Activities in L.A. for the Whole Family

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr. La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Just north of downtown Los Angeles, the Descanso Gardens are a perfect place to spend a sunny January day. With over eight different gardens to choose from, including an oak forest and Japanese garden, this special place offers a beautiful and informative look at local plants, trees and the animals that live among them.

Kidspace Children’s Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103

This unique children’s museum offers numerous educational and interactive activities for the whole family! Children can learn while they play in the “physics forest,” the imagination workshop or the water basin. Kidspace Children’s Museum also offers a FREE admission night every first Tuesday of the month.


Coldwater Canyon Park

1100 N. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Located in pristine Beverly Hills, this incredible playground is a great place to relax while the kids play. The playground features slides, swings, animal sculptures and a gentle stream for toddlers to explore.


Venice Canals

Carroll Ct. & Eastern Canal Ct. Venice, CA 90291

These historic canals in Venice are arguably some of the most beautiful places to walk in Los Angeles. Built in the early 20th century as a tourist attraction, the canals have turned into a residential neighborhood where wandering is a fun and active family activity. Walk the paths as ducks and swans swim by and cross the bridges to the different sides of the canals. Afterward, take in the sights and sounds on a trip to Venice’s Ocean Front Walk.


Exposition Park Rose Garden

701 State Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90037

Sit, stroll and take time to smell the roses at this awe-inspiring park located in the heart of Los Angeles. Walk down the flower-lined paths and enjoy over 140 different varieties of roses. This lovely park is a great place to take in nature and have a picnic with the family. You can also grab a snack from the various food vendors around the park.

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