10+ Things to Do in Los Angeles with Kids for a Fun Trip to Southern California

¿Estás planeando unas vacaciones en Los Ángeles? Desde comunidades tranquilas en la playa hasta parques de atracciones llenos de acción (¡y todo lo que hay entre medio!), Esta emocionante metrópoli lo tiene todo.

While the “City of Angels” may be best known for Hollywood’s glitz and glamour, there are also loads of kid friendly attractions you and your family will enjoy on vacation.

You’ll be amazed by the endless opportunities for entertainment and education at these museums, parks, and other great kid-friendly institutions.

If you’re looking for things to do in Los Angeles with kids, check out this list of our favorite kid-friendly activities, including…

  • Universal Studio Hollywood (included with 3, 5, or 7-Day Passes)
  • LEGOLAND® California
  • Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Acuario del Pacífico
  • Pacific Park en el muelle de Santa Mónica
  • Los Angeles Zoo
  • Madame Tussauds Hollywood
  • Karting en interiores de K1 Speed
  • y mucho más...

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Universal Studios Hollywood

Image Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood

Image Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood

La mejor experiencia cinematográfica de Hollywood espera a su familia en este parque temático / estudio de trabajo en el corazón de Hollywood. Con todos los juegos y la magia del cine, es una de las cosas más emocionantes que hacer en Los Ángeles con niños.

You’ll get to go on movie-themed thrill rides with incredible special effects, including Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, Transformers™: The Ride-3D, Revenge of the Mummy™ – The Ride, Jurassic Park® – The Ride, Shrek 4-D™, The Simpsons Ride™, and more.

Younger kids will love exploring “Super Silly Fun Land” and the “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” ride and getting to meet and greet some of their favorite characters around the park.

Sugerencia: Bolsas grandes y artículos sueltos no están permitidos en muchos de los paseos. Considere alquilar un casillero por el día para evitar las líneas de casilleros temporales en las atracciones populares.

A su llegada:  Boletos para Universal Studios Hollywood están disponibles en 3 -, 5 -, y 7 -Day Go Los Angeles Cards.

LEGOLAND® California


Una de las mejores cosas que hacer en Los Ángeles con los niños es visitar una de las atracciones más queridas de California: LEGOLAND® California.

See your kids’ favorite LEGO® characters and toys brought to life and experience more than 50 LEGO-themed rides and attractions geared towards kids.

Be sure to check out the impressive Miniland USA, a LEGO re-creation of 7 areas of the United States comprised of over 30 million building blocks.

A los fanáticos de la película LEGO les encantará especialmente ver 'The LEGO Movie ™ 4 DA New Adventure, "exclusivamente en LEGOLAND y continuando con las aventuras de Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, Benny y MetalBeard.

NEW for 2018: enjoy the brand new “LEGO® NINJAGO®: Master of the 4th Dimension” 4D film. It follows the exciting adventures of Master Wu and the ninjas as they prepare to encounter the mysterious contents of the “Scroll of the 4th Dimension.”

Enjoy this film and plenty of related attractions and content at LEGO NINJAGO World!

A su llegada: Boletos para LEGOLAND California are included with the Go Los Angeles Card.

Knott’s Berry Farm

Head to Knotts Berry Farm for kid-friendly family theme park fun

For extreme thrill rides like roller coasters and high speed drops, head to Knott’s Berry Farm, America’s first theme park.

No matter what level of thrill you’re looking for, Knott’s Berry Farm has something for everyone. Kids will love the lower velocity rides, like the Balloon Race, Camp Bus, and Grand Sierra Railroad while the adventure-seekers can stick to the thrill rides like La Revolucion, Supreme Scream, and Wipeout.

Or, get the whole family together and take a turn on the Timber Mountain Log Ride, Bigfoot Rapids, Wheeler Dealer Bumper Cars, High Sierra Ferris Wheel, and the 4-D interactive ride, Voyage to the Iron Reef.

A su llegada: Knott’s Berry Farm tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles Card.

Knott’s Soak City Water Park

See who in the family is fastest on a multi-slide race at Knott's Soak City

Located right next to Knott’s Berry Farm, this 13-acre water adventure park features 17 speed, tube, and body slides, a six-story funnel slide, a 750,000 gallon tidal pool, and a lazy river ride 1/3 mile long.

They offer rides that suit every interest and age. For the older kids, there’s Banzai Falls or the high-octane Laguna Storm Watch Tower. Gremmie Lagoon is designed just for the littler ones, with shallow water and interactive water features.

Adults who are looking for an escape may wish to rent a cabana to sit back and relax. There’s fun for the whole family at Knott’s Soak City.

A su llegada:  Entradas Knott's Soak City están incluidos con la tarjeta Go Los Angeles.

Six Flags Magic Mountain


This great installation of the Six Flags franchise is a real treat for children of all ages. The 260-acre theme park is chock full of rides, slides, coasters, and more.

También hay una serie de juegos y otras atracciones divertidas, además de una buena muestra de todos tus personajes favoritos de Looney Tunes. ¡No olvides tomar una foto con tu favorito!

For the little ones, fun rides like the Grand Carousel or Road Runner Express are the perfect mix of fun and not too much excitement.

Feeling more adventurous? The coasters X2, Tatsu, and Full Throttle are among the most thrilling rides at any theme park!

If you’re really in search of a great time, be sure to hop on the Twisted Colossus, a coaster that goes through 5,000 thrilling feet of track. Advanced technology makes this coaster faster and twistier than any of its predecessors.

A su llegada: Six Flags Magic Mountain tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles Card.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood

Famously entertaining and fun, head to Madame Tussauds Hollywood to take pictures and interact with your Hollywood favorite actors and characters from all the classics.

The Hollywood location is known for their movie-centric themes and figures, so whatever kind of media your children enjoy, they’re sure to find one of their favorite stars here.

Kids who are fans of action figures and comic books will especially love their Marvel superheroes figures!

A su llegada: Madame Tussauds Hollywood tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles Card.

California Science Center & IMAX Theater


It’s one of the most popular museum destinations in California, and your kids won’t want to miss out on 400,000 square feet of fun, scientific exploration.

El museo mantiene entretenidos a los más pequeños mediante la presentación de la ciencia a través de exposiciones vinculadas a la cultura popular o películas de gran éxito. Además, hay un montón de actividades prácticas y demostraciones en Ciencia Corte.

And the absolute must-see of your time at the California Science Center is the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Follow the story of how this famous spacecraft was conceptualized, built, deployed, and brought back home through fascinating exhibits, artifacts, and installations. You even get to see the shuttle itself in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion!

Por último, pero no menos importante, podrás dejar todo asombrado por la 7 teatro IMAX -story que trae mundos "tan pequeño como un átomo y tan vasto como el universo" a la vida justo en frente de tus ojos.

A su llegada: California Science Center IMAX tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles Card.

Pacific Park en el muelle de Santa Mónica


Cuando se trata de actividades divertidas para la familia y actividades para niños en el área de Los Ángeles, Pacific Park es su destino favorito. Ubicado en el histórico muelle de Santa Mónica, es el único parque de diversiones al lado del muelle de la Costa Oeste.

Sólo noria de energía solar del mundo elevará a toda su familia a nuevas alturas - 130 pies sobre el océano - para una fantástica vista de la costa. Los viajeros más jóvenes les encanta montar a caballo hacia arriba, abajo, y alrededor en el paseo submarino loco sólo para niños.

So hop on rides, play games, and eat that carnival-style food all while soaking in Southern California’s endless sunshine at this family playground.

A su llegada: Pacific Park at Santa Monica Pier tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles Card.

Bike or Roller Skate the Santa Monica Boardwalk

Bike the Santa Monica Boardwalk

Head to Santa Monica and explore the boardwalk area on two wheels with a 3-hour bike or roller skate rental from Perry’s Beach Café and Rentals.

The weather is likely to be pretty nice most times of year, and you and your kids will all enjoy the fun and exercise that comes from these rental options.

Este café parte, parte de destino de alquiler de playa se especializa en las necesidades de equipos y equipos para los amantes de la playa activos que desean la mejor experiencia 'beachy' y un menú saludable que se centra en productos locales y sostenibles.

Insider tip: Make a day of it! Plan  your bike activity for the morning, grab lunch at Perry’s when you return your gear, check out the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and then end your day with unlimited rides at Pacific Park for some classic, theme park fun.

A su llegada: Santa Monica bike or roller skate rentals are included with the Go Los Angeles Card.

Acuario del muelle Santa Mónica

Crédito de la imagen: página de Heal the Bay en Facebook.

Crédito de la imagen: página de Heal the Bay en Facebook.

If your children are fascinated by creatures of the sea, a visit to this aquarium (one of many in the Los Angeles area) is a smart choice.

Home to over 100 species of sea organisms, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is a hands-on and interactive aquarium where visitors can touch sea urchins, sea stars, sea anemone, and more.

You’ll see lots of fascinating sea life, including eels, octopi, sharks, rays, and a variety of fish and invertebrates–all examples of animals you could find just off the coast of the Santa Monica beaches.

A su llegada: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles Card.

Acuario del Pacífico


For the animal-loving kids in your family, this is another option. Meet more than 11,000 ocean animals at this all-inclusive aquarium in Long Beach. Kids get closer than ever to exotic creatures of the Pacific through several fantastic exhibits.

Hand-feed brilliantly colored lorikeet birds as you stroll through “Lorikeet Forest,” then journey over to “Shark Lagoon” to reach in and touch more than 150 small sharks in the shallow touch pools.

Touch pools are an ideal way for children to interact with the species they’re learning about, and to really feel the impact of the conservation work being done by these institutions.

A su llegada: Aquarium of the Pacific tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles Card.

Los Angeles Zoo


If that still isn’t enough time spent learning about the wild critters of the great outdoors, take a trip to the L.A. Zoo and the accompanying Botanical Gardens.

Located in northern part of Griffith Park, this family-favorite attraction is home to more than 1,100 creatures from around the globe.

Some highlights among the zoo’s denizens include lowland gorillas, colorful exotic birds, impassive Komodo dragons, playful seals, rare snow leopards, and many more. You’ll even get the chance to meet several rare or endangered species.

Además, los jardines botánicos vecinos son ellos mismos sede de más de 7 , 000 especímenes de plantas procedentes de todo el mundo. Dos atracciones por el precio de una!

A su llegada:  Boletos para Zoo de Los Ángeles están incluidos con la tarjeta Go Los Angeles.

Acuario marino de Cabrillo


Fascinated by the wondrous creatures of the sea? Have an aspiring marine biologist in the family? Spend an afternoon at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and indulge your love for all things aquatic at this state-of-the-art institution.

Set next to the spectacular Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park, this aquarium offers an unparalleled view, too! A research facility dedicated to studying and preserving marine life native to Southern California, this educational institution is plenty of fun for kids.

The aquarium is populated with many of the creatures you’ll see just outside on the beach, from pelicans and sea lions to sharks and whales. Be sure to check the tide schedule before you visit so you can spend some time exploring the tide pools outside!

A su llegada: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles Card.

Karting en interiores de K1 Speed


If your kids love go karts, K1 Speed Indoor Karting is the thing to do.

You’ll get to race around a real road course with the whole family and try to beat your siblings to the finish line. It’s a great opportunity to be competitive in a safe and exciting environment.

Marvel at their zero-emission, European electric karts – real state-of-the-art machines. When you’re done racing around, stop for some snacks at the Pit Café. It’s a fun way to spend an hour or so with the whole family!

A su llegada: K1 Speed Indoor Karting tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles Card.

GRAMMY Museum®

el Museo GRAMMY es una visita obligada para entusiastas de la música de todos los géneros

If your kids love music, but much of their exposure has been to the MTV Kid’s Choice Awards, then this is an opportunity to teach them about a more expansive music scene.

Descubra el poder de la música del pasado al presente en el Museo GRAMMY. Con exhibiciones innovadoras, interactivas y vanguardistas, el Museo GRAMMY explora la importancia histórica y cultural de la música estadounidense.

You’ll also be able to take a walk through the history of the GRAMMY Awards themselves with some of the most exciting stories and memorable moments in the Award Show’s time.

A su llegada: Grammy Museum tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles Card.

Biblioteca y jardines Huntington


This fascinating attraction combines the best of multiple worlds. With a world-class art gallery, lush gardens, and an extensive display of historical literary works (including a Gutenberg Bible!), there’s something to appeal to everyone at this prestigious institution.

You may find that older kids get the most out of the library and art galleries, but younger children will especially love exploring the beautiful grounds and gardens. 120 acres are divided into different themed gardens like the Desert Garden, the Japanese Garden, and Rose Gardens.

A su llegada: Huntington Library & Gardens tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles Cards.

Natural History Museum


This popular local museum is home to one of the world’s most extensive collections of natural and cultural artifacts.

Featured exhibition halls contain everything from dinosaur fossils to impressive gems and exquisitely recreated animal habitat dioramas. It’s an amazing educational institution that combines plenty of fascinating information with good old fun.

Dinosaur fans of all ages won’t want to miss the interactive Dino Lab, where visitors can get a peek behind the scenes at real paleontological work. It will perhaps inspire a new love of science in your little ones!

A su llegada:  Entradas para el Museo de Historia Natural están incluidos con la tarjeta Go Los Angeles.

Hollywood Museum

The Hollywood Museum in Los Angeles has fun for the whole family

El Museo de Hollywood está repleto de memorables exhibiciones de recuerdos y nostalgias de Hollywood que reforzarán su amor por la clásica institución estadounidense de películas y entretenimiento.

You can browse through thousands of items, including Rocky’s boxing gloves, Indiana Jones’ whip, Cary Grant’s Rolls-Royce, and lots more.

Of course, it’s not all about old movies, either. So don’t worry if your kids haven’t seen too many of the classics – they’ll be able to see props and sets from films they’re familiar with, too!

A su llegada:  Entradas para el Museo de Hollywood están incluidos con la tarjeta Go Los Angeles.

OUE Skyspace LA

OUE Skyspace in LA observation deck

Head up the US Bank Tower to 1,000-feet above ground and get above it all for sweeping views of downtown L.A. and beyond. On the way to the top, stop off at the 54th floor and browse through the exhibits that walk you through lots of fascinating history and give you background on many of the sights you’ll see.

You’ll be able to see from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, and everything in between, including the iconic Dodgers Stadium and Catalina Island. Your kids will love the panoramic views, and get a big kick out of being up so high.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can upgrade your admission, upon arrival, to include a ride on the Skyslide – a fully-enclosed all glass slide that glides visitors from the 70th to the 69th floor on the exterior of the building. It’s an exhilarating but somewhat scary experience, so it’s probably best for older kids.

A su llegada: OUE Skyspace LA tickets are included with the Go Los Angeles Card.

Let’s Recap

There you have it – some of our favorite things to do in Los Angeles with kids.

Plan to add a few of these attractions to your vacation itinerary and we are sure you will have a fun time during your SoCal trip.

Remember, you can save on combined admission vs. paying at the gate to many of these popular family friendly attractions and more.

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    • Casey Makovich dice

      Hi Tania,
      Thank you for your question! A 3-Day Go Los Angeles Card All-Inclusive Pass only includes one weekday admission to Universal Studios Hollywood.
      Hope that helps and have fun on your trip!

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