Top 20 Los Angeles Attractions


California Science Center
700 State Drive
Los Angeles, California 90037
213.744.7400
Formerly known as the California Museum of Science and Industry, the California Science Center is a wonderfully interactive museum that includes exhibits such as World of Life, Creative World, World of the Pacific and Worlds Beyond.
Disneyland
1313 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, California 92803
714.781.4565
World famous as The Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland is an enchanted kingdom of fantasy and imagination filled with classic family-friendly attractions and magical entertainment, dining and shopping.
Farmers Market
6333 West 3rd Street at Fairfax
Los Angeles, California
323.933.9211
Started by growers during the Depression era, this popular spot features foods from around the world, entertainment and hundreds of booths with fresh meat, fish, fruit and candies. Farmers Market is an outdoor marketplace, with rows of shops and eateries, some of which are family owned and operated, and have been handed down from generation to generation.
Grauman's Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California
323.464.8111
Opened in 1927, Grauman's Chinese Theater (seats 1500) is the most famous movie theater in the world. Millions have visited the theater's famous entry court, where stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Ginger Rogers, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, have set their signatures and hand/footprints in concrete.
Griffith Park
Los Feliz Blvd at Riverside Drive
Los Angeles, California 90027 323.662.5874
With over 4,107 acres, Griffith Park is the largest municipal park and urban wilderness area in America! An amazingly large portion of the Park remains virtually unchanged from the days Native American villages occupied the area's lower slopes. Today's Griffith Park offers numerous family attractions, an assortment of educational and cultural institutions, and miles of hiking and horseback riding trails.
J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, California
310.440.7300
The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs. Artists featured include Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, along with the architectural triumph of its six buildings and gardens.
Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, California 90620
714.220.5200
Built on 160 acres that was once an actual berry farm, Knott's Berry Farm blends the perfect mix of yesteryear warmth and state of the art adrenaline packed rides. Thrill seekers should check out the Ghost Rider wooden roller coaster and Perilous Plunge, the world's tallest, steepest and wettest water ride. And if you’re feeling really brave, ride into the Supreme Scream, a 250 foot tall free fall that instantly transforms men into boys.
La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036
323.857.6311
Rancho La Brea is one of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world. Visitors can learn about Los Angeles as it was between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago when animals such as saber-toothed cats and mammoths roamed the Los Angeles Basin. Through windows at the Page Museum Laboratory, visitors can watch bones being cleaned and repaired.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036
323.857.6000
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the premier visual arts museum in the Western United States. Its holdings include more than 150,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. LACMA was founded in 1910 as part of the Museum of Science, History and Art in Exposition Park and moved to its current location in 1965. The Japanese pavilion and B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden of Rodin bronzes both opened in 1988.
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, California 90027
323.644.6400
The Los Angeles Zoo features over 1200 animals and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the year except Dec 25. Special summer extended hours are until 6 p.m. from July 1 through Labor Day in early September. The Los Angeles Zoo starts putting animals in for the night at 4 p.m. during regular hours, and at 5 p.m. during summer hours. Ticket sales cease one hour prior to closing time.
Malibu
Malibu, California
Featuring beautiful beaches such as Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach and Leo Carrillo Beach, Malibu (directly north of Santa Monica) is right next door and a world away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. A leisurely drive along the Pacific Ocean (preferably in a convertible) up Pacific Coast Highway is an experience not to be missed.
Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90046
323.469.8311
Yes, there is a Melrose Place, but the place to visit is the street of eclectic, funky shops, restaurants and galleries named Melrose Avenue. Slightly similar to parts of SoHo and Greenwich Village, NYC, Melrose Avenue has a flair all its own and much more interesting than the fabled Melrose Place.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Exposition Park
Los Angeles, California 90007 213.763.3466
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural and historical museum in the Western United States. Complete skeletons of a Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops greet visitors in the majestic Grand Foyer. The Museum features grand dioramas of African and American mammals, rare dinosaurs and fossils, marine animals, Native American and Pre-Columbian cultures, historical artifacts from California and Southwest history and early Hollywood memorabilia. Children can make fossil rubbings, dig for fossils, observe live animals and touch animal pelts.
Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90801
562.435.3511
One of the most famous passenger liners in history, the 81,237 ton Queen Mary entered service in 1936 and was retired in 1967 when it arrived in Long Beach. A self-guiding tour takes you to the bridge, ward rooms, officer's quarters, engine rooms and upper decks. The 365-staterooms now serve as a hotel and the bar is a great place to have a drink and watch the sunset.

Rodeo Drive Shops
Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, California
Beverly Hills Visitors Bureau:
310.271.8174
 

The three block long stretch of shops and boutiques on Rodeo Drive constitute the most expensive shopping district in the United States (including the most expensive store in the world - Bijan). Clothing designers and jewelers include Armani, Tiffany, Gucci, Christian Dior, Cartier, Coco Chanel, Ralph Lauren and Valentino.
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Beach
Santa Monica, California
310.458.8900
Opened on September 9, 1909, the 1600 foot Santa Monica Pier has been completely restored over the years and the Ferris wheel is a traditional family favorite. The western terminus for the fabled Route 66, the Santa Monica Pier is a favorite film location of movie makers - Ruthless People, The Sting, Beverly Hills Cop III,Falling Down, Clean Slate, Funny Girl and They Shoot Horses Don't They were all filmed here.
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Museum of Tolerance

9786 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90035
310.553.8403
The Museum of Tolerance is a high tech, hands-on experiential museum that focuses on two central themes through unique interactive exhibits: the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America and the history of the Holocaust - the ultimate example of man's inhumanity to man. The Museum, the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, was founded to challenge visitors to confront bigotry and racism, and to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts.
Sunset Strip
Sunset Boulevard between
Crescent Heights Boulevard
and Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, California
The Sunset Strip embraces a neon collage of rock clubs, restaurants, boutiques, and Hollywood nightspots that have been the launching pad for many a career in the entertainment business. At night, the Sunset Strip comes alive as a virtual traffic jam of young cruisers, people-watchers and celebrity wannabes - particularly on weekends.
Venice Beach Boardwalk
Ocean Front Walk
Venice Beach, California
310.399.2775
Want to know where Jim Morrison of The Doors got a lot of his lyrical ideas? Anything and everything on two (and four) legs dances, shuffles and skateboards along this famous concrete strip in Venice Beach. By far, Saturday is the best day to soak up the sun and see the psychedelic sights. Strange Days, indeed.
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Los Angeles, California 91608
818.508.9600
Get an inside look at the sets and uncover the behind-the-scenes secrets of legendary films. Then, immerse yourself into the thrilling worlds of your favorite movies. Unleash the power of movie magic inside the Special Effects Stages. And, for a big Hollywood finish, visit Universal CityWalk, for L.A.'s hottest entertainment, dining and shopping.




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