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Toluca Lake is like the best of both worlds. Toluca Lake has a small-town feel to it while being conveniently located to some great family-friendly spots.

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Paty’s Restaurant
10001 Riverside Dr., Toluca Lake, CA 91602

Paty’s Restaurant is a favorite among locals. This popular diner has been in business for over 60 years. Over the years, celebrities such as Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, and Debbie Reynolds (just to name a few) have frequented this restaurant. Today, families can dine inside or out and enjoy favorites from a large menu selection, including all-day breakfast, hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, and dinners. Don’t forget to save room for dessert and/or a milkshake.

School of Rock
4516 Mariota Ave., Toluca Lake, CA 91602

If your children have an interest in becoming rock starts, then School of Rock is the place to check out. Children of all ages (beginning with preschool-age and up) are welcome at School of Rock, where children learn more than just how to play an instrument. They’re also taught how to play with others and how to interact cooperatively. Children will also have the opportunity to perform on stage at different venus. Check the website for a listing of classes offered. (They are closed on Fridays).

Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness Club
6711 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068

The Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness Club has been a part of the community for over 40 years. You’ll find a variety of classes and sessions for children here. Swimming lessons, fitness training, and tennis clinics are offered at this facility. Check the website for information about rates.

The Campo de Cahuenga
3919 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91604

You may have driven by the Campo de Cahuenga without realizing its historical significance. It was actually the site of the signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga in 1847. The Treaty ended the conflict that existed over southwest territory between the United States and Mexico. At this site, you’ll find a replica of the adobe that stood on the site during the time of the Treaty’s signing as well as a number of monuments and plaques dedicated to historic figures of the time. The building is open on the first Saturday of each month from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and offers free admission.

North Weddington Park and Recreation Center
10844 Acama Dr., North Hollywood, CA 91602

There are lots of things for families to do at the North Weddington Park and Recreation Center. Facilities include basketball courts, a children’s play area, and picnic tables. Additionally, a variety of seasonal camps and after-school programs are offered at this location too.

5016 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

InPlayLA may be the spot you host your child’s next birthday party. If not, don’t forget to visit them when you’re looking for an indoor play space. They strive to “promote the development of imagination, the sense of invention and the spirit of adventure.” In addition to their Open Play, they also offer music and dance classes as well as day camps (perfect for those two non-school days for LAUSD students in October).

Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

A visit to Universal Studios Hollywood lis like a visit to a real working movie studio and an amusement park all rolled up into one. Many rides and attractions feature some of your favorite movies and/or characters including Jurassic Park, Shrek, King Kong, Harry Potter, and the Minions to name a few. Go on the Studio Tour, take pictures with The Simpsons and SpongeBob SquarePants, and have some fun in Super Silly Fun Land — with more than 80 different water-play features suitable for all ages. You won’t run out of things to do and see at Universal Studios.

Universal City Walk
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Adjacent to Universal Studios, you’ll find Universal City Walk. There is no entrance fee to this outdoor promenade which features movie theaters, shopping, and dining. And as if all that wasn’t enough, you’ll also find iFly Hollywood — an indoor skydiving experience (for adventurers ages 3 and older).

And don’t forget, Toluca Lake is located very close to Studio City and Burbank. Be sure to check out our post, “11 Things To Do In Studio City With Kidshere. And, you can read “20 Things To Do In Burbank With Kidshere.

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