LA with 12-year old granddaughter

Old Mar 5th, 2015, 02:07 PM
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LA with 12-year old granddaughter

We are taking our 12 year-old granddaughter to LA during the week after Easter. We've rented an apartment in Hancock Park. Would like advice on restaurants in the area that we could possibly walk to. Granddaughter is a vegetarian.
Also any suggestions for places to visit that would be interesting to a 12-year old girl. No Disneyland this trip.
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Old Mar 5th, 2015, 02:25 PM
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A fun tour I did with my daughter in LA last spring was the Great Foods Chocolate Tour of Beverly Hills. They take you to 6 different stores for chocolate tastings, e.g. cupcakes at Sprinkles, brownies at Beverly Hills Brownie Company, etc. At each stop, you might get a mini-tour (Edelweiss Chocolates) or a talk about how they make their chocolate goodies. We got discounted tickets for $25 through Living Social and I see that it's currently one of their deals. They also have a cupcake tour of Hollywood on offer. Here's a link to the chocolate tasting tour:

If you decide to do this tour, you and your granddaughter might want to watch the famous "I Love Lucy" episode where Lucy is working on the "assembly line" at a chocolate factory. This episode is based on Edelweiss Chocolates, one of the places you visit on the tour.
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Old Mar 5th, 2015, 02:44 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion. We did a chocolate tasting tour in Paris with her older sister which was lots of fun.
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Old Mar 5th, 2015, 05:30 PM
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L.A. Farmer's Market was started in 1934 has over 100 restaurants and food shops with abundant vegetarian options,p. Just off W. 3rd at The Grove is a very fun breakfast or lunch and stocking mission for future meals.
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Old Mar 5th, 2015, 09:51 PM
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Hard to say what's in "walking distance" without knowing the cross streets nearby. Hopefully you'll have a car if you're staying in Hancock Park.

La Brea Tar Pits/ Page Museum
Getty Center
Science Center/Natural History Museum
L.A. Zoo/ Griffith Observatory/Autry Wild West Center
The Grove
Weekend trolley tour around Beverly Hills
Santa Monica Beach/Pier
Petersen Auto Museum
Grammy Museum
Paley Center (Museum of tv/movies)
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Old Mar 6th, 2015, 12:16 PM
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The Petersen Automotive Museum is closed for remodeling and their website says they reopen Dec. 2015.
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Old Mar 6th, 2015, 05:21 PM
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LACMA would be pretty cool.
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Old Mar 7th, 2015, 05:48 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions. Very helpful. Sorry to hear about the Peterson museum closure because it was on the list.

Still need suggestions for Hancock Park area restaurants, please.
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Old Mar 7th, 2015, 08:37 AM
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A show at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, an afternoon in Santa Monica shopping on Third Street and a walk in the pier, Thr Huntington Museum and/ or The Getty!
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