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Los Angeles Vacation with Kids

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Los Angeles Vacation with Kids

Hi, Will be traveling to Los Angeles with the family in April, kids are 5 and 8 and very well behaved. Where is the best place to stay? Need guidance should we stay in Santa Monica on the beach or in Beverly Hills, or Hollywood? Must have a great pool and nice accomodations. Will have rental car too! Don't mind paying alot as long as it is worth it! Many Thanks!

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1. Re: Los Angeles Vacation with Kids

Loews hotel in Santa Monica is ideal for kids.

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2. Re: Los Angeles Vacation with Kids

Loews is definately the place to stay. There is so much to do right near the hotel and plenty of places to eat and shop and activities. You can easily drive to all other locations as well.

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I should add why I think you should go with the Loews. Their pool is kid-friendly, it's right on the beach (with swings and things), and right next to The Pier (with rides, ferris wheel, and video arcade) and also just a block from The Promenade (restaurants, shopping, toy stores).

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Thanks for the recommendation. Any "not to be missed" restaurants? Many thanks again!

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What kind of food do you like? Santa Monica has some of the best restaurants in LA, all in one concentrated area (unlike other parts of the city).

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Hi,

We are foodies. We like most everything. Although we need to be concerned as to whether there is something on the menu for kids and also whether the ambience is appropriate for them too. Thanks!

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We take my kids almost everywhere as they love food (ages 4 & 8). We just tend to go closer to 5 / 5:30 to avoid the crowds and the "adult scene". Tehre are so many good places to eat in Santa Monica, you can pratically walk up and down the Promenade or Main and find soemthing.

Some of our favorites though are:

For a good casual lunch: California Chicken Cafe - the best chicken wraps and salads - all healthy but so yummy.

Different but fun (lunch or early dinner): Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport. Mainly Asian with a twist, sit by the window and watch the private planes land and take off. You'll need to drive here.

Drive up the coast to Gladstones and sit outside for lunch or drinks and appetizers. The kids love watching the ocean. Perfect on a beautiful day.

Ocean Avenue Seafood, pricey, but very good. Go early and sit by one of the big fish tanks. Keeps the kids happy all meal.