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...

Places featured in this article:

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

The Old Lodge - Montecillo De Leo Politi

Felipe de Neve Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

The California African American Museum

Multiple Locations throughout Ventura County

Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

The Museum of African American Art at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Ritchie Valens Recreation Center

Malibu City Hall's Civic Theater

National Parks - Multiple Locations

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Free Day at Descanso Gardens
Descanso Gardens - 9:00 AM Pick
Underwood Family Farms' Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark - 9:00 AM
Spooky Zoo (at the Santa Barbara Zoo)
Santa Barbara Zoo - 9:30 AM
Kids Club at the Americana
Americana at Brand - 10:00 AM
Rancho Los Cerritos Storytime
Rancho Los Cerritos - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides