Los Angeles is a great place to be a kid. Maybe the best. The weather lets our children play outside all year, and our city and local businesses offer an abundance of free, affordable, and fun activities. These are just 100 of the literally thousands of things to do, and if your kids ever tell you they’re bored, you can explain to them what it was like growing up next to a cornfield in Indiana–or how 30 years ago L.A. absolutely did not have so many activities specifically for kids.
The following are not ranked, but they are numbered because (trust us) it’s just easier to read that way.
Always amazing, and has a children’s garden
A Waldorf-inspired play space
Just got a new female tiger, Indah
At libraries across the city
All over town
There’s something about this store that kids love, plus everyone likes meatballs dripping in sugar sauce
20. Discovery Cube
23. Dog Parks
Locations across the city
24. Orange Picking
25. Griffith Park
Details to come – check the link above for updates
30. Kiddie City
31. Monster Park
32. The Grove
American Girl, Barnes & Noble, fountains, music, and lunch in the Farmers Market. There’s a reason it’s always packed.
33. Mother’s Beach
Marina del Rey
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