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Fun Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles

If you are planning a family holiday in Los Angeles you should know that this is one of the best choices to spend a few days of entertainment and fun that can be enjoyed by young and old, as this city has a wide variety of leisure options ranging from impressive tourist attractions, places of interest to incredible parks ideal for all tastes. Remember to book your Los Angeles vacation rentals in advance to reserve the best accommodation at an affordable price. 

Below you will find a list of the most interesting places to visit and discover in the city of Los Angeles with children.

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Undoubtedly one of the places to have a good time with the family is the museums, in the city of Los Angeles you will find a wide variety that besides being fun are educational and most of them have planned activities that will keep the little ones entertained.

Kidspace Children

This museum is dedicated especially to children, where they can learn about the environment and the ecosystem in a fun way, interacting in workshops, greenhouses and interesting outdoor exhibits and excursions. You can check accommodations near the main attractions on

Battleship USS IOWA Museum

Learn about maritime history aboard a massive warship; this spectacular ship is the only one open to the public and just being able to see it from the pier is breathtaking.

California Science Center

Explore the world of science at this dynamic museum where adults and children can enjoy interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and even an inspiring IMAX film.

Exhibits include a NASA shuttle that traveled in space between 1992 and 2011.

Botanical Garden

A good idea is to spend a day away from the urbanization and enjoy the outdoors with the family. The botanical gardens are ideal for this plan, as well as refreshing and relaxing. You can get to know the different species of plants and flowers while walking through spectacular landscapes.

Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens

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This garden has more than 160 hectares of a natural environment full of roses, trees and lily ponds. There, as well as enjoying nature and beautiful scenery, you will be able to see various specimens of animals that come here in search of food, water, and rest.

It has a place where they can rest and eat as well as a fun miniature train where the little ones of the house can go around the garden.

Los Angeles County Arboretum

This botanical garden and arboretum is famous for being the setting for several movies such as Anaconda and Jurassic Park. It has beautiful landscapes with plants and flowers from all over the world and several ponds that give a dreamlike view of the garden.

Besides enjoying the scenery, you can eat in the house inside and see different species of animals such as Indian peacocks.


High in the hills of South Hollywood is one of the city’s most important cultural attractions, the Griffith Observatory. Located at the top of the hill and free to enter, it has interesting exhibits, incredible views of the city and cool green areas to enjoy a day of relaxation and fun away from the development.

The observatory has a planetarium where you can learn about the cosmos in an interactive way and see the stars on the world’s most advanced projector.

You can also visit the park at the bottom of the hill where children can enjoy rides and other activities.

Amusement Parks

It’s impossible to go to Los Angeles and not visit one of these parks, there are multiple options to choose from both themed and water parks and most have amazing rides and shows for the whole family to enjoy.

Universal Studios

This is one of the most famous parks in the city, ideal for movie buffs as it features sets from famous films and series. The whole family will enjoy amazing shows and attractions, as well as experience the magic in the amazing world of Harry Potter.

Disneyland California

Every child’s dream is to have their picture taken with their favorite cartoon characters. You can make this dream come true in this famous park where, in addition to spectacular attractions for the whole family, you can also see dream shows from the most famous Disney films and have a great time at the Resort.

Six Flags Mountain California

For families with older children, this park is ideal as it has more daring attractions full of adrenaline and vertigo. At this park, the whole family will have a great time riding roller coasters, giant pendulums, and other unique rides that will leave them breathless.

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