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10 Insanely Fun Family Reunion Ideas in Los Angeles

a view of the hollywood sign in summer with lush green trees and a clear blue sky

Los Angeles is a great place to host family reunions. It is a fun city and it has easy access to beaches, hiking spots, and wine tasting! If you need family reunion location ideas in LA and the surrounding areas, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for our list of insanely fun family reunion ideas in Los Angeles! 










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1. Take A Fun Walking Food Tour In Los Angeles 

An exciting way to see the city is through its amazing foodie scene. Take a tour with Sidewalk Food Tours to explore hidden gems and delicious spots in Los Angeles. We have a Downtown tour, a West Hollywood Tour, and an option to customize a private tour! 


Our guides love showing people around the city and have insider knowledge of the best places to eat, drink, and party. We always suggest starting off your family reunion in the city with a tour. That way, you can ask your guide for their favorite tips and tricks for getting around the city later on. 


a couple of people that are sitting down eating

It’s the perfect way to spend the day!


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2. Chef it Up with our Cooking Class

Whether your family is full of A+ chefs or if you align more with frozen pizzas, you’re sure to LOVE our cooking classes! Our professional chefs are entertaining, talented, and a total blast to learn from. Your group will be welcomed into the kitchen to learn how to make a new dish from simple prep techniques to plating. The finale – taste testing! Cooking classes are a fun way to get your group together and learn something new.


a woman chef in the foreground holding a spoon, with a kitchen in the background

We’ll meet ya in the kitchen!

3. Hang Ten With Exciting Surfing Lessons 

It wouldn’t be Los Angeles without a trip to the beach. Embrace the SoCal lifestyle and take surging lessons with Kapowui Surf Club! This highly-rated surf haven is great for beginners and even advanced surfers looking to improve their skills. Spending time learning something with your family while hanging out on the water is a fun bonding experience for all.  


a group of people sitting at a beach waxing their surfboards

Learn to surf from the best around.


4. Hike The Hollywood Sign For The Perfect Family Photo

If you’ve ever wanted a great family photo but weren’t sure what to have as the backdrop, try using the famous Hollywood Sign! You can get a good shot from the Hollywood Reservoir and Mulholland Dam if you don’t want it to be too strenuous of a hike. If you are up for the challenge, try hiking up Mount Lee from Giffith Park to get a photo from behind the sign with the city in the background! 


a view of the hollywood sign in summer with lush green trees and a clear blue sky

Be a tourist!


5.  Spend A Day On Catalina Island 

If you have some time on your hands and want a nice getaway from the city traffic, consider jumping on the ferry over to Catalina. You can stop off at Avalon for great shopping and lively bars or head to Two Harbors for a laid-back island vibe. If you are feeling extra adventurous, see if your family is up for backpacking through the island from one port to the other. There is nothing better than sipping on a cold pina colada after a long day of hiking! 


Catalina Island, California, USA

The views are spectacular.


6. Stargaze In The Desert 

While LA itself might not be known for having the clearest of skies, a short drive out to Joshua Tree will allow you to see thousands of twinkling stars at night. The desert is also a great place to camp out overnight and hike the next day. Be sure to bring a camera because sunsets in Joshua Tree are some of the best in the world! 


Catalina Island, California, USA

If you get lucky and get a clear night, you can’t miss this view!


7. Share A Meal At A Popular Korean BBQ Joint

One of the things we love to do with our family is to share a meal together. That is why gathering for Korean BBQ is a fun family reunion idea in Los Angeles. You get to sit around the grill, chat, and enjoy delicious food together. Parks BBQ is a great spot because it offers lots of seating and takes reservations so you know you will be all set. 


Korean style BBQ

Make your reservation!


8.  Learn To Skate For A Fun Day In The Sun

Over the past few years, roller skating has made a huge comeback in Southern California. It seems like everywhere you look, there is someone dancing away on wheels. Join their ranks with a private group lesson through LA Roller Skating Lessons. It is a great way to spend time with your family while learning something new! 


A group rollerskating down a scenic road together

A fun way to get outside…


9.  Walk (Or Skate) The Venice Beach Boardwalk 

Once you’ve gotten the hang of skating, you can head over to Venice Beach to show off your skills. Even if you don’t plan on skating, the Venice Beach Boardwalk is a fun place to walk around. With street performers, skaters, musicians, and muscle builders – there is a lot to see! Also, if your family likes to fish, you can fish off the pier together while soaking up some sun. 


If you are hungry after your day in Venice, head up to Tacos Por Favor for a quick bite. Their Torta Cubana is to die for. 


Venice Boardwalk on Venice Beach in California

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10.  Take A Wine Tasting Day Trip In Malibu

Another fun family reunion idea in Los Angeles is to head out to Malibu for a wine-tasting tour. There are a bunch of great wine tours out there but our favorite is the offroad 4×4 tour hosted by Malibu Wine Hikes. They take you through the ranch while you enjoy some of the best California wines around. 


Group of a young people drinking wine and talking together while sitting at the dining table outdoors on the vineyard on a sunny evening

Sip, sip, hooray!


Family Reunions In Los Angeles 

Family reunions are a great way to get the family together and reconnect. Whether you are bringing in a few cousins or if the whole family is invited, Los Angeles is a great place to host your event. With access to the beach, mountains, city, and desert there is no shortage of family reunion location ideas. The best part is that you can use any of the above places to make your event as casual, fancy, or outdoorsy as you’d like! 


Planning your family reunion around the holidays when everyone is in town? Check out our post on Fun Holiday Party Ideas & Venues in Los Angeles.