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Kid-Approved: The Best Places to Visit in Hollywood with Children

  • Monday August 28th 2023

MARVEL Universe 4D Movie at Madame Tussauds Hollywood

Hollywood is a popular tourist destination for people of all ages, but it can be especially fun for kids. There are many kid-approved activities to enjoy in Hollywood, from visiting iconic landmarks to exploring movie studios.

When planning a trip to Hollywood with kids, it is important to select activities that will be both fun and educational. Here are a few tips for selecting kid-approved activities:

Consider your child's interests. What are they passionate about? Are they interested in movies, music, history, or something else?

Choose activities that are age-appropriate. Some activities, such as the Icons of Darkness, may be too intense for younger children.

Plan for breaks. Kids can get tired quickly, so it is important to plan for breaks throughout the day.

There are many great places to visit with kids in Hollywood. Here are a few of our favorites:

Universal Studios Hollywood: Universal Studios Hollywood is a theme park with rides, shows, and attractions based on popular movies and TV shows. There are also several kid-friendly rides and shows, such as the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and the Transformers 3D ride.

Universal City Walk: perfect for families with kids of all ages, this iconic shopping and dining destination is free to all and hosts a variety of different shops and restaurants to choose from. 

Hollywood Walk of Fame: The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a famous walkway lined with stars honoring celebrities. Kids can have fun looking for their favorite stars and taking pictures.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood: Madame Tussauds Hollywood is a wax museum with life-size wax figures of celebrities and pop-culture icons. Kids can have fun posing for pictures with their favorite stars, including super heroes like Captain America, Thor, and Spiderman. .

Griffith Observatory: Griffith Observatory is a beautiful scenic overlook  with a planetarium and views of the Hollywood sign. Kids can learn about space and astronomy, and they can also take pictures of the Hollywood sign.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood has plenty of activities for you to do with your kids while in Hollywood. 

4D Marvel Movie: Only at Madame Tussauds Hollywood can you feel the power of your favorite MARVEL Super Heroes in Madame Tussauds Hollywood’s new thrilling 4D movie! Experience wind-chilling water-soaking and face-flinching special effects as you get closer than ever before to Captain Marvel, Thor, Black Panther, Rocket, Spider-Man, Ant-Man and the wasp as they battle Loki a bid to save the world. Kids will love the chance to get in on the superhero action!

Wax Hands: If you’re looking to take your wax experience to the next level and want a customized memento to take home with you after you leave Madame Tussauds Hollywood, then you can create your own wax hand!. Their wax experts will guide you through the process of immortalizing yourself in wax from first dip to the final product. Making your own wax hand is perfect for kids over 48 inches tall. Wax hands can be customized in different colors and patterns, making them a perfectly unique vacation souvenir. 

Escape the clutches of King Kong: only at Madame Tussauds can you pose from the grasp of King Kong swinging from the Empire State Building. This huge ape is a favorite among kids and families. 

Props galore!: to make every photo opportunity one to remember, Madame Tussauds Hollywood invites its guests to use props with nearly all of its wax figures. Pose with nunchucks by Bruce Lee! Climb a life-size camel near Lawrence of Arabia. Tap your dance cane with Charlie Chaplin. With over one hundred interesting props to choose from, your kids will enjoy this immersive Hollywood experience.  

In addition to the above, there are many other family-friendly activities to enjoy in Hollywood. Here are a few more ideas:

Visit the Hollywood Bowl Museum. The Hollywood Bowl Museum is a small museum that tells the story of the Hollywood Bowl, a famous outdoor amphitheater that's held concerts of soundtracks from iconic kid favorites like Mary Poppins, Sound of Music, and Harry Potter .

Explore Hollywood & Highland Center. Hollywood & Highland Center, recently renovated as the new Ovation Mall, is a shopping and entertainment complex with a variety of stores, restaurants, and attractions. Whether your little one wants to play games at Dave and Busters, share an ice cream cone at Ben & Jerry’s, or shop ‘til she drops at Forever 21, this mall is a perfect place to hangout with the family


Visit Hollywood Forever Cemetery. While not traditionally a place to hang out with your children, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is more than just the cemetery and final resting place of many famous Hollywood stars. It also hosts concerts and other events held at the cemetery throughout the year, like movie nights during the summer and yoga on the weekends.

When visiting Hollywood with kids, there are a few things you can do to ensure a successful and enjoyable visit:

  • Plan ahead. Plan your itinerary in advance and make sure to book tickets for any attractions that require reservations.
  • Bring necessary items. Pack a stroller, sunscreen, snacks, and drinks.
  • Set expectations. Let your kids know what to expect during your visit, such as how long you will be at each attraction and how much walking will be involved.
  • Manage energy levels. Take breaks throughout the day to rest and refuel.
  • Stay safe. Be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your kids at all times.

Hollywood is a great place to visit with kids. There are many kid-approved activities to enjoy, and there is something for everyone. By following the tips in this blog post, you can ensure that your family has a fun and memorable visit to Hollywood.