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Los Angeles

Known for Entertainment, Live Music and Museums

Relax on the beaches, be thrilled at the theme parks and experience culture in the museums and art galleries of this sprawling Southern California city.

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Relax on the beaches, be thrilled at the theme parks and experience culture in the museums and art galleries of this sprawling Southern California city.

Los Angeles offers amazingly varied casual and cultural appeal. Spend a week enjoying different theme parks or dress up for a Hollywood premiere. Hike in the Hollywood Hills and surf in Pacific waves.

Visit some of the world’s favorite theme parks, including Disneyland® Park, which originally opened its magical kingdom with kids’ rides and exciting roller coasters in Anaheim in 1955. Disney California Adventure® Park offers themed attractions tied to Pixar animated films. Universal Studios Hollywood is both a film studio and a theme park, with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and other kid-friendly attractions. Find additional thrilling rides at Knott’s Berry Farm® and Six Flags® Magic Mountain.

Downtown Los Angeles has a unique attraction, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, with reassembled remains from over 650 species and active excavation of Ice Age fossil deposits. Next door, explore the 150,000 works in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The Getty Center, overlooking the city, displays medieval to contemporary art while the Getty Villa offers a sense of ancient Greece and Rome in a beautiful setting along the Pacific Ocean. For a more modern cultural treat, stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame to find your favorite actor’s star. Bend down to compare your hands to the handprints formed in the sidewalk.

The California Science Center features tours of the actual Endeavour space shuttle, a living kelp forest and a shake table for building and testing earthquake-resistant structures. Near the iconic hillside Hollywood sign is the Griffith Observatory. Study its exhibits and use its telescopes to scan the night skies.

Los Angeles is bordered to the west by an endless stretch of beach with separate named sections. Bodybuilders and skaters line the boardwalk of Venice Beach. Ride the waves at Manhattan Beach or Malibu’s Surfrider Beach. Enjoy the tranquility of Cabrillo Beach. Relax on the sands of Santa Monica Beach and stop at the nearby pier for shopping and refreshments.

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Part film and TV studio, part entertainment complex and part amusement park with full-throttle fun at every turn.

You'll find beachside kitsch, boardwalk ambience and carnival fun at this sunbaked LA attraction that’s more than a hundred years old.

Tinseltown’s star-studded tribute to the artists, global icons, producers and directors who’ve made significant contributions to entertainment.

Enjoy a trip to Warner Brothers Studio, a well-known attraction in Burbank. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Hollywood Sign is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Los Angeles. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Browse the exhibits at RMS Queen Mary, a popular museum in Long Beach. Experience the acclaimed art scene or attend a sporting event in this walkable area.

Bronze your body and rub shoulders with body builders and wacky performers at Los Angeles’ quirky urban shoreline, a colorful escape from the city.

This multipurpose sports arena has hosted some of the world’s biggest musical acts and is home to two National Basketball Association teams.

Tickets & Tours

For a limited time, you can visit the Disneyland® Resort theme parks and save with a purchase of a 3-Day or longer Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® Ticket. Magical kingdoms and storybook fairy tales come to life before your eyes at Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks.

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Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience, and enjoy all of the thrills, laughter and wonder with a 1-day General Admission Ticket to Universal Studios HollywoodTM! With General Admission, you can check out the world-famous Studio Tour in California and explore the largest working movie studio in the world! Cast spells throughout The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM, and soar over HogwartsTM castle in Harry Potter and the Forbidden JourneyTM.

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Skip the regular lines all day long with the Universal ExpressTM Ticket. Receive all-day admission to the Park, along with one-time express access to each ride and attraction and seated show*.

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood brings you closer to the entertainment you love. You'll never see Hollywood the same way again as you explore the working sets and actual sound stages where the biggest names in entertainment made history.

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Take LA to New Heights! OUE Skyspace is the perfect starting point for guests to the Los Angeles area providing a stunning overview of the city’s layout, allowing you to map out other various options to be explored on your trip.

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Six Flags Magic Mountain is known as the “Thrill Capital of the World,” the 260-acre theme park features 19 world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides, games and attractions for the entire family.

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