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As the entertainment capital of the world, parents heading to Los Angeles will be pleased to know that there are plenty of fabulous activities and attractions to keep children amused in this sprawling metropolis.
Activities for kids in Los Angeles
As far as theme and amusement parks go, LA surely has one of the most enviable selections of any city on the planet. Disneyland, Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Castle Park are all here – and indeed, parents might want to consider buying a season pass to one or two of them, as they could end up saving a lot of money in the long run.
In a more creative vein, the Peach Tree Pottery facilitates lessons in a fun and friendly atmosphere, offering a wonderful environment for children to make friends while engaging in educational and artistic pursuits.
The quintessentially American phenomenon of shopping malls is perhaps nowhere more celebrated than in LA, and 'mall ratting' remains a popular pastime for kids of all ages.
Bookish children are sure to enjoy exploring wealth of museums on offer (the Natural History Museum is especially child-friendly) as well as the excellent quality of public libraries in the city; while parents who desire that their children spend more time outdoors being active also have cause to celebrate. Los Angeles boasts a plethora of parks, promenades and beaches, and – coupled with the great weather – it's the perfect city in which to spend some quality time outside with the kids, perhaps taking in some light exercise while at it.
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