Los Angeles


One of the most visited cities in the United States is Los Angeles. Located in California, Los Angeles is also known as L.A. and officially, the City of Los Angeles. But, why Los Angeles is one of the most visited cities in the United States?

Hollywood Sign

There are so many reasons people visit L.A., one of them is the famous Hollywood. I am pretty sure you have already traveled to Los Angeles at least when you were watching some movie. There are so many movies and commercials which were filmed in Los Angeles and its neighborhood. In add, probably, you have already heard about the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign.

Vasquez Rocks was scenery for Star Trek and The Flintstones movies

Another reason people visit Los Angeles is the sunny coastline. There are so many beaches to have fun, to relax and appreciate the beauty of the Pacific water. Talking about nature, the breathtaking views of the mountains is another reason why people visit L.A. and its neighborhoods. For those who like hiking, there are a lot of trails to enjoy.

We can not forget L.A. is also culturally rich and has a lot of type of museums, one of them is the well-known  LACMA – Los Angeles County Museum of Art. So, from the Hollywood glamour to the peace of the sunny coastline and breathtaking mountains, you have so many things to do to enjoy, have fun, and relax. Here is the list of 12 things visitors usually do in L.A. and in its neighborhoods:

  1. Hollywood Sign

    Hollywood Sign at Lake Hollywood Park
  2. Hollywood Boulevard (Walk of the Fame, Chinese Theater, Dolby Theater)
  3. Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills

    Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills
  4. Griffith Park and Observatory

    Griffith Observatory
  5. Santa Monica

    Santa Monica
  6. Venice Beach

    Venice Beach
  7. Malibu

    El Matador Beach in Malibu
  8. Universal Studios

    Universal Studios Hollywood
  9. Warner Bros Studios

    Warner Bros. Studios
  10. Disneyland Park

    Disneyland Park Anaheim
  11. LACMA-Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    LACMA-Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  12. Getty Center

    The Getty Center

Although I have listed 12 things visitors usually do, L.A. and its neighborhood have much more to offer:

Museums: La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Petersen Automotive Museum, The Broad, Getty Villa, Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens, California Science Center…
Beaches:  Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, El Matador Beach, El Pescador Beach, Zuma Beach, Leo Carrillo State Park, Long Beach, Point Dume, Ventura, Torrance Beach…
Parks and Hikking: Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park, Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area, Mishe Mokwa Trail, Sandstone Peak, Solstice Canyon, Angeles National Forest,…
Gardens: Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens, Descanso Gardens,…
Sports: Dodgers Stadium, Staples Center…

The list of the things to do in L.A. has not finished yet, that is why I will talk about each of them in different posts. Now, you have an idea why Los Angeles is also known as the Entertainment Capital of the World, according to Discover Los Angeles website.

If you go to Los Angeles, I recommend you to plan ahead in order to maximize your time because everything is far and there is a lot of traffic all day long. At the moment you are planning your itinerary, take into consideration the locations of the activities, how long you will take to transport yourself from one place to another, what time you should be at your destinations, and how long your activities will take. And then, you will be able to avoid to spend so many time in the traffic.

Hilton Hotels

Another advantage to planning ahead your visit to Los Angeles is you can also try to get some free museum admission ticket. Some museums offer free tickets on the first Tuesday of the month, but you need to get it online one month in advance.

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

The international airport in Los Angeles is the LAX – Los Angeles World Airports. So, if you are coming from another country, you will land at LAX. This airport is always busy. So, do not be surprised because usually, there is a lot of traffic there.

I hope you have liked to learn a little more about Los Angeles and its neighborhood. In add, I hope you stay connected with us and enjoy the other posts related to Los Angeles. So, I wish you pack your bags and Embark on Your Happiness! 😉


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