LA is hard to describe. It’s a lot like New York, except with nicer cars, perfect weather, palm trees, relaxed, chilled-out, good-looking people, and gorgeous beaches. Okay, so it’s nothing like New York, but it is a really fun vacation. You can tour celebrities’ homes (but don’t go inside, that’s illegal), see the famous Hollywood sign (and then wonder why it’s so famous), eat fantastic food at some of the country’s most amazing kosher restaurants, window shop in Beverly Hills, check out the Getty for a cultural experience, and generally get yourself into a relaxed Southern California mindset. The kids will enjoy trips to Disneyland or Legoland, and of course the beaches are stunning. You will enjoy a trip to the kosher wineries of Oxnard and Tierra Sur, reputedly the best kosher restaurant in the country. Rent a convertible, enjoy the sunshine, and you might not even mind the traffic by the time you leave.