Those who know Los Angeles through Hollywood would be amazed by the travel opportunities that Los Angeles has to offer. As the center of the movie industry, there are studios of famous production houses like Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers that you can visit.
There are also some famous museums to visit for the culture and history buffs. Some of the legendary music arenas are also in Los Angeles. Being bored on a visit to Los Angeles is nearly impossible, with so many new places to explore, sights to see and food to taste!
To start you off, we have made a list of 10 best things to do in Los Angeles. Check this out for your next visit!
10 Best Things to Do in Los Angeles (California)
1. Enjoy the view from Ferris Wheel, Santa Monica Pier and Beach
Santa Monica Beach is the place where Baywatch was shot, so you can probably already guess how scenic it is. You can enjoy the view of the shoreline from the solar powered Ferris wheel. You can also ride on a roller costar for some adventure. Riding bicycle on the 22mile long bike trail is another fun thing to do. If nothing else, you can just spend a quiet evening people-watching at Santa Monica Beach. The best part, though, is that this two mile long beach stays open 24 hours.
2. Visit Universal Studio, Hollywood
Universal Studios is undoubtedly one of the most visited places in Los Angeles. There are fun rides based on famous movie scenes and characters. You can take part in a thrilling chase with fast and furious movie characters, get lost in the wondrous world of Harry Potter, marvel at the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park or even enjoy a dance party with the minions from Despicable Me. There are rides suitable for both kids and adults. However, keep in mind that to be able to enjoy this park, you’ll have to pay a pretty hefty amount.
3. Enjoy a Los Angeles Philharmonic performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Whether you are a fan of music or not, you shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the Walt Disney concert hall. Designed by Frank Gehry, the hall’s architecture is now world-famous. You can take advantage of a guided tour to get a better idea of the wondrous architecture. And if you’re lucky, maybe you’ll be able to catch a live performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic or Los Angeles Master Chorale. The whole experience will definitely leave you awestruck.
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4. Catch a Game at Dodger Stadium
Baseball fanatics should definitely catch a game at Dodger Stadium, which is the largest baseball stadium in the world. You can take a 90 minutes long guided tour inside the museum to visit the trophies, dug out area and other places. Through the guided tour, you will also get to know the history behind this grand stadium. Plus, visiting this stadium and enjoying the tacos and hotdogs from the stalls are a must for every person.
5. Explore the Hollywood Walk of Fame
It’s inconceivable that those who love Hollywood could visit Los Angeles without visiting the Walk of Fame, which bears the handprints and signatures of famous Hollywood personas, ranging from directors and actors to musicians and comedians. The pavement has brass and terrazzo made stars with the celebrities’ names on them. There are about 2600 stars as of 2019. Most of these stars are between 6800 and 6900 blocks of Hollywood boulevard.
6. Visit Griffith Observatory Park
Griffith Observatory is the place where famous movies like La La Land, Jurassic Park, Rebel Without a Cause were shot.
You will also get a clear shot of the Hollywood sign from this place; however, the prime attraction of Griffith Park is undoubtedly the state of the art planetarium and exhibitions at Griffith Observatory. The 4310 acre Griffith Park is also a must-visit for nature lovers.
7. Enjoy Live Music at Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood Bowl is definitely the most desired place to enjoy live music in Hollywood. This spectacular 17500-capacity amphitheater boasts of having some of the most legendary musicians performing here. Among the list of names of musicians who have performed there are The Beatles, Madonna, the Rolling Stones, and Elton John. The outstanding features of this outdoor arena are its acoustics and the beautiful scenic location. Don’t miss out on the chance to enjoy a live performance in this remarkable place.
8. Enjoy Unique Cuisine at Grand Central Market
If you want some different tastes at affordable prices, head out to the Grand Central Market. It is called as foodie’s heaven for its diverse menu. Dishes ranging from sandwiches, falafel, juices to chow mien are all available here. As the food is delicious and the price is low, expect a long line when placing your order. This place always stays packed as vendors serve all three meals- breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
9. Shop at Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive is like a heaven for shopaholics. It is one of the most luxurious places to shop in the USA. You can easily find brand shops of big names like Gucci, Versace, Tiffany and Co., Jimmy Choo, Chanel, or Louis Vuitton. There are 100 different boutique shops lined up on both sides of the streets. Some of the items sold here are exclusive only for Rodeo Drive. The famous and iconic palm-lined road is also something to marvel at.
10. Enjoy the Nightlife at Sunset Boulevard
Enjoy a classic glamorous Hollywood atmosphere at Sunset Boulevard. This iconic thoroughfare is the set for some legendary movie scene, including the obvious, Sunset Boulevard. There are clubs, bars and restaurants lining the street that remains open 24 hours a day. Driving along the palm-lined street of Sunset Boulevard will bring back some classic Hollywood vibe for you.