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Los Angeles

Los Angeles

LA features all the best that the Left Coast has to offer. It’s sunny and warm, laid back yet energetic, colorful, diverse, smart and artistic.

If you’re heading West, this guide to Los Angeles will help you decide how to use your time to get the experiences you’re looking for. Here are the top attractions of Los Angeles.

Rub Shoulders with Stars in Tinseltown

The Los Angeles area is home to Hollywood and celebrities we love on the big screen and TV. It’s also where many top entertainers from the music industry live. Celeb sightings are common in the shops, eateries and clubs around town. Touring movie studios to see sets of current and past productions gets you up close to the action. Of course, there’s always the TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard where celebrity stars and handprints are found on the sidewalk.

Be Fascinated in LA Museums

The Getty Center is rated the top LA attraction by many. It owns a stellar collection of masterpieces by Money, Cezanne, Van Gogh and other bright lights of painting. The architecturally interesting buildings and the lush gardens are amazing too. Kids and adults never lack for something interesting to do at the Getty. You’ve got other options too:

  • The California Science Center houses the space shuttle Endeavor along with hundreds of other dynamic displays from science and industry.
  • The Los Angeles County Museum of Art offers a brilliant and diverse collection of 100,000+ works from around the world.
  • The Nethercutt Museum’s collection of vintage automobiles from the 1910s through the 30s is a must for car lovers.
  • The T-Rex and the Dino Lab at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles put this museum on the map of attractions for many LA visitors. It’s got living butterfly and spider pavilions too!

Do Disneyland and Universal Studios

These two theme parks thrill parents and kids of all ages. Universal Studios Hollywood is rated the top amusement in LA by many while heading over to Anaheim and Disneyland is a dream-come-true for many.

Get Entertained in Style

There are many attractive venues in Los Angeles for seeing music, theater, comedy, symphony, opera and more. The Staples Center is where the largest events are held. The Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Pantages Theater, Egyptian Theater, Walt Disney Concert hall, the Greek Theater and the Hollywood Bowl are other great places to see a show.

Choose from an Eclectic Mix of Family Fun

The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens are wonderful places to spend a day when you visit Los Angeles. Here are other favorite things to do in Los Angeles that will complete a well-rounded stay:

  • A game at Dodger Stadium or the Staples Center
  • Riding on the Marvin Braude bike trail or the LA River bike path
  • Taking a swim or watching a sunset at El Matador beach or Manhattan Beach
  • Playing a round of golf at one of the area’s many courses
  • Picnicking in Griffith Park or Runyon Canyon Park
  • Touring the USS Iowa BB-61 battleship