10 Best Kid Friendly Attractions in Los Angeles the Whole Family will Enjoy

Los Angeles is known for being a land of movies, music and celebrities. However, leave the glitz and glam - or in some cases go right into the midst of it - and you'll find that Los Angeles is a fun and lively city great for kids and parents or grandparents to explore together. The most famous of all kid attractions in L.A. is perhaps Disneyland and even Disney doesn't just stop at their original amusement park as they've added more fun and rides into the L.A. mix with Disney California Adventure. In Los Angeles, you'll also find several kid-friendly museums plus restaurants to appeal to the kid in everyone. In addition - this is the land of Hollywood - so taking the kids to Universal Studios and the Hollywood Walk of Fame are quintessential L.A. things to do. Plus, you'll get a lot of access to the sun and surf when you're in Los Angeles, which will make the whole family happy. So pack up the sunscreen, plop some Mickey Mouse ears on, and get ready for an array of different types of adventures in Los Angeles, California, starting with this 10 Best list of kid friendly attractions in and near the city of Los Angeles.

Giggle N' Hugs is a restaurant, but it serves much more than just food. In addition to high-quality cuisine, the restaurant offers a play space with slides and tunnels, story time, face painting and more. Let's not forget about the food though -...  Read More

Children will develop a new appreciation for science at the California Science Center as they learn how physics and chemistry apply to the everyday world. With hands-on experiments and exhibits covering how science works for everything from...  Read More

Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Kids will have fun skipping down the sidewalk onto each star and recognizing the names of some of their favorite celebrities. Tweens will enjoy searching for the stars of names they may know, such as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and...  Read More

A less than 30 minute drive from L.A. will find you centuries away...once you step into Medieval Times, that is. Medieval Times is a dinner and show that plays into the make-believe side of attendees and depicts a setting that you are part of...  Read More

Universal Studios
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Universal Studios is the real thing, a working movie studio that also happens to have a theme park attached to it. Which means visitors get the chance to see where some of their favorite movies and television shows are made – think the...  Read More

The Zimmer Children's Museum is a non-profit museum that caters to kids eight years old and younger with a mission to help kids learn about global citizenship, community and different cultures. The museum entertains and teaches kids through...  Read More

Santa Monica is a trendy neighborhood of Los Angeles, located right next to the Pacific ocean. The Santa Monica Pier is a great place to take kids for some fresh air, warm California sunshine and lots of activities. The pier is like a mini...  Read More

Dinosaurs, insects, African mammals, cool rocks and more - what kid wouldn't be entranced? The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles has some great exhibits. In Dinosaur Hall, you can visit one of the ten most completed Tyrannosaurus Rex...  Read More

Disney California Adventure is located right next to Disneyland and is the place to go if traveling with action-packed older kids as it has gravity-defying roller coasters and the infamous Tower of Terror drop. Pixar fans will also enjoy...  Read More

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Disneyland is Walt Disney's original vision for "the happiest place on earth," and more than 50 years later it remains just that. Kids of all ages adore spending all day (and night) at this massive amusement park in Anaheim, beginning with a...  Read More


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