Is this what you thought of? Then you are wrong because LA is full of beaches and world-class food and other iconic structures, that would help you explore the best vision LA has carved out. Don’t worry, we can take you on a quick tour to some of the most unmissable attractions, hidden within LA. Let’s hop on for the journey…
1. Hollywood Walk of Fame
Have you watched the Hollywood Flick; Notting Hill or any other movie where the scene of Hollywood walk of fame is shown and you wondered that where on the earth does it exist even?
Well, you don’t need to worry anymore, since this very walk of fame, which features more than 2,500 stars inscribed with celebrity names can be experienced in LA. In the year 1953, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president EM Stuart struck with an idea of carving the world’s most famous sidewalks: the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And today from that one star, this sidewalk has crossed the 2,600 stars, which are getting increased every passing moment.
Such iconic wall of fame can be a part of your travel itinerary, where you can find the Walk of Fame along Hollywood Boulevard between Gower Street and La Brea Avenue; Vine Street between Yucca Street and Sunset Boulevard; and Marshfield Way between Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue.
Also, just along the route, you can find the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, as well as the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre, host of numerous notable film premieres and, at least for three years, the Academy Awards. And don’t forget to take a break at the Sunset Boulevard and Bronson Avenue and catch how it actually looks like to have a clear Hollywood Sign
2. Clifton’s Republic, Los Angeles
No trip can be completed without indulging into good food, destinations and something exotic to drink, and this very purpose can be well accomplished at Clifton’s Republic. It was founded in 1931 by Clifford Clinton, it has recently received a restoration a few years ago, and since then it has been the talk of the town for not just locals but for the tourists as well. Clifton’s stands five stories tall and includes a cafeteria, the Pacific Seas tiki bar, and a Redwoods-themed bar that features taxidermy tableaus and an artificial tree that rises through multiple floors.
I know it sounds charming, but believe me, the vision is mesmerizing, where you can drink your favorite beverage while enjoying the view. Also, the Marketplace cafeteria serves American comfort food and desserts, and the Monarch drinks lounge and Gothic Bar offer craft cocktails and beer.
3. Jumbo’s Clown Room
Are you looking for something different to be experienced? Let’s make a move to the Jumbo’s Clown Room. You must be wondering what it is? Well, it is a small, red-and-black bar that has been there since 1970 and has now turned into an institution that is famous amongst the people the longest time.
It is more popular as the bikini bar, where you can find the talented dancers and contortionists setting the stage on fire with their performance.
The performers choose songs on an old jukebox, with song selections including metal, ’90s alt-rock, and ’70s and ’80s throwbacks. Beware guests here are not allowed to take pictures!
4. Venice Boardwalk
When you reach Venice Boardwalk, Los Angeles, you may find people in hundred numbers just roaming around and taking the stroll to unwind their mood. It is located in the south of Santa Monica. With a stroll down the iconic Venice Boardwalk brings the incredible ocean views, shopping opportunities, food, bars, and eclectic street performers.
Also, you must not forget to visit the Venice Skate Park and Muscle Beach Venice. Further, you can cherish every bit of step walked there, with the hot cuppa of coffee from Groundwork Coffee Company or Menotti’s Coffee Stop
5. The Getty, Los Angeles
Are you willing to explore the incredible art and Los Angeles panoramas?
Then straight ahead to the J Paul Getty Museum, which is also known as the Getty. This very museum is spread across two campuses: the Getty Center and Getty Villa. To help you understand lt me narrate a little past; the Getty Center, opened in 1997, is breathtaking in many ways. You can explore the modern design by Architect Richard Meier, also the position of its location is on a hill in the Santa Monica Mountains.
You can view the spectacular views through the thoughtful exhibits, breathtaking gardens, and a restaurant and café, which stand tall to keep guests entertained for hours. On the other hand, the Getty Villa is located in the east of the Malibu coast and is more about the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.
6. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Though this place is purely a holistic abode for the art lovers and showcases a diverse art collection, one fact you cannot deny of is that it only brings the incredible set of vibes oozing out, that can create a captivating effect on you. You would be surprised to know that it is the largest art museum in the western US and holds the artifacts of Islamic, Asian and Latin art, LACMA also arguably boasts one of the most diverse art collections around.
From outside, you can see the famous Urban Light installation – 202 restored cast-iron antique street lamps that light up Wilshire Boulevard. Also in the central, there is a beach and Downtown Los Angeles, which makes LACMA one of the most popular tourist attractions.
7. Santa Monica
Indeed the iconic landmarks offered by Santa Monica are beyond the imagination Undoubtedly among Santa Monica’s most iconic landmarks and one of LA’s top attractions. The history of Santa Monica falls back over 100 years and today it has grown into a home to the Pacific Park amusement park, which has garnered the attention worldwide due to the remarkable solar-paneled Ferris wheel and rollercoaster.
Also, you cannot miss the 1920s carousel hippodrome and the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. You can visit this place throughout the year, but something which really turns into exciting for this place happens during the summertime, when, multiple concerts take place along with the move screenings, which gather the tourists and locals in abundance.
8. Museum of Jurassic Technology
Going to visit the US with kids, then how about planning a trip to the Museum of Jurassic Technology!
It is what you ever want to visit along with your kids and other family members as this is one of the most fascinating museums in LA, which has many surreal collections of some incredible objects.
You can find some of the tiniest sculptures, each made from a strand of hair; a room full of letters sent to the Mount Wilson Observatory; a gallery consisting solely of paintings of dogs who were involved in the Soviet Space Program; decaying dice from magician Ricky Jay; and a Russian tea room where human guests share the space with unusually tame birds.
Ooh, this museum has actually a lot to offer and believe me this is the place where you would unleash something new at every curve of the museum.
9. Universal Studios Hollywood
For a family gateway, a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood is a perfect choice. This place is largely famous for showcasing the movie-making magic. You can take the studio tours through classic film sets to immersive experiences in films like Harry Potter and Jurassic Park. But is this all that Universal Studio has sufficed?
Of course not, how can you forget to indulge in an adventure-filled journey by making a visit to the WaterWorld which is truly mesmerizing & captivating in every possible manner.
10. The Broad, Los Angeles
The Broad Museum located in Downtown Los Angeles and was opened in Downtown LA in 2015. You get to explore more than 2,000 pieces of contemporary art, including Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog and selfie-favorite the Infinity Mirrored Room by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
And that’s not all, but the Food and cocktails offered at the modern American restaurant, Otium is authentic in every possible manner. If you are looking forward to making a visit to this place then don’t forget to reserve tickets online and should book an additional ticket for the Infinity Mirrored Room.
This exhilarating view of the LA can bring an elated feeling within your heart and mind when you would be visiting this charming city next time but don’t forget to refer to my blog piece while exploring the new places and attractions in the city of angles Los Angeles.
Other Best Los Angeles Attractions Every Traveler Must See
11. DISNEYLAND PARK
Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955. It is the only theme park designed and built to completion under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. It was originally the only attraction on the property; its official name was changed to Disneyland Park to distinguish it from the expanding complex in the 1990s. It was the first Disney theme park. Walt Disney came up with the concept of Disneyland after visiting various amusement parks with his daughters in the 1930s and 1940s. He initially envisioned building a tourist attraction adjacent to his studios in Burbank to entertain fans who wished to visit; however, he soon realized that the proposed site was too small. After hiring a consultant to help him determine an appropriate site for his project, Disney bought a 160-acre site near Anaheim in 1953. Construction began in 1954 and the park was unveiled during a special televised press event on the ABC Television Network on July 17, 1955.
12. GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY
The Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with a close view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Admission has been free since the observatory’s opening in 1935, in accordance with the will of Griffith J. Griffith, the benefactor after whom the observatory is named. Over 7 million people have been able to view through the 12-inch Zeiss refractor, since the Observatory’s 1935 opening; this is the most people to have viewed through any telescope.
13. HOLLYWOOD SIGN
The Hollywood Sign is an American landmark and cultural icon overlooking Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It is situated on Mount Lee, in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains. “HOLLYWOOD” is spelled out in 45-foot-tall white capital letters and is 350 feet long. The sign was originally created in 1923 as a temporary advertisement for a local real estate development, but due to increasing recognition, the sign was left up. The sign has been a frequent target of pranks and vandalism across the decades, but it has since undergone restoration, including the installation of a security system to deter vandalism. The sign is protected and promoted by The Hollywood Sign Trust, a nonprofit organization, while its site and the surrounding land are part of Griffith Park. The sign makes frequent appearances in popular culture, particularly in establishing shots for films and television programs set in or around Hollywood. Signs of similar style, but spelling different words, are frequently seen as parodies. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce holds trademark rights to the Hollywood Sign.
14. TCL CHINESE THEATRE
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, also known and branded as TCL Chinese Theatre is a movie palace on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, California. The original Chinese Theatre was commissioned following the success of the nearby Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre, which opened in 1922. Both are in Exotic Revival style architecture. Built by a partnership headed by Sid Grauman over 18 months starting in January 1926, the theater opened May 18, 1927, with the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille’s The King of Kings. It has since been home to many premieres, including the 1977 launch of George Lucas’ Star Wars, as well as birthday parties, corporate junkets, and three Academy Awards ceremonies. Among the theatre’s most distinctive features are the concrete blocks set in the forecourt, which bear the signatures, footprints, and handprints of popular motion picture personalities from the 1920s to the present day. Originally named Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, it was renamed Mann’s Chinese Theatre in 1973; the name lasted until 2001, after which it reverted to its original name.
15. RODEO DRIVE
Rodeo Drive is a two-mile-long street, in Beverly Hills, California, with its southern segment in the City of Los Angeles. Its southern terminus is at Beverwil Drive, and its northern terminus is at its intersection with Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. The name is most commonly used metonymically to refer to the three-block stretch of the street north of Wilshire Boulevard and south of Little Santa Monica Boulevard, which is known for its luxury goods stores.
16. SUNSET BOULEVARD
Sunset Boulevard is a boulevard in the central and western part of Los Angeles, California that stretches from the Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades east to Figueroa Street in Downtown Los Angeles. It is a major thoroughfare in the cities of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, as well as several districts in Los Angeles.
17. SANTA MONICA STATE BEACH
Santa Monica State Beach is a California State Park operated by the city of Santa Monica. The beach is located along Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. It is 3.5 miles long and has parks, picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms, as well as manned lifeguard stations, the Muscle Beach, bike rentals, concessions, a few hotels, a bike path, and wooden pathways for warm days and beachgoers with disabilities. Visitor activities include volleyball, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, and swimming. Smoking at the beach is prohibited.
18. DOLBY THEATRE
The Dolby Theatre is a live-performance auditorium in the Hollywood and Highland Center shopping mall and entertainment complex, on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Since its opening on November 9, 2001, it has been the venue of the annual Academy Awards ceremony. It is adjacent to the TCL Chinese Theatre and the El Capitan Theatre nearby on Hollywood Boulevard.
19. WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, California, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center and was designed by Frank Gehry. It opened on October 24, 2003. Bounded by Hope Street, Grand Avenue, and 1st and 2nd Streets, it seats 2,265 people and serves, among other purposes, as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. The hall is a compromise between a vineyard-style seating configuration, like the Berliner Philharmonie by Hans Scharoun, and a classical shoebox design like the Vienna Musikverein or the Boston Symphony Hall. Lillian Disney made an initial gift of $50 million in 1987 to build a performance venue as a gift to the people of Los Angeles and a tribute to Walt Disney’s devotion to the arts and to the city. Both Gehry’s architecture and the acoustics of the concert hall, designed by Minoru Nagata, the final completion supervised by Nagata’s assistant and protege Yasuhisa Toyota, have been praised, in contrast to its predecessor, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
20. THE ORIGINAL FARMERS MARKET
The Farmers Market is an area of food stalls, sit-down eateries, prepared food vendors, and produce markets in Los Angeles, California. First opened in July 1934, it is also a historic Los Angeles landmark and tourist attraction. The Farmers Market features more than 100 vendors, including ready-to-eat foods, grocers, and tourist shops, and is located just south of CBS Television City. Unlike most farmers’ markets, which are held only at intervals, the Farmers’ Market of Los Angeles is a permanent installation and is open seven days a week. The vendors serve many kinds of food, both American cuisine from local farmers and local ethnic foods from the many immigrant communities of Los Angeles, with many Latin American and Asian cuisines well represented.