While some might associate Koreatown (or K-Town as it is also known) as a place to go for an adult’s night out, you’ll also find many friendly-family activities in this community.
Aroma Golf Range
3680 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
The Aroma Golf Range brings your golf game to the middle of the city. It is described as the “largest semi-indoor golf range” in Los Angeles due to its size — it’s a four-level, 150-yard golf range. Rental golf clubs are available as well so the kids can try it out and see if golf is something they enjoy and wish to pursue.
Korean Pavilion (Dawooljong)
corner of Olympic Blvd. and Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, CA
“Dawooljong”refers to the the pavilion you’ll find at the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Normandie Avenue. The Pavilion and garden comprise 5000 square feet and will make you think you’ve traveled to Korea. The Pavilion is made of pine and is dyed in traditional colors of rust, red, and green.
3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
Step into The Wiltern, and you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. The interior of the Theater includes terrazzo paving, colorful murals, and decorative tile work. There’s even a sunburst on the auditorium’s ceiling. It’s an example of Art Deco worth exploring. Check the website for a schedule of upcoming live performances.
My Gym Koreatown
3959 Wilshire Blvd., A211, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Whether you’re looking for a Mommy-and-me class for your little one, the opportunity for your child to develop their ballet skills, or a venue for your chid’s next birthday party, My Gym has what you’re looking for. Classes are designed for children as young as 6 weeks all the way up to 10 years of age. A schedule of classes can be found online.
3807 Wilshire Blvd. 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010
It’s one stop shopping at Kidsland. Whether you’re searching for baby gear, arts and crafts sets, puppets, health and safety items, or nursery furniture, you’ll find it at Kidsland. They’ve recently moved into their new second floor location which provides even more space for displaying items and purchasing those items.
621 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005
CGV Cinemas is the first of its kind in the United States, a branch of a popular South Korean movie theater chain. Here you’ll find English-language films with Korean subtitles as well as Asian films with English subtitles. They offer stadium seating, with reserved seats available as well.
Top’s Art Supplies
3447 W. 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90005
In business since 1987, Top’s Art Supplies offers plenty for those who are “serious” artists, those who are interested in pursing a new hobby, or those who have a school project to complete. In fact, there’s a whole section devoted to “K-12 Science Project Materials.” Customers speak highly of the friendly, personal attention they receive while shopping.
3250 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006
Koreatown Galleria is an indoor shopping center with more than 70 stores on three levels. In addition, its Food Court includes many eateries offering authentic Asian dishes. One popular store is the Galleria Market, a very large supermarket offering an assortment of Korean dishes.
Related: Exploring Seoul International Park in Koreatown
Shatto 39 Lanes
3255 W. 4th St., Los Angeles, CA 90020
Take the family bowling at Shatto 39 Lanes. A large venue, complete with vending machines, billiards, and coffee shop. And it’s big — 39 lanes! Many have described it as “bowling on a budget.”
621 S. Western Ave. #107, Los Angeles, CA 90005
You can take the kids into this store and shop knowing that it won’t break the bank. You’ll find knick-knacks, stationery items, snacks, small household items, and more. And, most items are $1.50 each!
Korean Cultural Center
5505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 900
Although it’s not technically located within Koreatown, the Korean Cultural Center is not that far and warrants a trip if your family is interested in learning about the culture and traditions of Korea. The facilities include an art gallery, auditorium, library, and museum exhibition space. Admission is free.