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Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is really a patchwork of 1,001 neighborhoods, so have fun tasting a little of everything. You need a car in Los Angeles, because those neighborhoods are spread out. But that mobility means as you travel around Los Angeles with kids, you'll discover hidden treasures such as the La Brea Tar Pits or the El Capitan Theatre, and the local favorites of Travel Town in Griffith Park and Olvera Street, without missing the must-dos, like Disneyland and Universal Studios.

Los Angeles Photo Album
  Universal City – Universal Studios Hollywood
  Griffith Park
  Downtown – Olvera St., Chinatown, Little Tokyo
    Hollywood
   

Park La Brea – Museums, La Brea Tar Pits

Greater Los Angeles
  Disneyland – Anaheim
    Santa Monica and Beach Towns
family hotels los angeles
Travel for Kids has so many fun things to do with kids in Los Angeles, but you'll need a fun place to stay.

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels for the Los Angeles area, all styles and price ranges, and near to Universal Studios, Disneyland and beaches:

Los Angeles family hotels
Disneyland (Anaheim) family hotels
Santa Monica & Beach Towns family hotels
Los Angeles International Airport family hotels
 
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Buy a Go Los Angeles Card for for discounts and admission to Universal Studios, Petersen Automotive Museum, the Los Angeles Zoo, the Queen Mary and a harbor bay cruise in Long Beach and more. Savings for the whole family and best of all, no waiting in lines:

Go Los Angeles Card 
kids books los angeles
     
City of Angels los angeles childrens books  

Charming tour of Los Angeles neighborhoods, plus fun facts about the city. Intricate collage illustrations capture the color and incredible variety of this spread-out metropolis. (Picture book)

 

     
Larry Gets Lost in Los Angeles
Michael Mullin, John Skewes

Take a fun-filled trip around Los Angeles with Pete and his dog, Larry, looking at footprints of famous feet in Hollywood, running through movie studios, going to Disneyland and the Getty Museum, all the way to the ocean at Santa Monica Pier. Delightfully illustrated. (Picture book)

 

 
Larry Gets Lost in Los Angeles
     
los angeles childrens books hispanic Chato's Kitchen  
Chato's Kitchen
Gary Soto, Susan Guevara

Chato, the coolest cat in East Los Angeles, has some new neighbors, a family of mice. Chato invites the mice to a dinner, with guacamole, fajitas, carne asada, enchiladas, frijoles, arroz, and tortillas, but Chato's in for a surprise. Irresistible story with fabulous illustrations. (Picture book)

 

     

Wisecracking Sammy Keyes and her best friend Marissa hop on a bus to Hollywood to find Sammy's mom, who's decided to be an actress. Tinsel Town mystery adventure as Sammy and Marissa look for missing jewels, steer clear of a pitchfork-toting mummy and rescue Sammy's mother from a nutsy movie producer. (Chapter book)

 

 
     
los angeles kids books sports You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?  
You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?
Jonah Winter, Andre Carrilho

The great left-handed baseball pitcher Sandy Koufax played for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He fired rockets over the plate, striking out every guy in sight, game after game. Vibrant illustrations capture the excitement of a Dodgers game. (Picture book)

 

     
The Wonderful Towers of Watts
Patricia Zelver, Frane Lessac

In his backyard in Watts, Simon Rodia, a one-of-a-kind artist, constructed colorful towers from steel, concrete, and glittering bits of discarded pottery, tile, mirrors, glass and seashells. This is the story of a unique Los Angeles landmark, wonderfully illustrated with folk-art style illustrations. (Picture book)

 

 
The Wonderful Towers of Watts landmark los angeles kids books
     
adventure los angeles kids books The Neddiad
 
The Neddiad
Daniel Pinkwater

Neddie Wentworthstein is new in town, but he’s the guy with the sacred turtle, a talisman so powerful that Neddie takes on evil Sholmos Bunyip, saves Los Angeles from the ice age, and pops out of the La Brea Tar Pits. A hilarious adventure! (Chapter book)

In continuing adventures, all the famous ghosts of Los Angeles are disappearing: The Yggyssey.

 

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