70+ Things To Do In Southern California With Kids

There are so many things to do in Southern California and I have gathered my favorite places/things to do as a family. I used to live in a very small city and there was absolutely nothing interesting to do except go to a few festivals, eat out and go to the park.
I moved to Los Angeles Area about 4 years ago and I have yet to visit most of the below places. My goal is to show my children all things possible and discover what is out there. If we only had all the time and money of the world, we would be definitely travel to places every day, wouldn’t you?

Below are 70(+) Family-Friendly things to do in Southern California.. I will be adding more items to the list.

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  1. Take a sailboat trip around the shore of Sand Diego and Coronado
  2. Visit Disneyland Park & California Adventure
  3. Visit Knotsberry Farm
  4. Walk around the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.
  5. Go to the Rose Parade
  6. Visit San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
  7. Visit the Universal Studios and take the Universal Tour
  8. During Halloween, visit Horror Nights at Universal Studios
  9. Have brunch and hit the beach at Paradise Cove
  10. See an IMAX movie at the California Science Center
  11. See a movie at Disney’s El Capitan
  12. Visit Griffith Observatory
  13. Visit the Catalina Islands
  14. Tour (or stay at) the Queen Mary
  15. Go for a bike ride along the beach bike path.
  16. See the Avila Adobe – LA’s oldest house
  17. Visit and tour the San Juan Capistrano Mission
  18. Visit the Santa Monica Pier/Pacific Park
  19. Visit Venice Beach
  20. Go to the Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown
  21. Take a Warner Brothers Studio Tour
  22. Visit the Balboa Park and go for a bike trip.
  23. Visit San Diego Sea World
  24. Visit LegoLand California and stay in the Legoland Hotel
  25. Visit any County Fairs: Sand Diego, Riverside, Orange or Los Angeles
  26. Go to a Medieval Times dinner tournament
  27. Visit the Temecula Valley Wineries for a taste of real California wine.
  28. Attend a Comic Con in San Diego
  29. Visit Big Bear
  30. Go for a trip to Palm Springs
  31. Go whale watching at Newport Beach
  32. Visit the Catalina Zip Line Echo Tour
  33. Go for a hike at the Escondido Canyon Park and see the waterfall.
  34. Visit the Graumans’ Chinese Theather
  35. Go shopping at the Long Beach Flea Market
  36. Pick Strawberries at the Carlsbad Strawberry Company
  37. Pick your own veggies at Underwood Farms
  38. Take a Beverly Hills Trolley Tour
  39. Take part in a Dia de los Muertos Festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  40. Tour the STAR Eco Station
  41. Visit Kidspace Children’s Museum
  42. Eat a chili dog from Pink’s
  43. Go to the LA Times Festival of Books
  44. Pick some flowers at the LA Flower Mart
  45. Visit a Native American event at the Autry National Center
  46. Ride the Orange County helium balloon
  47. Go to the Rose Bowl Flea Market
  48. Go to the LA Times Festival of Books
  49. Visit a Dodger’s Game
  50. Hike to the Bat Cave at Griffith Park
  51. See a play at the Theatricum Botanicum
  52. Take a surfing lesson
  53. Have some food at any famous LA Food Truck
  54. Ride the Marina del Rey Water Bus
  55. Go Hunting in
  56. Camp in Malibu Creek State Park
  57. Go to a Family Festival at the Getty Center
  58. Spend a sleepover at the Natural History Museum
  59. Go for a walk through the Venice Canals
  60. Visit Six Flags
  61. Visit Olvera Street
  62. Join LACMA Nexgen
  63. Check out the Heritage Square Museum
  64. Get in the Halloween spirit at Knotts Scary Farm
  65. Take your kids to Pretend City
  66. Visit La Brea Tar Pits
  67. Go to a Presidential Library – Reagan or Nixon
  68. Visit the Walt Disney Concert Hall
  69. Attend an event at the Central Library
  70. Attend the Hollywood Christmas Parade
  71. Visit Old Town Temecula & Old Town San Diego

 

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