You’ve just booked your next family vacation — you’re going to LA! Everyone in the family is excited, from your twelve-year-old son to your seventeen year-old daughter, and even your husband. You, however, know you’re family. You know this excitement will only last so long, and then the complaining of being bored will set in. So, you take some preemptive measures by looking up some things to do in Los Angeles for yourself.
After a bit of research, we’ve come up with this perfect list of
You’ve heard that exercise is the best way to start feeling normal again after traveling to a new place. So what better way to start your trip than a light Los Angeles bike tour to see some of LA’s most iconic sights? From West Hollywood to 30+ celebrity homes, Venice Beach and so much more, this tour has something for everyone in your family to enjoy!
You know the kids will be tired and thrilled when you tell them they can order room service and a movie while you and your husband go out for some alone time. So after laying down the rules you will both head off to Mondrian’s famous Skybar — an amazing rooftop bar — for a delicious drink and to watch the sunset over LA with one of the best views the city has to offer.
You know your family is going to love this. Your son is a huge Jurassic Park fan, your daughter has been a Harry Potter fan since you can remember, your husband has always wanted to go on the famous studio tour to see where all the action happens, and you’re pretty thrilled about getting to experience the world of the Walking Dead for yourself.
You really want to keep your family active on this trip — just because it’s a vacation, that’s no reason not to be healthy — so you’re excited about the Hollywood Hills Hike tour you found. Taking you close to the iconic Hollywood sign (where you can get an awesome family pictures), the Griffith Park Observatory, Century City, Silver Lake and so much more this tour will only take up about two and a half hours of your day and will leave you feeling both thrilled and satisfied.
As soon as you decide to do this, you book your reservation, after all, it is one of the hottest places to eat dinner in LA! And it’s no wonder its so popular, combining the mystery and glamour of old Hollywood, with delicious food and a spot to see A-list celebrities, you and your family will truly feel like stars yourselves.
You’ve always loved animals and to get a chance to see over half a dozen of these majestic creatures up close will be the chance of a lifetime! But you also know your family will love this as well. Your daughter will get that unique selfie she’s been looking to post, and your son and husband will get excited about all the other other marine life they’ll get to see. Plus, it will be educational thanks to the knowledgeable captain and crew.
This is a no-brainer. You and your family will walk where all your favorite stars have walked before you, finding your idols’ tributes and taking pictures with them, while also experiencing a little bit of that Hollywood glamour. Plus, it’s one of the most popular places to go in Los Angeles and you can’t miss out on that.
With all this activity you know you’re going to need an afternoon pick me up at some point, but you want every moment of your vacation to count. So you decide to check out the famous Venice Coffee Bar Intelligentsia. Famed for it’s great coffee, you also know Intelligentsia lets their employees make their own coffee creations to sell as well, and with any luck, you and your family will get to try the next big coffee trend before anyone else!
A place to head to after a leisurely morning stroll, here each person in your family will be able to choose from a huge variety of ready-made snacks and food! Plus, you’ll be able to do some serious shopping after to get all your trip souvenirs since it is right next to the famous Grove shopping district.
This will be the perfect way to spend your last Saturday night in LA, and one of the best things to do in Los Angeles, by locals and tourists alike. Among some of the world’s greatest actors — and their headstones — you’ll finally be able get the whole family on board with going to see a movie together like you used to. Only this time it will be in one of the world’s most famous graveyards.
You’ve made the perfect list. You’re excited to take your family on this vacation and have some well deserved fun in the sun. Now all you have to do is wait for the date of your trip to arrive. And maybe google a few more LA tours while you’re at it, just in case!