Top things to do in Los Angeles
Welcome to LA!Los Angeles is historical, multi-cultural and fascinating city. There are so many things to and places to visit, so we created a list to help you make the most of your visit.
Downtown Los AngelesDTLA is a city itself; it offers incredible restaurants, unforgettable nightlife and walkable streets. There are so many different things going on every day. You should start by checking STAPLES Center for upcoming events as they host major concerts. We recommend visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art and the forthcoming Broad Museum. Downtown offers superb dining from tiny traditional taquerias to brassy gourmet restaurants.
Do you drive? Great! Just park at one of the lots south of Sixth St on Main and Los Angeles.
If you don’t drive we suggest UBER or the METRO.
VeniceVenice: home of Muscle Beach and street art. Life in Venice moves to a different rhythm, and it has an incredibly vibrant energy. You have to walk down the famous Venice Boardwalk, it’s a unique experience. If the smell of MMJ (medical marijuana) doesn’t bother you, then Venice Beach is a MUST!
Make sure you check out Visit Venice whether you’re visiting Venice or live in “the V”.
Griffith ObservatoryThis landmark opened its doors to the public on May 14, 1935. Its planetarium will amaze you. The public is welcome to visit for free, but there is a small fee for special performances.
Public telescopes are available each evening the observatory is open, they even have telescope demonstrator available to guide guests in observing. We recommend visiting the Griffith Observatory website to check out the dates for public star parties.
Oh and don’t forget to take a selfie with the Hollywood sign in the background!
Runyon CanyonCalifornia is known for its amazing hiking trails. Runyon Canyon is one of them. This 130-acre public park in the Hollywood Hills is known for its beautiful runners and the panoramic views. Runyon Canyon trail is a 2.5 mile trafficked loop trail and it’s primarily used for hiking, walking and nature trips. It’s accessible all year-wound, and dogs are also able to use this trail.
Getty CenterGetty Center is a number one destination offering spectacular art and architecture, as well as breathtaking views of Los Angeles.
The Getty Center is located on a hilltop in the Santa Monica Mountains; they have beautiful gardens where they host garden concerts for our little friends. The Getty Center offers tours, lectures and interactive technology to make your visit unforgettable, and help make the art accessible to everyone.
Admission is Free, but you will need to pay for parking.