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What to do in LA with kids. Will be visiting LA with grandkids (9 and 13) in July...

What to do in LA with kids. Will be visiting LA with grandkids (9 and 13) in July 2008. Any suggestions on where to visit and also, is there a way to see any taping of TV shows? Will be there 7 days. Thank you!
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     asked this on May 26, 2008 at 03:23 PM
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There's plenty to do with your grandkids in L.A., the second largest city in the country right after New York City. And although it's technically separate to L.A., neighboring Orange County and Anaheim draw the crowds for major attractions like Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and California Adventure. If your grandkids are after roller coasters and high-octane fun, this is the place to go. (Check out's Anaheim/OC family-travel guide for more info on these world-famous tourist hot spots.)
Obviously, L.A.'s year-round Mediterranean climate makes it ideal for any number of outdoor activities, and I am assuming you will have a car to get you to and from the attractions in this sprawling metropolis. SoCal is a beach-lover's paradise, and there are many within easy range that cater to families with rides and concessions right on the sand. Drive to the world-famous Santa Monica Pier, a must-see Southern California attraction featuring an amusement park, vintage carousel, and free concerts. Later, take a stroll down the boardwalk at Venice Beach to check out the street performers, local artists, market stalls, and interesting assortment of characters wandering the strand.
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens are two other popular stops for those visiting L.A. with kids. The large grounds are home to over a thousand species and a successful breeding program that has helped save animals like the California condor from extinction.
The Museum of the American West is another great example of a place that kids and adults can enjoy together. This museum has stagecoaches, original badges, and clothing in exhibition, along with several hands-on areas where kids can become cowboys and ride a virtual horse. Other children's museums in the area include the Kidspace Children's Museum, which features a giant kaleidoscope and real bat cave.
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