Carson is the newest city to join the South Bay region of Los Angeles. The weather in Carson typically fluctuates in the 70’s all year long. Located off the 405 San Diego Freeway between Long Beach and LA International Airport. Neighboring cities include Long Beach, Palos Verdes, Torrance, Redondo Beach, and Manhattan Beach. Home of the Dignity Health Sports Park – formerly the StubHub Center, which is home to Major League Soccer team, LA Galaxy and action packed all year with Concerts, Sporting Events, and more!
This is post is sponsored by DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Carson
If you are looking for family friendly hotel options, check out the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Carson. Their hotel is just 12 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport and 8 miles North of Long Beach Airport, just off I-405. They’re adjacent to the Carson Civic Center, and two miles from Dignity Health Sports Park – formerly the StubHub Center. Disneyland Park is just a 25-minute drive away. Their beautiful outdoor area includes a pool with cabanas firepits. They also have a restaurant and sports bar. Lastly, don’t forget their famous famous DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies! The warm chocolate chip cookie welcome is synonymous with DoubleTree hotels worldwide, and travelers look forward to receiving one, fresh from the oven, upon their arrival.
They have special room package offers like the Brew Package- starting at $159+ tax and includes: Overnight accommodations, Cider or beer flight from SoCal Vibes Co. Brewery, shuttle transportation to and from Brewery, and late check-out (based on availability)
Want to plan a staycation, you can get pool day passes, cabana rentals, work passes for guestrooms & meeting spaces available via resortpass.com.
Note to our readers, we try to keep things as up to date as possible, but things change all the time. Please contact the venue directly before visiting.
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Fun Things To Do with Kids in Carson
Dignity Health Sports Park (Home of LA Galaxy)
Dignity Health Sports Park, home of the LA Galaxy, is southern California’s home of world-class competition and training facilities for amateur, Olympic, collegiate and professional athletes. The $150 million, privately financed facility was developed by AEG on a 125-acre site on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in Carson, California.
Go Kart World
Go Kart World is a Southern California driving skills course experience providing the ultimate in competitive driving for all ages and skill levels. At the same time, they offer the very best in safety, value and excitement. Go Kart World has been voted “Best Go Kart Track” by Los Angeles Magazine.
Chuck E. Cheese
Visit our Los Angeles location where we provide a wide selection of entertainment for kids and adults alike. Our family fun center offers diverse menu options, skill-level arcade games and in-store performances for everyone to enjoy. On the hunt for the perfect birthday party destination? Celebrate at Chuck E. Cheese with pizza, cake and all the games you can play! We’re also the perfect place to host your next group event. Whether it’s a youth group, elementary school or soccer team, we have event packages to accommodate any size and budget. Check our website for exclusive deals, promotions and updates on special events at the Los Angeles location. Bring the Chuck E. experience home with you by visiting Kid’s Corner and downloading our apps to watch videos, listen to music and download activity sheets for your kiddos. Don’t miss out on the fun!
Rides aboard the Goodyear Blimp are by invitation only. But it’s still a sight to see (from a distance.) Goodyear blimps are among the most recognized brand icons, representing one of the world’s largest tire and rubber companies. Follow Wingfoot One, Wingfoot Two and Wingfoot Three as they fly high in North American skies.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
We’re always working to invent epic new ways to play, gather, and compete. Even though we’re the originators of wall-to-wall aerial action, we never stand still. We are dedicated to providing you with the pure joy that comes with flying. We are sky lovers, thrill seekers and people who believe that jumping is freedom. We believe fitness can be fun and play can be smart. We are healthy and bursting with energy. The only way to understand it is to come experience it. So rally your crew and let’s go!
Sky Zone Torrance was completed in 2012, We offer a Main Court, SkySlam, 3 Ultimate Dodgeball Courts (when available),Foam Zone, Air Bag, Jousting Pit, Slack Line, Sky Hoops, Sky Rings, Sky Ladder, Speed Zone and a Warp wall!!!
Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles
This one is for the older “kids” in your family! The Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles is a brand new destination for Porsche and driving enthusiasts. When you’re not on the track, get the visual thrill of driving at some of the world’s greatest race tracks in our Simulator Lab. Choose between a number of vehicles with highly authentic physics and performance characteristics while improving your driving and racing abilities. The Simulator Lab is also a great opportunity for drivers of all ages (at a certain height) to participate in the Porsche driving experience. Dine at 917 (K)afe for a meal from our classically trained chef, Matt Lee and a unique dining experience with a view of the tracks.
The International Printing Museum
One of the largest collections of antique printing presses in the United States, is located in Carson. The International Printing Museum is a dynamic museum devoted to bringing the history of books, printing, and the book arts to life for diverse audiences. The staff and volunteers make it their mission to take one of the world’s most significant collections of antique printing machinery and interpret it for today’s audiences through working demonstrations and theater presentations.
Since 1988, they have reached over 500,000 people, both those visiting the Museum and those we have visited via History in Motion, the Museum’s innovative schools outreach program, and taught about the history of books and printing, great inventions and inventors that helped make our world. The International Printing Museum has been recognized worldwide for the size and importance of its collection and for the successful and creative approach to interpreting the collection for the community and the world at large.
Annual Special Events in Carson, California
- 4th of July Fireworks at Dignity Health Sports Park
- ESPN Summer XGames
In 2028, The Summer Olympics Multiple events will be held in Carson during the 2028 Summer Olympics. Rugby, Modern Pentathlon, Tennis, Field Hockey and Track cycling will all be held in Carson.
Find events, year round on our Community Calendar
South Bay Pavilion
South Bay Pavilion Mall is a 1.1 million-square-foot regional mall, anchored by a newly constructed Target Greatland, Ikea, Sears, and JCPenney and 54 specialty stores, a movie theatre, and restaurants including other significant national retailers.
Also, be sure to check out SouthBay Pavilion Farmers Market is every Thursday, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Located at 20700 Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA
Check out these other local South Bay Farmers Markets.
Restaurants and Local Eateries
There’s no shortage of delicious restaurants and special treats in the South Bay or Los Angeles. Offering tons of local eateries, with pretty much every kind of cuisine and vibe you could want, you can change up your dining experience every day. You’ll find local Italian, Steak Houses, Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches, and more. If you have a sweet tooth, check out our list of the best Ice Cream or Bakeries. Maybe you just need a good brew of local coffee?
If you are looking for a great date night location check out our 35 South Bay Date Night Restaurants