9 Cool Ways to Experience Los Angeles With Your Kids

By Rebecca Brown

Once you’ve landed in Los Angeles and made your way to your hotel via an airport transfer, you’ll want to jump straight into exploring the city with the kids and seeing everything that it has to offer!


This guide will give you plenty of tips and inspiration on cool ways to experience Los Angeles with your kids!


Los Angeles Zoo

The Los Angeles Zoo is without a doubt one of the best ways to experience LA with your kids. It’s home to more than 1,100 species and creatures from all around the world, including gorillas, snakes, snow leopards, exotic birds and so much more.


The Zoo also houses several endangered species where they’re looked after by special zookeepers so it’s a great way to see these mysterious creatures up close and personal.


Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is renowned for always being a cool way to experience a city and Los Angeles’ version of the worldwide phenomenon doesn’t disappoint.


Kids will love being able to “meet” their real-life heroes such as superhero characters, favorite on-screen actors and legends from their favorite funny films!



There are numerous LEGOLAND attractions around the world but arguably one of the very best is Los Angeles’ offering.


With over 30 million LEGO blocks used to comprise 7 areas of the United States, it’s a place where even the adults will feel like kids again!


Make sure you head to the theme park area which is home to more than 50 LEGO-themed interactive rides!


Universal Studios

Universal Studios is one of the most sought-after, family-friendly destinations in the world. Home to some awesome family favorites such as Harry Potter World and accompanying rides, Jurassic Park themed rollercoasters, as well as Shrek, The Simpsons and Despicable Me rides, Universal Studios is an absolute must when visiting LA.


Younger children are sure to love the chance to meet some of their favorite on-screen characters and it’s such a fun and cool way to experience Hollywood as a family.


Knott’s Berry Farm

Renowned as being America’s first theme park which opened in 1846, Knott’s Berry Farm is a definite must-visit when in LA with your kids!


Home to a plethora of family-friendly rides such as the Timber Mountain Rapids, the Soak City Water Park, and the High Sierra Ferris Wheel, Knott’s is a great place to take the whole family while visiting Los Angeles!


California Science Center

If you’re looking to inject a bit of education alongside plenty of fun while in LA with your kids, then you need to make visiting the Science Center a priority.


Kids of all ages will love the Science Center, even those who you’d least expect, as it’s home to more than 400,000 square feet of fun, interactive and educational science facts and immersive experiences!


It’s such a cool way to experience Los Angeles with your kids and it’s sure to be a memorable trip for the whole family!


Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum in Los Angeles is home to some of the world’s most extensive and fascinating artifacts and natural collections.


It’s here that you’ll find incredible dinosaur exhibitions, rare gems and fossils, plus so much more. Whether you’re a history buff or not, you’ll love taking the kids there while in LA to share some culture, history and just a bit of educational fun with them!


See the Hollywood Sign

You can’t get much more quintessentially LA than seeing the Hollywood Sign and it’s a memory that the kids are sure to remember forever.


Not only can you see the Hollywood Sign from below but if you can get the kids to agree to it, then it’s well worth a hike to the top for stunning views of Los Angeles below.


It’s not the easiest walk and will take a fair bit of stopping and starting, especially with younger kids, but it’s definitely worth it and it’s such a cool way to experience the city with kids.


Head to Venice Beach

If you’re looking for a way to fully immerse the whole family in the LA way of life then you definitely need to head to Venice Beach with the little ones.


It’s the perfect place for celebrity-spotting, wandering up and down the boulevard with an ice cream cone or enjoying a picnic in one of the many grassy areas.


Stay at the Sportsmen Lodge

Located right near all the must-see Hollywood attractions, the historic Sportsmen Lodge hotel was good enough for the likes of Clark Gable, Katherine Hepburn, and Jon Wayne, so it is sure to please your family too!


A modern hotel with a remarkable history, their full-service accommodations will help make your stay more relaxing and the kids will definitely love their swimming pool, the largest in the San Fernando Valley.



As you can see, there are so many ways to experience Los Angeles with your kids. From paying a visit to the Madame Tussauds Museum to strolling along Venice Beach and hiking to the top of the Hollywood Sign, there are so many great things to see and do in LA with your whole family!