If there’s a safe, socially-distanced way to have fun this weekend, we’ve got it on our list. Read on for all the outdoor events, at-home activities and virtual festivals that will keep you and your kiddos entertained.

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Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific Outdoor Exhibits
While the Long Beach aquarium’s indoor exhibits remain closed, you can explore all of the outdoor exhibits, including the Shark Lagoon (with touch pools), Molina Animal Care Center, June Keyes Penguin Habitat, the Ray Touch Pool, the Seals and Sea Lions Habitat and more! Fri.-Sun. All the details.

See a Movie with Street Food Cinema: Drive In
Ready to watch a movie in the great outdoors while staying safe and cozy in your car? Join us for the SFC: Drive-In at the Brandeis Bardin Campus! On Sat., the family-friendly flick, The Sandlot, will be playing on the big screen. Sat. All the details.

Tune In to Grand Park Sunday Sessions
Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions: Home Edition lets the beat drop at home this summer as the annual dance and music party goes online. Some of L.A.’s finest House music curators will host multiple-hour sets on select Sundays (June 14, July 19 and August 23, 2020) from 2:00–8:00 p.m. Sun. All the details.

Explore The Huntington Gardens
Discover the waterfalls, koi ponds, bridges and more at the recently reopened botanical gardens in San Marino. Tickets must be purchases in advance to help keep the crowds to a minimum. Fri.-Sun. All the details. 

Track Down an Ice Cream Truck
Whether you’re craving authentic soft serve or churros à la mode, here’s the scoop on where to find the best frozen dessert trucks in Los Angeles. Fri.-Sun. All the details.

Pedal LA’s Best Kid-Friendly Bike Paths
From the beach to Burbank, discover all the car-free bike paths now open in LA for a socially distanced ride. Finally kids can feel the wind in their hair, practice their pedaling and enjoy a change of scenery. Fri.-Sun. All the details.

Take a Hike
Pack up your little trekkers and head to one of these off-the-beaten path LA trails where the views are still Instagrammable, but the crowds won’t overwhelm you. From a hidden 58-acre park in Culver City to a natural preserve in Pasadena, discover the best easy-to-moderate hikes the whole family. Fri.-Sun. All the details.

Attend the OC Virtual Fair
The IRL OC Fair may have been cancelled, but starting Jul. 17, you can experience it at home with fair-inspired games and activities, live shows, a virtual fun run and more. Fri.-Sun. All the details.

–Shannan Rouss


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