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Top things to do in Los Angeles

Top things to do in Los Angeles

The home of Hollywood is more than what strikes the mind first. Los Angeles is where hustle meets heart. From film studios to fancy sets to glamorous beaches, LA has it all. It’s always sunny in LA. In here the galleries are whitewashed, and stages are set. The palm studded streets and modern architecture adorn the beauty of this city. The city is all stars by all means. Expect to get the best in class Tacos in the entire California. Thanks to distinct n modern lifestyle, you will have plethora of vegan restaurants to choose from. Amidst all grown up things, there also is Disneyland just a day trip far from here. Here are top things to do in La La Land.

Griffith Observatory – It is known for its spectacular views of Hollywood sign, downtown, and of city. Must see in here are Hall of the Sky and Hall of the Eye. It also features ticket free viewing from telescopes for viewing moon and planets. It also hosts shows, and is base for great hiking trails.

The Getty Centre – It is home to artistic masterpieces and offers spectacular views of city from Santa Monica Mt. Besides stunning architecture it houses Renaissance paintings, 20thcentury American photography, Baroque sculptures, and historic manuscripts. It also has onsite restaurant and café.

Santa Monica Pier – It is one of most iconic landmarks of LA with over 100 years of existence and history. It is hub of great restaurants, nightlife spots, and shopping joints. Must do here is ride on bike path, riding Ferris wheel, watch people on Third Street Promenade, and see street perf.

Hollywood Walk of Fame – This sidewalk immortalizes more than 2600 stars of big n small screen and music industry in in pink terrazzo and gold lettering. On way you will also find street performers. Must watch in here is TCL Chinese theatre with famous hand n footprints, and host of cine events.

Universal Studios – It is one of most popular attractions of LA. It is popular for its themed rides based on movies like Harry Potter, Walking Dead, Simpsons, Transformers, and Jurassic Park. It also has functional movie sets. Besides that you can also see ‘CityWalk’ with shopping n dining avenues.

Rodeo Drive – This is the same street featured in ‘Pretty Woman’ where Julia Roberts did her shopping. It is an upscale shopping street with home to Louis Vuitton, Versace, Dior stores and private boutiques.Feel free to explore this spot without intent to buy n you may spot a celebrity.

Hollywood Bowl – It is an outdoor amphitheatre that has had chance to host shows of Beatles, Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John and Tina Turner.It has all great sound quality, and scenic views. One must not pass the chance if any show is up. But drop by with a bottle of wine and picnic basket.

Walt Disney Concert Hall – With remarkable architecture, it is home to LA Philharmonic, and probably best place to witness classical music. It also hosts theatre, performing arts, and film screening round the year. It has open stage and one of the finest acoustics from all around world.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery – It is the resting spot for Hollywood’s most beloved departed stars. It has graves of silent film stars Douglas Fairbanks and Rudolph Valentino, to modern ones Johnny Ramone and Kim Fowley. During summers, it hosts music concerts, film screenings, and live events.

Venice Beach – It is the bohemian epicentre of California and has a reputation for being perfect for people watching. The Boardwalk accompanying the beach is flooded with people jogging, cycling, and walking. In Skatepark you’ll see city’s best skateboarders, and in Muscle beach, iron in practice.

The Broad – It is popular for contemporary and postwar art. It houses more than 2000 pieces of art. The structure of this museum resembles to a cheese grater. Must see in here are Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog and selfie worthy the Infinity Mirrored Room, while the third floor houses stainless steel tulips.

The Original Farmers Market – Started in early 20th century, it still is city’s one of favourite landmarks. It offers fresh produce, and has food stalls, grocery shops, cobbling shops, and more speciality shops. In summers it also hosts evening concerts that will make your day out perfect here.

La Brea Tar Pits & Museum – From ages tar has been bubbling out from these pits and has trapped many historic animals, leaving behind one of world’s Largest ice age fossil collection. Here you can see live excavation of fossils and their processing, of probably mammoths, and saber toothed cats.

The Museum of Contemporary Art – It consists of two facilities, MOCA Grand, on Grand Avenue and MOCA Geffen in Little Tokyo with new works and emerging media. It is home to more than 6000 pieces of art work from artists like Agnes Martin, Nam June Paik, Jackson Pollock, and Mike Kelley.

Watt Towers – Consider it DIY or outsider art. It is built by Italian immigrant over three decades with scrap metal and concrete, and decorated with green glass from bottles of 7-Up or Canada Dry and tiles from Malibu Pottery, as well as marble, jewellery and seashells. There are 17 of them.

Traveling first leaves you speechless, and then turns you into a storyteller!


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