There are so many fun things to do in Santa Monica with kids you’ll want to spend a few days exploring this picturesque coastal city in Western LA County. Santa Monica’s known for having a laid-back beach town atmosphere with big city sophistication and the quality and variety of attractions and parks will ensure that this reputation holds up.
This immense pier is home to Pacific Park (an amusement park), the historic Looff Hippodrome Carousel, a solar powered ferris wheel, an arcade, restaurants and shops, all with the most sensational views.
Every holiday season in Downtown Santa Monica the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue is transformed into the winter wonderland known as Ice at Santa Monica, an 8,000-square-foot ice-skating rink. Rentals and lessons are available.
This public beach facility was built on the location of a now-demolished 110-room mansion that was built for Marion Davies by William Randolph Hearst. With spectacular views, splash pad, playground, gallery, Marion Davies Guest House, beach courts & fields, community & cultural events, historic pool, free wi-fi, and more, the whole family will enjoy!
Open to the public every Friday night for family-friendly shows. Using digital technology, you will fly beyond the solar system and soar among the stars. You’ll be transported across our galaxy to the limits of spacetime or into the heart of the atom.
Kids will enjoy the interactive center and flight simulator. Families will find artifacts from the Douglas Aircraft Company, aviation-related art, a replica of the Wright Flyer, a flight simulator, and more.