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All the Best Places in LA for Kids

All the Best Places in LA for Kids

Now that summer is in full swing over here I wanted to post a list of all the fun things to do in LA with your kids because I get asked this question a lot - whether from friends who are visiting on vacation or people that are just moving to the area. All of these places are ones that I have taken my kids to and we had a great time exploring something new. I have linked all of the websites below so you can get more detailed information about each one and find out discount tickets or days where kids are free etc. There are some other things I left off the list like the Getty Museum and Getty Villas in Malibu because they weren’t my kids favorite and the Noah’s Ark at Skirball Cultural Center is also amazing but a little further outside of LA. I really tried to include things that are in the area but also would make a great day trip from the South Bay because there are other fun places close by that you could eat or hang out and make a day of it. I hope this list helps you get out this summer and see something new or even try a new beach one day with your kids. Some of our favorite memories with our kids are getting açaí bowls to eat at the beach then riding bikes along the strand and enjoying the beautiful ocean views. I also have an older blogpost about the best beaches in LA here and some other kid favorites here.

LA Summer Guide

1 - Santa Monica Pier | 2 - Manhattan Beach | 3 - The Grove | 4 - Arts District for Fashion warehouses or flower market eat at Grand Central Market | 5 - Hollywood Walk of Fame and Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive | 6 - Griffith Observatory | 7 - China Town eat at Yang Chow | 8 - Venice Canals | 9 - La Brea Tar Pits | 10 - Zuma Beach in Malibu



Griffith Observatory/ Griffith Park Pony & Train Rides

Kids Space Children’s Museum

LA Zoo

Travel Town Museum

Hollywood Sign Hike

La Brea Tar Pits

Museum of Natural History

California Science Center

Universal Studios Hollywood

LACMA Museum

Santa Monica Pier Park

MLB Game at Dodger’s Stadium

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

Disneyland & Downtown Disney [eat at BlackTap, Sprinkles, Salt & Straw]


The Grove [eat at Umami Burger, Marmalade Cafe, Woodranch BBQ]

Third Street Promenade Santa Monica [eat at Tender Greens, Lemonade, 800 Degrees Pizza, SweetGreen, Sidecar Donuts]

Palisades Village [eat at Porta Via Palisades and desert from McConnell’s Ice Cream]

Brentwood Country Mart [eat at farmshop, frida’s taqueria, and desert from SweetRose Creamery]

The Point [eat at Mendicino Farms, Tocaya, Smitten Ice cream]


Manhattan Beach Pier [eat at PitFire Pizza, Manhattan Beach Creamery]

Malibu Beach [eat at Malibu Farm]

Seaside Lagoon at Redondo Beach [eat at Ruby’s Diner}

Torrance Beach [eat at Mama D’s, Wanna Chill Shaved Ice, Handel’s Ice Cream, Beach Bowls Acai Cafe]

Lark Leather Play Mat Giveaway

Lark Leather Play Mat Giveaway

Tips for Having the Best Summer

Tips for Having the Best Summer