Los Angeles: A – Z To Do With Kids


A to Z of our favorite spots of where and what to do with kids in Los Angeles:



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It has Twisties, Vistas, occasionally Snow, hikes, camping, and dare I say it… NATURE! It’s crazy. You can experience so much great stuff on this drive regardless of your wanting to be touristy or beaten down the road on a bike or sliding turns like you’re a D-1 supastah! This is such a fun road to cruise.



The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is a unique 127-acre botanical garden and historical site located in what was the heart of the historic Rancho Santa Anita in the city of Arcadia. www.arboretum.org



The mission of Los Angeles Audubon Society is to promote the enjoyment and protection of birds and other wildlife through recreation, conservation and restoration.www.losangelesaudubon.org



Since 1925, the Alex Theatre has been a Los Angeles-area entertainment landmark, first as a top Vaudeville theatre, then as a movie palace. In 1992, the City of Glendale Redevelopment Agency purchased the Alex to serve as the centerpiece of Glendale’s revitalized Brand Boulevard. Today, the Alex Theatre hosts a bevy of culturally diverse professional and community stage productions and educational outreach programs.www.alextheatre.org

autry nationalAUTRY MUSEUM 
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Neighborhood: Griffith Park/Los Feliz
(323) 667-2000





Barnsdall Arts Center is dedicated to providing studio art classes for the beginning through advanced adult student.www.barnsdall.org 



bloom school of musicBLOOM SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DANCE Bloom School of Music and Dance offers music lessons and dance classes for all ages taught by university trained instructors who are experienced, knowledgeable and who truly care about music and dance education.bloomschoolofmusicanddance.com



5333 Zoo Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Neighborhood: Griffith Park/Los Feliz
(323) 644-4200


PLACE TO CREATA PLACE TO CREATE  is located in charming Atwater Village.  It provides art classes, workshops and opportunities for people in our community to Create. Classes are small and intimate. Our philosophy emphasizes the creative process as more important than the final product; so we provide a non-pressured, fun, inspiring environment to Create a painting, mandala, quilt, mask, talisman, joke, or story.  The sky is the limit when it comes to exploring your innate gift of creativity.  Drop your children off and explore the community or come with your child and explore, create and imagine. www.aplacetocreate.net

colormemineCOLOR ME MINE

Color Me Mine is a super-fun and educational place for Kids. We offer summer classes, after school enrichment, special events, classroom projects, field trips, scout parties and more!     www.pasadena.colormemine.com



The Colburn Community School of Performing Arts (CSPA) serves students of all ages with classes in music, dance, drama and early childhood arts education, taught by skilled instructors.     www.colburnschool.edu


chinatoiwnCHINATOWN PLAZA Originally, New Chinatown consisted of many notable restaurants, shops, an herbal store, a grocery store, a bean cake factory, a Chinese deli and offices. In 1938, these long-time establishments were all moved from Los Angeles’ Old Chinatown, not quite a mile away. What led to this sudden mass relocation into Los Angeles’ Little Italy, and the need for establishing a new Chinatown?         www.chinatownla.com

dogparkDOG PARK 
1873 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Neighborhood: Silver Lake


gardenDESCANSO GARDENS  is an urban retreat of year-round natural beauty, internationally renowned botanical collections and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays. In 1953, Descanso founder E. Manchester Body preserved these 160 acres of gardens, woodlands and chaparral for future generations to experience the natural heritage and beauty of Southern California. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Descanso Gardens welcomes thousands of visitors annually, from local members to international travelers.       www.descansogardens.org

dragonflyDRAGONFLY DULOU  was the brain child of former hair stylist Lana Chirco-Baltz and actor Kirk Baltz. As new parents, they were searching all over town for a place that supported a community of families. They were looking for a spot cool enough to hang out at run by people who understood parenting who also had an impeccable taste in fashion and an inspiring sense of humor. They dreamed of a place that nurtured children’s creativity and welcomed parents’ participation.            www.dragonflydulou.com



WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL: Discover the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Find upcoming concerts, tickets, music information, educational programs, and more at LAPhil.com.   111 South Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012   http://www.laphil.com



elysianParkELYSIAN PARK :contains Angels Point, Avenue of the Palms, Bishop Canyon (Picnic Area/Baseball Fields), Buena Vista Meadow Picnic Area, Buena Vista Point, Carob Tree Grove Picnic Area, Chavez Ravine Arboretum, Elysian Maintenance Office, Elysian Therapeutic Center, Ficus Tree Grove Picnic Area, Grace E. Simons Lodge, Grace E. Simons Memorial Sculpture, Jones Memorial, Monticello De Leo Politti Picnic Area, Palm Hill, Point Grand View, Police Academy, Portola Trail Historical Monument, Radio Hill, Solano Canyon (Picnic Area/Community Garden), Victory Memorial Grove (WWI Memorial).  Located on 1880 Academy Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90189


echoParkPoolECHO PARK LAKE :Special Features: Fishing, pedal boats, picnic area, walking path, boat house, lotus flowers (June – September). 751 Echo Park Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90026




annisENNIS HOUSE: Built in 1924 for retailer Charles Ennis and his wife Mabel, the Ennis House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built by his son, architect Lloyd Wright. The house is the last and largest of the elder Wright’s four Los Angeles-area “textile block” houses which feature patterned and perforated concrete blocks that give a unique textural appearance to both their exteriors and interiors. The house and chauffeur’s quarters span roughly 6,200 square feet and were constructed of more than 27,000 concrete blocks; all made by hand using decomposed granite extracted from the site. www.ennishouse.com 





3700 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90189
Neighborhood: Silver Lake
(323) 661-7771



Wells Fargo Parking Lot
3250 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039





2333 Fern Dell Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027



griffith-park-observatoryGRIFFITH PARK 
4730 Crystal Springs Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Neighborhood: Griffith Park/Los Feliz
(323) 913-4688



Heartbeat_House_jpg_300x237_crop_upscale_q85HEARTBEAT HOUSE  

Dance, yoga, tai chi for the whole family. Activities for kids in Los Angeles. Dance classes of every variety: Heartbeat House is your home for dance, fitness.    3141 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 669-2821       www.heartbeathouse.com

1869 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Neighborhood: Griffith Park/Los Feliz
(323) 666-9961


cg_open_hp_1167x380HUNTINGTON GARDENS 
1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 405-2100