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  Museums & Science   Los Angeles, CA
The California Space Center is Los Angeles is free to the public. It has a number of exhibits that cover the full spectrum of science from space travel and how life on Earth functions to the history and future
  Beaches & Lakes   Long Beach, CA
Long Beach, California is the second largest city in the Los Angeles area. It is known for its extensive sandy beaches as well as numerous attractions such as art museums, performing arts centers, theaters, a
  Amusements   Buena Park, CA
Knott's Berry Farm is a popular theme park located approximately 2 hours north of San Diego by car. It is one of the most visited theme parks in the United States, and features a wide variety of fun family activities
  Museums & Science   Los Angeles, CA
Zimmer Children's Museum is the only children's museum located in the city of Los Angeles. This great museum located in the city's Miracle Mile district is full of fascinating exhibits and activities geared towards
  Museums & Science   Santa Ana, CA
California's Discovery Science Center has two locations, the original Center in Santa Ana and Discovery Cube Los Angeles which has been in operation since November 2014. They host many hands on interactive exhibits
  Parks & Nature   Malibu, CA
Malibu Bluffs Park is a beautiful public park located in the Malibu bluffs off of the Pacific Coast Highway, about an hour's drive from downtown Los Angeles. It is best known for its spectacular views of the Pacific
  Beaches & Lakes   Marina del Rey, CA
This is one beach where you won't have to worry about surfers making it ideal for families with young kids. The gorgeous Marina Del Rey is perfectly laid back and doesn't have the kind of waves that attracts cohorts
  Museums & Science   Los Angeles, CA
Spread over four floors and 30,000 square feet the Grammy Museum celebrates the music and legacy of numerous artists and musicians from a variety of genres and styles. Their exhibits aim to both entertain and
  Amusements   Anaheim, CA
The Disney land resort is an entertainment resort in California, Commonly known as the Disney land, this theme park is owned and operated by the Walt Disney company. The popular Disney land resort has two theme
  Zoos & Aquariums   Los Angeles, CA
More than 1,100 different types of animals reside inside a 133-acre site more famously known as the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The zoo is divided into different sections such as the Rainforest of the
  Amusements   Los Angeles, CA
Griffith Park Carousel is a historic carousel that was built in 1926, it's the only Spillman Engineering carousel that is still running. The carousel is composed of 68 hand-carved horses, two chariots, the carousel
  Parks & Nature   Los Angeles, CA
The tunnel entrance in the Bronson Canyon is best known as the bat cave in the classic 1960s Batman television series. The area of the tunnel was originally the location for a quarry which closed in the 1920s
  Parks & Nature   Topanga, CA
Topanga Canyon is a large state park/conservancy land located just off highway 101, around 21 minutes from Calabasas, California. It is the home of Topanga State Park, the largest park located in the Santa Monica
  Beaches & Lakes   Malibu, CA
Zuma Beach is one of the best rated and most popular beaches in the Los Angeles County, California. The beach has a family-friendly environment and it is very clean that is why many families frequent the beach
  Parks & Nature   San Marino, CA
The Huntington in San Marino, California is a major cultural and educational center. Aside from an impressive library and art collection the Huntington is home to over a dozen gardens. Each of these gardens is
  Museums & Science   Simi Valley, CA
Revisit Ronald Reagan's legacy through exhibits and collections at the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The place features permanent collections of President Reagan's works, an Air Force One display, and
  Museums & Science   Hollywood, CA
Madame Tussauds, located next to the famous Chinese Theatre makes a fun stop along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The wax Museum has various exhibits which include many of you favorite Hollywood stars past and present
  Museums & Science   Los Angeles, CA
There is so much to do at Los Angeles' Natural History Museum that you could easily return again and againg without wearing out all of the possibilities. There are exhbits that concentrate on many different parts
  Museums & Science   Los Angeles, CA
The La Brea Tar Pits are one of the most famous excavations sites in the world. Incredibly located in urban Los Angeles La Brea has served to perfectly preserve numerous creatures from thousands of years past
  Beaches & Lakes   Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica is one of California's most iconic beaches. It stretches for 3 miles of pale white sand and attracts crowds throughout the summer months. Lie out, relax and catch some rays from the beautiful Californian
Magic Mountain at Valencia, California is one of the most impressive Six Flags parks in the country. It is a huge amuseument park, spread over 260 acres of land, which is of course stuffed with rides and attactions
  Amusements   Universal City, CA
Universal Studios Hollywood is a world renowned film studio and theme park in Los Angeles, California. The theme park features many exciting rides that includes 3D rides, roller coaster rides and The Jurassic
  Museums & Science   Los Angeles, CA
The natural history museum of Los Angeles County is a historic museum that was opened to public in 1913. It is the largest natural history museum in the western United States, the extensive natural history collections
  Museums & Science   Los Angeles, CA
Lacma, The Los Angeles County Museum of Arts is a popular Art museum that displays arts and crafts from the modern and contemporary genre. The museum was opened to public in 1965 and it exhibits more than 120,000
  Beaches & Lakes   Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington State Beach is a popular recreation area in Huntington Beach, California, which is located just 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles. In addition to traditional beach activities like swimming, surfing
  Parks & Nature   Manhattan Beach, CA
Manhattan Beach's Sand Dune Park is exactly the place to come if you are looking to get into shape. Essentially the park is exactly what the name suggests, a large sand dune that rises high up above the roofs
Make a hot, summer day more bearable for the kids by spending it in the pool. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is more than just a pool with its water playgrounds, wave pool, lazy river, and slides and rides for all
  Museums & Science   Los Angeles, CA
The Getty Center in Los Angeles, California was opened to public in 1997, the campus houses J. Paul Getty museum that is one of the most visited museums in the United States. The museum displays 19th and 20th
  Amusements   Buena Park, CA
Knotts' Berry Farm is one of California's oldest and most beloved theme parks. Opened in 1920 this amusement park has offered thrills and spills for visitors big and small for many years. It is well suited to
  Beaches & Lakes   Malibu, CA
Experience the beach right where Hollywood movie stars reside. Malibu is a beach city with several areas that you can explore. The most popular beach destinations here include Zuma Beach, Amarillo, Broad, Surfrider
  Beaches & Lakes   Los Angeles, CA
Some beaches may look and feel the same but a Venice Beach experience is like no other. Aside from the usual beach activities, you can see bodybuilders workout on the beach, cheer for skateboarders doing their
  Landmarks & History   Santa Ana, CA
Thinking of stepping back in time this weekend? Visit the Heritage Museum Orange County and be surrounded with buildings built from the 1890s set in a gorgeous floral garden. You will find the Kellogg House, built
  Museums & Science   Santa Ana, CA
Discovery Cube Orange County is a hands-on science museum in Santa Ana, California. This kid-friendly attraction features over 100 interactive exhibits which focus on topics such as dinosaurs, space, rockets
  Museums & Science   Los Angeles, CA
The Hammer Museum is a free art museum in Los Angeles, California that is affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition to being the home of the personal art collection of businessman
  Parks & Nature   Orange, CA
Looking for something to do on a nice day in and around Los Angeles? The Steve Ambriz Memorial Park in Orange is just over half an hour southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The park covers over 10 acres of land
  Landmarks & History   Los Angeles, CA
The Watts Towers, also known as the The Watts Towers of Simon Rodia, are a group of 17 interconnected sculptures that are located in the Watts area of Los Angeles. These fascinating pieces of public art were created
  Parks & Nature   Agua Dulce, CA
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park is located in the Sierra Pelona Mountains of northern Los Angeles County. The park consists of over 900 acres of desert land that feature the breathtaking rock formations known
  Markets & Shops   Pasadena, CA
Would you like to shop for high quality and branded items on an affordable price? If so, head over to Los Angeles area's most unusual flea market. Rose Bowl flea market is not an ordinary flea market, it features
  Parks & Nature   Los Angeles, CA
The Hollywood Reservoir, also known as Lake Hollywood, is a reservoir created by the Mulholland Dam. It is a popular Los Angeles attraction due to the spectacular views the area provides of the Hollywood Sign
  Parks & Nature   Arcadia, CA
The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is located on 127 acres of land near the majestic San Gabriel Mountains in Arcadia, just a short drive from the center of Los Angeles. It features hundreds
  Museums & Science   Pasadena, CA
JPL is a research and development center managed by the California Institute of Technology for NASA. JPL is responsible for deep space, earth, and planetary missions as well as ground and aerial robotics. The
  Parks & Nature   Beverly Hills, CA
Tourists perceive of Los Angeles as a totally urban community with Hollywood glitz and glamor and the Beverly Hills having the biggest mansions, and malls, but right in the middle of it all there is a place one
  Parks & Nature   Los Angeles, CA
The Ferndell Nature Trail is a hiking trail that passes through the Ferndell Nature Museum area of Griffith Park, the largest park in Los Angeles. Despite its name, Ferndell Nature Museum is not a traditional
  Markets & Shops   Santa Monica, CA
One of the top attractions in the Los Angeles area is the Santa Monica Farmers' Market. The ocean-side city of Santa Monica is less than 30 minutes away from Los Angeles by car and is a great place to visit with
  Museums & Science   Los Angeles, CA
Zimmer Children's Museum is the only children's museum located in the city of Los Angeles. This great museum located in the city's Miracle Mile district is full of fascinating exhibits and activities geared towards
  Parks & Nature   Los Angeles, CA
The Serenity Park Parrot Sanctuary is a very special place. Here abused and mistreated parrots are taken to receive better treatment and to lead a better life. The people who look after them have had their troubles
  Parks & Nature   Los Angeles, CA
Audubon Center at Debs Park in North East Los Angeles, California is a environmental education and conservation center. The building of the environmental education center is made of recycled building materials
  Parks & Nature   Beverly Hills, CA
Sooky Goldman Nature Center is located in Franklin Canyon Park, Beverly Hills, California. The nature center is surrounded by 605 acres of natural and open space that lets you explore and learn about natural and
  Parks & Nature   Beverly Hills, CA
Cold Water Canyon Park is a fun place for the families to have some great time together. Located in Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, California, the park is a relaxing place for the parents and a fun play space for
  Zoos & Aquariums
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is located in the coastal San Pedro district in Los Angeles, California. The aquarium opened in 1935 as a small collection of marine specimens. A new building and a few decades later -
  Theater & Performance   Los Angeles, CA
The Greek Theatre, built in 1929, is one of the most famous and historic venues in Los Angeles. A show at the 5,870 seater amphitheater style location is something which you are unlikely to forget. Built on a
  Tours   Newport Beach, CA
The waters around Newport in California's Orange County provide an excellent to see all kinds of sea life. On a tour out here you could be lucky enough to see dolphins, seals, sea lions, killer whales, sharks
  Farms & Orchards   Moorpark, CA
Underwood Family Farms have two California locations, one in Moorpark and the other in Somis. Both of these locations are open to the public throughout the year and both are home to a food market, an animal center
  Amusements   San Dimas, CA
Raging Waters have three California locations all of which ensure a day of wet and wild fun. A visit to their San Dimas water park is no different thanks to the park's slides and attractions for all ages. This
  Landmarks & History   Los Angeles, CA
Olvera Street is one of the most historically important areas of Los Angeles. It is known as the oldest part of Downtown L.A and its importance was recognized as early ass 1930 when it was set aside "to preserve
  Landmarks & History   Long Beach, CA
The R.M.S Queen Mary had a long history as one of the most luxurious and most iconic ocean liners in the entire world. Today it can be boarded by tourists at its docking in Long Beach, California. Come and sample
  Museums & Science   Los Angeles, CA
Car enthusiasts will be in heaven with the many rare and collectible cars on display in the 300,000 square foot space of the Peterson Automotive Museum. You are invited to come and learn about the evolution of
  Museums & Science   Hollywood, CA
Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium collects hundreds of amazing and unusual artifacts spread out over two floors of galleries and exhibit spaces. There are shruken heads, life sized models of Transformer robots
  Museums & Science   Los Angeles, CA
The Griffith Observatory has been a free L.A attraction ever since it opened in 1935. Today it offers a wealth of activities and resources for all the public. Families can catch a show at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium
  Museums & Science   Los Angeles, CA
The Travel Town Museum is a quaint and very un-L.A attraction which may be why it is so appealing. This attraction has been operating since 1947 and since that time has displayed a range of classic locomotives
  Museums & Science   Los Angeles, CA
The Gene Autry Museum locate in Los Angeles' Griffith Park, is dedicated to preserving and displaying the rich culure and history of the American West to the general public. The Museum is home to a huge collection
  Zoos & Aquariums   Long Beach, CA
The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California makes a special effort to make its exhibits fun for all the family. There is a lot to do here for families including the exhibits themselves, shows, performances
  Beaches & Lakes   Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach is an extremely affluent town in California's Orange County. The city itself can be a little expensive but don't worry, you don't need to be a millionaire to enjoy the beach. This is picture postcard
  Tours   Los Angeles, CA
Fans of the Dodgers or anyone with an interest in Major League Baseball shouldn't miss this opportunity to visit one of the most historic ballparks in the country. Opened in 1962 Dodgers Stadium is the oldest
  Tours   Burbank, CA
Many of the most famous television shows and movies have been birthed at the Warner Brothers Studios. Take a tour of their 110 acre lot to see where shows like The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, the Ellen
  Amusements   Santa Monica, CA
Pacific Park is an amusement park mainly geared towards children that is located at the unique spot of Santa Monica pier. Here you will find a plethora of family friendly rides and attractions to keep everyone
  Museums & Science   Los Angeles, CA
Battleship USS Iowa is part of a maritime museum located at the port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, California. The USS Iowa museum holds the most prominent artifact, Battleship USS Iowa that served during world war
  Museums & Science   Pasadena, CA
Kidspace Children's Museum may be designed for little ones but adults often find plenty to enjoy here too. At the very least parents will enjoy seeing their sons and daughters actively learning from more than
  Parks & Nature   Pasadena, CA
This hidden gem might be a little tricky to find but it surely is one of the best places to take your kids for their playtime. Brookside Park is located right across Rose Bowl. From there take the path between
  Parks & Nature   Manhattan Beach, CA
Polliwog Park is a beautiful park located in the South Bay area of Manhattan Beach, California. Spread across 18 acres, this park is one of the most beautiful parks in LA, the focal point of the park is the central
  Parks & Nature   Los Angeles, CA
Will Rogers State Historic Park is located on the Santa Monica mountains in Los Angeles. The park land originally belonged to Actor and humorist Will Rogers, the area became the state park in 1944, after the death
  Tours   Los Angeles, CA
In 1912, a zoo opened in Griffith Park. Throughout the years, a new zoo was opened and the zoo in Griffith Park was closed. The site is now called The Old Zoo, with ruins of the zoo's glorious past. A visit to
  Parks & Nature   Los Angeles, CA
Barnsdall is known as a hub of art in Los Angeles with a great view of the city skyline and Hollywood Hills. The place is not as big as the usual parks where you can go out for a jog but the site makes up for
  Parks & Nature   Los Angeles, CA
The man-made facility was originally intended to be a water reservoir but through the years, the City of Los Angeles has decided to shut down the reservoir and build a park around it. This place is now known as
  Fun Quirky Stuff   Los Angeles, CA
The Hollywood Forever Cemetery has many of the founding fathers and brightest stars of the American movie industry buried within its grounds. Those who have been laid to rest here include legendary figures such
  Parks & Nature   Los Angeles, CA
Grand park is a beautiful urban park located in the civic center, Los Angeles, California. It is a park that is spread across 12 acres of land, and it features activities and events year-round. People from all
  Parks & Nature   Los Angeles, CA
Pan Pacific Park is an urban park that features many amenities for the whole family. Pan pacific park is a beautiful park located in Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California. It features an auditorium, basket ball
  Theater & Performance   Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheater in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. This amphitheater is dedicated to music performances, the Hollywood bowl is also known for its significant architecture. Hollywood
  Parks & Nature   Riverside, CA
California Citrus State Historic park preserves the cultural landscape of the citrus industry, the design of the park is reminiscent of a 1900's city park, the park has lush groves of oranges, lemon and grapefruit
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