Zoos are usually popular amongst children. L.A. Zoo is located in Griffith Park. It was established in 1966 and is home to over 1,200 animals. There is also a beautiful botanical garden with over 800 species of plants. Often combined with a Santa Barbara or Malibu wine tour, the Santa Barbara Zoo may be smaller than its counterpart to the south, but is known as one of the region’s most beautiful zoos. Celebrate and stargaze in a cruising Los Angeles limousine down Hollywood- or Sunset Boulevards are fun for adults and kids alike. So is the Hollywood Wax Museum, where you can see the most realistic-looking copies of celebrities as Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, and even Freddy Kreuger and others. For toddlers and young kids, see the Discovery Cube, Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena, or the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, which is one of America’s largest aquariums. A great way to introduce children to art is to make a visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Wilshire. Fun classes here are available for kids as young as 3 year olds.
For the older kids, the California Science Center, Griffith Observatory and Children’s Book World are great picks. So many first-time tourists visiting the city call LAX sedan service for transfers straight to the Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park. With gorgeous panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline, the views here are maybe the best after dark. Both the observatory as well as the California Science Center focus on space, and at the science center you can see the famous Endeavour and many other space shuttles. Seeing and learning about animals at Star Eco Station in Culver City is educational and fun. Many calling from the Pinz for limo or party bus rentals are eager to tell about the celebrities they saw while bowling with the kids. If it’s time for the Rose Parade, head to Pasadena for a day of excitement and fun. Hiking in Griffith Park can be a lot of fun, for example if combined with some soccer, picnicking and exploring Bat Cave. Safari tours at Malibu Family Wines (zebras, camels, alpacas) or at Catalina Island (buffalos, foxes, golden eagles) are unbeatable.