Things to Do in LA With Kids

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With millions of people from around the globe traveling the City of Angles in search of their own Southern California experience, what could be more appropriate than to visit and revel in this famed city with your own little angels? Los Angeles offers a variety of places to go to and things to do that your entire family can enjoy. So, pack up your bags and take your family to a fun and unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.


Griffith Observatory

Located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, Griffith Observatory is 1,134 feet above sea level, located just above the Los Feliz neighborhood. This tourist attraction boasts of several state-of-the-art technologies. Many believe that its Star Projector (Zeiss Universarium Mark IX) is the most advanced stargazer in the universe. The breathtaking visuals and computer-aided systems will fascinate your children as they gaze through its eye toward the sky. In addition, the Samuel Oschin Planetarium presents an all-dome digital laser projection system. Its two-laser projector is a big leap in the field of astronomy as it highlights visual effects using high-resolution technology on a large-scale projectile screen. Your kids will marvel at the distinct sights of stars and other heavenly bodies..

Griffith Observatory

2800 East Observatory Road

Los Angeles, CA 90027

213-473-0800

griffithobservatory.org

Universal Home Studios in Hollywood

If you can’t get enough of the heavenly bodies at the Griffith Observatory, more stars are bound to come your way when you visit the world’s largest movie studio and theme park. Your kids will not be able to contain their glee as they venture into the world of stars — earth-bound stars, that is. The movie-themed rides and shows will keep your kids on the edge of their seats. The dinosaurs of “Jurassic Park” will give them a cinematic glimpse of the prehistoric era. They will shriek with Shrek and chill out with the rest of the gang. The fun-filled “The Simpsons Ride” is a special experience all by itself that your kids will enjoy. See King Kong in 360/3-D to get your adrenalin pumping. The lines for this ride can be tremendous, so make sure you arrange your trip well in advance. Purchase front-of-the-line passes that will allow your family to bypass the long lines.

Universal Studios

1000 Universal Center Drive

San Fernando Valley, CA 91602

800-UNIVERSAL

universalstudioshollywood.com

Echo Park

If you can’t reach the stars, enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. The Echo Park is a place to spend a fun-filled weekend with the whole family where you can kick back and relax. The kids can play all day in the playground. Lay a blanket on the soft grass where you and your husband can nibble on carrot sticks while the kids buy balloons and other treats from park vendors. You can also fly kites with your kids at Echo Park or rent boats and paddle away. Echo Park gives you and your kids an opportunity to bond with each other while enjoying nature. Sit, relax and be yourself with your loved ones.

Echo Park

751 Echo Park Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90026

213-847-8524

echoparknow.com

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