You know how there are New Yorkers who have never been to the top of the Empire State Building?  Don’t raise the L.A. version of that kid!  With so much to do here, and traffic being, well, LA traffic, it’s easy to miss a few “gottas.”  So, check our bucket list of the 10 things all kids growing up in Los Angeles should experience, and see what you can cross off — and where you should be heading this weekend.


The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel

We left visiting the beach off the list, because we’re going to assume that one’s a given. But there’s a chance that you haven’t yet taken the kids on a ride on the Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier. Talk about “Top of the World” – you can see forever as the sun sinks over the sea and the wind whips in your hair. This is LA living at it’s finest. Especially if you follow it up with a ride on the carousel and ice cream on the pier.

Santa Monica Pier
photo credit: Kim Orchen Cooper

Can you check everything off, or do you need to get busy?  And what must-dos are we missing?  Let us know – we know you’ve got a strong opinion!

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