Los Angeles can be an overwhelming family vacation because it has so much to do! From theme parks to historical locations to top restaurants, Los Angeles has become a hot spot for a quick family getaway. The following are just some of the top things LA has to offer families!

Universal Studios Hollywood

The interactive play areas in the Super Silly Fun Land! or the Wet Zone with over 80 various water play features are sure to hit the littles. Are you looking for a tad more excitement for the teens? Head over to the many thrilling rides like the Transformers: 3D Ride or attractions like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. There are shows for all ages, studio tours, fantastic dining experiences, and non-stop events. While walking around the park, there’s even the chance to meet childhood characters like the Transformers, Minions, Curious George, Scooby-Doo, Shrek, and many more. With as many activities this park provides, families can spend an entire day or two here, and it has something for every age.

Aquarium of the Pacific

Are you looking for something more educational? Take a short drive down to Long Beach and visit one of the largest aquariums in the US, housing more than 11,000 creatures in all. With a 90,000-gallon habitat that’s nearly three stories high, one will see more than 150 sharks (some can even be touched), delicate sea horses, moon jellies, sea lions, moray eels, and so many other inhabitants of giant tanks. Be sure also to check out the many kinds of tropical birds within the Lorikeet Forest.

Griffith Park

If you’re looking for a perfect spot to get away from the hustle of LA’s urban areas, Griffith Park is just the place. With over 4,000 acres, there’s no limit to activities and space. At the Griffith Observatory, look through telescopes, explore exhibits, and have the best vantage point to see the Hollywood Sign. Ride the Merry-Go-Round that was built in 1926 and features 68 elaborately decorated horses and an organ. Also included on the property are two golf courses, hiking and bridle trails, a swimming pool, and an outdoor train museum. From here, there’s even a free shuttle to the Los Angeles Zoo and The Greek Theater.

If you are planning on traveling to Los Angeles, please check the state of California’s COVID-19 protocols before your trip.