Things to Do In Los Angeles and Orange County with Kids

From the endless beaches to Harry Potter World to the Cinderella Castle…Los Angeles and Orange County offer something for everyone, both residents and travelers alike.  All around, Southern California is a great place for fun with kids, offering loads of family friendly places to visit!

Los Angeles is perhaps best known for the entertainment industry…studios, celebs, and iconic sightseeing can keep you busy for an entire day.  Orange County is home to Disneyland Disney California Adventure…plus more endless beaches, Knott’s and some pretty amazing parks for kids. From California Adventure to Newport Beach, there’s not shortage of family fun in OC!

Climb on Noah’s Ark at Skirball. Fly a plane a Sharewell by Clayton. See Space Shuttle Discovery at the California Science Center. Watch jousting at Medieval Times. Ride roller coasters at Knott’s. Hike up to the Bat Cave and the Hollywood Sign. Hit the Boardwalk in Venice Beach and rollerblade. Dine on Restaurant Row. Explore tidepools in Newport Beach. Build Sandcastles. Spot celebrity homes. Watch archeologists uncover real dinosaur bones at La Brea Tar Pits. Stroll through Harry Potter World at Universal Studios. Dine with Disney characters at Goofy’s Kitchen. 

If you’re thinking that sounds expensive, don’t worry because there are loads of free activities for kids in Los Angeles and Orange County!  From the La Brea Tar Pits to Tiny Town Train Museum to hiking to the Batcave to riding model trains at Goat Hill Junction…there are some great inexpensive options too for families! And don’t forget to check out our list of Kids Eat Free Restaurants in Los Angeles!

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You already know we have TONS of events for kids all over the USA…but did you know we also have loads of family friendly ideas for crafts, games, and more that you can do at home? Looking for a fun activity ideas to do at home for toddlers? kids? tweens? teens? We’ve got all kinds of ideas and inspo for arts and crafts, holiday themed ideas and more! Have some great ideas we’re missing? Let us know on our contact us page! And don’t forget to check out our travel guides for families before you head out on your next vacation! Take a look around, we think you’ll find fun for the whole family. Spend less time planning and more time making memories!

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