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Los Angeles is so many different neighborhoods all spread out – you'll need a car. But that mobility means as you travel around Los Angeles with kids, you'll discover hidden treasures such as the La Brea Tar Pits, Farmers Market, Griffith Park and Central Library, without missing must-dos, like Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood.

Los Angeles Photo Album
    Universal Studios Hollywood
    Griffith Park
    Downtown – Olvera Street
    Exposition Park – California Science Center

Park La Brea – 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 convenient for theme parks and beaches:

Los Angeles family hotels
Santa Monica & Beach Towns family hotels
Los Angeles International Airport family hotels
Disneyland (Anaheim) family hotels
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Buy Go City Los Angeles pass for discounts and admission to Universal Studios, Petersen Automotive Museum, the Los Angeles Zoo, Santa Monica Pier and more. Savings for the whole family:

Go City Los Angeles 
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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
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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)


Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy mystery kids books los angeles
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Leo Politi

On Olvera Street, Juanita's family has a shop. For Juanita's birthday, her father plays a Mexican birthday song, and one of her presents is a little white dove. On the day before Easter, all the children bring their pets for Blessing of the Animals. Charming story and illustrations of Los Angeles Latino community, this is a classic. (Picture book)

Also by the same author Pedro: The Angel of Olvera Street.


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
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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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