Families will find everything and more in Los Angeles, California, the heart of the entertainment industry in the United States. Best of all, many of them are free.
In addition to the Hollywood sign and its iconic Walk of Fame, there’s quintessential Southern California beaches and surf culture, over 100 different museums, professional sports teams and plenty of outdoor adventures.
Los Angeles, California has near perfect weather – sunny, warm, with little humidity or rain.
The area averages nearly 300 sunny days per year and temperatures are typically in the mid-70s, making this a perfect getaway for fun in the sun.
Los Angeles has a mix of attractions and landmarks ranging from historical to mid-century modern to other-worldly.
Angelenos love their cars, so much so that driving times on the major freeways are notoriously lengthy. However, the interstates are still the best way to get around and many families will rent a car upon arrival at Los Angeles International Airport. There is also a metro rail and bus service available as public transportation options.
Dave Parfitt is a reformed academic with a PhD in neuroscience, who began writing about his family travel adventures after surviving a trip to Walt Disney World with his two budding princesses, now ages 19 and 16. As owner and editor of Adventures By Daddy, Dave offers family travel advice and escapist fun from Dad’s point of view.