It’s awesome when Grandma and Grandpa visit! But, sometimes the thought of having to entertain both your parents and your kids is enough to give you heart palpitations. Luckily, LA has endless avenues of entertainment that delight babies, tots, teens and grandparents—all at the same time. Flip through our fave spots that will give Gram and Gramp plenty of fun with the babes while keeping it stress free.
The Getty Villa (and Getty Center!)
Bring the entire family for a walk through the beautiful grounds that are are a replica of a Roman Villa. This place is full of spectacular views, an incredible collection of art and amazing gardens. Be sure to visit the family room where the kids can build draw on Etruscan vases, search for art treasure or become part of a shadow play. Plus, the Villa Cafe has Mediterranean meals that range from kid-delighting pizza to salads (and wine) that make parents swoon. And, you are a stone’s throw from the ocean; let Grandma and Grandpa bask in the beauty of the Pacific and end the day with a sunset stroll on the beach.
Or, if you’re feeling super energetic, your $15 parking fee at the Getty Villa also gets you free parking at the Getty Center. Make your way east and enjoy more breathtaking views, incredible art and family activities.
The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy
photo: Meghan Rose
What are your sure-fire ways to entertain visiting relatives? Let us know any super tips we missed in the comments below.
—LeTania Kirkland Smith
main photo: Dakota Callaway via Flickr