Find a list of best things to do in Los Angeles this weekend with your kids, March 5-7
Here is a list of all the fun and safe things you can do with your family this weekend that are either from the safety of your car, private tours, or with social distancing. We hope that this list brings you some joy in these isolating times.
What to do this weekend with your family? Here is a list of things you can enjoy with your family this weekend:
Catch a taste of the popular springtime Boysenberry Festival, with the all-new Knott’s Taste of Boysenberry Festival. This food and merchandise-focused outdoor event offers over 80 boysenberry-infused food and drink items which are included on the event tasting card. Knott's Taste of Boysenberry Festival will take place on select dates beginning March 5th through May 2nd. View the calendar to find event days and hours.
LA Zoo is now open with a modified experience. All guests, including members, must now reserve timed tickets online before visiting. Your reserved time slot is your assigned arrival time until 30 minutes after that time. Once you arrive within that time frame, you are welcome to enjoy the Zoo as long as you want until close time at 5 p.m. Last entry is at 3:45 p.m.
Enjoy family-friendly movies at Street Food Cinema Drive-in at Santa Monica Airport and Malibu. Entry fee is $20 per car, and $8 per person. Admission is free for children ages 3 & under. For the full schedule of the movies click here.
Museum of Dream Space in Beverly Hills is a new immersive, magical and unique art appreciative experience. The uniqueness of MODS is to break the limitation of physical media, extend the art by digital technology and to provide the largest freedom of visitors experiencing the arts, which realize the physical extension of the arts. Use code ‘BOGO’ during the checkout to buy one and get one free. Tickets are $13 for kids, $42 for adults, and $36 for students.
See giant blue whales, finback whales, gray whales, and many more in their natural habitat at a whale-watching cruise! With one of the largest marine protected parks just outside of Newport Bay, whales and dolphins of all types can be viewed as soon as you leave the bay. Tickets start at $20 per person.
Hop on for an exciting journey through The Grove with plenty of photo ops alongside a guided tour by the conductor! Built on a historic undercarriage from a 1950s Boston streetcar, The Trolley travels along First Street through The Grove, taking you on a special tour of the property.
Take a guided family nature walk in Eaton Canyon. Meet in front of the building at 1750 N. Altadena Dr. in Pasadena. Tours run every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Catch a mix of family-friendly flicks at Marina Del Rey Drive-in. Advance tickets are required, but all spots are first-come, first-served; snacks are available for pruchase. You’ll find the movies at public parking lot #2 near Burton Chace Park.
Experience donuts in a whole new way! This donut experience captures moments in life through the creative world of donuts. Each vibrant room in the exhibit will bring inspiration and creativity to all guests. This is a unique and creative space where you can have fun, immerse yourself and take beautiful photos that will also spark your sweet tooth. Tickets start at $15 for kids, and $22 for adults.
Go Kart World has reopened and can't wait to have families back. They have 6 tracks for Go Karts, catering to all different Go Karting ages and skill levels. The Go Karts and varied Go Kart track layouts provide a fun, exciting way to experience Go Kart racing.
Enjoy the animals again with social distancing. Both parks are open and are offering limited tickets per day, and reservations are required in advance. Click here for more details.
Stroll through over 100 acres of beautiful outdoor grounds filled with lively animal exhibits including dolphins, sea lions, bat rays, sea otters, turtles, and more. Recapture the wonder of SeaWorld’s renowned live educational presentations with physically distanced seating including the park’s newest presentation, Rescue Tails! With plenty of outdoor seating you can enjoy the chef-crafted culinary items. While the park has reopened, the rides and indoor exhibits are still closed.
Enjoy family-friendly movies at Electric Dusk Drive-in in Glendale. Tickets are $23-$37 per vehicle. Click here for the full schedule, and to purchase tickets.
Santa Barbara Zoo is a small zoo where you get to see all the animals in one day. Online tickets purchased in advance are currently required for ALL guests, including Santa Barbara Zoo Members. Click here for more details.
Golf at Gold n Stuff Ventura this weekend and try 2 Hour Unlimited Miniature Golf pass for $18.00 per person! This pass gives you a birds eye view of both the famous Castle and Western Scene.
This Venetian adventure through the canals of Naples Island offers one of the most unique experiences in Los Angeles! As you travel past the Accademia, to the Ravenna, to the Toledo and the Neapolitan East, and then the famous “Treasure Island” bridge, you will notice bridges are the stitches that connect this unique island community of waterfront homes in Long Beach.
The Swan Boats at Echo Park Lake are one of Los Angeles’ hidden gems. Explore Echo Park Lake on Echo Park pedal boats during the day or night. You can have up to 5 people on each boat. Reservations are necessary and required in advance.
Catch drive-in screenings outside of a this old theater in Hollywood. The American Legion Hollywood hosts up to 30 cars a night, seven days a week with films digitally projected onto a 38-foot screen and transmitted via your car radio. Reservations are required and include popcorn, soda and candy.
Enjoy a beautiful family friendly round-trip train adventure through the Heritage Valley on scheduled Saturdays & Sundays. Ride on historic train cars used in several well known movies and TV shows. A Weekend Scenic Adventure includes 2 fun stops to explore along the route. Please note, trains run on select Saturdays & Sundays.
South Coast Botanic Gardens is open this weekend for walk or hike, but you are required to make reservations through their online system in advance so that they can control number of people that enter the garden. You are also required to wear protective face coverings during your visit, and practice social distancing.
The iconic Hollywood Roosevelt has transformed its' valet parking lot into a Drive-In Theatre. VIP, Preferred and General Parking spots available. Everyone will receive complimentary popcorn! They also have a full menu and bar for purchase from the menu at 25° Burger Bar in the hotel. Tickets start at $45 per vehicle. Click here for more information, and to reserve your ticket.
Fly Rogue and see Orange County, Long Beach, the Pacific Coastline and other famous spots in California like never before. From the beautiful coast of Laguna Beach to the incredible homes of Newport Coast and all over the amazing Orange County landmarks, this will be your chance to see it all from a new perspective with Rogue Aviation!
Spend a day surfing LA with local experts. Hop in a customized open-air surf buggies and hit the PCH with a local guide. Visit two iconic surf breaks in southern California, learn about the history of our beloved beaches, enjoy a picnic lunch with your feet in the sand, and have a day of surfing you'll never forget.
Los Angeles State Historic Park provides an extraordinary opportunity for recreation in the heart of Los Angeles. Within its 32 acres of open space directly adjacent to Chinatown, you can wander pathways and enjoy a view of downtown, as well as discover and celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of Los Angeles.
This “open streets” concept is brought to you by LA County Parks every Thursday evening from 5pm-8pm, and Saturday mornings from 8am-11am. The Parks are closing off streets for you and your families to safely walk and ride while maintaining social distancing during the pandemic. Bikes, scooters, and skateboards are welcome! Be sure to wear protective equipment as well as a face covering to stay safe. Click here for the list of parks and dates. (This week's events are cancelled due to poor air quality).
Battleship USS Iowa served our country proudly in WWII, Korea, and the Cold War. Today, the historic U.S. Navy ship is an iconic Los Angeles landmark and considered one of the region’s best outdoor museums for families and visitors of all ages. The outdoor museum is open during the pandemic.
Underwood Family Farms is open for pick your own fruits and veggies. Reservations are recommended on weekends but are not required.
Experience Ocean Institute with an interactive tour of the entire facility that houses 1,000 marine animals. This tour explores the food chain from top to bottom and offers a hands-on experience with the new horn shark and tidepool touch tank. Weekend Tour Times are 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm.
Wildlife Learning Center is open for private tours. You need to wear masks and maintain the recommended 6-foot social distancing guidelines between your group and the tour guides.