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Museum of Ice Cream
Museum of Ice Cream
#About the Ice Cream Museum

If we were to ask you to imagine a world full of colored ice cream, sugar and chocolate - it would probably look just like the Los Angeles Ice Cream Museum. The pop-up shop, this colorful and sweet venture, is a tribute to sugar. In fact, it was supposed to operate only until May, but due to high demand the period lengthened.

Already at the entrance to the museum you will enter a room full of pink phones, where you will meet the ice cream fairy. Pay attention to the sweet design - giant ice cream swings, floral wallpaper you can scrape and smell, light fixtures shaped like reversed ice cream, mirrors and colorful backgrounds - the perfect setting for the perfect selfie.

In the different rooms of the Museum of Ice Cream you will discover a variety of exhibits, all of which are colorful and attractive. There is a room here that is a greenhouse for mint plants planted in chocolate soil, a banana split room with 10,000 bananas, a jungle of giant shrimp melting into the wall, a colorful candy pool, eating especially sweet balloons, a rubber teddy bear room, a kitchen with a pancake sandwich ice cream and what not.

This is one of the few museums where you will be asked to taste, smell and play with the various exhibits and certainly one of the only places where you can enjoy free ice cream and the calories that are usually associated with such ice creams.
Topanga State Park
Topanga State Park
#About Topanga State Park

Topanga State Park is in the northwest area of urban Los Angeles, is a place with 36 kilometers of walking trails, oak trees and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.

If you love green and nature, or you would just like to take a rest, come here and view the city from a new angle. Walking trails here will lead you to viewpoints over the whole city.

Geology enthusiasts will notice a few interesting points - products from earthquakes, marine fossils, volcanic activity and a wide variety of sediment configurations.
The Watts Towers
The Watts Towers
#About the Recycled Towers in Los Angeles

The Watts Towers is a very impressive and unique building built from waste and leftovers and has become a focus of interest not only among environmentalists and art lovers, but also in children who come with their parents to see what can be done with garbage.

The person responsible for the construction of Watts Towers is an Italian immigrant, a construction worker named Simon Rudea. He built this complex in his spare time, for 34 years, between the 1920's and the 1950's.

There are 17 structures and towers, 30 meters high. The most amazing is that these towers were built from more than 100,000 parts of commercial residues, such as 7UP bottles, marble fragments, pottery, colored glass, shells and metal and iron scraps, which enabled the construction of these impressive buildings with this iconic, unforgettable appearance.

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Los Angeles Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo
#About the Zoo in Griffith Park

Leave the urban jungle, and come for some entertainment at the Los Angeles Zoo. With over 1,200 animals, and 350 different species from around the world, the Los Angeles Zoo is not a huge Zoo, but it is successful in all it does.

You can see here a variety of species and varieties of animals, like chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, Asian elephants, tigers, rhinos, armadillo, Nasua, hippos, and more.

With the mammals, there are also scorpions, slugs, different insects, rodents, glowing toads and vibrant parrots.

In the zoo is Adventure Island, built especially for children. There are different shows, with a lot of crowd involvement, like the zoo for kids, activities for the young visitors, and a theater. Children can make contact here with friendly and special animals.

There are special displays, recreating the rain forests in South America and including Toucans, Jaguars, piranhas, tamarin monkeys, and more. At a different point in the park, you can see how animals that are born in the zoo are taken care of.

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Attractions for Children in Los Angeles

Kidspace Children's Museum
Kidspace Children's Museum
#About the Museum that is Entirely for Children

The Kidspace Museum is an interactive children's museum with a variety of special shows and indoor and outdoor activities, which are fun and entertaining.

The museum has a variety of activities for children, such as a simulation workshop where children build and create things from scrap materials and everyday objects. There is also an arts and crafts complex, technology and electronics workshops, a learning center for ages 0-3, and more.

Outside the museum building there are also interesting facilities for children. There are game facilities for developing motor skills for toddlers, wide gardens, a climbing net in the forest, butterfly displays, bee observation, various water sports, fountains where children play and refresh on hot days, and more.


The museum is intended for children between the ages of 1 year to 10 years old.

On the first Tuesday of every month the entrance between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm free.

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Pacific Park
Pacific Park
#About the Santa Monica Park

Santa Monica is a gorgeous seaside town in itself and has quite a few attractions for the whole family. Along the promenade, you will find restaurants, cafes, playgrounds and other attractions. But if you are looking for a stopping point somewhere along with children, the Pacific Theme Park, which is on the beach pier will be perfect for you and will provide you with several hours of fun with the children.

It was built in 1909 and still preserves the nostalgic and enchanting atmosphere of yesteryear. If you look at the impressive wooden carousel, built in 1922, you will understand why it is one of the park's pride points. It incidentally became a star in its own right when it appeared in the movie "The Sting" with Robert Redford and Paul Newman.

A wealth of challenging and fascinating facilities will be offered to your children here - pirate ships, bumper cars, roller coaster, first solar wheel and more. Millions of visitors come here each year. If you arrive on Thursdays in summer, you can listen to free concerts.
Palisades Park
Palisades Park
#About the Park on the Cliff Overlooking the Ocean

With a gorgeous location over the water, the many palm trees scattered across the promenade and the green lawn, many say that the Palisades Park in Santa Monica is the prettiest park in Los Angeles.

Many come here for picnics, walk their dogs, practice Tai Chi, and those looking for pretty views and overlooking the cliffs - this is a real magical park.

This is one of the oldest parks in the area, and one of the prettiest during spring. Besides special trees and many pretty flowers, there is a rose garden that must be seen, the long and narrow park has bike lanes, walking and running tracks, some of which are along the tall cliffs. The Pacific Ocean spreads from the park and to the horizon, and there are a few walking trails along the beach to walk on.

The peaceful atmosphere that is in the park makes Palisades one of the calm corner for family entertaining and ball games with children. Children will also enjoy the historical cannon that is in the park, and the different statues scattered around.

Many come to this park during twilight to take photos of the beautiful sunset. You can look and see flying seagulls.

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Point Fermin Park
Point Fermin Park
#About the Park with the Lighthouse

Point Fermin Park is a park from which you can see wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, and the Saint Catalina Island. These can be seen well from a point called Point Fermin in San Pedro, the southernmost point of Los Angeles.

Long range telescopes enable visitors to see far way views, and in the water sea lions and dolphin packs can be seen from time to time.

In the park are also walking tracks and colorful gardens, among lawns with pagodas that offer visitors shaded areas.

There is an old lighthouse here from 1874 that looks like a large villa and is a great place for photos.

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Petersen Automotive Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum
#About the Museum Combining Classic Vehicles with the Future Vehicles of Super Brands

If you like vehicles and you have passion for engines or affection for radiators, we have a place for you. The Petersen Automotive Museum is a museum founded by the wealthy couple Margie and Robert Petersen, who have over the years acquired a collection of more than 100 cars and motorcycles, some of them rare and particularly spectacular.

Here you can see classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, from the types that starred in the streets of Hollywood in the 1930's and 1940's to the most modern and expensive vehicles of our day. Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Mercedes and Ford - there is representation of various vehicles, from classic tanks to the desired brands and supermodels of today.

The museum is also recommended for children, who can experience driving here on vehicles and learn how to make them.

The Peterson Museum, which deals with the history of the automotive world, opened in 1994 with an investment of $40 million. Initially it was located within the Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles. Later, it moved to his current location, which enabled the display of all exhibits, without harmful exposure to sunlight. In 2015 the museum underwent extensive renovation totaling $125 million.

The vehicles displayed here span 25 galleries and another part of the collection is located on the basement level. The variety here is great and car enthusiasts can spend a few hours here enjoying it. On the first floor you can see the collection of cars when it is displayed. The second floor deals with automotive engineering and the automotive industry, design, implementation and interactive study exhibitions. On the third floor you will learn about the history of the American automobile industry, famous racing drivers and their stories, and more.

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Aquarium of the Pacific
#About the Aquarium of the Pacific Ocean

The purpose of the Aquarium of the Pacific is to instill a sense of wonder, respect and responsibility for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and its ecosystems. Each year, more than 1.7 million people visit the aquarium.

You can see more than 11,000 animals in more than 50 exhibits representing the diversity of the Pacific Ocean - 19 large observation ponds and 32 targeted ones. Here you will be able to tour Pacific wildlife in three areas: southern California, tropical Pacific and northern Pacific.

Beyond the variety of animals, the aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages and lectures by leading scientists in the field. It allows to learn comprehensively about the ocean sciences and the planet in general through a variety of multimedia experiences.

Throughout the year, the aquarium includes cultural events, festivals and art exhibitions to attract new audiences and make science more accessible.

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Natural History Museum
#About the Center for Natural History in General

Like all museums of its kind in the world, the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles returns visitors thousands to millions of years back in time. Here you will encounter fossils, skeletons, gems and stones in general, minerals and stuffed animals, alongside models of dinosaurs and animals that have been extinct for millions of years.

You will also find views of a wide range of topics related to nature and science. Here is an exhibition of ancient art from the world, dealing with the diverse history of the American continent, and more.

Today, the main attraction in the museum is the new dinosaur hall. Here is displayed one of the largest and most impressive dinosaur exhibits in the world.

Among the rich collections in the exhibits, there are insect collections, African and North American mammal display, a hall of stuffed birds, rocks and gems, minerals, diamonds, sapphire rocks, rubies, and different fossils, shell, ceramics, survival tools, and more.

If you've dreamed of walking among dinosaurs, and almost touch the extinct creatures, this museum is the place.


Near the museum there are wide gardens.

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#About the World Famous Amusement Park

The Disneyland of Los Angeles opened in 1955 and is, just like Disneylands in other countries, home to the Walt Disney cartoon characters. Here you will not only see the characters' walking and taking pictures with children, but a whole show full of stunts and advanced technology. One of the most beautiful shows here is the "It's a Small World" ride - be sure do not miss it. The park has dozens of rides, castles, performances, shopping, parades and hours of pure pleasure.

The whole complex is actually built in the shape of a star, so you can easily explore it and go to different parts of the park: Adventureland, the land of the Wild West, the land of legends, Tomorrowland, and more.

The number of visitors who arrived here today exceeds 650 million.

#History of the Park

Disneyland Park where you stand now was actually the first one built in 1955.

The idea of ​​the park was founded by Walt Disney, who was then the owner of one of the most successful film companies in Hollywood. At the time, he visited various theme parks in the 1930's and 1940's. He had the desire to build an amusement park for the whole family, which would provide a sense of a traveling circus, without the negative elements, which would provide both adults and children with pleasure. It was a time when quite a few people visited his studios and were eager to meet the characters who were drawn from the famous films.

So the initial idea was to open the park near the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, so that visitors could be photographed with the statues of characters from movies. After he began to think about the subject in depth, he realized that the space offered to him was too small to implement what he imagined, especially because he expected the demand for the park to be very large.

In 1953 he bought the territories that are here, in Los Angeles and opened it to the general public two years later. The cost of its construction was $17 million for the park's initial phase.

By the way, as expected, the opening day of the park did not register as a spectacular success. Although the event was closed to guests only, many people forged invitations and entered anyway. The lines were long and hard. It was a very hot day, and due to the strike by all the plumbers in the area, the weather-dried faucets could not be repaired. Beyond that, there was still wet tar on the sidewalks, causing some of the visitors to get stuck in them.

The criticism that was published the next day was severe and Disney was forced to make a new opening day in order to allow journalists to enjoy the experience, and correct the harsh criticism.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
#About the Cabrillo Aquarium

The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium shows the sea life of Southern California. The Aquarium is near the beach, and is a place to learn about the tides. On top of its exhibits, it also offers classes and group sessions for groups and schools - there is a strong emphasis on education, and the aquarium is operated by the Department of Parks and Recreation of Los Angeles.

The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium was established in 1935, as a collection of samples of ocean life, a sort of small museum on the Cabrillo beach. In 1949, John Olguin, in charge of the lifeguards at Cabrillo Beach, was appointed museum manager. It became a popular aquarium by opening the place for spontaneous tours for groups and schools, and began evening curriculum of watching different mating habits of the different sea life.

In 1981 the museum moved to a new building, designed by Frank Gehry. The old building closed. During the 1990's the museum turned into an aquarium, mainly to emphasize its sea life collections. In 2004 a research center was added to the aquarium, and today there is an indoor and outdoor display area, an auditorium, labs, and offices.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour
#About the Space Center at the California Science Center

The Space Center at the California Center for Space Science is a space center that displays the Endeavor space shuttle, which, after its last mission, was brought to the Samuel Oschin Pavilion at Expedition Park.

After a 70-hour transfer operation and overcoming many obstacles in traffic and moving it into Los Angeles itself, the Endeavour space shuttle was placed in a huge hall in the center. So visitors can visit it and learn about the space operations and missions about space shuttles filled with flights to the International Space Station.

In addition, the Space Center at the free Museum educates on a verity of innovations and invention in aerospace, ecology and US Space Programs.


Admission to the museum is free throughout the week.

To view Endeavour, please book in advance at the site attached below. You may charge a fee of $2- $3 and have to print the cards or display them from the phone at the entrance.

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How the Shuttle Operation was Carried to the Space Center at the Science Center at Exposition Park:

The Queen Mary
#About the Hotel, Ship, and Entertainment Center: The Queen Mary

If you like luxury cruises, The Queen Mary is a ship you'll probably want to visit. It is located in Long Beach (a southern suburb of Los Angeles) and today serves as a luxurious floating hotel, with restaurants, exhibitions, various events and guided tours.

The Queen Mary was originally built as a luxury passenger liner with 12 floors. The guests were celebrities and wealthy travelers traveling between 1934 and 1967 on the Europe-USA route, with 2,000 guests aboard, each with 1,000 crew members. The Queen Mary has a long and important history. In the days of World War II, the ship was used as a floating hospital, which even transferred military forces from the United States, Canada and Australia to Europe. For this important role, all traces of luxury were removed, and the ship was disguised in gray, and nicknamed the "gray spirit." At the end of the war, it was decided to turn it into a hotel. The rooms have been renovated, but the original design is preserved and if you look around you will feel like you've come back a few decades.

The Queen Mary is large, 330 meters long and has a total area of ​​100,000 square meters, the hotel has no less than 345 rooms and the prices are between $120 and $350 per night. The boat attracts 1.3 million tourists each year, and 4,000 vehicles to its parking lots.

#About Tours and Ghosts

If you are interested in a tour of the ship, you have 2 options: one is an independent tour in which you can tour the engine rooms, in the belly of the ship and on the upper floors. Another option is to take a half-hour entertaining guided tour, where visitors will hear about the history of the ship with an experience full of effects, sound and other equipment that will redefine your relationship with the ghosts that the stories say are still circulating here. Many visitors said they spotted ghosts at the pool - women in fashionable swimwear of the 1920's and people on the ship dressed in early-century clothes. The truth? Sounds like spirits worth meeting.


If you decide to enter without staying at the hotel, parking will cost you $10 and another $20 for the boat ride.

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Mimi's Cafe
#About the American diner branch in Disneyland

Mimi's Cafe, or Cafe Mimi, is actually one of the nation's most beloved and successful diners, which is characterized by a homely and charming atmosphere, along with excellent, varied, and surprising food in new dishes all the time.

This branch of Los Angeles is located in the Disneyland Park and is highly recommended to replace the commercial and middle-sized food in the park itself. Everything here is fresh and all the dishes are prepared in the restaurant, without freezing or using dishes from outside.

Mimi's Cafe is considered one of the best known attractions in the area, a place where many come with their children when they visit Los Angeles. The waiters, the cooks and even the restaurant manager, talk here with everyone and the atmosphere is of real niceness. Nice here!

The great advantage of the families at Mimi's Cafe is the varied menu offered here, which is also suitable for teenagers and children. One of the favorite dishes for kids here, for example, is Disney-shaped pancakes, but it's just an example of adapting to the environment.


The menu here is suitable for children and teenagers.

The prices in the restaurant are very reasonable.

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Santa Monica Pier
#About the Pleasant Coastal Town

Along the Pacific Ocean stands Santa Monica, a beautiful and quiet beach town with a pleasant promenade, restaurants and cafés where many sit, volleyball courts with amateur and sometimes professional players, a children's playground and a "chess park" reminiscent of the square Washington Square in New York.

The beaches of Santa Monica are certainly known from the movies and series that are filmed here and include scenes filled with young surfers, shapely rescuers, pristine beaches with a lonely lifeguard hut, plenty of sun, sea, and sunshine.

Santa Monica itself was established in 1886 and named after the mother of Augustine - the Christian Santa Monica.

Its almost Mediterranean climate and exact location made it one of the most recognized and leading places among vacationers in the early 20th century. As a result of the growing numbers of tourists here, the city experienced a significant flowering during the 1980's. Pedestrians can enjoy the pleasant promenade, where shops and restaurants, designer stalls, street performances and what not, are located. You can also rent hiking or cycling equipment and children will enjoy the Pacific Park amusement park on the pier.

In the Hippodrome lies the legendary turnstile which is housed in a structure with a unique design from the past of Santa Monica. If you have time to get on it - it's a memento from other times, especially naive and nostalgic.

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Universal Studios
#About the Studios Where Movies are Being Made

You have reached Universal Studios in Los Angeles, perhaps the most popular attraction in the city. Here you will get a glimpse into the world of Hollywood movies and how movies are made. Whether you're a fan of parks or not, this movie park will not leave you indifferent.

In fact, this is not just a park. These are the real studios of the Universal Production Company, where new Hollywood scenes are filmed every day for future films. Outside the studios, Universal has also built this amusement park, which is exciting - both for adults and for children. The huge characters, the music, the colors and the smells, will do the trick and bring you into the world of movies in one moment.

The facilities here are based on famous movies or television series and will make sure to bring you into the atmosphere with all the means at their disposal - music, huge characters and spectacular interactive experiences that will bring you into the atmosphere of the moment. As you wander around this vast park, you can see musical performances, displays of familiar backdrops from famous movies, demonstrations of effects and stunts and how they are done during filming and more.

Beyond that, in Universal Studios Park you can take a train that will take you on a tour of the studios themselves. Where you will be exposed to rare and invested photographs of the actors that will bring you into interactive and exciting experiences especially in 3D. From the train you can see some of the famous cinemas in the history of cinema - from the home decor from Psycho, the Desperate Housewives neighborhood, City Square from the film Back to the Future to selected locations from the Fast and the Furious series.


Walk around the park independently or join the special VIP tours to the Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures studio.

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Six Flags Magic Mountain
#About the Amusement Park that Entered the Guinness Book of Records

Six Flags Magic Mountain is a particularly entertaining park. There are 41 rides at the park that fit different courage levels of visitors.

In addition, the whole complex includes what visitors expect to find inside amusement parks - roller coasters, carousels, viewpoints, restaurants, souvenirs, game stalls and more.

Since opening in May 1971, the park has received the Guinness World Records for 15 of the longest and trickiest roller coasters in the world.

At Six Flags there are shows performed in the summer meant for families and children, where familiar characters from TV shows and movies are shown.


You can reach the park by a free train.

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California Science Center
#About the Popular Scientific Center of the State of California

The California Science Center is a free museum that displays hundreds of exhibits that engage visitors to get to know technological innovations and scientific inventions as well as life, space, aviation, and ecology. This is done through a variety of interactive and innovative displays, fascinating both young and old.

Here you can explore the wonders of science with simulations and experiences such as the Hurricane simulator, a 10-minute "flood", biking in the air, exploration of the depths of the sea, the circle of life, lightening and thunder or babies emerging from eggs.

There are also live demos, interactive exhibits and fascinating inspiring 3D movies. In some of the exhibits you will be asked to act and try things, such as exhibitions dealing with different processes that drive the earth, or study scientific principles and inventions that affect our lives dramatically.

At the California Science Center you can explore the forms of survival of the various forms of life in nature, understand the scientific principles of aviation or experiment with the scientific side of spaceflight. All these and many other things make your stay here a perfect refuge and excellent balance for children and parents, from all the Hollywood abundance and theme parks that this city offers in abundance.


Admission to the Museum is free throughout the week.

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Griffith Observatory
#About Los Angeles' Observatory and Planetarium

On a green hill, overlooking Hollywood from high up, and the stars from below, is Griffith Observatory, located on the top part of Griffith Park. With over one million visitors each year, this is the most visited observatory in the world.

Griffith Observatory will take you on an exciting adventure to the solar system and around the whole world. The round, white building can be seen from different points in Los Angeles, and on the weekends gets really crowded.

The observatory was built in Griffith Park by Colonel and astronomy enthusiast, Griffith Jenkins Griffith. His dream was to make the stars reachable for everyone, and not only scientists. This is the reason the entrance to the observatory is free, and has been this way since its establishment in 1935. Griffith's donation money ensure that the entire park around the observation would be named after him. About 10 years ago, the building was renovated at a cost of about $35 million.

In 2006, after renovations that cost about $93 million that lasted 4 years, the observatory was re-opened, with a sophisticated planetarium and small theater, a Foucault pendulum, and fantastic telescope, theater, and more. In the galleries there are scientific exhibits that help understand the sky, solar system, and earth.

In the great musical "La La Land," the famous observatory was one of the most prominent and beautiful locations for the shootings, where the romantic couple spent time. It has been commemorated in many movies, and it even has a monument for the actor James Dean, who filmed here a famous knife fight scene in his famous movie, "Rebel Without a Cause." Besides looking at the sky and stars, the observatory is a great place to look over the Hollywood Sign, as well as a viewpoint for all of Los Angeles.


Entrance to the observatory is free, and on weekends can get crowded - try coming here on the weekdays.

The view from here over Los Angeles is great, especially in the evening houses with the lights spread across the city.

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Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Hollywood Wax Museum

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