Requesting Ideas for Spring Break Activities in the LA Area


Dec 17, 2016
Hi All!

Requesting some fun things to do in the LA area that is *not* a theme park. We're mid-range price conscious, mostly due to the fact that there are so many of us (7)! So I'm looking to keep my spending to between $10 and $25 per person on a few activities. (Free is fine also, of course.)

Family of 7: Mom & Dad and 5 kids, ages range from 10-16 years old. All fully vaccinated and happy to wear masks where needed.

Heading to LA area for spring break near the end of March. We have 3 full days (and 2 half days due to flights). We'll have a rental car.

We do want to visit the beach for most of one of those days, depending on weather. Which beach would you recommend?

I've done some searching and was thinking the Getty Museum and/or the Griffith Observatory would be good candidates, but I don't want to be too "museum heavy" if you know what I mean, so need some other ideas also!

Thank you!


Mouseketeer since birth!
Jul 7, 2008
Griffith is free and there is hiking nearby. California Science Center is cheap and has a Space Shuttle! I'd consider both above the Getty with that age range of kids.

I'm partial to the Orange County beaches since I grew up there but that may be farther than you want to drive.