Top 30 Things to do in Los Angeles

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26 (51) Paramount Pictures

Paramount StudiosStill looking good under the famous Hollywood Sign Paramount runs wonderful VIP tours that dish up nostalgia, a behind the scene look at scenes and the potential for a stella experience. Bring your autograph book with you.

The wrought-iron double arch gate at Melrose & Windsor is a Hollywood wonder in itself. Once through the Bronson Gate watch screenings in progress within the only big-time motion picture studio in Tinseltown. The Paramount VIP tour consists of relatively small groups, takes approximately 2-hours and runs four times a day from Monday to Friday excluding holidays.

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Paramount Pictures


27 (10) Six Flags Magic Mountain

Scary stuff, at least for the adults. Take the ups, downs, twisting all round experience of a roller coaster that seemingly defies the laws of physics.

Magic Mountain is more than your average play thing. Long queues testify to its popularity and relatively young family unfriendliness.

Treat for your teenager or the teenager deep in you. Ride across the park on the metro or park train to improve the quality of your scary experiences.

Six Flags Magic Mountain
26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 255-4100

Mid to late afternoon is good time to go during summer. You just might feel the urge for a drink afterwards.

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Six Flags Magic Mountain


28 Norton Simon Museum of Art

The surprisingly unassuming Norton Simon Museum of Art possesses a fine collection of sculptures and exquisite paintings. Arguable this is the best gallery in Los Angeles. A visit is justified if only for an eyeful of the ravishing Branchini Madonna. Contributors include Rembrandt, Picasso, Rodin, Filippino Lippi, Botticelli, Belini and Cranach.

Norton Simon Museum of Art


29 The Hollywood and Highland Complex

The Hollywood and Highland Complex is a five-floor open air retail and entertainment complex that has brought back some of the glitz sorely missing over recent years. With the staging of the Academy awards the complex has received a spotlight which has made it a place to be. Be it the grand staircase that takes you high enough for a panoramic view of the Hollywood Sign or Complex's fine array of stores and restaurants, the people come.

Kodak Theatre

The Kodak is an impressive 3,332 seat theater located in the heart of the Hollywood & Highland Center. After its opening in November 2001 it soon became known to more than one billion people across the globe as the first permanent home of the glamorous Academy Awards®. As a first class live entertainment venue, Kodak Theatre has hosted a wide range of prestigious artists and events including Celine Dion, Prince, Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder, American Ballet Theatre and various touring Broadway productions.

Kodak Theatre Tour and the Oscars

The 30-minute guided theatre tours runs seven days a week. Schedule and access to certain areas of the theatre is subject to change due to performance schedules. The walking tour offers visitors highlights of the world-renowned venue, starting with the five-level theatre lobby and grand spiral staircase as well as a glimpse of Hollywood’s biggest night – the Oscars®. For tour information, call (323) 308-6300.

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The Hollywood and Highland Complex


30 Peterson Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum has thousands of visitors each year. Its big. The Petersen Automotive Museum exhibits contain over 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles over four floors.

You can walk through the world’s first shopping district a in mock up of LA in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Peterson Automotive Museum