Dodgers FanFest, Free Museums, and More Top Things To Do in Los Angeles This Weekend with Kids

Root for the home team! Dodgers FanFest photo courtesy of Major League Baseball.
Root for the home team! Dodgers FanFest photo courtesy of Major League Baseball.

Looking for the best things to do in Los Angeles this weekend? Here are some of our favorite events and activities to add to your list this weekend.

This weekend we're feeling blue, as in Dodger Blue, with the free Dodgers FanFest celebrating our home team and hometown fans. Not to be outdone, dozens of our finest museums and gardens welcome visitors free of charge for Museums Free-for-All. And in a shout-out to the biggest and freest of all, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium hosts Whale Fiesta, a big blowout to kick off the migration of the Pacific gray whale. 

Slide into the weekend with the best playgrounds in LA and get the kids moving even more on one of the best hiking trails for families. If you require some much-needed fuel in the form of food or caffeine in between all the weekend fun, browse our restaurant guide for Los Angeles and Orange County families

Places featured in this article:


Rocket's Universe Playground at North Weddington Park

San Gabriel Mission District

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym

Southern California Children's Museum

Candy Land Indoor Playground

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Museums Free-For-All
Multiple Venues - 10:00 AM Pick
Chinese New Year Festival 2023
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens - 10:00 AM Pick
A Faery Hunt - Crestwood Hills Park
Crestwood Hills Park - 10:00 AM
D. Yoder Family Sundays
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens - 10:00 AM
Free Family Fun Day - Academy Museum Regeneration Summit
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides