3 Days of LA with the Family

Family Studio Workshop at Hauser & Wirth in the Arts District

Family Studio Workshop at Hauser & Wirth | Photo: Mario de Lopez

Overview

The secret to successfully traveling with kids? Keep them moving. With your starting point in the Valley, transport is easy and the nights are quiet. Enjoy the LA Zoo and a horseback ride on the first day, so you can fit in more fun and activities the rest of the trip; and parents get to experience the city too.


Day 1

The fun starts with carhop service at the oldest Bob's Big Boy in the country. Then it's a trip to the famed Los Angeles Zoo, which recently welcomed Angela, the adorable baby western lowland gorilla. After a Hollywood tour on horseback, you'll end the day with a meal at the legendary Smoke House Restaurant - kid-friendly, but adults will enjoy the film location setting and craft cocktails. You've earned it.


Bob's Big Boy
Bob's Big Boy

Breakfast milkshakes are A-OK at this OG Bob's Big Boy.

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

See Zoo babies like Angela the gorilla and Ninja the ocelot.

MESSHALL Kitchen
MESSHALL Kitchen

The family will love the camping theme at this gastropub.

Sunset Ranch Hollywood
Sunset Ranch Hollywood

Enjoy stunning views on an unforgettable horseback tour.

Smoke House Restaurant
Smoke House Restaurant

Iconic watering hole famous for its garlic cheese bread.

Day 2

Today begins with a trip to the beach and ends with a drive-in movie - how LA can you get? Along the way, you'll visit a landmark open air market and enjoy some of the best Mexican BBQ in the city.


The Rose Venice
The Rose Venice

Room for the whole fam on two patios at this all-day eatery.

Perry's Cafe & Beach Rentals
Perry's Cafe & Beach Rentals

Pick up your bikes for the beach here.

The Original Farmers Market
Original Farmers Market

Landmark open air market with something for everyone.

Hollywood & Highland
Hollywood & Highland

Shop Hello Kitty, Dodgers Club House and more.

Carne asada tacos at Salazar
Salazar

Dig into Mexican BBQ in the heart of Frogtown.

San Fernando Valley Drive-In Nights at Westfield Fashion Square
San Fernando Valley Drive-In Nights

Like oh my god, it's Valley-themed drive-in movies!

Day 3

Experience LA's diversity with cultural trips to Mexico, China and more - no passport required. Your journey begins at two of LA's most famous historic districts, and continues with lunch at a landmark food hall and a ride on "the world's shortest railway." Finish the busy day with huge servings of old school Italian dishes - mamma mia!


Olvera Street
Olvera Street

Find souvenirs galore at this colorful marketplace.

Traditional lion dancers performing on the streets of Chinatown in Downtown LA
Chinatown

Dim sum and then some in this historic neighborhood.

Grand Central Market
Grand Central Market

Iconic food hall with global options for the whole family.

Angels Flight® Railway
Angels Flight® Railway

A delightful 120-year-old way to get up that hill.

Kids playing in the Splash Pad at Grand Park in Downtown LA
Grand Park

The kids can't resist playing in the Splash Pad.

Universal Citywalk®Hollywood
Universal Citywalk®Hollywood

There's something for everyone at this popular destination.

Buca di Beppo - Universal City
Buca di Beppo - Universal City

Family-style classic Italian dishes includes a kid's menu.