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Fun Places in LA to Hang Out With Your Kids

Moving to Los Angeles?

Beyond the Walk of Fame you’ll discover a wholesome, family-friendly metropolis with plenty of surprises for the young and young at heart.

Los Angeles Attractions – Living in Los Angeles

  1. Universal Studios Hollywood
    Discover movie magic in this theme park that doubles as a working film studio. Rides with special effects will give kids an experience they won’t soon forget. More so if they’re fans of Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, and Shrek – film franchises that many of the rides are designed after.

    Catch shows like “Universal’s Animal Actors” and “Special Effects Shows” in between rides, or check out the shops and restaurants along the Universal City Walk.
  2. Knott’s Berry Farm
    Whether your kids prefer low velocity rides or heart-stopping ones, they’ll find something at the 12th most-visited theme park in the country.

    Rides like Balloon Race and Grand Sierra Railroad are fun and relaxing, while the roller coaster and high-speed drop rides will give them the thrill they’re after.

    Family-friendly live entertainment like stunt shows and Camp Snoopy Theater also run on select days.
  3. LEGOLAND
    Bring your children to LEGOLAND to get the chance to see their favorite LEGO toys and characters in action. Here you’ll find over 50 rides designed for children, as well as Miniland USA, an impressive recreation of seven of the country’s areas.

    Fans of the “The LEGO Movie” should drop by and watch the continuing adventures of Emmet, Benny, MetalBeard, Wyldstyle, and UniKitty in the new film “The LEGO Movie 4D New Adventure”, which is shown exclusively in the theme park.
  4. California Science Center
    Learning can be fun too, and this center runs around 150 interactive exhibits to promote scientific exploration. The permanent gallery alone includes live animals, seven exhibits, and a kelp tank. Admission to this one is free, though there are paid special exhibits you should consider viewing.

    Your trip won’t be complete without a visit to the seven-story IMAX theater, where the movie “A Beautiful Planet 3D” will take your breath away.

    The film, made with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and narrated by actress Jennifer Lawrence, shows footage of Earth taken from space.
  5. Books & Cookies
    A kids’ bookstore, enrichment center, and bakery all rolled into one, this space provides a relaxing environment for the whole family. Instill a love for literature in your child at the Interactive Reading Room, where you’ll find both classic and contemporary books for children.

    Join classes on music, fitness, and arts and crafts at the Enrichment Center, or have your child play with building blocks in the shaded Learn and Play Area. A café also serves freshly baked cookies for your family to enjoy.
  6. Au Fudge
    Is your child a picky eater? Eating out doesn’t have to be a pain – not when you have Au Fudge. This upscale restaurant, owned by actress Jennifer Biel, serves organic meals. The menu features a mix of healthy and indulgent dishes that appeal to kids’ tastes.

    Brightly-colored spaghetti will definitely catch their attention, along with yummy rainbow cheese cake and a cookie bowl. Free-range grilled chicken and salads are also available.

    There’s a creative space for children, where they can join games, play music, and do arts and crafts under the care of au pairs.

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