Los Angeles Things to Do

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  • 1. Universal Studios

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I'm sure most people, at least in the US, are aware of what Universal Studios is. So, I'm not going to go into great detail, but I will say that the amount of detail and effort put into the...

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  • 2. Hollywood Walk of Fame

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    My name is not there. I had no time to follow all the walk, but I think that I'm the only movie star missing there. I knew 85, wrote down more 4322 names, and I'm studying why are they famous. I...

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  • 3. Disneyland

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    when you are going to the Original Disney Resort via a car, the complimentary shuttle tram will take you to downtown disney and from there will be a 4 minute walk to the entrance of both Disneyland...

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  • 4. Olvera Street

    4 out of 5 stars

    Last visit November 2012 Although a bit of a tourist trap, Olvera Street is still a lovely place to stop for a short visit if you find yourself in downtown LA. Olvera Street is a pedestrian only...

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  • 5. Venice Beach

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The winter of August the 4th was replaced by the spring of the 5th, but still not inviting to swim. So, I must admit that I left California without entering the Pacific Ocean. Next time I'll try...

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  • 6. La Brea Tar Pits - Page Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I really wanted to visit the La Brea Tar Pits..... and they didn't disappoint. I was lucky enough to be taken there by LA friends and so was able to spend a couple of hours exploring. The tar pits...

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  • 7. Hollywood Sign

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Sign is not lit up and you cannot take photos of it at night. During the day, the best place to see it is Griffith Park Observatory or Beachwood Drive. AVOID Barham Blvd/Lake Hollywood Dr. as it...

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  • 8. Star's Homes

    For sheer kicks drive around the enormous mansions in Beverly Hills north of sunset Boulevard. The excess and often bad taste is pretty amusing and amazing. But some homes are really nice, immersed in...

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  • 9. TV Show Taping

    ANT Farm Review Show Time 5:00pm Show Date April 2012 Arrival: My daughter and I arrived at 1pm. Street parking was ample. It is free, there are no meters. There are also no parking ramps that I saw....

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  • 10. Griffith Park Observatory

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Griffith Observatory has finally reopened after many years of restoration and renovation (my tip posted in 2007). The views of Los Angeles are spectacular from the observatory. Unfortunately, it's...

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  • 11. Getty Museum

    5 out of 5 stars

    What a perfect way to spend a day in LA! I visited the Getty and couldn't help but lose myself in the art, and landscaping of the museum and grounds. From the most famous works such as Waterlilies, to...

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  • 12. Warner Bros Studio Tour

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    My husband and I signed up for the Deluxe Tour ($250/pp) which buys you a smaller group and a longer, more thorough tour of the studios. We visited many TV and movie settings, including sites used for...

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  • 13. Downtown

    This magnificent Neo-Gothic building was designed by Howard Crane for the United Artists corporation, the film company formed by several individuals, including Charlie Chaplin. The architect was...

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  • 14. Chinatown

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Each year people flood the alleys of Los Angeles' Chinatown for the annual Chinese New Year celebration. It's a great opportunity to hit the streets with and hip cross-section of Angelinos and enjoy...

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  • 15. Rodeo Drive

    4 out of 5 stars

    I was in Rodeo Drive because I took a tour, and the tour left us to wander around for about 20 minutes. It's a posh shopping street with posh shops (most of which...as far as I could tell.. have...

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  • 16. Six Flags Magic Mountain

    4 out of 5 stars

    The best time to go to Magic Mountain is in the summer when the park is open during the week. The crowds are not as big so you can make it though more of the rides. If you plan to go on the weekend be...

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  • 17. Santa Monica

    We arrived at Santa Monica in the afternoon of August the 4th, thinking on parking and swimming immediately. Well, well, well. Ninety per cent of our winter is not so cold. Never mind, I'll do it...

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  • 18. Beverly Hills

    Home to the rich and famous, Beverly Hills is an independent city within Los Angeles County. It is surrounded by the City of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. The centre of Beverly Hills, in the area...

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  • 19. Grauman's Chinese Theatre

    4 out of 5 stars

    Money, ambition and imagination are the ingredients present in most American realizations. The absence (or the disregard) of a local culture, was the reason of a diversified copy of models and styles...

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  • 20. Hollywood

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Though synonymous with the movie industry globally, here in Los Angeles, Hollywood is just another neighbourhood in the sprawling City of Los Angeles. It is located northwest of Downtown LA and east...

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  • 21. Little Tokyo

    4 out of 5 stars

    This area in southeast downtown is the japanese american cultural center in LA. It has a small but interesting museum which focuses on the internment of japanese americans during WWII. It also has...

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  • 22. Farmer's Market

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This was my tour's lunch stop, so I had quite a lot of time to wander around. The LA 'Farmer's Market' started in 1934, when a group of farmers packed their trucks on what was known as 'Gilmore...

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  • 23. Union Station

    4 out of 5 stars

    After visiting Olvera Street, be sure to also pay a visit to Union Station about a block away. Union Station was built in 1939, it's Spanish/mission style architecture has a much different feel than...

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  • 24. Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This an outside art exhibit that anyone can see for free. It is located just outside between the Bing & Pavilion of Japanese Art. It was fun to explore this little area tucked away between the...

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  • 25. Universal City Walk

    4 out of 5 stars

    Universal City Walk is the area just outside the Universal Studios park, so you don’t have to pay any fee to stroll around here. Many people come in the night (or just after their tour in the park)...

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Los Angeles is the most populated city in California and is home to great activites for families. Some of my favorites things to do in LA are:

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