Adventure City in North Orange County is guaranteed to entertain young families, with 17 exciting rides and attractions, including the Drop Zone, a 50-foot free-fall tower and the all new Rewind Racers roller coaster.
Attractions and theme parks for all ages throughout Southern California, including aquariums, boat cruises, escape rooms and family fun centers. Also see: Museums, Trains and Zoos as well as Bowling and Skating Rinks under Skating and Hockey. For additional resources, see our current issue.
A list of aquariums that offer tours, family activities, classes, camps and special events.
Big Air Trampoline Parks are the area’s best indoor trampoline parks. Unique features include Battle Beam, Climbing Wall, Lil Air (for jumpers ages 7 and younger), Open Main Court, Dodgeball Courts, Foam Pit, Slam Dunk Basketball and a brand new trampoline laser maze in Laguna Hills!
Boating locations that offer boat cruises including whale watching for families. Schedules vary.
The 20,000-square-foot, hands-on learning center is dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of space science to all ages. It is also the national memorial for the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia’s seven crew members.
Various locations that offer a variety of activities that may include miniature golf, arcades, batting cages, carnival rides, go-carts and bumper cars.
A list of family-friendly escape rooms and puzzle rooms.
Take a break and have fun at Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park! Offers challenging miniature golf and exciting rides, including go-karts, bumper boats and kiddie train.
Information about Queen Mary, S.S. Lane Victory, USS Iowa and USS Midway Museum.
For details and contact information, see STEM.
For indoor playgrounds, see Playgrounds and for arboretums, nature centers and parks, see Recreation and Parks.
Pretend City Children’s Museum is an interconnected city designed for children (infant-8). The city is comprised of a grocery store, farm, doctor’s office, art studio, amphitheater, beach, marina, construction site and many other exhibits.
Transport yourself back in time aboard the legendary Queen Mary. Once the grandest ocean liner in the world, the Queen Mary is now a full-service hotel, historical landmark and entertainment venue.
November 17 – December 30: Visit LA’s first snow tubing park, just five minutes from downtown. Snow Los Angeles is a stunning 9-acre winter wonderland, with over 10,000 square feet of downhill snow tubing lanes.
Southern California parks that offer seasonal-themed rides, tours and entertainment, plus season passes and party packages. Picnic areas, lockers and stroller rentals may be available.