You know how there are New Yorkers who have never been to the top of the Empire State Building?  Don’t raise the L.A. version of that kid!  With so much to do here, and traffic being, well, LA traffic, it’s easy to miss a few “gottas.”  So, check our bucket list of the 10 things all kids growing up in Los Angeles should experience, and see what you can cross off — and where you should be heading this weekend.

 

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Hooray for the Hollywood Sign

Paris has the Eiffel Tower. NY has Lady Liberty. We have the Hollywood Sign – the most iconic vista in town. Perched on the top of Mt. Lee, it is in fact possible to hike up above the letters and look down. But it’s a long and hot hike, and trails are often closed. So with kids, we recommend taking in the view from Griffith Observatory. Parking is easier, you can hike to one of several vantage points that are all kid-friendly, and while you’re here, you can visit the observatory and take in sweeping views of the rest of the city. Don't miss all of the the amazing activities for kids that Griffith Park has to offer.

2800 E Observatory Rd, Griffith Park
Phone:213-473-0800
Online: griffithobs.org
photo credit: Eva Leudin via Creative Commons

Can you check everything off, or do you need to get busy?  And what must-dos are we missing?  Let us know – we know you’ve got a strong opinion!