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There's no shortage of great things to do and experience with kids here in LA, from fascinating museums to horseback riding adventures - and everything in between. Best of all, some of these activities are free, making them even better!

Sheraton Universal Hotel offers a convenient location in Universal City, just a short distance from a wide range of kid-friendly attractions and activities. For more information about things to do here in the LA area, don't hesitate to contact us.


Griffith Park Train Rides, 8.2 miles - Open 364 days a year, the Griffith Park Train features a mile of track. Cross a bridge, brave a forest, and explore a Wild West town - all during one affordable train ride. A visit to Griffith Park is a great thing to do if you have small children.

Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 664-6788

Sunset Ranch Hollywood, 6.4 miles - Take a horseback ride through picturesque hills at the only horse ranch in the greater LA area. Kids and adults of all ages will enjoy their time at Sunset Ranch Hollywood.

3400 N Beachwood Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 469-5450

Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel, 6.1 miles - This magnificent carousel features 66 hand-crafted animals and murals, depicting wild animals in unusual settings. You and your kids will ride to music from the A&M recording artists of the '60s and '70s.

5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-4200


La Brea Tar Pits, 7.0 miles - Captivate (and educate) your kids at the La Brea Tar Pits as they study saber-toothed cats, mastodons, and dire wolves - all of which have been frozen in time.

Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Skirball Cultural Center, 10.5 miles - Brave a storm on Noah's Ark and study 186 animal species, or learn about cultures from around the world in this non-profit center. Currently, the center's core exhibit is "Visions and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America."

2701 N Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-4500

Kidspace Children's Museum, 14.1 miles - Who says education can't be fun! A trip to this interactive museum should definitely be on your list of things to do in LA; your kids will get hands-on with replicas of insects, rocks, plants, and much more.

480 N Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 449-9144

Just Plain Fun

Universal Studios Hollywood, 1.2 miles - Run from King Kong, explore the fictional town of Springfield, or do battle with robots from the future - all in the same theme park. At Universal Studios Hollywood, you and your family won't just experience the movies - you'll feel like you're in the movies! Purchase and print your tickets with our convenient E-Ticket Universal Studios Hollywood Portal.

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
(800) 864-8377

Six Flags Magic Mountain, 25.4 miles - Are your kids tall enough - and brave enough - to tackle any rollercoaster now? Take them to Six Flags Magic Mountain and give them a day of thrills they'll never forget.

26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 255-4100

Medieval Times, 31.7 miles - Do you love eating with your hands and watching knights do battle? Well, you've come to the right place! Medieval Times transports your family to the Middle Ages, a time when eating with your hands and drinking from goblets was the order of business.

7662 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620
(866) 731-9313

Sand and Sun

Santa Monica Beach, 21.4 miles - One of the best free things to do in LA is also one of the most enjoyable. Santa Monica Beach is perfect for families, with miles of sand and ample opportunities for kids to play. Afterward, your children can enjoy rides and concessions at nearby Pacific Park.

Santa Monica, CA 90403