25 Things To Do in Beverly Hills with Kids

Swimming pools, movie stars. If there are two things we all know about Beverly Hills, it's the swimming pools and the movie stars. And, oh yes, we know the zip code, too. (When I used to live in 90211, out-of-towners seemed to think my zip code was hilarious.) Guests come to visit, and they always want to see Beverly Hills; but for young kids, walking up and down Rodeo Drive is not much of a crowd-pleaser. Avoid the stress of controlling tots in Tiffany's by knowing a few low cost, high entertainment, kid-friendly activities in this suburb to end all suburbs, the gateway to the Westside, the home to the stars' homes, the small town where people dress up to go window shopping. Check out our favorite 25 things to do in Beverly Hills; even if you're a BH High graduate, there are bound to be a few items you haven't done yet.

  1. Browse the library of old TV shows, commercials, and Olympic broadcasts at the Paley Center for Media.
  2. Make a withdrawal at the 24-hour cupcake ATM.
  3. Go to a storytime at Beverly Hills Public Library.
  4. See a family show at The Wallis Annenberg Center, and while you're there let kids send someone an actual postcard from the old Post Office.
  5. Take little ones to the Beverly Hills adjacent Zimmer Children's Museum.
  6. Indulge in afternoon tea at the Montage Hotel.
  7. Dine among Reuben-loving celebrities at Beverly Hills' favorite old fashioned deli, Nate 'n' Al's
  8. Catch a bargain matinee at the converted Laemmle Music Hall cinema.
  9. Wander the Beverly Hills Famers Market.
  10. Take a Beverly Hills Trolley tour; at Christmastime ride with Mrs. Claus.
  11. Drive by the Spadena House (aka Witch's House), especially around Halloween!
  12. Splash around at Coldwater Canyon Park.
  13. Roam the grounds or check out the activities at Greystone Mansion.
  14. Catch a show at the historic Saban Theatre.
  15. Stop for yummy Edelweiss Chocolates; use the back entrance to see Lucille Ball's beloved conveyer belt in action!
  16. Take older kids to visit the Beverly Hills adjacent Museum of Tolerance.
  17. Pick up a map to the stars' homes; even movie stars need to do it once.
  18. Have a romp in Roxbury Park.
  19. Stop by the Electric Fountain after dark. As a bonus, this park also houses the iconic Beverly Hills sign for photo ops.
  20. Have a scoop of LA's best gelato (no, really, it's the best!) at Al Gelato.
  21. Introduce young film buffs to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and check out the rotating free exhibit in the lobby.
  22. Sample some ridiculously decadent candy at Sugarfina.
  23. Hike in Franklin Canyon Park or participate in one of the programs at its nature center.
  24. Sample new flavors (and bring some home) at the old world Cheese Store of Beverly Hills.
  25. Catch a poolside movie at Mr. C Beverly Hills, Tuesday evenings all summer long.