What can you say about Los Angeles? It’s the city of angels, known just as much for its tourist vibe as it is for its entertainment and its close connections with the television and media industry. For anyone who’s interested in relaxing in the sun while they watch celebrities or taking photos at famous movie sites, this is the place to come.
Venice Beach – One of the more unique places to visit in Los Angeles!
A place to see a side of Los Angeles that has nothing to do with the movies.
Soak up the rays and relax.
Lots of great food options in the area.
What to do there: You’ll see everything from bodybuilders to skaters and everything in between. When or if you get sick of that, grab lunch at one of the many great restaurants or cafes in the area. Also, if you like to read then make sure you check out Small World Books for a kooky selection.
Rodeo Drive – A great place in Los Angeles if you love to shop!
Made famous in some of the most popular movies and TV shows of all time.
A great place for designer labels.
The people watching in this area are amazing.
What to do there: If you don’t have the money or any interest in buying designer clothes then it’s great to just window shop in this area. Also, if you enjoy architecture, make sure you check out the nearby Anderson Court, a shopping mall that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Universal Studios Hollywood
A place where movie lovers can indulge their hobby.
Great for photographers who want that iconic shot of Los Angeles!
Kids will love the rides and other attractions.
What to do there: This is a place to take the kids, or a handful of your friends, and just be a child again. Check out the Walking Dead Attraction, watch a movie at the cinema, drink butterbeer at the Harry Potter-themed pub and go on all the rides. And if you’re looking for a little more of a thrill, watch the Water World Show, or try the Revenge of the Mummy ride for some real scares.
The Broad – One of the most incredible free places to go to in Los Angeles
A new museum that’s generating a lot of buzz.
Some truly spectacular displays of light and technology.
What to do there: Make sure you see the Infinity Mirrored Rooms but don’t miss the other displays either. The museum has several permanent displays as well as rotating ones. So check out what’s on before you go so you know what the must-sees are.
The Museum of Jurassic Technology – One of the more unique places to visit in Los Angeles!
A fun and educational place.
A pseudo-scientific nook in the centre of the city.
If you enjoy things that are quirky, you’ll enjoy a trip to this museum.
What to do there: This is a place to enjoy the oddities and try to work out what’s real and what’s not. There are a lot of weird things in this museum, from minuscule sculptures to bats that can fly through walls, and spending some time here is an exercise in getting your mind bent into a new shape!
Get in touch with some real stars while you’re in the city!
A slightly strange observatory, because the light of the city means you can’t actually see much through the telescope.
It has several fascinating and educational displays.
What to do there: While you’re there, make sure that you check out the Hall of the Eye and the Hall of the Sky displays. These two displays are connected and are fascinating enough that you probably won’t realise you’re actually learning more about man’s connection to the universe as you watch!