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  • 1. Hollywood Sign

    It is sad that tourists spend so much time and gas driving to see the sign when the only way to get really close to it is to hike up to it by parking just north of 6363 Deronda Dr, 90068. Or, see it...

  • 2. Homes of the Stars

    I went on a tour called hollywood tours it is located between mcdonalds and gunniess world of records right on hollywood blvd. the lady boss was very nice to the customers but mean to her employees....

  • 3. Hollywood

    Hollywood! You think of feather boas, decadence, diamonds, movie premieres and ordinary Joes making it big and being discovered. That's what on everyone's mind, whether you're American (Hispanic,...

  • 4. Disneyland

    Many people expect to visit Disneyland while in Los Angeles, but don't realize that Disneyland is not in the city of Los Angeles nor even in the County of Los Angeles. Rather it is in the city of...

  • 5. Downtown

    in the historic Angel's Flight, by 4th and Hill streets, in downtown. OK, sure, the flight is not across the sky but in a funicular and the flight lasts only for a min- but this is such a cute part of...

  • 6. Grauman's Chinese Theatre

    This was quite fun, the walk of fame is quite boring but the handprints and quotes of stars gone by. Some I have never heard of but still I,m a movie lover so I liked it Acknowledge how freaakin small...

  • 7. Rodeo Drive

    I'm not a shopaholic, at home or on vacation, and I think spending a $1,000 or more on a purse just because it has interlocking Ls and Vs on it is absurd so for me Rodeo Drive (pronounced ro-DAY-o) is...

  • 8. Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    I went there on a family trip last summer. Spent half the fricken day there, partly because one family member walks real slow and some family members went into every single souvenir shop for four...

  • 9. Universal Studios

    tourist spot is important to destination vacation that is one of your purpose why you want to go their that's you need to research to the place that you want to go to avoid a unsatisfied tour or...

  • 10. Olvera Street

    Olvera Street is basically a one-block-long swapmeet of Mexican-oriented junk. There are some historic buildings there, but you cannot see them because of all of the booths selling overpriced...

  • 11. LAX

    On arriving in LA to start our road trip, they couldnt find our baggage, and instead offered us a night in an airport hotel to wait for our baggage, or a voucher for a small amount of money. If you...

  • 12. The Grove

    Here's yet another beautiful, trendy outdoor plaza in the Euro style. The Grove is just so pretty but oh so crowded. Well, if you want to do the typical tourist thing or to be seen, come here. It is...

  • 13. Wax Museum

    Just because you are in Hollywood, it doesn't mean you have to go in every place on Hollywood Boulevard. Anyway, most of the wax figures there were really ugly. Save the ticket money for something...

  • 14. Hollywood Blvd

    Its hard to say that if you visit LA you should not go to Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame, but if you somehow manage to resist the urge don't lose any sleep over it. The walk of fame is a...

  • 15. Celebrity spotting

    I think there's a belief when people travel to LA that the city is teeming with celebrities and that you are sure to bump into one or two during your visit. I'm not celebrity crazy although I wouldn't...

  • 16. Universal Citywalk

    Well the locals call the city walk something else, it rhymes with city and starts with an 's'. In any event, if you want to buy fast food quality food and all kinds of merchandise (junk) you don't...

  • 17. Smog Rules Los Angeles

    The Hollywood sign used to be like this most of the time! Too much smog to even see the Angeles Mountains and they are much bigger! In those days, breathing in...

  • 18. Take a PASS on PASadena

    Having visited L.A. many times over the years, I had yet to visit what I envisioned to be charming, Old Pasadena.I was so disappointed. There is basically 2...

  • 19. Don't give money 2 charity collectors

    We all arrive at the tom bradley terminal at LAX.Once you clear customs & find your way otuside the terminal there will be some tall african america guy. He...

  • 20. Pink's Hot Dogs

    Pink's is a Los Angeles legend, with endless lines winding around the OK Corral.I think it's a scam.Whoever would wait in an hour-length line for a hot dog,...

  • 21. Don't Get "Lost" in Hawaiian Gardens! (LA co)

    (OK, do you get the "Lost" connection in the title? If you don't ,forget about it!)Well, here is a different kind of tourist trap- a place that gives a...

  • 22. No fun under 21!

    The first time I went to LA I was 19 and to my surprise I could not enjoy the nightlife as the doormen did not let me in anywhere! In LA and in the US in...

  • 23. Don't Think Just of China in Chinatown!

    Tourists galore are here, yet there is much of a local feeling here as well, which is good to experience. There is of course a strong Chinese atmosphere here,...

  • 24. Beverly Center

    Officially, the Bev Center is in (West) Los Angeles but I like to consider it Beverly Hills also. This is a better place for shopping if you make a modest...

  • 25. Venice Beach

    Tat and other crap, gifts ect found here on the front of Venice Beach. Worth a look a walk on by but then go inland & see the cute houses on the canals. See...

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