Are you planning a family trip to Los Angeles? LA is a great place to spend time with kids from exploring kid-friendly museums in Los Angeles to time outdoors, there’s something for the whole family. Read on for tips for you family trip to Los Angeles.
- Pack for the time of year. You might expect to pack nothing but shorts and t-shirts for a trip to LA, but while the weather is pretty warm year round, you’ll still want to give yourself options. During the Spring, you can have lows in the 50s and highs in the 80s so be sure to pack layers. During the summer from July through September, get ready for a dry heat that can reach well into the lows 100s. However, don’t forget to pack a jacket because the evenings can cool off significantly. The fall and winter will be cooler, typically between 60s and 70s. The winter also gets the most rain, so be sure to plan for that.
- Think about what transportation you will be taking. Los Angeles is a large, sprawling city and many of the activities are far from each other. While you can get around view buses or the Metro, if you have young children, they may get tired of taking public transportation to various locations. If you plan on traveling to multiple destinations, renting a car may be the best option.
- Visit the top family-friendly attractions. While L.A. has a number of great activities to enjoy, some are more family-friendly than others. Check out some of these attractions that your kids will love! Visit amusement parks such as Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. Check out cultural locations such as the Natural History Museum, the California Science Center, Griffith Park and the LA Zoo as well historical sites such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Stay at a centrally located area. It’s best to stick to a central hub for your trip such as Downtown Los Angeles. Downtown is close to a number of museums and historical areas as well as close to freeways so you can get around easily. The LA Grand Hotel Downtown is primely located and is in the heart of downtown.