Things to Do in Los Angeles with Children

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Things to Do in Los Angeles with Kids

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  • AgapeWaters
    San Marcos, CA4 contributions
    This place is amazing. Wonderful location. Wonderful collections. Beautiful architecture. Definitely one of L.A's finer Museums. A must-see destination for everyone visiting L.A.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Keren R
    12 contributions
    I come here every Sunday, this is one my favorite places, you have a great view from the mountain, Usually I go up walking and I enjoy the views
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • PromitaS
    13 contributions
    It is such a wholesome experience to go to Universal. It caters to children as well as adults. The Hollywood studios tour is amazing with all the special effects and sets they present from famous movies. The Harry potter world is magnificent in itself, its magical to walk through Hogsmeade to reach the castle which has an amazing ride.
    The top rides we always go to are Harry Potter, Studios tour, Jurassic world (for younger kids), Transformers, Minions, and you can also check out the animal actors. It is such a fun day to have in Universal with all the characters like Shrek and Joker walking around for pictures.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Harry
    8 contributions
    Incredible museum experience with beautiful rare cars. Something for everyone. Exotic European sports cars, icons of hot rodding, lowriders, batmobiles, race cars of all types and even a Trabant! The museum displays are excellent but the real treat for a real gearhead is the Vault tour. A 2 hour guided tour of their incredible vault collection. The tour is comprehensive, informative and entertaining. My tour guide Steven (not Stephan) was a passionate font of knowledge. He knew his stuff and kept the whole tour entertained with trivia and the occasional joke. Can't recommend the vault tour enough. The tour is definitely more adult oriented but I think we'll behaved kids could handle it.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Abeer H
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,157 contributions
    Being a long time Harry Potter fan, it was exhilarating to visit the Wizarding World. Lots to see, the place is small but well built and can make any HP fan happy. You can buy butterbear, souvenirs, wands and candies too. I didn't go on the rides which i truly missed.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Mike O
    Germany4 contributions
    You should visit this Museum. Great day showing respect to the Armed Forces. There are several Ship Museums but this is one of the best.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • Osa
    51 contributions
    Top notch art in a top notch contemporary environment. The building is as interesting as the art it holds. Inspiring and well worth a visit.
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • Ghanshyam1949
    London, UK355 contributions
    Visited centre , found out there is name change, no more known as Staples Centre, Buisess reason I suppose
    Written 15 April 2022
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  • 1Harry Donnelly!
    14 contributions
    A beautiful place, marred only by the pony rides. This is the wrong way to teach children about animals. There are plenty of animal refuges in the area that a child’s growing brain can absorb of the true purpose of animals, as compared to being spoon fed cruelty with the rides. Thank you very much.
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • joaniemaria
    Eldridge, IA2,162 contributions
    We walked around the shopping area. Upscale shops and stores. Farmers market nearby. It is worth a stop. There is a lot to see and do.
    Written 14 March 2022
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  • JaimeCA
    48 contributions
    This is really only a 1-1.5 hour thing but very cool if you know what to expect.

    $15 and great parking if you get there early.

    First of all - no dinosaurs. I guess people want dinosaur bones and if you come looking for it you’ll be disappointed. There are even signs up that say no dinosaurs lol.

    The museum itself is small and pretty cool, lots of kid friendly things to do with plenty of skeletons and stuff. We did pay the $6/person for the movie and the kids liked it.

    Rest of the area is outside, so skip if cold / rainy weather, and plan to walk around for about .5 - 1 hour at a pace that works. You’ll see locals in the area just hanging out too!

    Since it’s a short(er) activity take the 20 min walk north to the Farmer’s Market and The Grove or hit up LACMA if you have older kids (all double-digits imo as it’s an Art Museum) or do all of them.

    We’re good for La Brea Tar Pits for another 4-5 years and happy we made the trip!
    Written 5 March 2022
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  • Andromeda
    10 contributions
    Seeing Disney Hall was a priority for us when we visited LA, and it did not disappoint. It's a spectacular Frank Gehry building, with a concert hall that has superb acoustics. It is open to the public almost every day to come in and wander around, using their self-guided audio tours or not. There is a lovely peaceful garden off the third level if you just want to sit and veg out. We were lucky enough to get tickets to an LA Phil concert with Dudamel conducting so had the full experience.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Lena K
    Fullerton, CA205 contributions
    On a non-school day, my granddaughter and I visited the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Tickets must first be purchased online, selecting day and time of planned visit. Face masks must be worn at all times, except when eating.
    We also reserved tickets for the "Becoming Jane" exhibit on Jane Goodall. We both enjoyed the exhibit, which included a tent simulating what Jane lived in when she was in Africa. My granddaughter really enjoyed mimicking the chimpanzee's sounds alerting that a snake is nearby. There is a small restaurant to get a snack or lunch and plenty of indoor and covered outdoor seating. The gift shop offers a variety of souvenirs, toys, gifts.
    Written 13 February 2022
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  • vacationaholic
    Central Oregon, OR345 contributions
    An absolute must for visiting LA and to see the sights and the Hollywood sign. We went on a week day, intending to end towards dusk. At the top of the canyon, can see out to the harbor and inland. It was beautiful. Lot's of people, but didn't feel crowded. Will go again.
    Written 15 April 2022
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  • BronteBucket
    Harrogate, UK568 contributions
    Loved this quiet corner of Venice. We were there very early at 8am and so the walkways very quiet, only a few joggers and dog walkers around, the houses were truly gorgeous with cute gardens and decorations. Great for the ‘which one would you buy?’ game. The developer has wanted to recreate the feel of Venice, Italy, which is a bit of a stretch but I get what he was trying to do. I definitely left with house envy! We probably spent about 45 minutes wandering until we had seen enough.
    Written 24 April 2022
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