Los Angeles is undoubtedly popular for the glittering ambience of Hollywood, however, there’s much more to the city for families flying in along with their kids. From amusement parks to beaches to scores of attractions, the city has it all to ensure a great time for kids.
If you are planning your next family holiday to Los Angeles, make sure to take your kids to these interesting sites:
Aquarium of the Pacific
Situated along Long Beach’s Rainbow Harbour – just half an hour from Los Angeles, Aquarium of the Pacific is where kids can enjoy querying about the world that lies underwater. One of the largest aquariums in the USA, it sees around 1.5 million visitors every year. It is a perfect place for a close encounter with sharks, whales, rays, butterfly fish and octopuses. Young tourists can take crazy submarine rides for a fun-filled adventure in the aquarium.
A major attraction in Santa Monica, Pacific Park is an oceanfront amusement park offering thrilling adventures for all, especially kids. It is the only place in the world to enjoy a ride on Ferris Wheel which is powered by solar energy. Several jaw-dropping rides including the most impressive Steel Roller Coasters make for impressive kids-specific draws in the city. It is one of the oldest seaside parks in the country, and is popularly known for its traditional arcade games such as Riptide Ring Toss, Pier Plank Plunge, Wac-A-Mole, Break a Plate and Roller Derby.
Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
A two-acre corner of the Los Angeles Zoo, Winnick Family Children’s Zoo is a wonderful place for kids to spend a fun-filled day. The zoo comprises a petting zoo, an animal care centre, an adventure theatre, a cave and pop-up bubbles through which kids can delight in prairie dogs. Visitors get a chance to touch goats and sheep here and can get acquainted with wildlife at the adventure theatre. There is a playground within the zoo called Neil Papiano Play Park where families can spend a perfect picnic time.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Known to be the largest encyclopedic art museum in the western United States, Los Angeles County Museum of Art is an art museum situated on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile. Drawing around a million history and art lovers of all age groups every year, the museum is an ideal tourist attraction in the city. Visitors can discover here collections that include more than 100,000 pieces and encompass the history of art from ancient times to the present, from all over the world.
Chinatown Central Plaza A Chinese-style pedestrian mall, Chinatown Central Plaza is a shopping and entertainment haven in the city always crowded with tourists as well as locals. There are a number of Asian shops and restaurants to explore in the mall. It is also known for hosting various events throughout the year including KCRW’s Summer Nights, the most famous one. If you are visiting the city around Chinese New year, you cannot miss to visit the mall that treats with stimulating live music, various exciting performances and some special events.