Los Angeles has plenty of beautiful beaches to cool off at on hot summer days, but sometimes it can be a bigger headache than you want to deal with—loading your car, traffic, crowds and those pesky sharks. Thankfully there are also great swimming pools for kids throughout the area—some of which also have splash pads—that allow for some good ol' fashioned fun this summer.
As soon as the final school bell rings, the next sound you hear is "I'm bored!" So aside from heading to L.A.'s essential museums or art galleries for some educational fun, or a local campground for a short vacation, fill up your kiddos' calendar with these great warm-weather summer activities for kids. And if these don't work out, grab a cocktail to get yourself through.
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