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What to do in LA?

Family-friendly destinations in and around LA

If you are looking for a great destination LOS ANGELES will be one of the best options. It’s always sunny in LA, hovering around the perfect 70 degrees! Within a 1 or 2 hour drive you can go from the beautiful green lush mountains to the breathtaking deserts surrounding LA.

Usually when people think about LA they associate it with TV-styled beaches and celebrities popping around everywhere. While this is not entirely fantasy, Los Angeles is much more than what meets the eye at first sight. Los Angeles has many great places to discover, for kids, families and grown-ups. Great restaurant, sporting facilities, places to explore and cultural places.

Here you will find some great family friendly places in LA, lets take a look.

Griffith Observatory

This L.A. icon is a must-see for locals and visitors. We never get tired of it. The Art Deco architecture is great for phraming photographs from any angle, while the mind blowing views of the city below make a great scenery at any time of the day.

You can spend an hour or two here. The ground floor holds the Hall of the Sky and Hall of the Eye, are focus on humans’ relationship to the stars; a Foucault pendulum, directly under Hugo Ballin’s famed mural on the central rotunda; and the handsome, high-tech Samuel Oschin Planetarium.

The Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater screens a short film about the history and resurgence of the observatory.

Opens: FRI-SUN

Admission: Free


Getty Center

The Getty Center, in Los Angeles, is a campus of the Getty Museum the worlds wealthiest art institution. The $1.3 billion Center opened to the public in 1997 and is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles.

The Getty Center is located in the Brentwood neighborhood and features pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculptures, decorative arts, and photographs from the inception of photography through present day from all over the world.

This is a great option for people all ages.

Opens: TUE-SUN

Admission: Free

The Huntington Library

Library, Art Museum & Botanical Gardens

This is one of the most exquisite attraction in Los Angeles area. The main library holds more than six million items.

The Art collection is almost as notable as the library’s collection including American Art, European Art, Design and Arts & Crafts.

But the highlights are outdoors where you will find the botanical gardens: approximately 120 acres (49 ha) of specialized botanical landscaped gardens, most notably the “Japanese Garden”, the “Desert Garden”, and the “Chinese Garden”.

Opens: WED-MON / 10:00am-5:00pm

Admission: Weekday (Weekend)

Adult: $25 ($29)

Senior: $21 ($24)

*Limited capacity, reservations strongly recomended.


Echo Park Lake

Echo Park Lake is a family-friendly destination.

If Manhattan has the Central Park, L.A. has got its own Echo-Park. The culturally diverse neighborhood has become known for its trendy local businesses, as well as its popularity with artists, musicians and creatives.

The lake has been around since 1860 and has morphed into a recreational park with canoes and fishing. Today, you can push your way through the lake in a pedal boat or stroll around the path that hugs its borders.

This is great destination for adults and kids.

Opens: All-week

Admission: Free (walk-in)

We hope you enjoy these places and with this information get some ideas what you can do with your family.

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