There is no shortage of fun, kid-friendly activities to do when you are visiting the beautiful Golden State of California. Filled with beaches, theme parks, national parks, and so much more — you and your family will have the trip-of-a-lifetime!
If you are traveling to Los Angeles, there is a wide selection of places to go and things to see right in town, or a very short drive away. Here are some suggestions on what you can do when traveling with you kids to Los Angeles:
Disneyland Park (Anaheim)
Just a 40 minute drive from Los Angeles to Anaheim, California is the “happiest place on earth,” Disneyland Park! Enter this magical kingdom where you can sail with pirates, explore exotic jungles, meet fairy-tale princesses, dive under the ocean and rocket through the stars, all in one place! Disney Park consists of eight themed “lands” (Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mickey’s Town, Frontierland, Critter County, New Orleans Square and Adventureland) as well as a number of backstage areas. This 85-acre park, you will ride roller coasters, ride boats, play indoor and outdoor games, see live shows, dine in award-winning eateries, and shop til you drop in some of the onsite eclectic shops.
You can give your tired legs a rest and travel through all eight lands on the narrow-gauge railroad that circumnavigates the park. With over 650 million visitor since it opened its doors in 1955, Disneyland Park boasts the largest cumulative attendance of any theme park in the world! There is nothing more Disney than Mickey Mouse! Look for hidden representations of Mickey Mouse inserted subtly into the attractions’ design and environmental decor! Spotting the subtle odes to Mickey could be a fun search and find game to play with the family as you roam the park!