family friendly things to do in LA

Discussion in 'California' started by VacationBuddy, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. VacationBuddy

    VacationBuddy Administrator

    Having been to LA a few times, I can tell you that Venice Beach is not a child-friendly place at all!

    Luckily, Santa Monica is and it was fantastic spending time there. Other family friendly things to do in LA I would suggest are the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Natural History Museum and California Science Center.
  2. melliset

    melliset New Member

    There are many places to explore with family:
    Olvera Street/Union Station
    Santa Monica Beach and Pier
    Griffith Park
    Los Angeles Science Center
    Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana
    Los Angeles Children’s Museum
    Legoland, Carlsbad

    Places to eat:
    In-N-Out Burger: Multiple locations, best burger in LA, ask anyone.
    Pink’s Hot Dogs: 709 N. La Brea, just north of Melrose. You might even see a celebrity. Maybe.
    Tommy’s Chili Burgers: Look for the shack, an LA tradition. The original location is at Beverly & Rampart, a couple miles west of downtown.
    Canter’s Deli: 419 N. Fairfax, between Beverly & Melrose. Near CBS, you might spot a celebrity.
    Phillippe’s: 1001 N. Alameda. Great roast beef sandwiches. Near Union Station and Olvera Street. Watch the mustard, it’s hot.
    Tito’s Taco’s: Voted best tacos in LA, even though it’s in Culver City. King Taco is a good alternate if you can deal with East LA.
    The Pantry: Corner of Figueroa and 9th, downtown. Huge portions, they never close, GREAT steak and eggs.
    Medieval Times and/or Pirate’s Dinner Adventure: Dinner and an adventure show, both are on Beach Blvd in Buena Park, you get to eat with your hands.

    Places to Shop:
    Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica
    The Grove, Los Angeles
    Americana @ Brand, Glendale
    Beverly Center, Los Angeles
    Citadel Outlets, Commerce
    Brea Mall, Brea
    The Block at Orange, Orange
    South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
    Fashion Island, Newport Beach

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