3 Days of Fun and Games in Los Angeles

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ at Universal Studios Hollywood
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ | Photo: Universal Studios Hollywood

We could all use a few laughs these days, and there's no better place than Los Angeles to put a smile on your face. There's comedy shows, theme parks with cartoons come to life, games old and new, and treats and sweets everywhere you look. Isn't fun the best thing to have? 

NOTE: Hours and opening dates change frequently. Check individual websites for updated information.

Day 1

The fun starts at Universal Studios Hollywood, where SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™, The Secret Life of Pets, Despicable Me, and The Simpsons come to life. Explore 40,000 square feet of pop culture at Funko Hollywood. Queue up at one of LA's most beloved hot dog stands. Tonight, enjoy a show at The Groundlings improv theatre, which launched the careers of comedy stars like Will Ferrell and Melissa McCarthy.

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ at Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood

Battle Team Bowser on Mario Kart™!

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Voodoo Doughnut - Universal CityWalk

Try the Bacon Maple Bar, Grape Ape and Voodoo Doll.

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Universal Citywalk®Hollywood

Shop fun stores like IT'SUGAR and Popcornopolis.

Boba Fett display at Funko Hollywood

Take selfies everywhere in 40,000 square feet of Funko.

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Tail O' the Pup

Beloved hot dog stand serving LA since 1946.

Cast from The Groundlings Theatre in West Hollywood
The Groundlings Theatre

Will Ferrell and Melissa McCarthy got their start here.

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Melrose Umbrella

"Get wet" under the Umbrella.

Day 2

Put on your game face for today's Downtown LA itinerary. Rise and shine for a hearty breakfast at The Original Pantry before shopping in the Piñata District. Then it's an afternoon matinee at L.A. LIVE in mind-blowing 4DX and Happy Hour beers with a classic carnival game. The fun continues at the "World’s First Micro-Amusement Park," with everything from old school arcade games to state-of-the-art virtual reality.

Pancakes, bacon & eggs at The Original Pantry
The Original Pantry Cafe

An LA institution serving up classic diner fare since 1924.

Piñatas at Raquel’s Candy N’ Confections in Downtown LA
Raquel’s Candy N’ Confections

Piñatas, Mexican candy and party supplies galore.

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Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE

Catch a 4DX matinee for a movie experience like no other.

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Unique mashups of LA lifestyle and Japanese pop culture.

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Arts District Brewing Co.

Dozens of craft beers on tap and vintage Skee-Ball.

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Guerrilla Tacos Downtown

The Sweet Potato Tacos are a must.

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Two Bit Circus

Play games from classic coin-ops to VR and escape rooms.

Day 3

Today has it all: thrill rides, laser tag, and stand-up comedy. Start the day at the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World," which includes the DC Universe, The Boardwalk, and Bugs Bunny World. Then it's classic burgers and shakes for lunch, a photo op at an iconic sitcom house, and an exciting round of laser tag. At The Hollywood Improv, stand-up comics perform on the same stage that's hosted generations of comedy legends. After the show, nosh at Canter's Deli, a favorite of Mel Brooks, Rodney Dangerfield, and Dick Van Dyke.

Dining room at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank
Bob's Big Boy

Enjoy carhop service at the oldest Bob's Big Boy.

"The Brady Bunch" house on HGTV
The Brady Bunch House

Take a selfie outside the classic sitcom house.

Ultrazone Laser Tag
Ultrazone Laser Tag

Strap on a vest and step into the fog-filled arena.

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Hollywood Improv

A Who's Who of stand-up comics have performed here.

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Canter's Deli

A fave of legends like Mel Brooks and Rodney Dangerfield.