Many people know Westchester as the home of LAX. And though aviation is certainly a big part of this LA County Neighborhood, you’ll find lots of things to do in Westchester with Kids.
Performances at Loyola Marymount University (LMU)
1 LMU Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045
LMU hosts many special events and performances throughout the year that are free and open to the public. “A Celebration of Cuban Arts and Culture” scheduled for Saturday, February 10th and Sunday, February 11th is one such event. Check the website for an updated list of family-friendly concerts and events.
Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library
7114 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045
The Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library offers many different events and activities for families. Stop by and visit for story time, participate in the knitting and crocheting group (whether you’re a beginner or an expert), and more. Keep an eye out for seasonal events such as “Tomato Mania” happening in March. The library is closed on Sundays.
The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center
6081 Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045
The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, a two-level outdoor shopping and dining center, offers lots of family-friendly things to do. Families may enjoy visiting Color Me Mine (which will be opening soon once construction is complete), dining and playing at Dave and Buster’s, or eating burgers at Islands. And for movie fans, take in the latest film at the Cinemark 18 and XD. Check the website for a complete directory listing.
Westchester Park and Recreation Center
7000 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Families will find lots of ways to have fun at Westchester Park and Recreation Center. You’ll find a baseball diamond, barbecue pits, picnic tables, a skate park, basketball courts,and a children’s play area. You’ll find lots of open grassy areas here, as well as a seasonal swimming pool. The play area looks like you are in the ocean nearby a breaching whale; it’s a great spot for kids to pretend they are swimming with whales! The Park also hosts an annual “Spring Egg Hunt” as well as a “Haunted Park” and “Halloween Kids Zone.”
Tanner’s Sew and Vac
6230 W. 87th St., Westchester, CA 90045
Tanner’s Sew and Vac is a family-owned and operated business for almost 50 years. While many may only know Tanner’s as the place to go for service and repair of sewing machines and vacuums, they also offer Kids Sewing Camps (generally 4 days long) as well as Saturday sewing classes. Classes are limited to 8 students. Check the website for details.
In-N-Out Burger and “Airplane Park”
9149 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
If your children love watching airplanes, then this may be the perfect In-N-Out location for you. Watch the planes that literally soar over your heads, and then head across the street to a small park affectionately known as “Airplane Park.” The park is located on the corner of 92nd Street and Sepulveda Boulevard and is a great place to picnic and enjoy your hamburgers. Be prepared for roaring noise!
Westchester Golf Course
6900 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Westchester Golf Course is a public, 18-hole course. You can play a full round of golf or just get some practice time in on their driving range or the short-game practice area. You can also take advantage of the special programs and instruction offered here including lessons (for children and adults). “The course’s signature hole has a large eucalyptus in the center of the fairway which is home to a family of hawks.”
Flight Path Museum and Learning Center
6661 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles, CA 90045
The Flight Path Museum and Learning Center honors “aviation pioneers, showcases the importance of Southern California and LAX to the aviation and aerospace industry as well as encourages youth to pursue education and careers in aviation-related fields.” Families will find memorabilia on display including models and photographs as well as one of the largest collections of vintage flight attendant uniforms in the Western United States. Admission is free. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (except on major holidays).
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Bowlero Los Angeles
8731 Lincoln Blvd., Westschester, CA 90045
You can do much more than bowl at Bowlero Los Angeles. Families will also enjoy the arcade games, lounge area, billiards, and free Wi-Fi. And when you’re ready to bowl, take advantage of the 32 bowling lanes within this 30,000-square foot space. Bowlero Los Angeles also makes a unique party venue.
Musical Beginnings Music School
6607 B W. 80th St., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Musical Beginnings Music School offers classes and lessons for children and adults. Classes are offered privately or in small group sessions. In addition, parent-and-me classes are offered for the youngest musicians in the family! Check the website for a class schedule.