It will always be twice as fun if you bring a child along. However, if you are feeling nostalgic for your childhood, these are places you can go to in LA...without jumping into the ball pit at McDonalds. Learn, taste and see things as if it were the first time.
Deck by the beach is even great in wintertime with heaters. Good piña coladas. Fun for children to look for dolphins.
Fun place for children or tourists. Has a lot of history. Bring a sweater if it's a little cold outside. Highlights are the old carousel and Ferris wheel at sunset.
International and vintage (looking) candy. So cute and bright. Beware: children will love it.