Are you excited to read our "Top 9 Family Attractions" for your visit to the vibrant and iconic City of Angels. Yes, we mean Los Angeles, California! Not only can you read about our top things to do in LA for kids, but we let you know the coolest FREE things to do with kids too!. If that wasn't enough, you'll see our transport tips, fun facts for you and your family (to impress your friends), and let you know about a super fun day trip from Los Angeles too. You'll even find out about some famous locals you may not know of. We want to make sure you don’t miss out anything when visiting the bright lights of Hollywood, and beyond!
So whether you are from interstate looking for great travel tips, or a local thinking "I wonder what I can do with the kids near me today", then this is the place for you!
Everybody got a dream! What's your dream? Yes, we're in Los Angeles and it's where the sun shines bright, a melting pot of food can be found, families have amazing fun and yes, dreams come true. Los Angeles history actually began after a Spanish colony town was officially named in 1781. In fact, it's that Spanish beginning where we get the city's famous name, as Los Angeles is actually Spanish for "The Angels"!
Over the next century, Los Angeles developed, with a major boom in population occuring in 1848 after gold was discovered in California. The city was incorporated in 1850, it's first newspaper arrived 1851, and today, it's become one of the most popular cities in the US to visit. LA isn't just great for it's movies and movie stars, it also has plenty of family fun too!
Did you know that Los Angeles gets nearly 290 days of sun a year? So no matter if you visit in winter, spring, summer or fall, there will be something fun to do with the kids in Tinsel Town. Take a stroll down Rodeo Drive, visit the iconic cross section of Hollywood & Vine, or dip those toes in the Pacific Ocean along the stunning coast. There are amazing museums to enjoy, like the Natural History Museum, unique experience like Ripley's Believe It or Not, and lots of animal fun, such as Los Angeles Zoo! So get ready to search for those dreams, kids, because you're off to Hollywood!
LA Union Station
You might commonly hear that "everybody drives in LA", but the reality is, LA has a great public transport system, it's just under your feet! MetroLink is a great way to get around LA, especially with a family.
The rail system can take you to a number of the key attractions within the city, including Universal Studios, Griffith Park, Sunset Blvd, & those Hollywood stars, as well as those slightly further afield destinations including Marina del Rey, Venice, and Pacific Pallisades.
They even offer unlimited train journeys on weekends for just $10!
Source and Image Credit: More information here: MetroLink