Los Angeles Off The Beaten Path

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  • 26. Walt Disney Concert Hall

    This is one of the many buildings among the Los Angeles Music Center. I have always wanted to see it in person and it was wonderful to see it. It opened in Sept of 1964, it seats 3,197 people and has...

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  • 27. Descanso Gardens

    Descanso Gardens is 160 acres of gardens, woodlands, and chaparral that includes botanical collections and seasonal horticultural displays highlighting some of Southern California’s natural beauty,...

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  • 28. Hollywood Bowl

    Once called Bolton Canyon, the Hollywood Bowl began in 1922 when it's audience sat on wooden benches and its stage was nothing more than a couple of sheets of wood where it's entertainers would...

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  • 29. Grand Central Market

    Across the street from the Bradbury Building in downtown LA is the city's largest and most active food market, Grand Central Market, with shops selling produce, meat and seafood. But the draw for a...

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  • 30. Angelino Heights

    Find your way to Carroll Avenue, Los Angeles, if you can. It is in the vicinity of downtown LA, Angelino Heights to be exact, and is a quaint little area where there is a concentration of Victorian...

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  • 31. LA Arboretum

    The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is located in Arcadia, near the Santa Anita Race Track. It is only a few miles east of the Huntington. Aside from trees and plants from different...

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  • 32. 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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  • 33. 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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  • 34. Alpine Village

    If you are craving a little German culture, head south on the 110 freeway, past the 405, until you see Alpine Village on the West side...I think it is the Torrance Exit. Anyway, it has German shops,...

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  • 35. Renaissance Pleasure Faire

    Operating in its 45th year, the Renaissance Pleasure Faire and Artisans Market in Irwindale, CA, is a truly unique experience not to be missed. You'll be transported back to the 16th century when...

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  • 36. Pasadena

    Pasadena is a large, independant city just Northeast of Los Angeles. Affluent, and known for its famous Rose Bowl, and parade, most visitors make the trip. Personally, I think Pasadena is overblown....

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  • 37. Santee Alley

    This busy street in the heart of the Fashion District downtown is like a third-world open air market, and unlike anything you'll see anyplace else in America. Go on a Saturday, and it will be packed...

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  • 38. El Capitan Theater

    This is going to be an odd suggestion since I have never been inside the El Capitan Theatre. My daughter has been several times. I hear it is a wonderful theatre, beautifully decorated inside. The...

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  • 39. Rancho Palos Verdes

    The view from the cliffs is great! This beach has nice tide pools to look around and my kids always liked to climb around the rocks. One side of the beach is rocky the other side is sand so there is...

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  • 40. Zoo & Botanical Gardens

    The Greater LA Zoo is a terrific place to spend an afternoon looking at animals, taking photos, eating kettle corn, and dodging strollers. I especially like arriving toward the end of the day when...

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  • 41. California Institute of Technology - Caltech

    Hard to get into, but it has a really excellent reputation. Only 900 undergraduates, 1100 graduate students -- the only university I know of which has a larger graduate student program than...

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  • 42. University of Southern California - USC

    University of Southern California (USC) is a private, well-regarded institution for academic pursuits- but is also a So Cal locale for the enjoyment of the public, especially arts and sports...

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  • 43. El Matador State Beach

    It is a ways up the coast of Malibu, but the drive up to El Matador State Beach is nice in its own right. El Matador is a quiet small beach with spectacular jutting rocks into the ocean. It is not a...

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  • 44. Central Library

    Central Library on 5th St. OK, maybe a library is not the typical tourist site but it is an intriguing place speaking from an architectural standpoint. Also, there is an on-going exhibit area and art...

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  • 45. Will Rogers State Park

    Although restoration will not be complete until some time in 2006, the ranch that belonged to Will Rogers and his wife Betty was deeded to the State of California in 1944. Polo continues to be played,...

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  • 46. Disneyland

    Anaheim is in Orange county and is the tenth largest city in California and of course home to several theme parks. I include Disneyland on my LA page because the first time there I did a quick day...

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  • 47. Hiking - Backbone Trail

    The backbone trail is a trail that runs more or less along the ridgeline from Will Rogers State Park near Sunset Blvd 70 miles up the coast through Malibu to its end in Point Mugu. You can access the...

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  • 48. Los Angeles Times Building

    Designed in 1935 by Gordon B. Kaufmann it houses the Los Angeles Times Newpaper. It's a beautiful building that is represents streamline design. An interesting aspect, its supposely not listed on any...

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  • 49. Griffith Observatory

    The 'Griffiths Observatory', shut for renovation while I was there, but a great place for views of the city and the Hollywood sign. Set at the top a hill in large park area to the east of LA.

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  • 50. Runyon Canyon

    This jewel of a park, almost completely undeveloped, is one of Hollywood's best kept secrets. The canyon is a steep gorge which runs from Hollywood to the top of Mulholland Drive. Today it is used...

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