Sheraton Universal Hotel

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333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA, 91608, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (818) 980-1212   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-7186


Things to Do in LA with Kids

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What's Nearby

  1. Griffith Park Train Rides
  2. Medieval Times
  3. Disneyland Park
  4. La Brea Tar Pits
  5. Santa Monica Beach
  6. Six Flags Magic Mountain
  7. Universal Studios Hollywood
  8. Kidspace Children's Museum

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Bringing the kids to Los Angeles? There are many fun things to do in LA with kids besides Disneyland! Use this handy guide to find activities that will captivate and delight your children.


Griffith Park Train Rides, 8.2 miles - Traverse one mile of track on the Griffith Park Train, which is open 364 days a year! Cross a bridge, brave a forest, then explore a Wild West town - all on one affordable train ride. This attraction is ideal for families with small children4400

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

Sunset Ranch Hollywood, 6.4 miles - Located near Griffith Park, Sunset Ranch Hollywood is the only horse ranch in the greater Los Angeles area. A horseback ride through picturesque hills is one of the most memorable things to do in LA with kids and something the whole family can enjoy.

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

Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel, 6.1 miles - Grander than any carousel you've ever seen, this one features 66 hand-crafted animals and murals that depict wild animals in unusual settings. You and your children 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 - Kids of all ages will be captivated - and educated - 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 - The name says it all: this is a museum designed to educate children in a way that's fun. As one of the most education things to do in in LA with kids, your children 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 - Santa Monica Beach is perfect for families. Miles of sand give kids plenty of room to make sand castles and play. Afterward, your children can enjoy rides and concessions at nearby Pacific Park.

Santa Monica, CA 90403