Los Angeles Tourism attracts people from all over the world, not only drawn to Hollywood, but for the diversity of this huge South California city. There are diverse culinary scenes, museums, incredible shopping and above all for being the creative capital of America.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Enjoy a variety of rides based on movie themes, and also the working movie studio. Take a tour behind the scenes of some of Universal’s most popular movie sets.
Favorite movie and TV-themed rides and sets include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, The Simpsons, and Transformers.
When you are tired of the rides, you can check out City Walk, a three-block entertainment area, with shopping, dining, and theaters.
Griffith Park and Griffith Observatory
This is the largest state park in California with an area of 4,210 acres. It is home to Los Angeles Zoo, the Griffith Observatory, a planetarium, a Greek theater, a riding center created for the 1984 Olympic Games, besides golf courses, tennis courts, hiking trails, and other attractions.
It's all free to the public. On the grounds are exhibits and telescopes. The main highlight is a look through the Zeiss telescope, used for viewing the moon and planets.
Disneyland in Los Angeles
This is by far California’s main family destination. The Disneyland California Adventure Park, created during one of the expansions, holds even more action and adventure, with seven lands based on movie themes.
Beyond the rides and Disney characters wandering the streets, the resort also offers a full complement of features and services for a complete vacation. Restaurants, hotels, great shopping, and an array of entertainment options.
This is by itself a destination, although being just a suburb of Los Angeles. Due to its history is one of the most iconic sites. The attractions in Hollywood are closely associated with the film industry and the glamour of the silver screen. The hillside Hollywood sign, Hollywood Boulevard, the Walk of Fame, and the Chinese Theatre can easily fill a day or two of sightseeing. If you're lucky, you might even spot a celebrity or two.
The Getty Center
Designed by Richard Meier, is a huge complex measuring 0.75 square miles and set on 110 acres. The beautiful grounds and the uniquely designed building provide the perfect setting for this impressive museum. Collections include European paintings, drawings, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as 19th- and 20th-century photography.
This is one of Los Angeles' newest cultural attractions, opened in late 2015 and was immediately an overwhelming success. Tickets are free of charge but are generally booked out a month in advance, and lineups for standby tickets, which are first-come, first-served on the day of admission, can be hours long, particularly on weekends.
Santa Monica California
This is a laid-back and chic destination with a population that ranges from surfers, skateboarders, and yoga devotees to techies and business people. The amazing stretch of golden sand along the coast and the famous Santa Monica Pier, with its iconic Ferris wheel, are what most tourists come to enjoy, but you can find all kinds of experiences in this beachfront city next to LA. Shoppers will find an array of options, from vintage stores to high-end boutiques.
Getting to Santa Monica is now much easier since the opening of the new Expo Metro line, connecting downtown LA to Santa Monica.
Farmers Market Los Angeles
Many years ago, we enjoyed a great day here. It first started in 1934 when at the height of the depression a few farmers came together and set up stalls on a piece of open land near Wilshire Boulevard in order to sell their produce direct to the consumer. This experiment was so successful that the market continued to expand. At that time, it truly was a fruit and vegetable market, but over the years it has grown to accommodate more and more vendors. Today, there are all kinds of fruit, vegetable, and other food stands, along with restaurants and specialty shops.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
It claims to be largest art museum in Western United States, with almost 130,000 pieces ranging from antiquity through to modern times. Especially, the outstanding collections of Latin American, Asian, and Islamic Art. It consists of a number of separate buildings that have been acquired and renovated over the years.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Called MOCA, it consists of three separate facilities and is dedicated to works from the 1940s onwards. Pieces from the permanent collection are on display, and regularly changing exhibits feature new works and emerging media. The MOCA Grand, on Grand Avenue, is the museum's primary facility, with the main galleries as well as the largest museum store and a café.
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disneyland by orange county
hollywood by thomas wolf
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farmers market by newton court
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