If you are planning to enjoy your weekend with your children in Los Angeles, then this city offers numerous places where you can go and have a good time with your children. With the presence of theme parks, museums and Zoos and Aquariums, you have plenty of options to spend time. The main attraction for children are the Disneyland and the Universal Studio Hollywood. Apart from this, you can also visit beautiful Aquariums where children enjoy watching the sea life from a close proximity. It almost feels like you are standing at the bottom of the sea watching fishes and other sea creatures swimming beside you.
Here are some of the the places where you can enjoy with your children:
- Aquarium of the Pacific Overview: This Aquarium is voted as the one of the best aquarium because of the exposure it provides to the children and adults to know the marine life. A visit to this aquarium is a learning experience for any age group. The wave shaped roof of this aquarium is a land mark on Rainbow Harbor at Long Beach since 1998. This aquarium has 12,500 specimens from over 550 species in its huge exhibit space. It is a mind blowing experience to view a recreated undersea environment of the Pacific ocean. You can view various seals, sea lions in the Aquarium, and children are welcome to touch the sea creatures such as sea urchins to Zebra sharks. For grown up kids and adults there is an opportunity to take some really cool behind the scene tours, and to interact with the animals.
- Disneyland: This is one place where not just children but adults also love to go. The reason behind the popularity of this place is that it offers something for every age group. Disneyland is divided into 9 themed parks with different rides for appropriate ages and heights. You can also enjoy various shows, interact with various Disney characters and do shopping. You can buy souvenirs and collectibles like kitsch and glittering crystals. You can enjoy live bands, dances, parades of Disney characters and a spectacular firework display at night. If you visit Disneyland in Halloween or in Christmas, then you can enjoy the special seasonal activities.
- Universal Studio Hollywood: This place is a combination of a working TV, movie studio and a movie based theme park. If you want to take the studio tour, then there is tram ride that takes you around the studio sets and sound stages. This tour is only accessible through the theme park day pass, and cannot be booked separately. The theme park has physical rides (in a moving vehicle), virtual rides, interactive exhibits, carnival games, live action shows, special effects experience, playgrounds and encounters with characters.
- Knott’s Berry Farm: It is one of the best theme parks in the west coast with a dignified history. It has over 165 rides and some of the wildest thrill rides. It is divided over 6 themed areas and is spread over 150 acres. There are 38 most sought after rides in the park. Seven rides are extreme thrill rides. If you are going there to spend a weekend with your children, then start as soon as the place opens. It often gets crowded in the day time. At Halloween this place transforms into Knotts’s scary farm. This event is so popular that if you don’t make the booking in advanced, then you might miss it.
I am Rose Smith. I am freelance writer. Being interested in the field of traveling, I have been writing for a number of years on tourist attractions in Los Angeles. For more information about amazing places in Los Angeles, you can log on to www.thingstodoinla.info