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Top 20 vegetarian restaurants in Los Angeles
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L.A. is a conscious city, that for some years now, has unanimously voted in favour of “Meatless Monday” and thus becoming the biggest city in the country, to welcome - encouraging its citizens to at least once a week; be vegetarian.

FACT - globally, 70% of freshwater use, is diverted for the process of irrigation-intensive agriculture and around 30% of the total Global Warming Effect can be attributed to the food system.

With these facts, has the city, evolved and at present offers a wide range of great vegan diners, that will please all palates. Following are 20 vegan spots that are at the top of their business, ranging from PIZZA to THAI foods. Enjoy!!

TIP - The following culinary info is NOT recommended for hungry readers, it can be a bit of a torture for those empty stomachs.

  1. Gracias Madre - Un lugar en la mesa del amor

    This vegan restaurant managed by Chandra Gilbert (executive chef) and Jason Eisner (beverage director), is inspired by Mexico’s culinary tradition and the product used comes from locally grown organic ingredients (Be Love Farm, Vacaville).

  2. Crossroads

    TAL RONNEN - “When I crossed over to being a vegetarian, I was largely being served the side dishes that came along with the entrées when I went out to eat,” he says. “I wanted to take vegetarian cuisine to the next level and make it appeal to non-vegetarians. Crossroads is the realization of that desire.”

    Crossroads: Press

    The Restaurant - Crossroads offers diners Mediterranean-themed small dishes, salads, farm-to-glass cocktails, and desserts in a fine-dining dinner style that encourages exploration. With its stylish atmosphere and refreshing sensibility, Crossroads isn't just a leap forward in refined plant-based cuisine — it's one of the most innovative culinary destinations in Los Angeles. It’s a decadent and indulgent dining experience approached in a conscious and cohesive manner.

  3. Vinh Loi Tofu - fresh Vietnamese Tofu daily

    Owned by Kevin Tran, is an ideal setting for the sporty type, Tran is a 43 year old ‘Iron Monk’, that combines family, triathlon and managing the Vinh Loi Tofu.

    Press: read the raves

    Vinh Loi Tofu on KTLA

  4. Tibet Nepal House

    Serving the authentic Himalayan cuisine of Nepal, Tibet and India since 2001, Tibet Nepal House uses only the finest fresh herbs and spices to prepare delicious and healthy food for our guests.

    Pasadena Weekly - Best of Pasadena, Reader Recommended: The smell of the spices of Tibet Nepal House's Himalayan cuisine is intoxicating with its hints of black cardamon, timur, turmeric and saffron.

  5. Shojin - Downtown & Culver City

    These two restaurants, located in Downtown LA and Culver City service unique, healthy and delicious vegan Japanese cuisine. For those foodies that enjoy a good meal and at the same time are open to be introduced to the importance of eating habits to accomplish a rich lifestyle.

    Our mission - to be impressive for our customers
    Concept - organic, natural, vegan, macrobiotic, gluten free, Japanese

  6. Flore Vegan Cuisine

    An organic vegan restaurant, with an extensive menu that encompasses an international cuisine, produced with the highest quality ingredients available. Diners can taste a Portobello Panini, a Mediterranean Salad, a Burrito Ranchero or a Quinoa Chicken Pea Burger.

  7. Seed Kitchen

    A casual gourmet grub-to-go restaurant located in Venice Beach, CA hosts an organic, vegan, macrobiotic menu, including their signature grain-bean burger. LAweekly recently chose the Tempeh BBQ Burger as the one of the best burgers in Los Angeles, CA. Also offered are their macrobiotic bowls, salads and paninis. No refined sugar is used in the homemade cookies and desserts created by celebrity chef and owner, Eric Lechasseur.

    Chef Eric Lechasseur - We believe that food is an essential source of our energy, health and happiness. We prepare fresh vegan, macrobiotic cuisine without any animal products or refined sugars … In the same way a seed provides the beginnings for a vibrant plant, the food we eat provides the beginnings for a vibrant, flourishing life.

    CELEBRITIES - In the past Eric has worked exclusively with Madonna, Jim Carrey and Toby Maguire. Some of the creations for Seed are the favorites of his celebrity clients including Madonna's Coconut Mousse.

    SEED - Press

  8. Native Foods

    ABOUT US - Native Foods Café was founded in 1994 in Palm Springs, California bringing into harmony our passion for fresh food, animals and the environment. Today, Native Foods Café has grown to become America’s premier fast-casual vegan restaurant group serving made-from-scratch, chef-crafted cuisine to thousands of food lovers every day.

    Native Food - Press

  9. Sage Organic Vegan Bistro

    About Sage - At Sage Vegan Bistro and Sage Plant Based Bistro and Beer Garden, we are proud to say that we truly are all things to all people. A comfortable neighborhood restaurant for the residents of Echo Park, a fun and festive beer garden in Culver City, a safe place with lots of options for people with food allergies, a cruelty-free plant based restaurant that meat eaters AND vegans and vegetarians adore - a place to be decadently healthy and feel good doing it.

  10. Vegan Glory

    Perfect spot for those who want a night in or have no time to leave the office, this restaurant is a - takeaway or delivery, Thai vegan cuisine.

  11. Urth Caffé

    BRIEF HISTORY - Established in 1989, Urth Caffé is America's first exclusively organic coffee company … In 1994, we opened our first café located at 8565 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood; in 1998 it was awarded the "#1 Coffee Restaurant in Los Angeles" by Los Angeles Magazine.

    URTH - in the NEWS

  12. Follow Your Heart

    ABOUT US - In 1970, four friends got together and created the Follow Your Heart® Market and Restaurant in Canoga Park, California. From these small quarters, we served vegetarian soups, sandwiches, and salads to a growing vegetarian community. Eventually, the ever-increasing need for new vegetarian products led us to put our energy and ingenuity into creating our own line of all natural foods.

  13. M Café de Chaya

    WHO WE ARE - An innovative concept from the CHAYA family of restaurants, M Café serves nutritionally, environmentally, and energetically balanced food that tastes great in a casual, chic, European-style café. Contemporary macrobiotics is cuisine made without the use of refined sugars, dairy, eggs, meat, or poultry, with an emphasis on eating whole, natural foods that are in season. Consulting Chef Lee Gross, along with their team of cooks, make everything from scratch, ensuring the high quality, flavor, and integrity of every dish.

    Cafe Chef - Lee Gross is the former personal chef to Gwyneth Paltrow and is often featured prominently on her blog and acknowledged in her books. Here’s a recipe video of the two together:

    Celebrity fans of M Café - include Olivia Wilde, Orlando Bloom, Demi Moore, Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon and Anne Hathaway; to name a few.

    Signature menu items include - Big Macro Burger, M Chopped salad, M French Toast, Vegan Benedict, Kushi Bento Box, Udon gluten-free “Miracle Noodles”

  14. True Food Kitchen - “Honest food that tastes really good”

    ABOUT - You don’t have to be a die-hard Yogi to dine at True Food Kitchen. You need only a desire to give your body nutrients, and your palate something memorable. The basis for the anti-inflammatory diet isn’t meant to deprive a healthy body of great flavors, it’s meant to take popular trends in cuisine and pair them with healthy living.

  15. Veggie Grill

    Veggie Grill is the leading fast-casual restaurant that is changing the way the world eats, thinks and talks about vegetables. Traditional burgers, sandwiches, wraps and salads are re-imagined so that eating veggies are accessible in a comforting, familiar and delicious way. Popular dishes include: Quinoa Power Salad, Santa Fe Crispy Chickin’ Sandwich, All Hail Kale Salad, Bombay Bowl, and Buffalo Wings.

    ABOUT OUR FOOD - We are proudly committed to serving 100% plant based food. No matter what you enjoy at Veggie Grill, you can be assured that your food has no meat, dairy, eggs, cholesterol, animal fat or trans fat.

    VeggiGrill - in the NEWS

  16. Real Food Daily

    Mission statement - Real Food Daily is Southern California’s premiere organic plant-based restaurant serving a quality, authentic, creative and nutritionally balanced menu.

    RFD TODAY - At RFD, we enjoy surprising our guests. With a mission statement that has us working to raise the standards of plant-based restaurants by providing fresh, delicious, and unique meals of plant origin; educated, friendly, consistent, and efficient service; and a clean, upbeat, and contemporary environment, we defy expectations of what health food tastes like, and the setting in which it’s enjoyed.

    THE WATER - At RFD, the water we cook with and serve has been filtered and purified with our state- of-the-art reverse osmosis water filtration system: It first filters out many harmful chemicals and impurities from the water with charcoal filters, then balances the mineral content, and finally passes through a reverse-osmosis filter to further purify the water. The result is healthy, safe, clean, and fantastic-tasting water. It’s a sensible alternative to buying water that’s been trucked in thousands of miles in plastic bottles, which aren’t good for you or the environment. In fact, many RFD customers bring their empty water containers with them when they dine here, to fill up on our clean, pure drinking water.

    RFD - video & press

    Founder/CEO - Ann Gentry is a visionary, pioneer and food educator. For two decades Ann has established herself as a prominent leader in the green food movement with her restaurants, Real Food Daily.

  17. Mohawk Bend

    OUR SPACE - Mohawk Bend is a restaurant and bar in Echo Park dedicated to bringing you fresh, locally-sourced fare and drink. Our kitchen uses only California ingredients to create brick oven pizzas, seasonal salads, elevated pub food, and delicious desserts that appeal to vegans, vegetarians, and meat-lovers alike. Our open kitchen boasts a custom-built Woodstone oven and dedicated vegan and non-vegan food prep areas.

    BEVERAGES - From our 72 taps of craft beer, 6 stainless steel wine taps, and artisanal spirits, our drink menu is a tribute to local, small-scale breweries, wineries, and distilleries.

    MOHAWK - press

  18. Cafe Gratitude

    OUR MISSION - Cafe Gratitude is our expression of a world of plenty. Our food and people are a celebration of our aliveness. We select the finest organic ingredients to honor the earth and ourselves, as we are one and the same ... Welcome to Cafe Gratitude!

    CAFE GRATITUDE - press

  19. Cruzer Pizza & Pasta

    ABOUT US - We are the only 100% Animal Free Vegan pizzeria in Los Angeles.

  20. Stuff I Eat - We are what we eat

    ABOUT US - We opened our doors in July 2008 in the heart of the "recession." Our mission is plain and simple: Our community is suffering from "dis-ease" and our community needs access to good quality, heaIthy food. We started off catering and as our customers fell in love with our popular, Wild Rice Taco's, there became an overwhelming demand for us to get a location that our customers could visit on a regular basis.

The above vegan and/or vegetarian spots, offer a wide range of tastes coming from a worldwide cuisine and across LA. A good stepping stone guide for your first or next visit to LA where you can combine sightseeing while tasting the fresh organic foods the city has to offer.

If you live in LA indulge and take your time to tour these herbivoracious spots. But if you aren’t from LA and are planning a short term vacation rental in Los Angeles, feel free to go through our varied offers. You might find out that you can stay for a longer period and thus savour the flavours of these spots for longer.

We hope you found this article resourceful as residents, tourists or food bloggers, searching for vegan and/or vegetarian food in LA. But if you feel there are other spots you think should be added to this guide; feel free. In any case, you can contact us for any updates you might believe appropriate, to thank us for our wonderful work or grind us by labelling this work as unresourceful.

Contributors

  • Thanks to Vanessa Kanegai (Vice President/WWLA), for her info and images of Crossroads and M Cafe Chaya; www.wagstaffworldwide.com
  • Thanks to Kristin Hansel (Assistant Account Executive), for her info and images of Gracias Madre and Cafe Gratitude; http://www.js2comm.com/
  • Thanks to Jennalee Infanto (Localite LA Public Relations), for her info and images of Seed Kitchen; www.localitela.com
  • Thanks to Bianca Berzner (Assistant Marketing Director, RFD), for her info and images of Real Food Daily; http://realfood.com/
  • Thanks to Tracy Rubin (JCUTLER Media Group), for her info and images of Veggie Grill; http://www.jcutlermedia.com/

A few extra spots

Spots

vinhloitofu, crossroadskitchen, graciasmadre, tibetnepalhouse, theshojin, happyfamilyrestaurant, florevegan, seedkitchen, nativefoods, sageveganbistro, vegangloryla.com/, urthcaffe, followyourheart, mcafedechaya, truefoodkitchen, veggiegrill, realfood, mohawk, cafegratitudela, cruzerpizza, stuffieat

Sources

Laist - 2014/04/23/ the best vegetarian restaurants, businessinsider - best vegetarian restaurants in la, timeout - best restaurants in los angeles las-best vegan restaurants, zagat - best vegetarian restaurants in la, sustainabletable - agriculture energy climate change, businessinsider - los angeles embraces meatless monday 2012-11, nytimes - fastfood

Photo credits

Gracias Madre  - Eric Wolfinger
Real Food Daily - Chef Tara Punzone (Culinary Director, RFD)
M Cafe Chaya - Images are from the Brentwood location

 
What you can steal from a hotel... Ross and Chandler show you how
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Street Art Guide LA
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Art District Los Angeles - a live guide through the streets of Downtown Art District

This guide has been created for those who understand the vital importance artistic knowledge, has brought to the human race and thus, its societies. The first artistic ‘drawings’, as are these following ones, were embodied on walls (cave walls), so it could be said that the cycle has been completed.

If the pen is mightier than the sword and an image worth more than a thousand words...what more is there to say - ‘A rose is a rose is a rose’ (Gertrude Stein)...maybe?

We hope you enjoy this guide as much as we enjoyed accomplishing it. We’ve tried to give it a twist and added extra info, specifically for those who want to visit the ArD.

By adding the location to a google map you can search certain parts of the district for more detailed information. There are some tips that can help you decide where to go, what to visit or the possibility of adding, where your favorite street art piece is located; to the guide. You’re more than welcome to add any inspirational notes or tips on the art presented.

With the aid of our contributors the following photos, locations and tips have been assembled for the sole purpose of offering the tourist, the artist, the professional, the student or whoever you might be. A useful and practical source, to expand the artistic vibe across the globe. ENJOY!!

Street Art Map Los Angeles

  • Shepard Fairey 1 - 3rd and Traction

  • JR

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  • JR - Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Kent Twitchell - 6 LA Artists

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    Kent Twitchell - 111th Street Jesus

  • Kent Twitchell - The Word

  • Kent Twitchell - Ed Ruscha Monument

  • Kent Twitchell - Steve McQueen Monument

  • Kent Twitchell - The Holy Trinity with the Virgin

  • Kent Twitchell - L.A. Marathon Runners

  • Kent Twitchell - Jim Morphesis Monument

  • Kent Twitchell - Lita Albuquerque Monument

  • Roa 4 - Imperial St. and Jesse St.

  • Roa 3 - Imperial St. and Jesse St.

  • Roa 2 - Imperial St. and Jesse St.

  • Roa 1 - Imperial St. and Jesse St.

  • TIP BY ERIN MITCHELL - some of this street art unfortunately might not be there when you visit, due to vandalism, artist who takes over the location or robbery.

  • Risk - Alameda and 6th

  • Retna - Santa Fe Ave. and Willow St.

  • JR 2 - 836 Traction

  • JR 1 - Rose and Traction

  • How and Nosm 2 - Sante Fe Ave and Willow St.

  • How and Nosm 1 - Rose and 3rd

  • David Choe Munko - 7th and Mateo

  • David Choe - 7th and Mateo

  • Dabs Myla - Rose and 3rd

  • Becca Midwood - 1820 Industrial St.

  • TIP BY ERIN MITCHELL - the above photo is located outside her favorite Art's District cafe The Daily Dose

  • Aryz - 7th and Mateo

  • Anthony Lister - 7th and Mateo

  • Bansky (Parking) - Broadway & W 9th St

  • Bansky (Foreclosure)

  • Bansky (Caution) - W Washington Blvd & S Flower St

  • Bansky (Charlie Brown)

  • Bansky (Peeing Dog)

  • Bansky (Pink Baloon Police Guard)

  • Elmac & Retna

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    Shepard Fairey (Mural 2) - S La Brea Ave & W 2nd St

  • Eliseo Art Silva - A shenere un besere velt

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    Eliseo Art Silva - Gintong Kasaysayan, Gintong Pamana

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    El Mac & Retna - La Reina de Thaitown

  • El Mac & Retna - Every Little Miracle

  • El Mac & Retna - Of Our Youth

  • El Mac & Retna - Kannon/Kuan Yin

  • El Mac & Retna - Untitled

  • El Mac & Retna - Blessed Are The Meek

  • Mario Aguirre Uriarte - 500 Years of Indigenous Struggle

  • Elliott Pinkney - 5 Pillars of Progress

  • Shepard Fairey - Its Mourning in America

  • UGLAR - Abstract Warfare II

  • Marioe - Art Meets Crime

  • Stephen Shloss -Animate!

  • Eloy Torrez-Legends of Hollywood

  • Eloy Torrez-Pope of Broadway

  • Codak -Codak meets Ekundayo

  • Codak - Ravens Night & Arising Flight

  • Shepard Fairey 2 - Alameda and 2nd

  • Kent Twitchell - Harbor Freeway Overture

  • Kent Twitchell - Strother Martin Monument

  • First of all we hope you liked the above compilation produced with the sources used and contributions; which are the primary stars of this guide. Most sources come from guided tours or photographers that have been kind enough to send us their own collections.

    If you’re interested in contributing to the guide feel free to contact us, not just for photos but also tips or information you consider worthwhile communicating to the users.

    Contributor

    Erin Mitchell -Erin Mitchell is a writer and amateur photographer who hits the streets of Los Angeles with her iPhone and a keen, observant eye for all things street art.

    For more info: http://lostangelesstreetart.tumblr.com/

    We hope the guide is helpful and please let us know your ideas and suggestions, so we can continue updating the guide.
    If you are also looking for accommodation in LA feel free to check ours vast range of offers.
    OMG - way to go! :-)

    Photo Sources & Street Art Tours

    https://www.vayable.com
    http://www.grafftours.com
    http://www.good.is
    http://melroseandfairfax.blogspot.com
    www.stencilrevolution.com
    http://www.thedirtfloor.com
    http://www.moca.org
    http://www.unurth.com/
    http://www.jetsetgraffiti.com
    http://www.discoverlosangeles.com
    http://golosangeles.about.com
    http://lastreetartgallery.com
    www.californiathroughmylens.com
    http://www.muralconservancy.org
    http://www.shannoncottrell.com/

     
    50 things to do with kids in Los Angeles
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    Want to make the most of your free time with the family? Here's our 50 top tips for tip-top days out. At a glance you can see what you want to do and where you want to go. No need to search the web endlessly - we've done the footwork for you. Chose the category, see the options CLICK and there you are!

    50 things to do with kids in Los Angeles
    1. Noah’s Ark at the Skirball

      Meet Noah and the animals in their life-sized ark!
      Play, climb, create and make believe - this is a great active and interactive experience.

      Photo of Noah's Ark
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    2. Heritage Square Museum

      Go back in time and come face to face with old LA. Kids can explore, dress-up and connect with past.
      Lots of special events to look out for too. School tours welcome!

      Heritage Square Museum building
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    3. Griffith Observatory

      Meet the stars - literally!
      The Planetarium Show is truly awesome and there's lots of space related exhibits to fire the imagination.

      Griffith Observatory from outside
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    4. Kidspace Museum in Pasadena

      The secret's in the name!
      From tiny tots upwards the whole family can have a great day out exploring, cycling, climbing, learning and more.
      Great cafe too!

      Kidspace Museum
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    5. Quick Culture: Private Customized Arts Tours in LA County Museum of Art (LACMA)

      A 60 minute tour of the gallery for 6 to 12 year olds will stimulate their interest in all things artistic.
      Budding artists will be truly inspired by the knowledgeable guides.

      Exhibition hall in LACMA
    6. The California Science Center

      Where else can you see the space shuttle?
      The west coast's biggest museum of science and technology is interactive, educational and fun.
      Check out the 7 storey IMAX - awesome!

      Endeavour Spaceship at The California Science Center
    7. Zimmer Museum

      Children love to learn through play and the Zimmer museum knows all about that!
      Try getting them away from all the activities. Special events, parties and summer camps too.

      Young child playing with building blocks
    8. Natural History Museum

      Remember seeing your first dinosaur? The natural world is so fascinating you couldn't invent it if you tried!
      An unforgettable day out for kids of all ages!

      Dinosaur skeletons at Natural History Museum
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    9. Hollywood Wax Museum

      Heroes, villains, statesmen, stars - this is Hollywood re-lived before your eyes.
      Scary film sets will send shivers down your spine. How about a selfie with your favourite film character?

      Hollywood Wax Museum from the outside
    10. Jet propulsion laboratory Open House

      What's out there?
      NASA brings the universe to you - educational tours and lots of "fun stuff" for kids too - check out the website.

      Kids watching a rover
    11. Underwood Farms

      A fabulous fun day out down on the farm!
      Pick your own fruit and veg, meet the animals and ride in a horse and cart.
      Seasonal events and it won't break the bank!

      Kids sitting with a man in a rabbit costume
    12. The STAR Eco Station

      Take a walk on the wild side!
      LA's "Best Teaching Zoo" will give the kids hands on experience.
      They can learn how to look after wildlife at the rescue facility as well.

      Kids playing with a turtle
    13. SeaWorld

      A smashing, splashing day out!
      If you've seen the shows go behind the scenes, swim with dolphins or come face to face with a penguin.

      People touching dolphins
    14. Whale watching trips

      No doubt about it, whales are spectacular!
      California is blessed with wonderful natural displays of these fascinating creatures.
      If boats are not for you watch from the cliffs, either way it will be an really memorable day for all family.

      People taking photos of a whale at the ocean
    15. Trip to Catalina Island (Buffalos Observation)

      This family friendly paradise island just off the coast is full of adventures - hiking, biking, boating, snorkeling
      or try the zip line for a real whizz of a thrill.

      Buffalos on a field
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    16. Beach clean-up

      Save the planet! A great way to help you kids look after the environment.
      It's good fun working together and they can earn a scout patch too. Look out for special events like World Cleanup Day.

      Children cleaning up a beach
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    17. Aquarium of the Pacific

      The underwater world is weird and wonderful.
      Touch a sea urchin, watch the shows or see scuba divers feed the fish.
      Voted one of the 10 best Aquariums for kids by Parents.com

      People watching rays
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    18. Vista Hermosa Natural Park

      Have fun and explore for free!
      The Park is a lovely outdoor space to roam in and enjoy the fresh air.
      Special programmes for 1-5 year olds. Free parking.

      Vista Hermosa Natural Park
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    19. Los Angeles Zoo

      We're going to the zoo. zoo, zoo. How about you, you, you?
      Great special events for holidays and weekends.
      Children never tire of the zoo - so much to do, do, do!

      A group of children at the zoo
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    20. The Orange County Great Park helium balloon

      How about an up, up and away day? Stunning bird's eye views of Orange County.
      Children under 18 free with a paying adult. Lots to do in the park too.

      The Orange County Great Park helium balloon
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    21. iFly Hollywood

      Fly like a bird! This is a skydiving experience the whole family can enjoy - age no object flyers from age 3 - 103 accepted!

      A boy flying at iFly Hollywood
    22. Summer surfing

      Hang ten summer surf camps are a hit with youngsters.
      Keeping fit and active they'll learn ocean safety from the experts.
      Equipment provided.

      A group of surfers at the beach
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    23. Sea kayaking

      Water paddle sports are offered for free to girls and boys from 8 to 18.
      Fitness and fun promotes health and well being. Kids love it!

      Kayakers
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    24. Los Angeles Swimming Stadium

      Free entrance for under 17's and over 65's!
      Classes for kids and a heated family pool, so no excuses Mom!

      Kids on a swimming lesson
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    25. Pee Wee Bowling League

      Good bowlers start young!
      Kids learn from the experts and you'll pick up some good tips yourself!

      Kids with trophies sanding by a bowling alley
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    26. Dodger Stadium

      A behind the scenes tour of this iconic 56,000 seat stadium is an absolute must for baseball fans.
      Have an exclusive look at the Lexus Dugout Club and the trophies.
      Stand in the field and imagine the roar of the crowd...

      Baseball fans
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    27. Disneyland resort

      Where dreams come true! One of the world's favourite attractions.
      Disney's magic comes to life and the kids can't stop smiling.

      Families enjoying Disneyland attractions
    28. Knott's Berry Farm

      A high octane roller coaster of a day out! Are you ready for the thrills, spills, screams and splashes?
      There's a Wonderland for the little ones and great food and shopping too!

      Knott's Berry Farm roller coaster
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    29. Santa Monica Pier

      Where to start? See the world from the Ferris wheel or have a swinging time at the trapeze school.
      Live music, events, restaurants - so much to enjoy!

      Roller Coaster at Santa Monica Pier
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    30. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles

      Visit Six Flags for some of the tallest, wettest, fastest,craziest water rides in the country.
      Lots for the family and younger children to enjoy too.

      Water rides
    31. Bob Baker Marionette Theater

      Bob Baker is a legend in the world of puppets and animation.
      With a collection of 3,000 puppets his shows and special events have delighted families for years.

      Images of the Marionette Theater
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    32. Theatre 360

      Next stop, Hollywood? The performing arts have never been so popular.
      Join in singing, dancing and acting lessons.

      Theatre 360
    33. LACMA Nexgen museum

      Award winning museum encourages young people to create and appreciate art.
      Free for under 17's. Classes, camps, family days and more...

      Painting kids
    34. ReDiscover

      Recycle, reinvent, ReDiscover!
      A brilliant place for youngsters to see how to create fun things from recycled objects - a really satisfying experience!

      Kids working on an electric device
    35. Pottery classes for kids and adults

      Clay, clay glorious clay! Get stuck in and learn the potter's skill.
      Single lessons, classes or gift certificates available.

      Pottering kids
    36. Marina del Rey Water Bus

      Hop on, hop off the colorful WaterBus.
      Park the car and enjoy a leisurely day at the Marina visiting 8 stops from Fisherman's village to Del Rey Landing.
      Bikes and strollers welcome aboard.

      Marina del Rey Water Bus
    37. Watts Towers

      This arts centre with a difference offers a diverse range of music, dance and visual arts activities for children of all ages - adults too!
      Many classes free of charge.

      Watts Towers
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    38. The Venice Canals

      A real funky place to visit - home to artists and musicians over the years it now hosts lively, colourful events.
      Check the web to see what's on.

      The Venice Canals
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    39. Olvera Street

      Just a stroll across from Union Station you can get an authentic feel of Mexico - The colorful Marketplace has old world charm and the food is "delicioso"!

      Olvera Street
    40. The Queen Mary Tour

      Kids will love exploring this historic boat.
      Visit the bridge, engine rooms and deluxe bedrooms.
      Good food to be had aboard and watch out for special events.

      Little kid on Queen Mary
    41. Renaissance Pleasure Faire

      History comes alive. See knights in armour and damsels in costume.
      Plunge back in time for some hands on creativity and living history events.

      Renaissance Pleasure Faire
    42. Faery Hunt

      This gentle, award winning, interactive outdoor show will delight young children from age 2-10.
      A great place for parties too.

      Kids on Faery Hunt
    43. The Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown

      Everyone should see a Chinese Dragon Parade at least once in their lives!
      With the bands, dancers and colorful floats there's lots to experience - a great atmosphere.

      Chineese Dragon
    44. Medieval Times dinner & tournament

      Experience the power, passion and pageant of Medieval Times.
      Join in the excitement of seeing the knights on horseback in a thrilling joust.
      Not to be missed!

      Medieval Times dinner & tournament
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    45. Free Apple Camp at the Apple Store

      It's fun and it's free!
      For 3 days kids at Apple Camp learn to make films, compose a song and put it all together for the final show.
      Limited places - sign up now!

      Kids working on a computer
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    46. Universal Studios Hollywood

      A tram tour through Universal Studios will set your heart racing - experience some chilling special effects and spend the day in the park and playground.
      A great day out!

      Universal globe statue
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    47. Hollywood Walk of Fame

      You've sent it on the TV so now walk the walk, be a star for a day!
      You can attend the celebrity ceremonies for free - check the website for the latest events.

      Walk of Fame
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    48. Warner Bros. Studio Guided visits

      Go behind the scene of your favorite TV shows.
      Take the electric tour bus around the site, watch the action and see millions of props!

      Inside of Warner Bros. Studio
    49. Register to be an Extra in a movie

      For would be wannabes - this is for you! Sign up to be an extra in a film or on TV.
      Check the website for details.

      Kids on a casting
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    50. SID The science kid LIVE!

      Sid and his friends come to life on stage. Follow his popular antics in this entertaining live show.

      Sid and his friends
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