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Best Bad Weather Activities For Kids In Los Angeles

Umbrella Woman Kid
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For most of the year, Southern California is the epitome of great weather. But, when the winter comes, so do the drops of rain preventing entertaining children outdoors. Don’t let inclement weather give you the blues – Los Angeles is full of indoor fun for the whole family.

Ice Skates, Ice Rink
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Ice Land Ice Skating Rink
14318 Calvert St.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 785-2885

Ice skating doesn’t only have to be enjoyed at Rockefeller Center or on a pond in the Midwest. Take your kids for some icicle fun at Ice Land Ice Skating Rink. Open to the public throughout the week, you and your kiddies can glide effortlessly during Ice Land’s Public Skating. The rink is designed for all ages and skill levels and each session is supervised by on the Ice Land Ice Skating Rink’s experts. In addition, the ice skating rink offers classes seven days a week so your children can participate in a “winter” after school activity and can host your child’s next birthday party.

Related: Best Places To Go Ice Skating In Los Angeles

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Irv’s Burgers
8289 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 650-2456

On a rainy day, take your kids on a nostalgic drive through West Hollywood and taste the old-fashioned delicacies at Irv’s Burgers. The iconic hamburger joint has been standing since 1950, cooking up fresh burgers and fries for the whole family. Part of Los Angeles’ unique culture, Irv’s Burgers offer double cheeseburgers and turkey burgers. The “Simon” Hamburger & Pastrami is one of Irv’s signature hamburgers. Not a carnivore but want to still experience Irv’s Burgers? Irv’s has updated with the times and now offers veggie burgers and fish burgers.

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Shaky Alibi
7401 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 938-5282

These days, kids are all about drinking a specialty frappe after school. Turn that interest into a fun, rainy day activity and head over to Shaky Alibi. Not just any coffee bar, Shaky Alibi serves the delicious Drinking Chocolate, gourmet European chocolate served hot including chocolate mocha or mint chocolate with fresh whipped cream or organic vanilla ice cream. Shaky Alibi is also known for its waffles. The traditional Liege Waffle is served with imported Belgium spreads, Speculoos, milk chocolate, dark chocolate or chocolate hazelnut swirl. The Shaky Alibi supports the local community by showcasing works from local artists and photographers.

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Bao Dim Sum House
8256 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-6556

Experiencing traditional dim sum is an adventure your children will love to participate in. Bao Dim Sum House transports you into the old-style world of Hong-Kong and its dim sum flavors and dishes. Using only the freshest ingredients, Bao Dim Sum House offers an unparalleled culinary occurrence. Favorite customer dishes include Juicy Pork Dumpling (Xiao Long Bao), Radish Cake with Chinese Sausage, Baked BBQ Pork Bun and Salt and Pepper Chili Calamari. For the adults at your table, Bao Dim Sum House pairs its beers, wines and sake with each dish, giving you an opportunity to enjoy each distinct flavor. Happy hour specials are at the bar only Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Pamper & Play
2279 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 441-0797

When the weather inhibits running and playing, bring your children to Pamper & Play. Feel free to drop them off for one of the play space’s on-site, supervised play dates, schedule a weekly drop in or sign up for one of Pamper & Play’s camp sessions. Classes are available for both parents and children including P.E.T. Parenting Classes, Parent & Tot, Sign Language and Language Immersion. Pamper & Play understands cabin fever during the holidays and school breaks with weekly classes that include music, yoga, imaginative play and art.

Related: Fun Things To Do In LA When It's Raining

Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at

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