Los Angeles Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Los Angeles

  • 1. Downtown

    If you are into the quirky for your sightseeing, come in the Figueroa Corridor area of downtown, seek out the Felix the Cat sign (1958). The sign, which symbolized the automobile's influence in Los...

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  • 2. Hiking

    Bungee America runs the only bungee jumping installation in California. They run a good program that is fun and safe. Jumps are done off the "Bridge to No Where". They have been in business for over...

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  • 3. Stanley Mosk Courthouse

    Located at the other entrance of the Los Angeles Superior Court Stanley Mosk Courthouse sculpted by Albert Stewart above the entrance on Grand Ave are three sculptures called the "Foundations of the...

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  • 4. Echo Park

    Indeed, it is not the first choice area to see in Los Angeles but Echo Park is in the vicinity where locals and tourists alike travel -either for a Dodger game on Chavez Ravine, for fun at nearby...

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  • 5. Chinatown

    Chinatown is one of those wonderful cultural districts that makes Los Angeles such a wonderful melting pot. We didn't get the chance to explore it since we were on a time schedule, but we are planning...

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  • 6. Catalina Island

    Catalina Island is an hour's ferry ride from Long Beach. San Pedro, Dana Point, and Newport Beach are other departure points for ferries servicing the island. Avalon, Catalina Island's only city, is...

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  • 7. Griffith Park

    Getting up close and personal with the back of the Hollywood sign, with views over Los Angeles, is an excellent way to get acquainted with the topography of the city. The iconic sign is located in the...

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  • 8. Hollywood Forever Cemetary

    Oh my gosh! This is such great fun and only during the summer. The Forever Hollywood Cemetery on Santa Monica Boulevard hosts a movie on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Gates open at 7:30 pm with movie...

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  • 9. Pacific Coast Highway - PCH

    We took a trip up the coast of California, Big Sur and Monterey, then over to Yosemite, all the way up to Yellowstone. Then down the desert to Joshua Tree. We drove the coolest 1979 VW camper! Every...

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  • 10. Universal Studios

    This is my favorite amusement park. Better than Disneyland, Knotts berry farm. Better than all of them. Magic Mountain is about 45minutes to 1 hour away from LA with moderate traffic. Its cheaper than...

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  • 11. Mojave Desert

    We also drove through the windmill park of Palm Springs. There are about 2000 windmills located there. Palm Springs is an artificial oasis and the favorite golf destination for the rich and famous of...

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  • 12. The Huntington

    The Huntington offers a wonderful permanent art collection and consistently terrific traveling exhibits. The gardens, divided into geographical botanical collections (desert, Australian, English,...

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  • 13. Hollywood

    Taking a "Hollywood Homes Tour" was one of the most popular things to do while in L.A.. We all did it, hoping for a glimpse of our favorite stars. Of course,for a few reasons, we rarely saw any...

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  • 14. Olvera Street

    it's the oldest home in California! So many times I have visited Olvera St, everytime I had missed this quaint adobe- until i finally found my way through the entrance in May 2005. Read on the...

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  • 15. San Gabriel Mission

    This pearl in the necklace of 21 missions that stretches the length of the state is the oldest structure in Los Angeles County. Built in 1791, the fourth (working up from San Diego) in the series, San...

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  • 16. Venice

    100 years ago tobacco magnate Abbot Kinney tried to create a community fashioned after Venice, Italy. What remains of his vision is a charming network of canals, narrow pedestrian wooden bridges and...

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  • 17. Malibu

    To my mind, there are two main "destination" beaches for those visiting Los Angeles: 1. Malibu 2. Laguna I'm partial to the latter. Malibu backs against some stark mountains, and the approach from...

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  • 18. Lincoln Heights

    The oldest residential neighborhood in Los Angeles is Lincoln Heights, but you wouldn't know this if you exit I-5 on Figeroa or Alameda streets. Now, mostly thought of as a seedy barrio for low...

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  • 19. City Hall

    Until the 1960s, the art deco City Hall built in 1928 was the tallest building in LA. In 1964, the ban against buildings being taller than City Hall was lifted and now there are quite a few buildings...

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  • 20. La Brea Tar Pits

    La Brea Tar Pits will take you an hour to walk through. It's an amazing cluster of tar pits in the middle of the sprawling metropolis. For thousands of years, buried asphalt seep to the surface from...

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  • 21. Koreatown

    Mid-Wilshire Los Angeles is a wonderful place to explore for ethnic diversity. Even though not so tourist attractive compared to Chinatown, Koreatown may be worth a visit, especially if you are into...

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  • 22. Long Beach

    As I have mentioned before... you much much better of while renting care when visiting LA. If you decided to do so, take a day trip to Long Beach... about 35-40 mins drive south of West LA. Long Beach...

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  • 23. Topanga Canyon

    Topanga Canyon is an LA car destination, but totally worth getting the car and driving here. The largest wilderness inside a city IN THE WORLD. More than 12,000 mountainous acres. Visit one of the...

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  • 24. Little Ethiopia

    "Little" towns are a plenty within Los Angeles. One of the most tiny ones is Little Ethiopia (beginning from the early 1990s), situated in the exciting Mid-city/Westside area of the city, along a...

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  • 25. University of California Los Angeles - UCLA

    Festival of Books is a must for all book lovers! Attend readings, panels, and book signings. This event occurs in April at the UCLA campus. Best of all, it's FREE!!! Please be advised, if you want...

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