Going on an overseas family vacation is challenging if you aren’t prepared to balance out time for adulting and activities for the kiddies. From her own experience, Parlour X’s director Eva Galambos, has prepared a ying and yang style list to please your family in Los Angeles, detailing where the most coveted fine dining restaurants are to enjoy a glamorous evening and then of course, recommendations on where to take the kids to let all their energy out. Read below, on how to make the most memorable holiday, where everybody gets to make a fond memory.
Architecturally modern with a good vibe, it’s great for people watching.
Supreme coffee destination in Venice; one of the few great coffee places that actually compares to our fabulous coffee in Australia . Very laid back atmosphere.
Fantastic selection of salads and great indoor and outdoor facilities; fun to sit in the LA sun. Make sure to stop and people watch; everyone has their own style (whether good or bad) which is always interesting to check out…
Famous for its delicious, quirky and interesting pizza toppings…
Dinners in Los Angeles:
Good food and a celebrity- cool atmosphere….
The restaurant has a sexy ambience set by the piano lounge bar atmosphere and attentive service; enjoying dressing up or over dinner and/or cocktails.
In Venice, Gjelina’s has great pizzas and wine selection; very laid back and relaxed cool vibe.
The Soho House is very impressive. With 360 degree views of LA, enjoy cocktails and dinner in a magnificent setting.
A family run restaurant that is a favourite of celebrities, Giorgio Baldi serves incredible Northen Italian food – definitely a must!
Visit Cecconi’s for breakfast lunch or dinner and enjoy delicious Italian food on the terrace.
A fantastic vegan restaurant with outstanding food selection!
Activities for Children:
Indoor Skydiving, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608, United States
Such a fun experience! Take the kids and join in yourself…. I did but don’t expect your hair to ever be the same again!
The original and the best, Disneyland is every kid’s dream. I was so excited to bring my recently turned 5 year old Alexa here for her first time and it did not disappoint! Also I was reminiscent about my first experience when my parents brought me to Disneyland at a similar age and I never felt more grateful for having such fabulous parents wanting me to experience such joy… It’s hot, there are queues, but it’s definitely worth it. Alexa says it was the best fun she’s ever had!
Attached to the iconic Six Flags Magic Mountain is Hurricane Harbour; a massive water park. Perfect for kids of all ages. Alexa spent the day trying out all the slides. Whilst I paddled around the pool with little Paloma.
There are several great mini-golf locations throughout LA and since moving across the road from a golf course earlier this year, Alexa keeps telling me that she wants to learn ‘golfing’. We had such fun and the course we experienced was brilliant with many fabulous exaggerated props so Alexa felt like she was on a huge adventure!
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