Family Fun across the city
Endless blue skies, sandy beaches and star-studded attractions make Los Angeles the perfect escape for the young, and the young at heart. The big hitters of Disneyland Resort California and Universal Studios Hollywood are just a short drive away, while the walkable boulevards of Beverly Hills reveal something different around every corner.
From its position in the heart of the Golden Triangle, The Maybourne Beverly Hills offers up family fun in buckets and spades. A number of self-guided walking tours begin at the hotel, taking in the city’s cultural highlights and celebrity hotspots. Along the way there are child-friendly alfresco dining and sweet stop-offs, to keep little legs going throughout the day.
Sparks of creativity
Situated in City Hall, Beverly Hills Fire Department offers a fascinating glimpse into municipal life, with tours running Monday to Friday. Visitors can take a seat aboard the iconic red fire trucks, see the station in action and talk to members of the crew. Larger groups need to book ahead – which our concierge team would love to help you with – but families can simply stop by from 10am to 11.30am, and 1pm to 4pm for a 30-minute show around.
Also firing the imagination, Color Me Mine is a paint-your-own pottery studio on nearby South Beverly Drive. Everything’s provided to help shape a treasured take-home memento, with ready-made ceramics, stencils and stamps that are tailor-made for budding creatives.
Escape the city
For a brief break from the bustle of Beverly Hills, the Maze Rooms Hollywood is one of the top-rated escape rooms in the city. Designed for two to eight players, a number of themed rooms challenge participants to find their way out of topsy-turvy worlds and ancient ruins. With just 60 minutes to solve the clues, families will need to work together in this theatrical, immersive experience.
Cayton Children’s Museum
Located in Downtown Santa Monica just blocks from the Pacific Ocean, the Cayton Children’s Museum offers 21,000 square feet of discovery-based exhibits and immersive play. The museum features a robust calendar of arts and cultural activities designed for children 0 to 8 and their families, including public programs, festivals, camps, classes, workshops and more.
LA BREA TAR PITS & MUSEUM
Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the La Brea Tar Pits are one of the world’s most famous fossil localities. Explore the world’s only active, urban Ice Age excavation site. Inside the Museum is where the best fossils, animals, and plants that have been discovered are showcased — mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and more. Outside check out the La Brea Tar Pits where tar is still bubbling and active fossil excavation sites to see what the excavators have uncovered today. Make the most of your visit with the Excavator Tour. Get the behind-the-scenes story and see scientists working on recently excavated fossils, walk around the famous Lake Pit, and visit the live dig site where scientists discover new Ice Age specimens every day.
The Petersen Automotive Museum
The Petersen Automotive Museum is America's premier automotive museum. Featuring a collection of over 400 vehicles, the Petersen Automotive Museum encompasses 1 full city block. The Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example.
Encompassing more than 100.000 square feet, its exhibits feature more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. The Petersen Automotive Museum envisions a rapidly evolving, multi-dimensional society in which it thrives as a progressive, globally respected center for automotive research and collecting; the focal point for automotive history, culture and enthusiasm in the United States; and a premier educational institution in Los Angeles.
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