Los Angeles Things To Do

Fun Family Activities in Los Angeles

Most people visit Los Angeles to see the sights of the city: beaches, theme parks, shops, museum exhibits, and of course, celebrity sightings! But the city has many gems not only for tourists but also activities for families who call LA home. In fact, the city offers many kid-friendly activities in the communities and neighborhoods that are rich with culture.

Take Advantage of Sunny Skies

Los Angeles Theme Park

For starters, one of the best attributes of Los Angeles is the weather so if you’re looking to keep your kids active in the great outdoors, there are plenty of neighborhood playgrounds to choose from. Start by looking for neighborhood parks near you, or in walking distance. Pack a picnic and head out with your neighborhood friends to take advantage of parks in your own community. Another option is to check your county’s parks and recreation department website for a list of different parks to determine which playground best suits your family – basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds best suited for a certain age group.

Museums in LA

If you prefer to give your kids an afternoon of exploration in science, history, culture, arts or even technology, look for museums that interest your kids or family. From the Natural History Museum and Science Discovery Center to Children’s Museums and The Getty Museum, Los Angeles has a long list of wonderful museums to choose from.

Kid Friendly Activities in LA

For parents who want to give their kids an afternoon of adventure that may feel like you’re discovering Los Angeles from a kid’s perspective, the city has some of the best theme parks in the country, including: Madame Toussaud’s Wax Museum, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Legoland, the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, the Guinness Book of World Records Museum, or the Santa Monica Pier.

Get Outdoors

The natural beauty of Los Angeles is also worth exploring as a family. The area is home to many state parks, mountain trails for hiking or biking, areas for camping, coves for kayaking, and inlets for boating and fishing. Los Angeles and its surrounding vicinities has a wealth of outdoor activity and adventure for your whole family to enjoy.


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