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Fun And Safe Things To Do in LA This Weekend With Your Family!

Find a list of best things to do in Los Angeles this weekend with your kids, January 22-24

There is still plenty to do in Los Angeles to enjoy safely with your family amid COVID-19. Here is a list of all the fun and safe things you can do with your family this weekend that are either from safety of your car, or with social distancing.



What to do this weekend with your family? Here is a list of things you can enjoy with your family this weekend:



Insomniac's Electric Mile Drive-Thru

At this drive-thru experience, a curated soundtrack of fun, and uplifting dance music hits will accompany you as you travel through a stunning array of synchronized light installations and visual effects from the comfort of your own car. This event run through January 24, 2021. Click here to learn more about this event.


U-Pick Wagon Rides at Tanaka Farm

U-Pick Wagon Rides at Tanaka Farm are fun to do with all the members of your family. You will learn about Tanaka Farms and its history, farming methods, and the crops they grow. You will make a few stops in the fields to pick three different types of veggies and/or fruits. And take a walk to the Barnyard Educational Exhibit to visit the Chickens and Bunnies. This event is happening from now till end of February 2021.


Jurassic Quest Drive Thru

Jurassic Quest is a drive thru experience that will take place at Rose Bowl, Orange County Fairgrounds, and Pomona Fairplex from now through February 28, 2021. This drive-thru experience features over 70 moving and roaring dinosaurs and a 50 foot Megalodon! Click here to learn more about this event.


Gondola Cruises

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.



Swan Pedal Boat Rental At Echo Park

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.


Train Tours

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 Garden

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. On January 9th, Join food preservationist, Brie Wakeland, for a virtual workshop on how to make your own fire cider and elderberry syrup.


January Drive-In Theatre @ The Hollywood Roosevelt

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 serve your ticket.



Los Feliz Flea

Los Feliz Flea Market is open be open. Not only do they have great finds, they have great people selling at Los Feliz Flea Market.


Grand Our Present, Dot Our Future

Grand Park’s new public art installation, “Ground Our Present, Dot Our Future,” is available to enjoy through January 25, 2021. It consists of 74 quotes, crowdsourced from Angelenos over the past year, that line park walkways. The artwork “reinvents the current floor distancing decal culture by putting the emphasis back on how Angelenos can be socially connected—by gaining knowledge and understanding about the diverse experiences in Los Angeles County from the perspectives of those who live them.” The installation is free and is available any time at the Grand Park.


Rogue Aviation Helicopter Tours

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!


Drive-in Movies at Santa Monica Airport

Watch a movie with your family right from your own vehicle. Movies are projected onto a 52-foot screen, and audio is broadcast through the FM transmitter radio in your car. This Rooftop Cinema is entirely contactless. Click here for the schedule of the movies.


Santa Monica Surf Trip

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

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.

Scenic Routes by L.A. County Parks

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 Iowa Museum

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

Underwood Family Farms is open for pick your own fruits and veggies. Reservations are recommended on weekends but are not required.


Interactive Tours At Ocean Institute

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.


The Gentle Barn Drive-Thru

You can experience The Gentle Barn in a whole new way. This new drive-thru experience will take you behind the scene to areas of the California property that is normally not open to the public. Starting with a tour of the Sun Chlorella: Healing Center in Agua Dulce, just 10 miles up the road. Then down to the main Gentle Barn property, and ending with you casting a wish in the wishing well.


Newport Landing & Davey’s Locker Whale Watching

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.


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