Top 25 places to visit in Los Angeles
Los Angeles in Southern California is a unique city that is known as the center of the world's filmmaking. However, in addition to the already iconic Hollywood sign and the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, there is a lot to see in the city. We offer you a collected edition The Crazy Tourist list of 25 must-see places. But we warn you right away - this is not a complete list of what is worth seeing in the city of angels.
1. Go to Universal Studios
Studio Universal known all over the world - it attracts millions of visitors every year. Here you can see the backstage of the films being filmed at the time of your visit. The studio also has rides based on individual films, such as "Minions" or "Fast and the Furious" - they are guaranteed to take you into the atmosphere of your favorite movie. This place will appeal to both children and adults. Studio Universal Is a must-see attraction for all tourists who come to Los Angeles. And those who want to "get acquainted" with their favorite movie characters should visit the halls with transformers and The Simpsons, where you can take thousands of vivid photos.
2. Meet Mickey Mouse at Disneyland
Disneyland is so big that you can write an entire article on how to spend time in this park. It's impossible to squeeze his visit into one day, so count on several days right away. In fact, there are as many as two parks: Disneyland itself and, on the contrary - California Adventure Park... In the second, there are more attractions for adults: you can “fly” over California or tickle your nerves in the “Tower of Terror”.
3. Visit the Griffin Park
Family Guy Park is over 1700 hectares of spectacular lawns and unspoiled landscapes. It is the largest municipal wilderness park in the United States. For those looking to do something more active than admiring the scenery, there are 53 miles of hiking trails. Also worth a visit is the observatory, where you can look at the stars through the world's most famous telescope. You can also camp, go swimming, golf or ride a pony in the park.
4. Stroll through the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Each year, the Hollywood Walk of Fame hosts about 24 new starring ceremonies, each attracting thousands of viewers from around the world. Entrance to the Alley is completely free, and if you're lucky, you can even watch the star plant. This is not cheap for sponsors of stars - the cost of one place on the Walk of Fame is $ 30, which goes to the Hollywood Historical Fund.
5. Touch the art at the Getty Center
Center Getty is the world's largest philanthropic and cultural organization dedicated to the arts. There is a constantly exhibited collection of paintings, including many works written before the twentieth century. The Center also has four pavilions with sculptures, divided by the time of their creation and the nationality of the author.
6. Visit TCL Chinese Theater
Since 1927, TCL Chinese Theater has hosted dozens of the world's most famous artists on the red carpet. The cinema has traditionally held premieres of many Hollywood films, so here you can meet world stars who have come to enjoy watching films with their own participation.
On the ground in front of the cinema there is a special area, where the hand or foot prints of many movie stars, chosen by the theater owners, unlike the Avenue of Stars, remain in the cement. In particular, there are prints of hands and feet of Charlie Chaplin, Jack Nicholson, Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Johnny Depp, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith, Sher, Jim Carrey, Al Pacino, Michael Jackson. By the way, the Avenue of Stars is located a few meters from the cinema.
7. Look at the most famous sign in the world.
Sign Hollywood - the most famous of the existing signs in the world. It was designed and built for a real estate project that was being built in the area. The project was called Hollywoodland. The idea behind the sign was that Hollywood is a place where magic works and dreams come true.
8. Walk around the pier in Santa Monica
Santa Monica Pier was built in 1909 year. The city was faced with the problem of wastewater, which had nowhere to go. During the construction of the pier with a length of almost 500 meters, pipes were laid under it, along which wastewater was discharged into the open ocean. Fortunately, in 1920, this practice stopped forever, and the pier gradually became a landmark.
9. Listen to classical music at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Walt Disney Concert Hall Is the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. The building was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. It is believed that this hall has one of the best acoustics in the world. Built from stainless steel bars, the entire complex covers an area of almost 14 thousand square meters and is the embodiment of the spirit of Los Angeles.
10. Meet the ancient animals in La Brea Tar Pits
Located in the heart of Los Angeles La brea tar pits Is one of the most famous fossil parks in the world. The museum displays a huge number of Ice Age fossils, including mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. Excavations on the territory of the museum are still ongoing, which makes it possible to constantly add new exhibits to the existing exhibitions.
11. Relax in the Hollywood Bowl
In the Hollywood Bowl you can listen to live music. It is the largest open-air amphitheater in the United States, as well as the home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Prices for seats in the back rows start from the 1 dollar, which makes this place affordable for absolutely everyone. In addition, you can bring your own food.
12. Visit the Staples Center to watch the Lakers game.
You've definitely heard of the Los Angeles Lakers if you have at least a basic understanding of basketball. They are the most successful team of all time, winning the NBA Championship 16 times. The Los Angeles Lakers are currently the most expensive team in the NBA with an estimated value of $ 2,6 billion. Staple center is also home to the Los Angeles Clippers, Sparks and the Kings hockey team. Whenever you arrive, there is always something to see in this arena.
13. Spend time with animals at the Los Angeles Zoo
You probably already realized that in this city they don't do things by half. The Los Angeles Zoo is no exception. Run by the city, the zoo is home to over a thousand mammals, amphibians, birds and reptiles. There are 29 endangered animal species. Every year, 1,5 million people visit the zoo and walk on its 53 hectare territory. The zoo hosts a large number of exhibitions. Watching colorful wild life, you will feel like in a real rainforest.
14. Visit the Dolby Theater
Театр Dolby opened in 2001 year, and since then it has been a permanent arena for the Oscars. The construction of the theater was sponsored by an American company. Eastman Kodakthat invested million dollars in the 75 project to get the theater its name. And before that, he was known as Kodak.
This is one of the best entertainment places in the world. Many famous artists, including Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder and Prince, gathered here to notices. The theater is divided into five levels and has one of the largest scenes in the USA. The total area of the theater is almost 60 thousand square meters, which are nightclubs, restaurants, shops and cinemas.
15. Admire the work of the master in the Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art is so huge that it occupies three different locations in Los Angeles. The main part is located on Grand Avenue in the city center. More than 6, thousands of works of European and American art, which were created in the last 75 years, are on display.
16. Take a selfie with your favorite star in Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds Hollywood Boulevard is one of the favorite tourist spots in Los Angeles. Here you can mingle with the crowd of your favorite Hollywood stars. Here you can see everyone: from the stars of the first magnitude to just recently lit up young talents.
17. Walk down Universal Avenue
If you are looking for a place to relax and hang out in the evening, the alley Universal - just the right place. It houses more than 25 restaurants, 30 shops, 6 nightclubs, a 19-screen cinema and an open-air concert stage. Even the most demanding people will find something to do here.
18. Walk the dog in Runyon Canyon Park
In the eastern part of the Santa Monica mountain range is Runyon Canyon Park - almost 65 hectares with beautiful views. In half of the park, you can walk your dog without a leash. The park also has three hiking trails with different difficulty levels.
19. Learn billions of years of natural history
Los Angeles Museum of Natural History is one of the largest in the United States. Within its walls are kept about 35 million artifacts, covering a period of 4,5 billion years. The museum recently celebrated its centenary and is now more popular than ever. The museum complex is divided into three levels and has a special section with dinosaurs, which is incredibly popular.
20. Spend the whole night in LA Live
Los Angeles residents love to party in the evenings. LA Live is one of the most famous entertainment complexes. Here you can choose between six live music venues, a 14-screen cinema, a Grammy museum or 20 different restaurants. For those wishing to settle closer to this entertainment center, there is a 54-storey hotel on site.
21. Take time to baseball
Dodgers Stadium is home to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team Major League Baseball. The stadium is worth a visit if only because it is the largest baseball stadium in the United States. It was built in 1962 year and is the third oldest stadium in the country.
22. Sunbathe on the beach of Santa Monica
What a holiday does without a beach! In Santa Monica is a truly iconic beach, attracting visitors from around the world. It is located near the mountains of Santa Monica, so you can sunbathe and at the same time admire the beautiful views. In addition, those who want to learn how to surf can take a few lessons on the beach.
23. Enrich your knowledge at the Grammy Museum
The Grammy Museum is more than just a museum. It is also a place to meet world-class artists. The museum tells the story of everyone who has ever won a Grammy award. Here you can also buy some artifacts - handwritten poems, awards and discs.
24. Drop in at Hollyhock House
Hollyhock house located in the center of Barnsdale Art Park. Originally, the building was designed and built as a residence for the heiress of a large oil business named Alyn Barnsdale. Now the building belongs to the city and attracts many tourists from around the world.
25. Stroll through the Hollywood Cemetery
This is one of the oldest and most unusual cemetery in Los Angeles. The rich and famous are buried here. The cemetery has appeared in several Hollywood films and is worth a visit.
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