A performance at the Indian Arts Marketplace. Photo courtesy of Autry Museum of the American West
A performance at the Indian Arts Marketplace. Photo courtesy of Autry Museum of the American West

Veterans Day Weekend Things To Do in Los Angeles with Kids

We have so much to be grateful for in this country, and we owe so much to our veterans—those who have put themselves in harm's way to defend the liberties we hold dear. This year, most of the celebrations are being held on Veterans Day Monday (including that kid favorite: three day weekend). 

Thanks to our valiant warriors, we are free to do things our own way. Even if that means we need two advent calendars to mark off the days between now and that other holiday.

So, like, if we want to start lighting our trees and singing holiday tunes and playing in the snow and saying hi to Santa, that's cool. If we're not quite ready to give up on Día de los Muertos, that's cool, too. If we want our kids to start prepping our Thanksgiving dinner, well that's just effective delegating.

Whatever floats your boat. Because this is America, land of the free, home of the brave, all thanks to our Veterans.

Feel free to keep reading for our most honorable picks for this weekend...

Autry National Center
4470 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles , CA 90027

Downey Theatre
8435 Firestone Blvd
Downey, CA 90241

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91107

The Old Lodge - Montecillo De Leo Politi
Stadium Way & Scott Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Felipe de Neve Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library
2820 W. 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Lakewood Center Mall
500 Lakewood
Lakewood, CA 90713

Southern California Railway Museum
2201 South 'A' Street (formerly Orange Empire Railway Museum)
Perris, CA

Terrace Theater
300 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

The Colony Theatre
555 N. Third St.
Burbank, CA 91582

The California African American Museum
600 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Hollywood Bowl
2301 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90068

Long Beach
Atlantic Avenue from South Street to Harding St
Long Beach, CA

The Citadel
100 Citadel Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90040

Multiple Locations throughout Ventura County
, CA

Children's Book World
10580 1/2 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Fairview Branch Library
2101 Ocean Park Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center
26876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302

The Promenade
201 W Center St Promenade
Anaheim, CA 92805

Williams-Sonoma: All Locations
Sherman Oaks Fashion Square:14006 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Los Angeles Ballet
11755 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Ave
Pasadena , CA 91101

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

Sunset Theatre Company
1603 Aviation Blvd. #6
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd Promenade Terrace
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Microsoft Theatre
777 Chick Hearn Court
Los Angeles , CA 90015

The Museum of African American Art at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. located on the 3rd floor of Macy's
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd Bram Goldsmith Theater
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Forest Lawn
6300 Forest Lawn Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Veterans Monument
Veterans Parkway: Valley Drive and 15th Street
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

USS Iowa
Berth 87, Port of Los Angeles 250 South Harbor Boulevard
San Pedro, CA 90731

Ritchie Valens Recreation Center
10731 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Pacoima, CA 91331

Exposition Park
3911 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Kidspace Children's Museum
480 North Arroyo Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91103

Malibu City Hall's Civic Theater
23825 Stuart Ranch Road
Malibu, CA 90265

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065

National Parks - Multiple Locations
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite, CA 95389

McCambridge Park
1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd. McCambridge Park War Memorial
Burbank, CA 91504

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Picnic at the Mission
Mission San Juan Capistrano - 9:00 AM Pick
Beach Eats To Go
Parking Lot #11 - 5:00 PM Pick
Level 8 Drive-In at The Americana at Brand
Americana at Brand - 8:30 PM Pick
Night Skies in the Observatory at Home
The Franklin Institute - various times Pick
A Hamilton Read-Along
- various times Pick
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