THE TOP 15 THINGS TO DO IN LOS ANGELES
The City of Angels is known across the globe for being the epicenter of film, television and celebrity culture. As the most visited city in Southern California, tourists flock to L.A. for it’s gorgeous weather, amazing sights and overall laid-back culture that provides everyone a great vacation regardless if they’ve been before. Every trip to L.A. is a new experience since there’s always so much to do that it can be hard to tackle it all just in one trip. So regardless if you’ve visited L.A. before or it’s your first time, you’re definitely in for a treat given it’s one of the most visited cities in the world. Our guide to the top 15 things to do in Los Angeles includes all the places you need to visit on your trip to L.A. Read on to find out more:
- Santa Monica
There’s so much to do when you visit Santa Monica, which is west of downtown L.A. You can hit the beach and jump in the waves of the Pacific Ocean or take a stroll on the storied Santa Monica Pier, which is home to the Pacific Park amusement park, including the Santa Monica Pier aquarium and historic Looff Hippodrome Carousel. Next to the Pier, is Muscle Beach, which is an outdoor gym. A few minutes walk will get you to the Third Street Promenade where you can shop, eat and scope out the L.A. vibes.
- Runyon Canyon
Runyon Canyon is a 130-acre park two blocks from the famed Hollywood Blvd. and is the place where celebrities and locals go for a hike. It’s a dog friendly hiking spot and is where you’ll see loads of celebrities getting their sweat on. It provides hikers with amazing views of the city and a chance to burn some calories.
- Getty Center
Check out some amazing art with a visit to the Getty Center. As one of the top museums of the world, the Getty Center features very generous endowments, which is why it has such an impressive collection of art, including pieces from Rubens, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne and Van Gogh, to name a few. There’s also a large photography collection and a fine sculpture garden. You’ll fall in love with the beautiful grounds and the art!
- See The Sights Of Hollywood
No visit to L.A. would be complete without a visit to Hollywood, the movie capitol of the world! It’s one of the reasons why so many tourists visit the city each year. Get star struck by cruising the Hollywood Walk of Fame to see your favorite star’s name, then head over to the iconic Chinese Theater to see hand and footprints of some of Hollywood’s most legendary names. You can also take sightseeing tours of where the rich and famous live, while enjoying shopping and dining along the famed Hollywood Blvd.
- Get Active On Venice Beach
There are plenty of beaches to visit while in L.A. and you have to stop at Venice Beach and check out its eclectic culture. Rent a bike and cruise the beach as you people watch. You’ll also find lots of local vendors selling unique things like art, trinkets and more!
- Shop Like A Celebrity On Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive is where the L.A. rich go to shop. The section in L.A. is home to lots of upscale stores and restaurants and you’ll constantly see some of the world’s finest and most expensive cars drive by. Even if you don’t have the bank account to shop like a celebrity, you can still stroll and window shop along one of the world’s most expensive and luxurious streets!
- Griffith Observatory
Considered one of L.A.s gems, the Griffith Observatory is one of the city’s best cultural attractions. You can see the stars, while checking out the entire city with its views from the Pacific Ocean to downtown L.A. from its perch on Mount Hollywood.
Many flock to Los Angeles to visit one of its greatest attractions ever – Disneyland. Even if you don’t have kids, you still need to visit the magical theme park for its food and great sights. The legendary attraction features two theme parks, with fun rides, lots of food and more, making it a great time for anyone!
- Universal Studios
There are some things that you must do when you’re LA, and one of them is spend a day at Universal Studios. Universal is more appealing to adults whereas we found Disneyland to be better suited to those travelling with Children. See more information about Universal at our blog post!
- Enjoy The Nightlife
Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world with some of the best bars and clubs. Wherever you go in L.A. you’re bound to have the best time of your life! Here you can find a list of LA’s top clubs and bars.
A trip to L.A. means you’re in for some delicious food! But one place you have to stop at is Eat, which is one of the best places to eat in L.A. The storefront cafes serves breakfast and lunch and is always packed with those craving its scrumptious menu choices!
- Farmers Market
The Original Farmers Market is practically as old as L.A. and offers more than 100 gourmet grocers and restaurants. There’s also lots of trendy shops to browse and right next to it is The Grove, where you can go shopping and enjoy the outside mall.
- Watch A Baseball Game At Dodger Stadium
Even though you might not like baseball, you should score some tickets to a Dodger’s game during the season to experience Dodger Stadium, which is one of L.A.s most cherished sports complexes.
- Enjoy Some Pool Time
Since the weather is mostly always warm and sunny, you definitely need to take advantage of your hotel pool. Or do a bit of searching on the net before you head to L.A. to find out where the hottest pool parties are!
- The Ivy
Known as a celebrity hotspot in L.A. make reservations at The Ivy Restaurant and spend a few hours to see which celebs you can spot! The restaurant offers classic American, Italian and regional dishes in a romantic setting, but make sure you ask for the patio!
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