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Riviera Tennis Club

1250 Capri Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90402

310-454-6591

At the Riviera Tennis Club in the Pacific Palisades, children get the attention of funny and patient instructors as parents sit on the tranquil, immaculate terrace…

Website: http://therivieracountryclub.com

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Rocki Graham

Los Angeles, CA

310-306-9381

Yogi/earth mother Rocki Graham knows just what her with-child students want: a not-too-strenuous workout that will keep joints limber and backaches at bay…

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Rockin’ Kid Shop

5048 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90041

888-645-2229

For stadium concert-worthy fashions—sized smaller than your forearm…

Website: http://www.rockinkidshop.com

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Rudnick’s

17037 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91316

818-788-9170

Your son is graduating from middle school/having his bar mitzvah/attending your second wedding…

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Sprout

904 Manhattan Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90266

310-318-7870

There’s a huge selection of Quiksilver clothing, ruffled bikinis, Bob Marley T-shirts…

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Storybook Theatre

3333 W Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90068

818-761-2203

The audience at Storybook Theatre is known to get into the act, which keeps young playgoers engaged…

Website: http://theatrewest.org

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Storyopolis

12348 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91604

818-509-5600

If you were to mash together the best features of a Barnes & Noble…

Website: http://storyopolis.com

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Studio City Farmers Market

Ventura Pl., Los Angeles, CA, 91604

818-655-7744

Your children will be less inclined to finger-paint with mustard when they see the activities geared to the younger set at the Studio City Farmers Market…

Website: http://studiocityfarmersmarket.com

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The Big Red Barn

746 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90046

323-650-4885

The selection at For Kids Only is deep and discounted…

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Tinker

4337 Woodman Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91423

Sometimes you just don’t feel like covering the dining room table with newspaper yet again so that your budding artist can create a masterpiece…

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Toddle Tunes

2331 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064

323-446-7348

At Toddle Tunes, teachers toss aside corny renditions of “Hokey Pokey” and “This Old Man” for jazz versions with a tenor sax and an upright bass or a bluegrass interpretation on banjo and mandolin…

Website: http://toddletunes.org

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Traveling Tikes

10461 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90025

310-234-9554

Don’t let the SMALL size of this jam-packed store deter you—buying a stroller is anything but a hassle at Traveling Tikes…

Website: http://travelingtikes.com

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Tregnan Golf Academy

4341 Griffith Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

323-906-3858

Get your kid off grand theft Auto and into the great outdoors with golf…

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Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA, 93021

805-529-3690

Urban kids can wander around vegetable patches at Underwood Family Farms. During the fall harvest festival, they can ride a buckboard pulled by a 1950 John Deere tractor.

Website: http://underwoodfamilyfarms.com

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Wee Soles

3827 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. E, Los Angeles, CA, 90026

Squealing kids on a coin-operated vintage motorcycle ride let you know this isn’t a cookie-cutter shoe store…

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Westfield

1801 Avenue of the Stars #833, Los Angeles, CA, 90067

Props to the person who decided to designate a handful of parking spots at Westfield malls, including Century City, Fashion Square, and Fox Hills, for expectant moms…

Website: http://westfield.com

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Witch’s Castle

Shadyglade Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Because so many TV and movie crew members call the San Fernando Valley home, neighborhoods there are expert at playing dead…

Website: http://witchcastle.com

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