asked Pete to dress up like him for Halloween. The jury is still out on if that is going to happen…
Of course, these two couldn’t pass the gun shop without a little gun show!
Since it was Emmy’s big day, Ash was a really good sport when Em asked her to go on the kid rides over and over and (well you get the picture) again…
This was an absolutely awesome road trip! We are even thinking of doing another one like this to celebrate Christmas later this year. There are so many holiday events here in SoCal that we could visit and Enterprise Rent-A-Car made it really easy to get away for the weekend and enjoy some Halloween Road Trip fun!
Here are our videos (vlogs) from this adventure:
This looks like such a fun road trip. I would love to go on one with my kids. Enterprise is the only place I will rent a car from. They have great deals and friendly service.
My last rental car came from Enterprise. It was a great experience. This looks like such a fun road trip. The last one I went on was to drop off my Daughter at College.
Our last road trip was our end of summer trip. We took the kids to go see the grandparents. I love to go on trips with the kids and play car games.
We recently had to rent a car because ours was in the shop. We used Enterprise, but we didn’t go anywhere fun like this.
This looks like so much fun! I wish we would have gone to the pumpkin patch here. That looked fun!
It looks like you had such an awesome time! I would love to check out all those places! I don’t like in So Cal but we live close enough to go more often than we do! We need to do some of this exploring you are doing!
This looks like it was a great road trip. I would love to visit Universal Horror Nights. My family and I need to go on a road trip.
I love everything about this road trip. We go to California every year and I think we need to plan a trip for October.
I love using Enterprise Rent a Car when we travel too! The unlimited mileage benefit is really amazing when taking a road trip.
It looks like such a fun road trip. I would love to go on one like that with my son. Enterprise is great!
I love going on little family adventures like this! I’d never thought to rent a car for a smaller trip, though. It definitely makes the trip more memorable.
This looks like an awesome road trip! It looks like you all had a wonderful time.
Now that’s a great way to do Halloween! The last road trip I took was into the mountains on the other side of my state!
That looks like so much fun. It’s been such a long time since I’ve had a road trip. Probably almost a year to be honest.
Wow, what a lot of fun! Makes me want to go there nnow!
Pumpkin patch looks so fun!! We are taking the kids next weekend. It’ll be my first time ever at one!
Swimming for halloween sounds fun and wrong to my northern ears all at the same time!
Our car insurance uses Enterprise. We had to rent two cars in the past two years and like that they pick us up from home.
Awww, looks like a wonderful place to go with my family. Thank you for sharing!
Looks like you guys had a really fun day in there! This family is adorable 🙂
Oh wow! Such an awesome round trip! Looks like everyone is having a great time! 😀
Oh my gosh! So much fun! I bet the kids were exhausted after the trip was over.
Wow you really had so much fun with your family! They are so adorable
EPIC photo journal and description! would love to take my nephews and nieces to this
Looks like a fun family trips. Baby goats are so sweet
What an awesome weekend! We all need to get away like this sometimes!
I can’t think of a better way to go tripping with the kids in tow- and what a neat Pumpkin patch!
Wow looks and sounds like so much fun 🙂 You and your family looked like you had an amazing time!!
Oo this would be so much fun! I’d love to do this.
What a fun road trip! Y’all are brave for going to Halloween Horror Nights!
awww, how fun! Looks like you guys had a blast. We love to use enterprise too when it comes to car rentals.
Looks like an amazing trip. Always fun to see the happiness on kids faces while traveling.
This looks like so much fun! I love road tripping with my fam. Always so special to see the joy of traveling on my kids face m
I am so bummed we missed seeing you at Knott’s – It looks like you had a great time!
Next time for sure!
Now that is how you celebrate Halloween. Nothing better than a road trip on the years most spookatacular weekend!
What an amazing road trip you guys did I am loving it big time, I need to do a road trip soon
Omg what a fun road trip!!! Family road trips are always the best!!!
I havent been on a road trip in quite a while so i cant really say what the last trip was. Looks like you guys had tons of fun on your road trip. I’d probably be doing the same thing when it came to Halloween Horror Nights and just stayed at the hotel and ordered room service. My finace and I recently went to Mickeys Halloween Party and it was fun. There was a new Halloween Parade that had the Headless horseman, which was so amazing. Again, Great Post.
Whooo! You guys had an amazing road trip to the Halloween Horror Nights! I love to visit Universal Horror Nights! I wish that I have some time to go on the road trip with my family but our schedules are hard… Anyway, thank you for sharing your experience!
I bet it was all worth it, it’s seen from all of your smiles! SoCal’s a perfect place for events, holidays or just plain ol’ fun!
Spending time with family is truly one of the.best decisions.ever. It.is something you would regret as it creates good memories esp for the kids.
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