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Los Feliz is close to Hollywood, Silver Lake, and Griffith Park. Within this “happy” neighborhood (“feliz” is the Spanish word for “happy”), you’ll find a variety of family-friendly things to do.

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Ennis House
2655 Glendower Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Families with an interest in architecture will need to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House. The house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built by his son Lloyd in 1924. It is the largest of the concrete-block houses Mr. Wright built in Los Angeles and has been featured in television shows and movies. The house is approximately 6,000 square-feet and made of 27,000 “concrete textile blocks.”

Bike Along the L.A. River

Another way to explore Los Feliz is by biking along the Los Angeles River. At the Los Angeles River Center Bicycle Staging Area, you’ll find a self-service area complete with bike repair station, tire pump, bike racks, water fountain, restrooms, and picnic tables. There are multiple points of entry for the bike path; check the map online to determine the best route for your family.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Established in 1996, Skylight Books is an independent bookstore offering an eclectic selection of adult books as well as a special children’s section. They host a variety of special events including readings, discussions, and author signings. 

Ferndell Nature Museum
5375 Red Oak Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Although you’re still in Los Angeles, you’ll feel as if you’re somewhere else as you walk among California sycamores and observe more than 50 different fern species. Slowly wind your way through Ferndell and marvel at the tropical plants and flowers. Don’t forget to pack a picnic.

Los Feliz Branch Public Library
1874 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

The Los Feliz Library is a branch of the Los Angeles Public Library System. You’ll find a variety of special activities and events being held at this library including story times, movie showings, adult book clubs, and more. And for those who are star-struck — Leonardo DiCaprio donated the library’s computer room; you’ll find many posters of his movies there too. The library is closed on Sundays, and on some days doesn’t open until noon so be sure to check the website before you visit. 

Citywide Aquatics
3401 Riverside Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027

When you need to escape the heat, head to Citywide Aquatics for some fun family pool time. Make sure kids under 6 are accompanied by an adult; they require a 1 to 1 adult-child ratio. Check the website for information about open swim and a variety of swim lessons that are offered.

Alcove Cafe and Bakery
1929 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

You’ll be immediately charmed by this neighborhood favorite. Alcove Cafe is housed in what are considered two of the oldest homes in Los Feliz and features a large, shady patio as well as an extensive menu. You’ll also be tempted by their assortment of chocolates and pastries.

Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Families will find much to do at Barnsdall Art Park. You can tour Hollyhock House, Thursday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Adult admission is $7 and students are $3. The Hollyhock House is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed structure and his first Los Angeles project. (Keep in mind that the Hollyhock House is closed each October as well as select holidays throughout the year).

Additionally, each Sunday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Barnsdall Art Park hosts free Art Workshops for families. All materials are provided on-site and a list of upcoming workshops is available online.

Make sure to spend some time exploring the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, too. The Gallery showcases a variety of Southern California artists. It’s open Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm and offers free admission.

Fred 62
1850 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Fred 62 is a neighborhood diner that has been serving hungry people twenty-four hours a day, three hundred sixty-five days a year since 1997. You’ll find a large menu offering diner favorites as well as creative new dishes. You can sit at the counter or a table, but either way, customers speak highly of the attentive servers at Fred 62.

Bird Sanctuary
2900 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Take a walk and do some bird watching at the Bird Sanctuary. The area is among a wooden canyon, and you’ll be able to observe a variety of birds in their natural habitat. You’ll also find hiking trails and picnic tables here so be sure to pack lunch.

And, don’t forget to take advantage of all the family-friendly activities within nearby Griffith Park.

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