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Must See Los Angeles Attractions

Los Angeles Attractions

Los Angeles is no stranger to lights, glamour, and plenty of fuss. For as long as most of us can remember, LA has been the hotspot for movies, music, and all things entertainment related. Of course, the ample sunlight only strengthens the California city’s appeal. There are plenty of things to do in Los Angeles for nearly anyone, even if you’re not in the movie business. From the Santa Monica Pier to The Valley, you have fine food, amusement parks, and loads of outdoor trails at your disposal when you visit Los Angeles.

Areas & Neighborhoods in Los Angeles

Beach Cities — The beach cities and neighborhoods in and around LA are a hotbed of boutiques, picture-perfect sand, and impressive piers. Cities like Santa Monica, Malibu, and Marina del Rey will leave you spoiled for choice when it comes to where to watch the best sunset or stick your toes in the sand.

West Hollywood — Head inland to West Hollywood, and you can explore one of Los Angeles’ largest gay-friendly neighborhoods, which also happens to be replete with community theaters and lots of festivals.

Beverly Hills — For a taste of the finer things in life, there is perhaps no better stop on a Los Angeles vacation than this upscale stretch. In Beverly Hills you can peruse some of the most prestigious retail strips in the entire city (even if you only window shop). While you’re there, you might as well treat yourself to a 5-star meal.

Downtown — The bounty of attractions in Los Angeles’ downtown vary from culinary hot spots to loud, music-pumping clubs and everything in between. Take in a free concert at California Plaza or meander through the Natural History Museum. If you’re in search of late-night entertainment, make your way down Sunset Boulevard, which begins downtown.

If you can’t enough of the California lifestyle, tours from Los Angeles let you experience even more far-flung neighborhoods in SoCal within just a few hours.

Things to See in LA

One of the best things to see in Los Angeles is its inhabitants. Yes, people-watching is a worthwhile pastime in LA. If you want to see more than the characters on Venice Beach, head to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles or check out the exhibits at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Getty Center. For a great night at the theater, tickets to a performance at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood are always a good idea. Sports fans can grab some peanuts and head to a professional baseball game when the Dodgers™ are at home.

Sightseeing in Los Angeles

Fun things to do in Los Angeles often require you to burn some tread on your favorite pair of tennis shoes. Amusement parks near the city, including the House of Mouse, can translate to lots of walking. If you’re not after a roller coaster ride, hike the Eaton Canyon Falls Trail or take surf lessons at Manhattan Beach. Griffith Park deserves an entire day of your time; this large municipal park is home to the Greek Theater, Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles Zoo, and more. Day trips from Los Angeles can lead to Santa Barbara, Big Bear Lake, Laguna Beach, and other attractive Southern California destinations. And if you want to leave the planning to someone else, Los Angeles tours let you experience ocean, skyscrapers, and parkland in the same day without leaving the city.

Things to Do in Los Angeles with Kids

Los Angeles is a great destination for a family vacation. Bring the kids along and enjoy these fun family friendly experiences experiences

Free things to do in Los Angeles

Sightseeing on a lean budget in Los Angeles? Spend time instead of cash on awesome experiences.

Wells Fargo History Museum - Bring the whole family and go on an intriguing adventure through history together.

Triforium - Spend a few hours here and get an insight into the arts and culture of the area.

Broad Plaza - Architecture enthusiast or not, get set to be awed by this landmark's modernistic design.

Oviatt Building - Roam around this historic site and find out some secrets from yesteryear.

Jewelry District - This is a bustling location where you can absorb the ambiance and feel the rhythm of the local way of life.

Los Angeles Central Public Library - Chat to a few locals and find out why many tourists stop to visit this place.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels - Gain a deeper understanding of local religious beliefs at this spiritual sanctuary.

Pershing Square - Refresh your mind and body by spending time with Mother Nature.

Explore the Neighborhoods of Los Angeles


Spot movie stars and experience the glamour of show business at the legendary home of the American motion picture industry.

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Downtown Los Angeles

Once a hardworking industrial neighbourhood, today’s Downtown LA is a destination reborn with an emphasise on culture and green spaces.

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This trendy neighborhood is known for its diverse cultural heritage, 24-hour nightlife and eclectic entertainment options.

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West Los Angeles

Notable for its restaurants, shopping, and beaches, West Los Angeles is a sought-after destination for many travelers visiting Palms. If you want to see some sights in the area, check out Westwood Village or Westfield Century City.


Bel Air

A grand hotel, an important university and exciting performing arts make these two neighborhoods popular destinations on a Los Angeles travel itinerary.



Museums, bars, and art galleries highlight some of the noteworthy features of Westwood. Make a stop by Westwood Village or Fowler Museum while you're exploring the neighborhood.


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