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Los Angeles for families

The ideal family holiday destination - Los Angeles combines world-class theme parks and iconic attractions, with unbelievable outdoor wonders and miles of spectacular coastline sitting on its doorstep.

The whole family will find it hard to resist the appeal of LA’s exhilarating theme parks - join Mickey and friends at Disneyland Resort and Disney’s California Adventure or get a behind the scenes glimpse into filmmaking and special effects at Universal Studios Hollywood. Beyond the excitement of the parks you’ll discover plenty of other ways to let your hair down – whether it’s exploring the shopping, dining and entertainment of GardenWalk, riding the Ferris wheel on Santa Monica Pier or grabbing a bicycle for a family bike ride along Venice Beach promenade.

Top Tips for families.
Top Tips for families

Choose accommodation with a pool or something close to the beach - the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and Newport Beach both have excellent children’s pools and play areas with water slides and activities. Kids can eat free in many LA restaurants and our recommended family hotels have a kid’s stay free policy when sharing a room with their parents. Book the Beverly Garland, which runs a complimentary shuttle to Universal Studios. Combine the theme parks with a beach break in the Anaheim area, which is really close to Disney and not far from Newport Beach. Or hire a car and explore at your own pace.

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Skip the line: front of line pass at Universal Studios Hollywood
Skip the line: front of line pass at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Skip the line: front of line pass at Universal Studios Hollywood

Book your Skip the line Universal Studios Hollywood pass before you go to save money and avoid disappointment. This all-access pass includes all-day admission to the park – meaning that you can enjoy the rides, shows and attractions to your hearts content. Go behind the scenes on the world famous Studio Tour to explore where Hollywood movies are made. Then, face action head-on in heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world's biggest movies.

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With the third longest coastline in the USA, more than 300 sunshine days a year and over 200 species of marine life, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained beyond the theme parks.

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