Los Angeles has many cool things for kids and grownups alike. If you’re wondering whether it is a child-friendly destination, the answer is … ABSOLUTELY! There are many attractions aimed at younger visitors, as well as those that will please both younger and older visitors.
A city known for its warm and sunny weather, there are likely to be smiles all round. Many places to eat, drink, sleep, and shop ensure that you won’t have many troubles enjoying your time in the city.
Some top things to do with the kids in Los Angeles include:
Who doesn’t like spending a couple of hours at least basking on the sand and splashing about in the ocean? There are so many ways to enjoy the beaches as a family – simply lie back and relax in the sunshine, build beautiful sand castles and other sculptures, have a little treasure hunt, enjoy a game of beach volleyball / football / cricket / Frisbee / tennis, bob about on inflatable toys on the waves, eat ice cream, learn how to surf, … and more!
LA is bursting at the seams with fabulous theme parks, many of which offer fun for kids of all ages as well as something for the adults too. Disneyland is often a popular choice, with a wide assortment of rides and shows, plus the chance to snap a selfie with your favourite Disney character – you’re never too old for a picture with Mickey Mouse! Disney California Adventure has more for grown-ups but does also have fun things for the little ones too. Enter the fascinating world of film at Universal Studios Hollywood and take a trip out to Legoland and marvel at the use of plastic building blocks! There are several excellent water parks where you can cool down and Knott’s Berry Farm also has something for everyone.
If your family is feeling a little adventurous, there are heaps of ways to get out and about and make the most of LA’s outdoor scene. Take a boat trip out into the ocean to try and spot whales in their natural environment, go horse riding and biking in the nearby scenic mountains, have fun skating together, take a stroll along the coast, … and more! There are many possibilities.
Head to a baseball, basketball, or hockey game and everyone can feel the excitement as they support their favourite team. The atmosphere can be really electric!
Los Angeles has a good array of museums that are suitable for the kids, including the Natural History Museum, the Zimmer Children’s Museum, Kidspace Museum, and the California Science Center. Museums cover a wide range of themes and you’ll also find some terrific art galleries to inspire your kids’ creative sides.
And, if you pack a copy of the Kids’ Travel Guide – Los Angeles you can enjoy a little peace and quiet whilst your children are lapping up the engaging content, pouring over the pretty pictures, completing the fun activities, and planning your next day of adventures and discoveries!