Top 25 Things to do in Los Angeles
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21 Grauman's Chinese Theater
Grauman's Chinese Theater is full of exotic art from China and its jade-green bronze roof rises 90 feet into the air. It simply looks spectacular particularly when lit at night. Grauman's is a true Hollywood landmark.The theatre opened in 1927 with the debut of the original silent version of King of Kings, produced by Cecil B. DeMille. This famously famous Chinese theatre draws millions to see its legendary forecourt cement hand and footprints from movie stars past and present. Grauman's Chinese Theatre has been the site of more gala Hollywood movie premieres than any other Chinese Hollywood theatre. Grauman's impresses inside and out.
Fame has its price. As well as the entrance fee, Grauman's Chinese Theatre is very popular. You may find a few imitation stars milling outside – don’t be fooled, they are looking for photo ops and expect you to pay for it.
22 Olvera Street
History is the main attraction at Olvera Street. If you head for the Plaza you will discover many fine old buildings dating back to the beginning of Los Angeles time. Perhaps echoing a distant past, Olvera Street, birth place of L.A. not only gives you many fine old buildings to admire but a small slice of Mexico, served hot with just a touch of spice. Go to the visitors center and ask them for information about a self-guided tour of all the historical buildings and points of interest. They should have a brochure, a few helpful tips and directions for you.
If history doesn't grab you, Olvera Street is a nice place to eat and/or take a stroll down Mexico way. It's the kind of place that makes the locals feel like they are they aren't. Olvera Street is world famous for its Mexican-style marketplace lined with street vendors, cafes, restaurants and gift shops selling Mexican dresses, leather huaraches, tooled belts, piñatas, and snacks like churros.
Once you have had your fill of Mexico you can visit China(town) which is located nearby. In particular check out the Chinese Gate at the Mandarin Plaza.
23 (38) Greystone Park and Mansion or Greystone Manor
If you want to see an LA mansion this could be for you. Enter the home that should be yours through the wrought-iron gates and let your imagination take over. The lushly landscaped16-acre grounds and 55-rooms are all yours for nothing so long as you don’t mind sharing. The fortress-like Tudor mansion Greystone manor contains over 46,000 square feet of living space. It is widely regarded as the largest and grandest mansion on the West coast. It is certainly the biggest home ever built in Beverly Hills which is just as well as it attracts a lot of visitors.
Greystone's dramatic appearance and open manor have lead to key roles in many stately Hollywood movies. For more click the link below
24 (39) Hermosa Beach
Hermosa Beach is the beach Volleyball Capital of the World but hey-man, chill. It also has a slightly alternative side and why not when life is a beautiful wide flat sandy beach.
Hermosa Beach is great for just about everything. Sunbathing, beach volleyball, surfing and paddle boarding. The Strand path that runs along Hermosa's beach from Redondo Beach which facilitates further activitying with walking, talking, jogging, bicycling, skateboarding, rollerblading and whilst all enjoying the sunning and the surfing.
25 (40) Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach has much a thing to do. A salt water lagoon, Monstad Pier, Fishermans Wharf a pleasurable pleasure complex and a small slice of small boat heaven at King Harbor. The salt water lagoon apparently gets a little heated by a nearby steam plant and gets its attractiveness from its sandy and grassy surroundings.
You can enjoy good views of the Palos Verdes Peninsula from the urban side of Redondo Beach. The beach has a bike path and a lighted walkway which is great for an evening stroll.
Redondo Beach is next to the Redondo Pier which describes itself as"..Redondo Beach Pier and International Boardwalk are a family destination featuring over 50 dining, entertainment and shopping choices and within walking distance to beautiful seaside accommodations" and it is a good place to park.