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Thinking about a trip to sunny LA? Or maybe you're ready to start planning your visit to Los Angeles? You've come to the right place! Use this as the starting point for your family vacation planning.


As the second-largest city in the United States and one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world, Los Angeles has an abundance of things to do and see. It is also home to five of the United States' most-visited theme parks, Disneyland® Resort, Universal Studios HollywoodTM, Knott's Berry Farm® and Six Flags® Magic Mountain. Los Angeles sits in a basin along the Pacific Ocean, some 120 miles north of the border of Mexico, and is bounded by the San Gabriel Mountains.  

Because of the sheer number of people who visit these theme parks and attractions each year, planning your visit to Los Angeles is absolutely critical. You'll find resources on this page for your Los Angeles planning!
Los Angeles at a Glance
June 26, 2019
Crowd Level: High
Temperature: HI 68° LO 58°

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Best Time to Visit

March through May and September through November; these are the times when there are fewer crowds and the weather is the nicest

What We Love

• Celeb spotting!
• Family-friendly beaches and world-class attractions
• Hip eateries, fine dining and destination shopping
• Generally mild temps and year-round special events

Fun Facts About Los Angeles

  • The original Hollywood sign said “HOLLYWOODLAND”
  • It’s home to the steepest street in California — Eldred Street (take that, San Francisco!)
  • Disneyland Resort is home to a number of feral cats — perhaps a couple dozen
  • Los Angeles is the largest U.S. city by territory
  • The city is home to more than 100 museums

Since it’s so large, consider a split stay and divvy up your touring by location!
Want even more tips? Check out our Frog Family Blog!
Los Angeles at a Glance
June 26, 2019
Crowd Level: High
Temperature: HI 68° LO 58°

Powered by Dark Sky

Los AngelesPlanning Guides

City Guide
When to Visit Los Angeles
As the second largest U.S. city, Los Angeles has reasons to visit year-round. We've put together this guide to help you determine when to visit Los Angeles.
City Guide
Where to Stay in Los Angles
For families traveling to LA, Anaheim or Orange County, there are plenty of hotel options at every price point. Check out where to stay in Los Angeles.
City Guide
Transportation Options
There are plenty of option for transportation to and around Los Angeles, thanks to an abundance of airports, freeways and rental car locations.
City Guide
What to Do & See
From Disneyland to the Getter Center, there is no shortage of top attractions, events and activities to fill your days. Check out our top kid-approved picks!
Park Plan
Disneyland® Park
Disneyland® Park
Park Plan
Disney California Adventure® Park
Disney California Adventure® Park
Park Plan
Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood
Blog Post
Guide to Holidays at Disneyland
Planning to visit Disneyland at Christmas? Check out our guide to learn the best times to visit and all the must-see Christmas offerings.
Blog Post
Family-Friendly Day Tips in South Orange County
These fun and easy day trips in south Orange County are sure to make your vacation extra memorable and give your little ones some unstructured play time.
Blog Post
15 Tips to Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood
Movie making comes to life at this theme park built around Hollywood working studios. Maximize your visit with our Universal Studios tips!
Blog Post
Tips for Maximizing the Universal Studios Hollywood Front of the Line Pass
Before you head to the park, decide whether you should purchase the Universal Studios Hollywood Universal Express (formally known as the Front of Line)!
Blog Post
33 Tips to Maximize Your Time at Disneyland
The Happiest Place on Earth can be also one of the busiest places on Earth. Hop on these helpful tips to maximize your time at Disneyland!
Blog Post
9 Not-to-Miss Six Flags Magic Mountain Attractions
While there are rides for those of you who like it just a little tamer, thrill lovers will find lots of not-to-miss Six Flags Magic Mountain attractions!
Blog Post
9 Not-to-Miss Knott's Berry Farm Attractions & Experiences
Even with its connection to the past, Knott's Berry Farm continues to grow. Here is our list of not-to-miss Knott's Berry Farms attractions and experiences.
Blog Post
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