Event Space / Landmark
Info The Santa Monica Pier is a 100-year-old SoCal landmark and popular destination for tourists, locals, and beach-goers of all ages. The pier is located on Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica and is comprised of two separate bridges: the Municipal Pier and Pleasure Pier. The Santa Monica Pier offers attractions for both daytime ... more
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, 90401
Party Earth Review The largest stretch of nature in Los Angeles, Griffith Park’s 4,000 acres boast a plethora of attractions and activities, from horseback riding and swimming to the study of the cosmos, that draws visitors of every stripe. Mornings often see tourists wandering through the zoo, as weekend warriors take to the tennis and basketball ... more
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Concert Venue / Landmark
Info The Greek Theatre is a small, outdoor music venue in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. The Greek’s name comes from the shape of its stage, built in 1929 to resemble a Greek temple. The capacity at the Greek is just under 6,000, making it an intimate show space recognized by Pollstar Magazine as North America’s Best Small Outdoor ... more
2700 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Info The Hollywood Bowl is an outdoor amphitheater in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills. What makes this venue so special is its backdrop: the historic “Hollywood” sign and the grassy hills that encompass it. While performances at the Hollywood Bowl typically include major musical concerts, the venue often hosts large-scale comedy ... more
2301 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Culture / Landmark
Party Earth Review Arguably LA’s most popular tourist attraction, Hollywood Boulevard’s one-mile main stretch is packed with souvenir shops, museums, a mall, restaurants, and bars. Tourists from all over the world crowd the Walk of Fame to click photos of the brass celebrity stars embedded in the sidewalk that celebrate everyone from Charlie ... more
Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea Avenue and Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
Concert Venue / Landmark
Info The iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall, located in Downtown Los Angeles, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center (one of the three largest performing arts centers in the country). The hall’s construction began in 1993, after Lillian Disney, Walt Disney’s widow, donated $50 million. Completed in 2003, it is now ... more
111 S Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Landmark / Nightlife Area
Party Earth Review The vibrant seaside community of Santa Monica is also home to the Third Street Promenade, a lively three-block stretch of boulevard that is one of LA’s most popular outdoor malls. Dedicated to pedestrian traffic only, the Promenade sees a diverse mix of people during the day, from camera-toting tourists to suited professionals ... more
Third Street between Broadway and Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Farmer's Market / Landmark
Party Earth Review With its charming Main Street, European architecture, and rich local history, The Grove outdoor shopping center and Farmers Market draws a diverse and upbeat crowd of local shoppers and tourists of every kind. Organized as a city center complete with street lamps and a small park in the center, The Grove is usually ... more
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
For a place that is recognized in large part because of its celebrities and glamour, City of Angels offers myriad activities for tourists and locals alike. From parks to major shopping districts, from beaches to museums, there are plenty of activities and LA landmarks to entertain a variety of interests.
Hollywood Boulevard is arguably L.A.’s most popular tourist attraction and not to be missed. The one-mile stretch is teeming with souvenir shops, museums, restaurants, bars, and the world-famous Walk of Fame. For more upscale shopping, check out Rodeo Drive and Robertson Boulevard, known for exclusive boutiques and providing regular celebrity sightings.
Attractions in Los Angeles aren’t all about shopping. For those more interested in a more panoramic view of the city, a leisurely ride along Mulholland Drive provides spectacular views of the San Fernando Valley, the Hollywood Bowl amphitheatre, and the iconic Hollywood sign. The drive also passes by Runyon Canyon, a gorgeous park with walking paths and hiking trails to suit casual and athletic visitors alike.
Although museums aren’t everybody’s cup of tea, a visit to Los Angeles would not be complete without a visit to the Getty Center. More than simply an art museum, the Getty is a feat of architecture situated on a high hill and requiring a tram ride to reach the entrance. The incredible museum is home to some world-class art, while also providing beautiful paths for strolling and excellent views of the valley below. Best of all, it’s completely free!
Los Angeles offers plenty of attractions to suit all tastes. From laid-back types who spend a day relaxing at The Grove or in Griffith Park to star-struck tourists who thirstily wander Beverly Hills hoping to spot their favorite celebrity, there is never a shortage of pleasant activities to while away the time in The City of Angels.