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Manhattan Beach Strand

Beautiful walkway above the beach. Walk for miles, with friendly fitness-lovers!

Bluff Park and Claire's Restaurant, Long Beach

Fantastic place to be, up high above the sea and beach.

Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach

A gorgeous new development, with restaurants overlooking the harbor and colorful walkways.

El Matador State Beach, Malibu

Incredible beach with blue-green water, rocks jutting out of the sea, arches, and caves.

Paseo Del Mar Clifftop Walk, Palos Verdes

A winding path along steep cliffs with views of stunning rocky coves below.

Palisades Park, Santa Monica

A winding walkway above the clay-red cliffs of Santa Monica, with stunning beach and mountain views.

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena

Wonderful art museum with modern, streamlined interior, and lily-pond gardens outside.

Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach

A huge beautiful park with lake, turtle and frog sculptures, lighthouse, boat to climb in, splash pad, workout equipment- you name it they have it! Four play areas!

Seal Beach and Town

A funky, yet spic and span town, with nice restaurants, a pier, and pretty streets to walk around.

Wayfarer's Chapel, Palos Verdes

Don't miss this! A little glass chapel tucked amongst pines, high above the sea.

Lake Balboa Park

A huge wonderful park with a new playground that is out of this world, a lake with paddle boats, and plenty of trees and grass.

Hermosa Beach and Pier

Fun, colorful atmosphere at a wide, pristine, wonderful beach!

California Science Center

Huge, modern Science museum that you will remember fondly for years to come!

Ferndell, Griffith Park

Enjoy a walk through tropical gardens next to a bubbling brook, and then a rest in a shady picnic area with a playground.

Bluff Cove, Palos Verdes

Emerald green cove with stunning high yellow cliffs.

Brandon's Village Playground, Calabasas

A huge, colorful universally accessible playground with a wild west theme.


Amusement park where you can be amazed nonstop for 14 hours or more!!

Malibu Country Mart Mall

Popular outdoor mall with playground and sandpit, sculptures, picnic tables, toy store, and ritzy people!

Garfield Park, Pasadena

Beautiful park with lampposts, deep green lawns, shady trees, and a playground full of kids.

Vasquez Rocks

Climbable rock formations that reach high into the sky and awe you with their beauty- fantastic for kids of all ages!

Adamson House, Malibu

House in Spanish Revival style built in the most glorious of locations beside the ocean between Malibu Pier and Malibu Lagoon. Come just to spend time on the lawn by the sea!

Santa Monica Beach and Pier

A super-fun and beautiful place to go!

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Incredible street with gold and silver sparkling high end shops, plus cafes for normal people on Beverly Dr.

3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica

A pretty, pedestrian-only street, with performers, tons of people, and lots of shopping.

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, UCLA

A magical spot where birds sing in the trees, students lay out on the little grassy knolls, and statues enlighten.

UCLA campus

Gorgeous campus with Romanesque Revival architecture, huge sloping lawns, and old trees.

Getty Villa

Museum on Pacific Palisades hillside filled with ancient Greek and Roman treasures and luscious archtecture.

Westwood Village

Beautiful area full of UCLA students with cafes and shops.

Will Rogers Memorial Park, Beverly Hills

Small, gorgeous park with old trees, tropical plants, flowers, roses, and a pond with koi and turtles.

Malibu Lumber Yard Mall

Fantastic outdoor mall with palm trees swishing in the breeze over a hardwood deck and a wood stage with live music on weekends.

Las Flores Creek Park, Malibu

Gorgeous neighborhood park with imaginative, unusual playground.

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, Malibu

Eat at a cafe with your feet in the sand looking out at the sea in a sheltered outdoor area- magical!

Kidspace Children's Museum, Pasadena

Great kids museum with high-tech, unusual activities and plenty to do outdoors as well. Hours of fun!

Manhattan Beach, Town, and Pier

A little beach town with delightful old-fashioned octagonal-ended pier and surfer shops that lead down to the sea.

Calabasas Commons

A shopping plaza with sidewalks cafes and shops that would look like Europe if it weren't so new!

Encinal Canyon Rd and Charmlee Park, Malibu

Panoramic views over Malibu's coastline.

Venice Beach

A fun, slightly sketchy walk on the wild side!

Mathias Botanical Garden, UCLA

Incredible old trees from all over the globe, a stream, tropical plants, and flowers, all on a sloped plot of land.

Griffith Observatory

Art Deco observatory perched on a hill above LA with views of the iconic Hollywood sign, the downtown skyline, and the greater LA basin.

Old Town Pasadena

Pristine Beaux Arts storefronts, sidewalk cafes, Europane bakery, and every shop you could want including H & M.

Malibu Colony Plaza

Spanish-style shopping center with chic people having coffee by the outdoor fountain.

Promenade Mall, Westlake Village

Beautiful mall with bell tower, stained glass lamps, fountains, murals, flowers, mega bookstore, and restaurants.

Redondo Pier

An attractive nautically-themed development, with an interestingly shaped pier!

San Marino Neighborhood Walk

Streets filled with old-fashioned lamp posts, magnificent old trees, and gracious mansions.

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Rollercoaster park with awesome, daring rides!!!

La Brea Tar Pits

Modern, fascinating museum surrounded by bubbling tar pits where saber-toothed tigers and mammoths were fossilized.

Knob Hill Ave Walk, Redondo Beach

A pretty walk through a wealthy neighborhood all the way to the beach!

Claremont town

A cute college town with nice restaurants.

King Gillette Ranch, Calabasas

Visitor center with great exhibits.

Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana, Mission Hills

Beautiful architecture, fountains, and grounds.

Universal Studios

Motion picture studio and amusement park, with really fun rides and shows!

Blackbird Airpark, Palmdale

Get up and close with the Lockheed SR-71A!

Burton Chace Park, Marina Del Rey

Pretty park on the marina with green hills and lots of picnic areas.

Beverly Hills walk

Walk past the mansion of Beverly Hills.

Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA

Interesting and modern museum with artifacts from around the world, on the beautiful UCLA campus.

Getty Center

A massive architectural achievement with great views of LA, beautiful gardens, and a cool free monorail that takes you up!

Roxbury Park playground, Beverly Hills

Large playground for big and little kids, with shade canopy, redwood trees, and walkway around the park.

Greystone Mansion gardens, Beverly Hills

On a steep hill sits Greystone Mansion and its formal terraced gardens, which you enter free.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Museum about Ronald Reagan's life and events that occurred during his presidency- fascinating and beautifully presented.

Carbon Beach, Malibu

Beautiful beach with big pebbles at the shore, and mansions almost right up to the water.

Platform LA shops and cafes, Culver City

Small shopping center with cafes and trendy shops.

Old Town Calabasas

Small park with creek, adobe house, flower baskets, a few shops.

Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills

Train depot and chapel that were used in many movies as part of a western town (the town burned down in 2018)- a beautiful setting with a hiking trail.

Rancho Madera Community Park, Simi Valley

A large park with lush lawn, deciduous trees, a toddler play structure and a big kids play structure with tall twisty tunnel slides.

Redondo Beach

A wide sandy beach with volleyball nets and boardwalk.

Shoreline Village

Fun for kids- knick knack shops, ice cream store, carousel, arcade games, boats to watch.

Fort Tejon, Lebec

An army outpost of the 1850s in a beautiful mountain pass. Civil war era living history days are the best times to come.

Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes

A Spanish Renaissance building with arches galore and a Neptune fountain.

Bike Path between Santa Monica and Venice

Bike path on the sand that runs from Santa Monica pier to Venice Beach!

LAX Lookout Point, El Segundo

Sidewalk with chess tables, benches, and telescopes, where you can watch the airplanes land and take-off from LAX.

Valencia Town Center Mall

Mall with fountains and flowerpots, double-decker carousel, small padded play area for kids, and cool stores.

Malibu Hindu Temple, Calabasas

Pretty temple that makes you feel like you're in India.

Brand Park, Mission Hills

Charming park with fountains, roses, hedges, and tall California palms.

Domenic Massari Park, Palmdale

About ten playgrounds built into one park! Recommended if you're already in the neighborhood.

The Landing, Westlake Village

A scenic walkway plus restaurants beside a lake that is part of a McMansion development.

Travel Town, Griffith Park

Train museum with real railway station, tracks, and trains. Plus, miniature train rides around the perimeter of the lot.

Avalon, Santa Catalina Island

A touristy, wallet-gobbling place, but beautiful nonetheless.

Apollo Lake, Lancaster

Peaceful lake with dock. Ducks and fishing, and a playground.

Tongva Park, Santa Monica

Modern, landscaped park with playground, fountains and impressive LED lights at night.

Via Marina Sidewalk, Marina Del Rey

A short, pretty walk alongside the marina.

Holmby Park, Westwood

Park with playground surrounded by tropical plants and trees, lawn bowling, and putting green in the center.

Hammer Museum, Westwood Village

Free museum in a lovely part of LA.

Aidan's Place Playground, Westwood Park

Plain-looking playground with lots of interesting climbing structures, tunnels, slides, stepping stones, bridges, swings, pretend construction trucks to drive, a giant shaded sand pit with sand funnels, all in a very urban landscape.

The Boulevard, Lancaster

The groovy downtown main strip of Lancaster, with a few good cafes, a coffee shop, bakery, and cool space-age playground right next to an outdoor concert stage.

Malibu Surfrider Beach

Famous surfbreak beside Malibu pier on Highway 1.

Downtown Los Angeles

Dazzling new skyscrapers tower above fancy 1920s buildings.

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles

Impressive rotunda with dinosaur skeleton, great gem exhibit, but nothing at all for kids to do in the main galleries. Don't bring kids!

Promenade at Howard Hughes Center

Two-level mall with restaurants, movie theater, bookstore, Nordstroms Rack, glow-in-the-dark miniature golf, and an ice cream store by the fountain.

Theme Building, LAX

Space-age building with observation deck that is open on weekends.

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