Visiting LA. Recos please

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Mar 8 8 Comments

We will be visiting LA for the first time with kids during spring break for 4 days. Not keen on Disneyland/Universal. We plan to be staying in Santa Monica area (Leows/Marriott). Please recommend places to see/eat (vegan). If we decide to drive down to San Diego, is the zoo/safari park worth it? Can both be done in a day? TIA.


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  • Juniper / Engsixpack
    Legoland if your kids are into legos
    Mar 80
  • Google ovBk62
    Griffith Observatory has good views. You can also go to Venice Beach. San Diego ocean world is sweet.
    Mar 80
  • I’d say it’s not worth it to drive to Dan Diego for the day. It’ll take you 2+ hours each way to get there (depending on day and time of travel) which will exhaust you and family.

    How old are the kids? There’s lots to do depending on the age:
    *sunset horse ride through the Hollywood hills
    *rent kayaks and paddle down LA river near Griffith park
    *hike in any number of the hills and canyons
    *there are amazing museums and art galleries to check out
    *see what’s playing at local theaters: Pantages, Ahmanson, etc
    *they have amazing improv shows. Find a family friendly one at Second City, UCB, the Groundlings
    *google for scavenger hunts - great way to explore the cities and neighborhoods
    *take a tour bus and just see all the sights on your first day and then determine which ones you want to hit for your remaining days
    *for vegan food, you must try Gracias Madre. Absolutely amazing food and a beautiful restaurant.
    Mar 82
    • T-Mobile busy 🌊🐢
      Thank you for the details! 4 & 7. Is Safari Park worth to see the Cheetahs? We are also thinking of staying overnight in La Jolla area if we add SD to the trip.
      Mar 8
    • I sent you a DM.
      Mar 9
  • New / EngTC++
    LA zoo, California science center
    Mar 80
  • Netflix Nixx
    +1 for California science center(shuttle endeavor is my favorite)
    Mar 90
  • Apple Faangonly
    brunch at Perch
    Mar 80

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