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Where's Good In L.A For A Six Year Old Girl?  
User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

Planning a short visit to friend in L.A shortly (next week to be exact!) for four/five days. Where's good for me to take my 6 year old daughter for fun? Universal, Disney etc...............??


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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Slauson Swap Meet.

User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

San Diego Zoo - about a three hour drive south down I-5.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 1):
Slauson Swap Meet.

.....they must have moved it from the old Foothill Drive-In Theatre in LaVerne  wink 

Quoting Cumulus (Thread starter):
Where's good for me to take my 6 year old daughter for fun?

Disneyland is good.....she might be a little young for Universal (at least she would have been the last time I was there...15 years ago). Sea World-San Diego would also be a good option, also Legoland in Carlsbad.....see where this is going....south on I-5 to San Diego  wink 

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineFlyONT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

You might want to take her to the Long Beach Aquarium. All the exhibits are really great and its a kid friendly environment. Have a nice trip!

User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4128 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

What does she like?

Disneyland is a must since you have a little girl. Like some said, the Zoo isn't bad, but San Diego has a much better one (Zoo and Wild Animal Park). Universal could be okay if she likes seeing stage shows and stunt shows.

If she likes astronomy, I would maybe take her to the Griffith Park Observatory (it is near the zoo so you can go in the evening). It is done renovating and is supposedly nice, although you now need tickets. It also gives you an awesome view of the city. It also has a planetarium.
http://www.griffithobs.org/

The beach is always a good idea. Depending on where you are staying in SoCal, Santa Monica is good, Newport Beach also, and if you want to see planes from LAX go right above you, theres Dockweiler Beach.

Also don't foget to visit In-n-Out.  Smile



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4038 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Man, this thread title just sounds wrong...


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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

Disney is pretty good, Universal is pretty good, Knott's Berry Farm is a lot of fun, Seaworld and the zoo in San Diego...all good options for kids.

User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

If you want a cheaper bit, try one of the many beaches along the coast. I don't know if she has ever seen the ocean but even if she has, it usually entertains kids and tourists. Whenever I surf I always see families with their kids out there with smiles on their faces. I don't know too many beaches up towards LA besides the surf spots in the area but I know there are plenty. There is also the Santa Monica pier, which is fun. Otherwise, the attractions suggested by previous posters would work.


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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

Universal City Walk at night.

If you want to get her into surfing, drive up to Surf Rider's Beach in Malibu. Easy waves perfect for a beginner. Beware that the Pacific Ocean is cold, especially in the winter, it's brutal.



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

Try some cultural exchange; South-Central, Pico, just kidding..Depending on the weather, the beach would be good, the zoo is okay and alot cheaper than San Diego's; personally I think Disneyland is awful expensive for a six-year old and Knotts Berry Farm is a better value.

User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

Neverland Ranch would be safe, unless you're bringing along her twin brother.

User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1894 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

At six, do you think she would really know? Go, and be a typical tourist, use your judgement, if you think it is okay, then it should be just fine with her.


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