700 State Drive
Los Angeles, California 90037
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.
1313 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, California 92803
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.
6333 West 3rd Street at Fairfax
Los Angeles, California
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
6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood,
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.
Los Feliz Blvd at Riverside
Los Angeles, California 90027 323.662.5874
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
Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, California
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.
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, California 90620
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.
Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036
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.
Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036
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.
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, California 90027
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.
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.
Los Angeles, California 90046
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.
History Museum of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, California 90007 213.763.3466
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.
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90801
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.
Beverly Hills, California
Beverly Hills Visitors Bureau:
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.
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
Museum of Tolerance
9786 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90035
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
Sunset Boulevard between
Crescent Heights Boulevard
and Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, California
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.
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.
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