San Fernando Valley Attractions in Los Angeles

In its progression from brush then farmland then dream of suburbia to the present day highly diverse and fragmented landscape, the San Fernando Valley has acquired all sorts of quirks and highlights.

Two very historic sites are collected here, starting at the top with the Mission San Fernando (built by Father Fermín Lasuén in 1797). Later on the list is Los Encinos State Historic Park (where the spring has been in use since prehistoric times, the adobe there was built in 1850 by Vicente de la Ossa).

The modern era is very present on this list in items like the Americana in Glendale, a popular new outdoor shopping area complete with trolley and fountain. Many visitors travel each year to Universal Studios and CityWalk, which is a widely successful mash-up of mall, theme park, and movie studio. Warner Brothers is another huge studio located in the Valley; they also offer studio tours and are home to the Warner Brothers Museum.

Traveling to the far east edge of the Valley we have Brand Park, home to the Brand Library (a grand mansion built in 1904 that is now a public library). The park also features a Japanese teahouse, a museum, and walks up into the rugged Verdugo Mountains.

This list ends with the Travel Town Museum. This is one of many attractions in Griffith Park, which borders on the southern edge of Valley.

Mission San Fernando

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15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd
Mission Hills

Glimpse at L.A.'s Past... read more

Universal Studios Hollywood & CityWalk

The Americana at Brand

889 Americana Way
At Colorado Blvd. and Brand Ave

Another Caruso extravaganza in the mold of the Grove... read more

Warner Bros. Studios

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3400 Riverside Dr
Burbank

NoHo Arts District

5108 Lankershim Boulevard, Valley Village
NoHo Communications Group (Office)

Like the name suggests... read more

Brand Park

1601 W. Mountain Street

Great hiking and the historic Brand Library...
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Los Encinos State Historic Park

16756 Moorpark St.

Five-acre early California rancho... read more

Forest Lawn Museum of Mexican and American History

1712 South Glendale Boulevard
(Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills)

Historical replicas and originals... read more

Great Wall of Los Angeles

Coldwater Canyon Road and Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood

Longest mural in the world... read more

Travel Town Museum

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5200 Zoo Drive
Griffith Park

Training wheels... read more
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