There is no other quick resource for LA moms quite like Little Locals. Jessie + Sumyi do all the research, navigation and organizing so all that is required of you is safely driving to XYZ location and having fun.
Jessie is a long-time friend and she pulled together a delightful Culver City community guide exclusively for us. Enjoy!
MORNING: Take the metro to The Platform in Culver City for yummy food and great shopping - the area is beautifully designed with little pockets for games of tag or an outdoor snack. Hint: Sign up for their newsletter to stay abreast of daytime events such as clothing pop-up's, mini weekend markets, restaurant pop-up's etc. (They also host many nighttime events such as Wellness Wednesdays which always bring in the most interesting speakers).
PRE-LUNCH: Continue at Platform! There is incredible shopping. We love Rabbit Ladders for unique kids' clothes, toys and gifts, Aesop for incredible products, and Poketo for beautiful clothes, accessories and home goods
AFTERNOON: For infants to around 18 months, we recommend the indeed magical, Magic Forest in Culver CIty. It's a waldorf inpsired playspace with natural fiber toys, a coffe bar, lunch room and birthday party buy-out packages. It's clean, friendly, and small. Perfect little lookers, crawlers or new walkers. Not too far from there, we love Zooga Yoga for music and dance classes.
EARLY EVENING/ DINNER: Pitfire Pizza is the perfect kids dinner spot - in the early hours it's filled with kids of all ages. Little ones can get free packs of multi-colored clay rather than crayons. Genius! Be sure to get their old fashioned soft serve ice cream for dessert! Just a few blocks away is Culver West Park to run off that sugar energy. They have great climbing structures, slides, swings (a tire swing! so vintage!) a beautiful lawn and mini bike path. The path is perfect for learning to ride!
BONUS TIPS: A tucked away fountain perfect for splashing is Lion's Fountain, downtown Culver City in the plaza - directly in front of the theater. Our favorite kid-friendly restaurant in that area is Cafe Vida. They have such fresh and healthy options. it used to be off the radar but has been discovered and quite busy during typical meal hours.
Thank you J + S for all your wisdom. Be sure to follow them for more amazing day activities and local suggestions for you and your littles!
Stay tuned for our next day guide to the City of Orange!