17 Places – Other Than Disneyland – Your Kiddos Should Experience Near Los Angeles
Bonus: Some of these spots are 100% FREE.
If you are thinking of taking a family vacation to Los Angeles, the first thing that probably pops into your head is Disneyland – which is great (we are not here to say
not to visit the most magical place in the world) – we just want to share some other cool places worth experiencing if you come!
Ready to take notes? Wonderful!
Book a wine or giraffe hike at
Malibu Wine Hikes where the kids can see up to 150 animals along the way.
If you came to enjoy the beach, Newport is the spot!
Newport Dunes offers an inflatable waterpark, as well as paddle boarding, boat rides, and more.
Griffith Observatory is a FREE astrology center that offers a beautiful view of the city and the Hollywood sign.
If you have kiddos that are 10 years or older, get them
free tickets to the live taping of a show, like Fuller House.
Visit and explore the
Queen Mary — a British ocean liner that sailed the seas from 1936-1967 — that is now permanently moored in Long Beach.
Or head to Orange County for some whale watching and fishing at
Enjoy a picnic at the lovely
Echo Park Lake. You and your family can also cruise around the lake on their paddle boats.
Go on a futuristic adventure at
Dreamscape. You and your family will enter a walkable VR experience like none other.
Santa Monica Pier is full of shops, live music, and a full-blown carnival – not to mention great views and direct access to the beach.
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