Few activities can hold the ever fickle attention span of your youngsters like a family day at the mall, in this case, Los Angeles’s eight-story Beverly Center. With clear glass walls revealing sweeping views of LA’s North Hills (hello Hollywood Sign!) and the surrounding streets below, making your way via escalator from the ground floor to the top is an indoor aerial adventure, a kid-pleaser in and of itself. As you deliberately ascend, take in the rolling panorama beyond the glass and stage some excellent family photos. Approaching each floor, a  scene of variegated storefronts and scurrying shoppers slowly comes into frame. Your kids will be endlessly engaged by the sensory lures before them: futuristic Segway-roving security guards zooming by, hordes of international tourists shopping for that perfect California memento, and store after store offering up its own piece of the American dream. The gloriously democratic food court is your reward for reaching the top floor, so for once there will be no family squabbling about pizza or Chinese — you can have it all!

Beverly Center

8500 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90048

(310) 854-0070

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