The “City of Angels”, the “Big Orange” or the “La La Land”, Los Angeles might be called by several names, but it surely is a city that is as much a fantasy as it is physical. Being a culturally diverse city, LA has a growing culinary scene, incredible shopping hubs, outstanding museums, Hollywood and a creative Centre of America. There is an exhaustive array of things to do in Los Angeles, starting from vintage Hollywood to classic Chinese TLC theatre and Venice beach to Santa Monica, the list goes on. Here are the top 15 things to do in Los Angeles that you absolutely cannot skip.
Universal Studios Hollywood
The universal studio Hollywood is a Sprawling amusement park with a variety of incredible rides based on movie themes and is also a working studio. Take a guided tour of the most popular behind the scenes of some of the Universal’s most popular move sets. Ride the roller coasters or simulators which range from all-time favorite movies and TV themes like The Simpsons, Harry Potter, etc.
Griffith Park and Griffith Observatory
Covering an area of 4210 acres, the Griffith Park is the largest state park in California. It is home to Los Angeles zoo, Griffith Observatory, Planetarium, Greek theatre, 1984 Olympic Games, gold courses, tennis courts, hiking trails and various other attractions.
A premier family vacation destination, situated just outside Los Angeles, Disneyland never ceases to delight the children as well as adults. Delivering an enchanting, exciting and mesmerizing experience for all, Disneyland has a wide range of rides and elaborately created theme sets.
TCL Chinese Theatre and Hollywood Walk Of Fame
The Grauman’s Chinese Theatre opened in 1927 and the Hollywood Walk of Fame are iconic attractions that mark your visit to LA. Having handprints of more than 1600 stars, the Hollywood Walk of Fame stretches a mile along the Hollywood Boulevard.
The $1 billion plus Getty Centre is more of a statement for LA in the art world. It has beautiful impressionist canvases, Greek antiques and jaw dropping exhibits of the furniture and decorative arts from French monarchy.
Rodeo Drive is a shoppers’ paradise, dominated by exclusive names like Gucci, Versace and Cartier. There are various moderate shops and restaurants interspersed with iconic boutiques.
Home to one of the most legendary beaches in the United States, Santa Monica boasts to have an abundance of restaurants and nightlife. The renowned shoreline has soft sands and an ideal weather throughout the year. With a unique, chic and laid-back destination, Santa Monica definitely tops our list of must-visits.
With the rapid gentrification of Venice, this famous boardwalk continues to mesmerize tourists from around the globe. Rent a bike or a Segway, grab a hot dog and relish the sunset.
Springing from the hardships created by the Great Depression in 1934, the LA farmers market was started. Eighteen farmers had come together during the height of the economic depression and set up stalls on a piece of open land. This experiment went on to be a success and the farmers market expanded.
A new cultural attraction, the broad opened in the year 2015 and immediately became a success. Although a free ticket entry, they are booked out a month before. The broad displays more than 2,000 works of art in its unique “veil-and-vault” building.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is dedicated to the works from the 1940s to present. Experience a wide gallery of art work along with numerous museum stores and cafes.
The Nethercutt Collection
The Nethercutt Collection displays an incredible array of automobiles from the 1890s to the 1970s. The pristine condition of these vehicles and the selection of models are beyond compare.
National History Museum
Best known for its collection of dinosaurs, the National History Museum has a 14,000 square foot dinosaur hall displaying dinosaur skeletons, fossils, Triceratops and a Stegosaurus.
Experience a baseball game in the dodger stadium and don’t forget to dress in blue. You can also treat yourself an All-you-can-eat pavilion to accentuate the match.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
The voluptuous master piece of architecture, the Walt Disney Concert Hall is designed by Frank Gehry. The famous venue of the Music Centre and a 2265 seated Disney Hall, this building is surely a mind boggler.
Los Angeles is a dream destination for many travelers and a visit to this magical city will definitely leave you spell bound. Before planning the trip, make sure that you go through the above top 15 things to do in Los Angeles and have a carefree vacation. Bon voyage!