Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017
Not only is Beverly Hills centrally located to Southern California’s major family attractions like Universal Studios, Disneyland and Los Angeles’ most popular beaches, but the city also offers enjoyable outdoor activities, a variety of kid-friendly dining options and family tours and programs all within a walkable 6 square miles. Whether you’re travelling with young children or teens, the entire family will find Beverly Hills to be a welcomed delight this spring.
Hotels for All Ages
Hotels in Beverly Hills welcome children of all ages, offering special menus and fun activities designed specifically for them in mind. In fact, THEBlvd at Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, offers kid-approved grilled cheese sandwiches and chicken fingers on their kids menu, and The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows offers children’s amenities upon check-in, such as a teddy bear and chocolate chip cookies. Little artists can also unleash their creativity with arts & crafts at Montage Beverly Hills’ Paintbox program, painting and crafting a variety of keepsakes to remind them of all of the fun they’ve had during their vacation. A new addition to Paintbox’s programming is the children’s book series, set to inspire today’s youngest travellers.
Fun Outdoor Activities
Beverly Hills’ warm weather is perfect for a wide range of outdoor activities the entire family can enjoy together. Take in the sun and check out the sights on either a bike or Segway tour, both which route through the city and pass Beverly Hills’ famed attractions such as the Beverly Hills sign at Beverly Gardens Park and Rodeo Drive. Teenagers in the family will be excited to know that they can easily see where their favourite celebrities like to shop and dine on Starline’s TMZ Secrets and Celebrity Hot Spots bus tour. Not only will an energetic tour guide share Hollywood’s most recent and juiciest stories throughout the tour, but they’ll also point out secret celebrity hubs, where you might even spot a star or two! Or, for the family that wants a more relaxing outdoor adventure, three different hiking trails await at Franklin Canyon Park, a hidden gem which has also been used as a popular movie and photo shoot location, since the early 1930’s.
Dining For the Whole Family
Beverly Hills offers family-friendly restaurant options such as the original Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen, both located on Beverly Drive. Not only are they the first in their global restaurant chains, but they are near convenient parking lots in the heart of Beverly Hills and have street-facing outdoor patio space, perfect for a sunny al fresco meal and for people watching!
And, to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth, delicious treats await at every turn. Head over to Sprinkles Cupcakes, home of the first cupcake ATM, and enjoy classic flavors like Red Velvet and Vanilla Milk Chocolate, or try their limited seasonal favorites like Irish Chocolate and Maple Bacon! Don’t worry if anyone in the family has diet restrictions, because Sprinkles has you covered, offering gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan versions of their classic Red Velvet cupcake. And, if you brought Fido with you on your vacation, you can grab a Doggy cupcake for him on your way out!