4 Unique Things To Do With Kids In Downtown LA

800 N. Alameda Street

Train loving tots will love this old fashion station. Long corridors inside and courtyards and fountains outside make for fun exploration. A family walking tour is offered the fourth Saturday of each month, but it’s geared more towards kids age 7 and up.

125 Paseo de la Plaza

Just across the street from Union Station is the oldest part of downtown Los Angeles. This outdoor market is filled with culture, color, arts, and music. Grab some lunch at one of the many delicious Mexican restaurants in the area and then head over to The Avila Adobe; the oldest house in Los Angeles and the Firehouse Museum; LA’s first fire station (built in 1884) housing fire equipment from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

969 North Broadway

A couple of blocks east of Olvera Street is Chinatown. There’s tons of food, color and activity to keep little ones busy. Be sure to visit the area’s oldest bakery, Phoenix, and sample their trademark strawberry whipped cream cake.

351 South Hill Street

Known as “the shortest railway in the world,”this funicular dating back to 1901 will take you up and down the Bunker Hill incline for just 50 cents a person. And your kids though escalators were cool!!