15 Best Things To Do in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a vibrant and one of the largest cities located in the southern part of California in the United States of America. It is the financial, cultural, commercial and most popularly the studio hub city of California. Geographically the city is encircled by one side by the Pacific Ocean and other three sides by mountains make it very special. Los Angeles, which is called the 'The City of Angeles’, is one of the best tourist destinations in the United States. We discuss the top tourist attractions in Los Angeles so that one can have a fair idea about how to plan a vacation for Los Angeles.
Let's explore Los Angeles points of interest and 15 best things to do in Los Angeles:
1. Universal Studios, the must visit the place of Los Angeles
2. Disneyland gives the chance to meet the Mickey Mouse
The Universal Studios is the most famous tourists attracted place in Los Angeles. It is an age-old film studio cum theme park called 'the Entertainment Capital of LA' and in use till the date. Visitors can watch the scenes of the movies filmed here. There are numerous rides including the original rides from the movies like Minions, Fast and Furious, etc. If someone is very fond of Hollywood movies and movie stars, then through the Transformers and Simpsons he or she can get a number of photos.
Disneyland Resort is the creation of Walt Disney and famous all over the world. It is one of the largest and one of the most visited parks in the world. It is so big that one cannot enjoy the entire park in a day; a couple of days are needed to finish up seeing the whole park. There are two theme parks including 12 acres land for cars and the star attraction, the main adventure park of Disney California. The Disneyland Resort is full of entertainment and rides, the New Orleans Square, Bear Country, Mickey’s Toontown are other attractions. Various unique conceptions like exploring the underworld of sea with the mermaid, flying on a magic carpet over the sky of California are there to entertain people. The magnificent fireworks are other key attractions of the place. There is no particular tourist season, the Disneyland is open all around the year and millions of visitors come and spend quality time here.
3. Landscaped Griffith Park is another attraction for the tourists in Los Angeles
The Griffith Park is a huge urban municipal park with beautiful landscape. It is the largest municipal park in entire USA, holding a total land of 4,210 acres. Majority of the park area is wild and there is an amazing hiking trail of 53 miles. The Griffith Observatory is no doubt the key attraction of the park. As it's located on the hilltop of the mountain which is great for the viewing the scenic beauty of the surrounding, viewing the stars of the sky and the world famous telescope is there which you can use as well. Apart from that, there are golf courses, tennis courts, rides of the train and pony, baseball fields and huge picnic area for family gatherings and festivals. The Griffith Park is one of the best recreational places of Los Angeles.
4. Get an artistic tour of the Getty Center in Los Angeles
The campus of Getty Center is the made by the world best artistic charitable and cultural group, the Getty Trust. There are collections of photographs, manuscripts, sculptures including the European pictures and arts which are done before the 20th century. Getty Centre is also renowned for its amazing architecture, beautiful gardens and viewing Los Angeles from the top as it's located on the hilltop. The building is built in such a way that it is protected from fire and earthquake.
5. Visiting the world famous sign of 'Hollywood'
The sign of 'Hollywood' is the most famous and iconic sign in the world. It is located on Mount Lee of the Hollywood Hills inside the Griffith Park. The thought behind the sign is that where the magic is done and dreams come true. It is a must visit place for the tourists of Los Angeles.
6. Get the experience of Classical Music at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Walt Disney Concert Hall is one of famous and iconic hall located in the downtown of Los Angeles designed by Frank Gehry. There is the capacity of 2265 visitors, and it is known for the best acoustics. The famous Philharmonic Orchestra of Los Angeles plays here.
7. Have a walk along the Santa Monica Pier
The Santa Monica Pier is the amusement pier located on the Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica of Los Angeles. It is constructed in the year 1909. The attractions of this Pier are Aquarium, Pacific Park, Santa Monica State Beach, bicycle path, Muscle Beach and the food shop Hot Dog on a Stick. Summer is the best time to come here when various activities like movies, concerts are arranged for the public.
8. The famous TCL Chinese Theatre is a must visit place in Los Angeles
The TCL Chinese Theatre is one of the most famous indoor movie theatres in USA. This is the place where the Hollywood stars come to enjoy their own movie. It is located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame of Los Angeles in USA. After some renovations have done, the new version of the Chinese theatre has the capacity of 932 spectators and the screen of the theatre is one of the biggest movie screens in America. There is a place in front of the theatre is called the 'Forecourt of the stars' where the hand and footprints are taken in the cement of the renowned movie stars from the bygone era till today. There is the biggest top quality IMAX system present along with the laser projection.
9. The Hollywood Walk of Fame must be a part of the Los Angeles tour
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of most tourists attracted place in Los Angeles and around 10 million visitors every year come to visit the place. There is 2600 terrazzo and brass made stars embalmed at 6-foot gaps on the road. This Hollywood walk of fame is located on the situated on the sidewalk of some portion of Hollywood Boulevard and some portion of Vine Street of Hollywood. The star bears the name of actors, musicians, directors, and others due to their phenomenal achievements. This is supervised by the Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood and maintained by a trust of Hollywood.
10. Have a look at the fossils at La Brea Tar Pits
There is one of the best collections of the fossils in the world at La Brea Tar Pits. There is a huge variety of fossils including the fossils of Ice Age. The collectors collect fossils from here and send to museums.
11. Hollywood Bowl is a nice place to spend time in Los Angeles
The Hollywood Bowl of Los Angeles is the biggest amphitheater Of United States. It is the best place in Los Angeles enjoys live music at very reasonable prices. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra plays music here. People enjoy a great freedom like having homemade food as buying food from here is not mandatory.
12. The Staples Center is the best place for watching the Lakers
The Staples Centre is a sports arena located in the downtown of Los Angeles where multiple sports are taken place. More than 250 events are played here and more than 4 million visitors watch the game at Staples. Los Angeles Lakers is the one of the most iconic team play at Staples Centre. The Clippers, Kings Hockey Team and Sparks also the regular teams of the Staples. When anyone goes for a tour of Los Angeles, he must watch a sports match at the Staples Centre.
13. Visit the Los Angeles Zoo and spend quality time with animals
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Garden consist of the area of 113 acres of land. There are 1100 animals in the zoo including birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. The main attractions here are the gorilla reservation, the chimpanzees of the mountain of Mahale, the Asian Elephants, the LAIR and the famous rainforests.
14. Experience the amazing wax sculptures of the famous celebrities at Madame Tussauds
At Madame Tussauds, there is an excellent collection of the wax made statues of famous movie stars and the sportspersons. It is there for the last 200 years to entertain people all over the world. It is one of the most tourists attracted place in Los Angeles.
15. Experience the world-famous Dolby Theatre
Dolby is famous worldwide because of its quality. Dolby Theatre is also an exceptionally good entertainment spot where the renowned performers like Prince, Stevie Wonder and Celine Dion have performed. Inside the theatre, there is one of the biggest stages of the entire USA and separate five levels. This Dolby Theatre is situated inside the Hollywood and also the Highland consisting of 640,000 acres area including some extraordinary cinemas, restaurants, shops and nightclubs.