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Five Kid-Friendly Alternatives To The Super Bowl In Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is never short on fun activities to do with the kids, especially when it comes to kid-friendly alternatives to Super Bowl Sunday. Some kids can get pretty restless watching a game they hardly understand, and some parents would rather do anything but watch the Super Bowl game. If this sounds like you, and you need a excuse to get out of the house, grab the kids and plan your own Super Bowl party sans the booze, football and television.

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Art Zone
1102 Aviation Blvd.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 318-6011

Art Zone is an art studio for kids with two locations in Hermosa Beach and West LA. As a great alternative to the Super Bowl, it allows children to express themselves creatively in a nurturing environment they may find more stimulating than a football game. The best part about Art Zone is that children can enjoy art classes with or without their parents. So, drop your kids off for art classes while you watch the big game or a non-football fan parent can join the kids for arts and crafts too.

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Redondo Fun Factory
123 International Boardwalk
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 379-8510

This giant oceanside arcade is said to be the largest family entertainment center on the West Coast. Kids can enjoy plenty of fun and games, even a ride, while football fans can enjoy the game at the local watering hole like Kegs or Naja's Place. Of course, adult supervision is always recommended, so if you've got a non-football fan to spare, they can go boogie boarding in the ocean, build sand castles and enjoy a good meal at any one of the nearby restaurants.

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La Brea Tar Pits & Page Museum
5801 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6300

If your kids would rather throw a ball than watch someone else throw one, then the La Brea Tar Pits is a great alternative to the Super Bowl. La Brea Tar Pits is located in the middle of West LA and is the world's most famous excavation site where archaeologists are digging up ice age fossils that reveal the history of LA before it was populated by man. All ice age fossils that are dug up on site are then featured in the Page Museum which is located in the middle of a huge park that join the tar pits and museum together. Pack a picnic and bring your own ball to create your own little Super Bowl party without being glued to a television screen.

Related: Guide To Kid-Friendly Museums In Los Angeles

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K1 Speed Torrance
19038 S. Vermont Ave.
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 532-2478

If you've got kids who are more into cars than they are football, then K1 Speed has a great Arrive and Drive program for children with a need for speed they just won't get at the local family fun center. K1 Speeds gives kids the chance to enjoy the thrill of racing high-performance electric go karts in a safe and controlled environment. Kids get to race each other for 12 adrenaline-filled laps and will get a detailed print-out of their lap times and ranking information after the race. Go kart racing is always a great alternative to the Super Bowl, especially if you've got kids who dream about being race car drivers.

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ESPN Zone Sports Arena
1545 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 300-3776

Though technically not in Los Angeles, ESPN Zone Sports Arena definitely makes the list as a kid-friendly alternative to the Super Bowl because it's also parent-friendly. Football-loving parents can take turns watching after the kids after each quarter while kids can unleash their competitive spirits in interactive games and attractions. ESPN Zone has Quad Air Hockey, which allows for as many as four players for maximum competition, and a two-minute drill game that will test their throwing skills, among plenty of other fun games.

Related: Super Alternatives For Super Bowl Sunday

Niki Payne is a freelance writer covering all things Entertainment in Los Angeles. Her work can be found on
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