Los Angeles attractions things to do & see on holiday
Hollywood: Welcome to Hollywood, the entertainment capital of the world. The mere names of the streets are enough to conjure up romantic and glamorous celluloid images, such as Rodeo Drive and Mulholland Drive.
Then there are the stylish restaurants their tables being waited by hopeful starlets, eager to catch the eye of the lunching movie execs sat in their designer sunglasses.
The hub of Hollywood for a tourist or visitor is its three captivating boulevards, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood Boulevard, and Melrose Avenue.
All three are definitely worth a visit, Hollywood Boulevard is known for its entertainment legacy, Sunset Boulevard it's vibrant nightlife and Melrose Avenue for its extensive and varied shopping.
Downtown Los Angeles: Downtown Los Angeles offers visitors an overload of world class attractions.
Fabulous restaurants, magnificent museums, amazing art galleries, concert halls, legendary sporting arenas and a thriving, bustling nightlife to name but a few.
The sheer number of things to do and see here is astounding, a dazzling assault on the senses.
This place has it all, take a wander through Chinatown's colourful bustling streets packed with small shops and aromatic restaurants, catch a show inside the gleaming stainless steel curves of the Walt Disney Concert Hall or just sit in a street-cafe watching the diverse and animated population go about their business against the backdrop of the city's famous skyline.Univeral Studios Hollywood: The world-famous movie studio and theme park featuring movie studios, tours, attractions, rides, restaurants and more. Take the movie studio tour for a behind-the-scenes look at special effects and movie-making techniques. Experience the thrill and excitement of Transformers: The Ride-3D, an immersive, next-generation experience unlike anything you've seen before.
Disneyland: Welcome to the 'happiest place on earth'!! Walt Disney's original theme park is divided into eight magical, fantastical themed lands, including, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mickey's Toontown and Adventureland. Immerse yourself in the world of your favourite Disney films and create amazing memories that will last forever.
J. Paul Getty Museum: This architecturally spectacular museum boasts an incredible collection by such luminaries as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, set in beautiful grounds it offers breathtaking views of the city of Los Angeles. Regarded as the finest museum in the USA it draws an estimated 1.3 million visitors.
Griffith Observatory: The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with an extensive collection of space and science-related displays. Situated on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park, It commands stunning views of the Los Angeles Basin. It has featured in many movies, most notably the celebrated James Dean film 'Rebel Without a Cause'.
The Hollywood Sign: What better souvenir of your trip to LA than a photo in front of the world-famous Hollywood sign? This American cultural icon is situated on Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains. "HOLLYWOOD" is spelled out in 45-foot-tall white capital letters, and is 350 feet long. A must-see.
Other options include: Venice beach ( this world-renowned stretch of beach is a fantastic place to people-watch, see bodybuilders, roller-skaters, skateboarders and a few eccentics going about their business ), Rodeo Drive ( dream of being Julia Roberts in 'Pretty Woman' as you indulge in a little high-end designer shopping ), Hollywood Bowl ( catch a concert at the famous LA ampitheatre ), Dolby Theatre ( a first-class live entertainment venue hosting prestigious artists ), Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles zoo, MacArthur Park, Watts Towers, The Comedy Store, La Brea Tar Pits, Staples Centre, Capitol Records Building.
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