The Ultimate Guide To Los Angeles
The City of Angels
Los Angeles, the second-largest city in the US and the West Coast’s most significant economic powerhouse, is blessed with natural beauty! Los Angeles is surrounded by mountains on one side, desert on another, and the beautiful coast on the other side. There is so much to see and explore in Los Angeles, natural beauty, iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal tours, Chinese Theatre, and a lot more. I have lived in LA for over six years and not once had to worry about what to do on weekends/holidays; there was always something new to see and explore.
The list of my favorite places to visit in LA is going to be long and might not be possible to cover all at once, feel free to customize.
Universal Studios Hollywood is a top-rated theme park and a working film studio. It’s one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood film studios that are still in use. It offers the legendary Studio Tour, thrilling rides, spectacular shows, a chance to see real working movie studio, and the famous CityWalk.
Tips: (1) Universal Express Pass/Tickets saves you a lot of time (2) All shows are simply awesome, schedule your day around the show timings (3) You don’t want to miss the Studio Tour, it gets jam-packed towards the end of the day, will recommend doing it early in the day (4) Use the Universal Studios Hollywood app to get directions and update on the wait times (5) Visit CityWalk in the evening, it looks impressive with all the lights at night.
Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
Disneyland Park & California Adventure California Adventure Park
Disney Park is known to be the only theme park in the world that was wholly designed and built by Walt Disney himself! It was formerly the only attraction, later joined by the California adventure park. Now there are two parks: Disneyland Park, which is more family-friendly, with rides and attractions that have a wider audience – children to adults, and California Adventure Park that has more thrill rides, mostly for adults.
I recommend visiting both the parks and for sure the parade and the fireworks.
Address: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
Griffith Observatory has a lot to offer besides the view of the cosmos, a close view of the Hollywood sign, spectaculars view of downtown LA, state-of-the-art dome theater offering various shows, and other science-related displays.
Address: 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
The famous Hollywood sign, an iconic landmark of Los Angeles, and a cultural icon overlooking Hollywood is located in Mount Lee. It’s forbidden to get too close to the sign, and I suggest viewing the sign from the Griffith Observatory.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Sidewalk area decorated with stars & celebrity names is a popular tourist destination.
Address: Lanewood Ave &, N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
TCL Chinese Theatre
TCL Chinese Theatre is a movie castle on the celebrated Hollywood Walk of Fame. Previously called the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre was later purchased and renamed by the Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL Corporation.
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Madame Tussauds in Hollywood Boulevard is a wax museum and a top-rated tourist attraction. It features several wax sculptures of Hollywood celebrities, a favorite spot for taking selfies with film stars.
Riplys Believe it or Not
See and explore strange things at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Tip: Hollywood Walk of Fame, TCL Chinese Theatre, Madame Tussauds Hollywood and Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, all are within close proximity.
Beverley Hills, home to several movie stars, Rodeo Drive, which is an upscale shopping arcade! It’s a popular tourist attraction, and I recommend doing a guided celebrity home tour at Beverley Hills.
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