Family Activities in Los Angeles
Planning a trip to Los Angeles can seem overwhelming with the endless amount of things to do and see! If you are a family that likes to break away from the touristy norm, here are a few things that are a little different from the typical lists. Happy exploring!
If you’re looking to take a break from the hustle of the city, plan a visit to Descanso Gardens. Here you will find galleries and exhibits, planned activities, a wide variety of beautiful gardens, and dining options. The Gardens are perfect for the whole family and will leave you feeling calm and refreshed!
The Watts Towers installation consists of 17 steel structures and mosaics of broken glass, pottery, and seashells. The towers were uniquely built in 1921 and still remain a sight to see and explore. The towers are vastly different from any other installation and will be a really memorable part of your visit!
The Getty offers 2 very distinctive experiences – The Getty Center and The Getty Villas. The Getty Center offers exhibits featuring art from different centuries, as well as a rotating art exhibit. It also features amazing architecture, a few different gardens, and cafes. The Getty Villas are known for their beautiful gardens and architecture. They also feature Greek and Roman art galleries. Admission to each center is free.
Many of the streets in Venice Beach were once canals as the city’s founder intended this to be a mini version of Venice, Italy. While most of it is gone, there is plenty left to be explored as the canals run through the neighborhood near the Venice boardwalk. It’s a beautiful area to walk or bike through. Pro Tip: Rent electric bikes from the boardwalk and cruise around the canals!
The Last Bookstore is a really special place to visit. Inside the 22,000 sq ft building, you will find over 200,000 books, magazines, vinyl records, art galleries, shops, and even a labyrinth. The Last Bookstore also hosts events, book readings, book clubs, and more.
Kidspace Children’s Museum is a really fun way to spend the day learning, creating, and laughing. You’ll find a ton of different exhibits to fit any kids needs like outdoor climbing, dino digs, a physics forest, and water play. The day will fly by and everyone will have learned a little something.
While there is so much exploring to do in the city, our LA Tour effortlessly hits all the hot spots in one day leaving you time to spend exploring these unique gems. We look forward to seeing you on your trip!