First of all, Los Angeles is among the largest world centers of the film industry, where millions of people flock annually in hopes of conquering Hollywood. But besides that, Los Angeles is a city for children. This sunny destination is so great for a family trip, that parents can be completely sure that their precious child is in safe and of course, he is not bored. White sandy beaches and gorgeous ocean, amazing palm trees and fantastic playgrounds, green parks and good weather all year-round – you will find there everything your family likes. Check out the following children’s guide to Los Angeles…
This sight is situated in Griffith Park, which is 5.2 kilometers away from Los Angeles’ neighboring city of Glendale. Its territory has a huge parking, providing enough space for those travelers who use Fox car rental at Los Angeles Airport.
Griffith Observatory is the place where one of the most amazing views of Los Angeles and the famous HOLLYWOOD sign opens. The observatory houses the Foucault pendulum, thanks to which you can see how the Earth rotates. Also, there’s the space museum, the 11-meter model of the North Pole of the Moon and the planetarium. As soon as it gets dark, telescopes are taken out on the terrace, where everyone can enjoy the stars. In small queues you’ll always find many children, even those who have to stand on tiptoes to reach the eyepiece. Museum staff will be happy to answer any questions and tell interesting stories about space.
In addition, there’s a store for kids. It’s possible to buy there a cosmonaut costume and many other interesting and educational things for future astronauts. Entrance to the observatory is free of charge. The museum is closed on Mondays and almost every Tuesday.
Address: 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles
Travel Town Museum
Within a 10-minute drive from the Observatory there’s a museum of transport – a small, and a very compact building with a large and beautiful collection of locomotives. It reveals the whole history of urban transport in California. The first horse trolley, innovative 1911 Richfield oil tankers, passenger and mail transport, wooden wagons for transporting animals and much more interesting expositions are waiting for you.
Your kids will be pleased with a special small corner with a wooden road and the opportunity to ride on the little train around the territory of the museum, which is located under the open sky. By the way, entrance to the museum is free of charge.
Address: 5200 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles
Venice Beach is one of the most magnificent and lively places in Los Angeles. Tourists, street musicians and artists, street dancers, film crews, Hollywood celebrities – everything is a mandatory attribute of the beach. When walking along the souvenir shops, be sure to turn in the direction of the playground. You can always see kids who speak different languages and play together without any problems.
If your kid loves sports, not far from the playground you will find a skate park, where professionals easily get along with very young skaters.
There are an incredible number of sports grounds. In addition to the skate park, the beach can boast of tennis courts, basketball courts, and beach volleyball nets are stretched almost throughout the coast.
Another great idea is to rent bicycles with the necessary baby equipment and go with the whole family along the beach to enjoy the unforgettable atmosphere of sunny California.
Address: 2108 Pacific Ave, Venice
Zimmer Children’s Museum
This museum is a real small city! Here your children can sit at the controls of the aircraft, put out the fire, take a boat ride in the sea of balls, go to the supermarket and cook dinner at home, build a house, leave a note in the wall and even go to the theater!
If your kid likes to learn something new, regular classes on different topics are held there. Classes change all the time and are consistently in great demand. Be sure to check the schedule before visiting. The museum is closed on Mondays and Saturdays. For babies under one year, admission is free of charge and special morning offers are provided.
Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd #100, Los Angeles
Universal Studios Hollywood
Located 9.4 miles away from LA city center, this is the main local amusement park of Hollywood film studio. When getting there, you invade the world of movies, transferred to the mode of high-quality rides and entertainments. For your convenience, buy a Front of Line Pass to visit all attractions in one day.
For children, there are only restrictions on growth, but for very small ones there will be also excellent sites. It’s recommended to take a tour to the film studio – you should buy a ticket just for this reason.
Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
Yogurtland is a place where all year round people of different ages line up for the perfect ice cream. The uniqueness of this place is that you can choose additional flavors and toppings on your own, which is a very pleasant option for children.
Dozens of flavors that are updated every season, natural milk from California, from which yogurt is made, fresh berries and a variety of toppings – all these delicacies can be tasted in one of the popular places in Los Angeles.
Address: 3183 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles