See what's lurking in the tide pools this weekend. Photo by Mommy Poppins
See what's lurking in the tide pools this weekend. Photo by Mommy Poppins

Things To Do in LA this Weekend with Kids: Tidepool Hikes, Carpool Jam Concerts, and Go, Dog. Go!

Whoa, what was that? Someone pushed the reboot button on our country! We'll be restarting in safe mode to avoid the threat of a virus (that's okay, because safe mode can be fun!).

Until the updated programming kicks in, we can safely rely on our dependable defaults, such as drive-in screenings, socially distant outdoor outings, and rocking to tunes in our cars. More perfectly safe activities include venturing into the Upside Down, which may or may not include a demogorgon, and going on a Jurassic Quest where you probably won't be eaten by dinosaurs.

Once we get the all clear, you can go, dog, go! Actually, you don't have to wait for the all clear; you can Go, Dog. Go! this week, with the new Netflix series based on the children's book. (I do like your hat!)

To find the fun while staying safe at home, look no further than Poppins@Home. This week, Snapology Scientists inspires young minds to ask questions about the world around them, while Snapology Minecraft takes kids into the world of Nether (watch out for creepers!). DMF Youth helps kids stay fit and healthy through dance mini lessons. And step aside Cassidy: Hopalong Andrew is getting our kids moving to the music.

Keep reading for activities to reboot, reset, and refresh your week ...

While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do—or stay at home and check out our list of virtual events in January.


Ocean Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103

The Canyon - Montclair
5060 E Montclair Plaza, Space #2020 Montclair Place
Montclair, CA 91764

Golf 'n' Stuff
5555 Walker St.
Ventura, CA 93003

Skylight Row DTLA
777 S Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Hollywood American Legion Post 43
2035 N Highland Ave,, CA
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Echo Park Lake
751 Echo Park Lake
Los Angeles, CA

Santa Monica Airport Interim Open Space
3223 Donald Douglas Loop S
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Fillmore & Western Railway
364 Main Street
Fillmore, CA 93015

Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007

Tanaka Farms
5380 3/4 University Dr
Irvine, CA 92612

Irvine Spectrum Center
670 Spectrum Center Dr Regal Parking Deck
Irvine, CA

Battleship Iowa
250 South Harbor Blvd
San Pedro, CA

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Various Locations, including Sears Parking Lot
211 West California Avenue (across the street from Sears)
Glendale, CA 91203

Six Flags Magic Mountain
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy,
Valencia, CA 91355

Griffith Park Pony Rides
4400 Crystal Springs Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Balboa Park
6300 Balboa Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91316

Mt. Baldy
6777 Mt. Baldy Rd.
Mt. Baldy, CA 91759

Mountain High
24510 State Highway 2
Wrightwood, CA 92397

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
800 Wildrose Lane
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Snow Drift Tubing Park
34600 California 18
Green Valley Lk, CA 92341

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
1 Tramway Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Pittsford Park
21701 Pittsford Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Laguna Mountain Lodge
10678 Sunrise Highway
Mt. Laguna, CA 91948

Palomar State Park
19952 State Park Rd.
Palomar Mountain, CA 92060

Mount Baldy
8401 Mount Baldy Road
Mount Baldy, CA 91759

Mountain High
24510 State Highway 2
Wrightwood, CA 92648

Lake Arrowhead
28200 Highway 189
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

SkyPark at Santa's Village
28950 Highway 18
Skyforest, CA 92385

Big Bear
43101 Goldmine Drive
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
1 Tramway Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Idyllwild Town Crier
54405 North Circle Drive
Idyllwild, CA 92549

Joshua Tree National Park
6554 Park Boulevard
Joshua Tree, CA 92256

Yosemite
9035 Village Drive
Yosemite Valley, CA 95389

Mammoth Mountain
10001 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Mt. Pinos Campground
Cuddy Valley Road
Frazier Park, CA 93225

Frazier Park Trailhead
OHV Trail 118
Frazier Park, CA 93225

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
13652 Highway 79
Julian, CA 92036

Palomar Mountain State Park
19952 State Park Drive
Palomar Mountain, CA 92060

Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91011
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