Spring break is upon us and summer vacation is just around the corner. Can you believe it?! As much as I love not having to wake up early, planning activities to keep the little ones busy during this time can be daunting. But no need to worry, I got you! I’ve compiled a list of 25 kid-friendly activities in Los Angeles that are sure to keep the little ones occupied while on break. Want to hear the best part? 90% of the activities on this list have been tried and tested by yours truly (your welcome). They also have the stamp of approval from both Hayden and Holland!

So whether you need some ideas to fill your vacation days or want to plan something fun for next weekend, here are 25 kid-friendly activities in LA!


  1. Go to a Dodger Game
  2. Hike Runyon Canyon and see the Hollywood sign
  3. Spend the day at the beach
  4. Visit Santa Monica Pier
  5. Cool off at Grand Park’s splash pad
  6. See a movie at El Capitan Theatre
  7. Bike along the ocean in Hermosa/Manhattan Beach
  8. Walk around Olvera Street and visit the Avila Adobe
  9. Visit a museum (Getty Center, Getty Villa, LACMA, Huntington Library, The Broad, Skirball Center…)
  10. Play at a park
  11. Paddle out on a swan boat in Echo Park
  12. Visit the Queen Mary
  13. Check out a botanical garden
  14. Take a tour of Universal Studios
  15. Go to the Aquarium of the Pacific
  16. See a game or concert at Staples Center
  17. Plan a day trip to Catalina Island
  18. Catch a ride on the Red Trolley in San Pedro
  19. Have a bonfire at Dockweiller Beach
  20. Walk around Downtown LA and visit the Last Book Store
  21. Go on a harbor cruise or a whale watching tour
  22. Eat at Grand Central Market
  23. Visit the LA Zoo
  24. View the planets at the Griffith Observatory
  25. Have a picnic and catch a movie at the park/beach or Hollywood Cemetery

There you have it, 25 kid-friendly activities in Los Angeles. Do you have more suggestions to add to my list? Makes sure to comment with your answers and don’t forget to PIN the checklist below!

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