"Los Angeles is great for kids! The Getty Museum has a fun area for younger children, a beautiful garden and scenery and so many outdoor sculptures. Ours loved riding the white train all the way to the top. The Natural History Museum is so amazing! There are so many interactive exhibits, and depending on the season, they may have a visiting butterfly or spider enclosure set up. It’s adjacent to the Rose Garden at USC’s campus.
The NHMLA is also walking distance to the Space Shuttle Endeavor at the California Science Center, and the California African American Museum. La Brea Tar Pits is uniquely cool, no other place like it! Our kids loved learning about saber-tooth cats, antique bison, giant sloths, and dire wolves. The Tar Pits are next door to LACMA (an enormous art museum and home to the famous street lights).
Travel Town is a mostly outdoor museum, great for smaller children (especially if they’re obsessed with trains). That place is free and has free parking. It’s a short drive to the Griffith Observatory (which is also free but always insanely busy) and the LA Zoo. Not to mention there is the Santa Monica Pier and many beautiful beaches!" —lindseys402eb48d9
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Where to stay: A Hollywood Hills Colonial Craftsman two-bedroom house (from $200/night), or the Regency Inn (from $130/night). Find more accommodations here, from $85/night.
Booking based on an occupancy of four or more in March 2018.