Family-friendly Destination-Hopping in Los Angeles—Made Easy
With so much for a family to experience in the sprawling, hilly metropolis of Los Angeles, it can be difficult to fit it all in without exhausting your little troopers. After 15 minutes of piggybacking toddlers while big kids run zigzags, a trip on the Metro feels like a trip to the gym.
Uber makes it possible to explore these five favorite spots for the 12-and-under set without breaking your back, or the bank.
The California Science Center
This hands-on museum is a win for the whole family, with interactive exhibits, films, and even the space shuttle Endeavor. Other family favorites include the infrared camera’s thermal imaging display and the hurricane simulator. General admission to the California Science Center is free, but some activities require fees. The $12 parking lot fills up fast, and street parking is almost impossible. Check out Uber’s Fare Estimator for help in weighing your travel options. (700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037)
La Brea Tar Pits
With hands-on excavation adventures in the heart of the city, animated prehistoric animals, and a plethora of informative displays, this museum is worth every minute. Make sure to take a tour to get the most out of your visit. Afterwards, make time to chow down at the gourmet food trucks across the street. For transportation, Uber is your best bet—save your foot fuel for strolling through the excavation sites. (5801 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036)
El Capitan Theatre
You won’t want to miss this charming, old-school movie experience in the heart of bustling Hollywood and the Walk of Fame. The historic Wurlitzer organ performance, live shows, and character appearances add to the movie magic. But if some of your little ones would rather skip the flick and hit the zoo with your partner, you can use Uber’s Family Profile feature to simplify your travel arrangements, with Trip Tracker to keep tabs on everyone’s progress to your rendezvous point. (6838 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028)
Santa Monica Pier
The Pier marking the end of Route 66 is an icon of classic Los Angeles fun. Its restaurants, arcade, amusement park, street musicians, and expansive beach provide hours of family entertainment. Getting there, parking, and walking to The Pier can eat up precious time and energy, so consider riding with Uber. Ocean waves and background views of California cliffs are much more refreshing when someone else hauls the beach gear. (200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401)
This Observatory boasts a fantastic solar telescope, Zeiss night sky telescope, and planetarium, along with amazing views of the city and the Hollywood sign. But parking can be an hour-long affair followed by a long, uphill hike. Uber can drive you right to the top of the hill, giving you more time to chat with the astronomers with telescopes set up on the lawn.(2800 E Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027)
With so many kid-friendly places to visit, Los Angeles makes for a memorable family vacation. And there are more safe, comfortable, and hassle-free ways to travel within the city than every before with Uber. So, start planning your family trip—you can’t go wrong with Los Angeles.
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