Top 20 Things to do in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Sights, Tours, Attractions, and Information
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16 (9) Knott's Berry Farm
That's why its called Knotts Berry Farm!
What was once a working berry farm is now 160 acres of world class rides, unique family shows and one of a kind attractions. Rock n Roll with over 165 of the wildest thrilliest thrill rides on the West Coast at Knott's Berry Farm, "America's #1 theme park". Hunt down the Boardwalk for the extremely extreme. Small children may feel less overwhelmed at Camp Snoopy. The park is heightest as height limits apply to most of the rides. Expect to have to queue. Attachable hats and sunscreen is recommended as sunstroke and sunburn are not. Skip the chicken unless you are very hungry.
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17 Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory is one of southern California's most popular attractions and a Los Angeles icon. Located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park the Observatory is 1,134 feet above sea level. The views are simply awesome. Considered by many to be on par with the Royal Observatory in Greenwich in London, the Griffith Observatory attractions thousands of visitors every day. Be smart and check the weather before you go and arrive early to see the new planetarium show. Griffith Observatory is also located close to the Hollywood Sign so consider 'doing' both in one trip.
This address can be entered into GPS or mapping programs to get to the Observatory. Admission and parking is free but there is a small charge to see shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.
18 California Science Center
The engaging CSC has lot of activities for children of all ages. It also keeps the adults interested with high quality informative exhibits. The CSC provides a good account of the history of space exploration and has some excellent IMAX shows.You may also pick up some unique toys and presents from CSC shop.
The Center is divided into zones and worlds. The Creative World explores human inventions in the fields communication, transportation and structures. The World of Life examines the life processes on planet Earth. Air and Space Exhibits explore real aerospace artifacts and discover how scientific principles affect aircraft and spacecraft design. Starting this year, the new Ecosystems allows you to discover how life on our planet is shaped by its unique geophysical and biological processes.
The site surrounding the facility is quite appealing. The very large rose garden out front is worth spending time in and the building is modern, well designed and it is easy to navigate. Parking is excellent. Watch out for the old spy plane while you are there.
19 Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is the biggest church in the US and third biggest in the world. An impressive sight to most, perhaps a little too modern for some. "Spanish architect, Professor José Rafael Moneo has designed a dynamic, contemporary Cathedral with virtually no right angles. This geometry contributes to the Cathedral's feeling of mystery and its aura of majesty" says the Church.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels has a 20,000 square plaza containing a meditation garden. 1.5 million people have visited this LA landmark since it opened in September, 2002.
20 Westwood Memorial Park
The small and peaceful Westwood Memorial Park is worth visiting to pay homage to the past lives of its inhabitants. You can visit Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Rodney Dangerfield, Merv Griffin, Dean Martin, Natalie Wood, Roy Orbison, Billy Wilder, Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Peggy Lee and Burt Lancaster to name a few.
You can drive directly into Westwood Memorial Park. The celebrity graves reside in the grassy center of the park. Just park on the surrounding road. On the other side of the road you'll find semi-enclosed sanctuaries containing the wall tombs of celebrities. Talk to the Memorial Park staff as they should be able to point out the resting places of the most famous.