Our Ultimate Family Guide to Visiting Los Angeles

Our Ultimate Family Guide to Visiting Los Angeles

Our family loves visiting Los Angeles and find it a very family friendly city.  It is also a city that is huge, sprawled out and can be overwhelming.  With so much to see and do we have the ultimate guide to help you conquer LA and love every minute of your time there.

LA Dodgers


First Time Visitors to LA

Visiting LA for the first time can be daunting so we have done all the ground work for you and written you a three day itinerary to visiting Los Angeles with your family.  You can read our 3 Day Guide to LA here

Ultimate Family Guide to Visiting LA

Hollywood sign

Our Guide to all the Non-Touristy Family Fun

Once you have ticked off all the new to LA things to do you will be wanting to do all the unusual Los Angeles thing to do and to live like a local.  We find this is when you see the real LA and you will fall in love with the city.  You can read our non-tourist things to do here.

Ultimate Family Guide to Visiting LA

skateboarding along Venice Beach

Our Top 5 for LA

If you need a quick overview of LA or only have a day or two in LA these are the top 5 things you can do in LA.  Read our list here and also our Best of LA series and Must Do’s.

Ultimate Family Guide to Visiting LA

Bike Riding from Santa Monica Pier to Venice Beach Pier

Santa Monica

With Santa Monica on the fringe of LA you would be crazy not to take the family down to the Santa Monica pier and beach.  We loved Santa Monica so much that we spent the week in a house exploring LA and Santa Monica from our beach base.  Read all about the fun things to do in Santa Monica here.

Ultimate Family Guide to Visiting LA

Santa Monica


Technically Disneyland is not LA but who can visit LA and not take the hour drive to the happiest place on Earth.  We have created our Disneyland Checklist and also our guide to California Adventure Park.

California Adventure Park

Next time we visit Los Angeles

When we are lucky enough to visit LA we have a long, long list of new things we want to see and do.  On the top of our list is to a street art tour of LA with LA Art Tours, to visit the Venice Beach Canals, slide down the slippery dip from the 70th to 69th floor at the Skyspace LA and see the art deco architecture of the Los Angeles Central Library.

Ultimate Family Guide to Visiting LA

Light Installation at LACMA


One Reply to “Our Ultimate Family Guide to Visiting Los Angeles”

  1. My family and I are trying to take a really fun vacation next month and I think that visiting LA would be perfect. My kids really want to go to Disneyland and I think that going to the Santa Monica pier would be a blast as well. Now I just need to nail down the travel plans and how we are going to get from the airport to our hotel.

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