Chase the California Dream by planning a family trip to Los Angeles, the Golden State’s largest metropolis. Known as the Entertainment Capital of the World, kids of all ages will love the incredible assortment of trendy activities and the 75 miles of sunny coastline. Discover LA’s diverse neighbourhoods and maybe even spot an A-list celebrity! Here's our pick of the 11 family-friendly activities in Tinseltown that you can't miss...

By Gwyneth Donahue 

11. Universal Studios Hollywood

A day trip to Universal Studios Hollywood is an absolute must on any family’s Los Angeles checklist. This is a popular favourite amongst kids of all ages offering exciting theme park rides and shows, a real-life movie studio, and family-friendly restaurants and theatres at CityWalk. A top recommendation is the world famous Studio Tour, where visitors ride in style along 13 city blocks on four acres of famous studio lot in the largest set construction project known to date. Families can laugh along with the video host, comedian Jimmy Fallon. Highlights of the tour include going behind the scenes, coming face to face with celebrity shark Jaws, and a visit from King Kong. Be sure to book the Studio Tour in advance.

Where: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608, USA

Price: See website for packages and pricing options.

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