Los Angeles is a huge and diverse area that offers something to do for most anyone out there. This list gives a run-down of some of the more popular and well-known destinations. This is just a starting point, the fun is in discovering the quirkier sites that are perfect for you.
This list does not give very good coverage to the nearby amusement parks, which are often located farther afield in the Los Angeles/Orange County area. The big attractions are Disneyland
, Six Flags
, Knotts Berry Farm,
and Universal City
Griffith Observatory is an Art Deco landmark that was recently renovated and re-opened in 2006. There are a lot of fun science exhibits inside, as well as the observatory and some cool period murals. For more Art Deco goodness, check out this Los Angeles Art Deco guide
. Additionally, here is a more general L.A. Architecture guide
If you are interested sites that help reveal the storied past of the Los Angeles area, check out this L.A. Heritage guide
A number of the larger and more fabulous Los Angeles museums are mentioned on this list. For more options, check out the top ten L.A. Museums list
and Art Museums list
Whenever I have guests visiting, I always ended up driving with them to a city park or into the nearby countryside to embark on some great walking and hiking trips. If this sounds like a viable plan for you, check out the L.A. Walking guide
and Hiking guide
Finally, we have compiled this very long L.A. Offbeat guide
to you help find some Los Angeles gems that are little bit less mainstream.
2800 E. Observatory Rd
In Griffith Park, at the end of Vermont Ave
Panoramic Views & Planetarium Shows...
800 N. Alameda St
At Cesar E. Chavez Ave
Last Grand Railroad Terminal...
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Between Curson and Fairfax Aves, Miracle Mile
Encyclopedic Art Museum...
6342 Mulholland Highway
Beacon of Tinseltown...
630 W. 5th St
Between Flower St. and Grand Ave
A Literary Treasure...
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
250 South Grand Avenue
Must-see Los Angeles museum...
6925 Hollywood Blvd
Between Highland and La Brea Aves
Hollywood's Premier Movie House...
50770 Seminole Drive
Dinosaurs in Cabazon, as seen in "Pee-wee's Big Adventure"...
3049 East Vernon Avenue
Folksy farm art decorating a large slaughterhouse...
351 South Hill Street
A historic ride up the the hill costs a quarter...
1151 Oxford Rd
17190 Sunset Boulevard
Home of Gandhi's ashes...
E 1st Street & S San Pedro Street
Downtown, southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st, 2nd, San Pedro, and Los Angeles Sts
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
(UCLA - North Campus)
Acres of art...
535 North Main Street
Oldest religious structure in L.A...
900 Exposition Blvd
9341 Venice Boulevard
700 State Dr
Science Class was Never this Fun...