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Greater Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles evokes images of palm trees, movie stars, and beautiful sandy beaches. Combine those elements with all that sunshine the region receives and you have a recipe for family fun. Explore the shores of Redondo Beach, stand in awe of the newly remodeled Dinsoaur Hall of the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and experience the thrills of Universal Studios. In LA, the fun never stops. 


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1. Griffith Park Pony Rides

Free parking and the close proximity to the LA Zoo make stopping for a gentle pony ride a great outing.

2. Travel Town

Trains to climb on, explore and ride on make this a great place to visit in Griffith Park.

3. Los Angeles Zoo

A great place to introduce young ones to animals. An animal-themed park is ready for little legs to run and play at.

1. Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark

2. Tanaka Farms

3. Bates Nut Farm

1. Dumpling House

My personal fav, especially for eating New Year Dumplings!!

2. Mission 261

Interesting Decor as it is in an old adoble mission....

3. Three Family Village Restaurant

Recommended by my good friend Lulu!


2. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

3. Malibu Beach Inn

1. Veterans Museum and Memorial Center

Children 12 and under are free for this museum adjacent to Balboa Park; a great opportunity to peak in and teach them a bit of veteran history.

2. Drum Barracks Civil War Museum

The only remaining Civil War building still standing in Southern California. Mostly filled with historical artifact displays, older children interested in h...

3. Fort Tejon State Historic Park

A mostly outdoor display, part of the state park system, Fort Tejon houses restored adobe forts that were used to protect and control Indian groups in the 18...

1. Universal Studios Hollywood

My parents and my children like it better than Disneyland.

2. George C. Page Museum, La Brea Tar Pits

This museum makes it fun to learn!

3. Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park

The pedestrian only shopping district, the beach, the pier will make everybody happy.

1. Museum of Tolerance

The Museum has a strong basis on the Jewish Genocide but is also centered on any kind of genocide. This is an eye opening and can be pretty strong for young ...

2. Museum of Latin American Art

It is important to know that this particular museum presents only Contemporary Art. Often, Aztec art is the one that comes to mind when we think of Latin Ame...

3. Japanese American National Museum

This museum will give you the opportunity to get yourself familiar with the legacy of the Japanese American through clothing, stories, photographs and much m...

1. Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific

2. Huntington Library Art Collection and Botanical Gardens

3. Los Angeles County Fair

1. Pillow Theatre

2. The Autry National Center

3. Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1. This Little Piggy Wears Cotton

2. Diva Girlz & Adventure Boyz

3. American Girl Place LA