Top 5 Things to do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Sights, Tours, Attractions, and Information

What to do in Los Angeles?

1 The Getty Center

Paul Getty Center Museum Los AngeelsThe Getty Center museum is world-class and it is free. Fabulous art collections, wide ranging exhibits, stunning modern white architecture, great views, gorgeous gardens, grand sculptures and even free tours. The Getty Center in Los Angeles presents the Getty's collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens and breathtaking views. European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts, and European and American photographs.

The museum has 'ran out of time' stamped all over it so arrive early and don't plan to leave at least until after lunch - which you can bring with you if you wish. The museum boasts a wide selection of art from different periods and genres.

Worthwhile doing some research before you arrive so you can decide on what to see first. Alternatively a tour might help. The attractions are almost as numerous as the number of people milling about. Queuing should be mostly about food (another reason to bring your own).

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2 The stars baby - the stars (The Hollywood Walk Of Fame)

Hollywood Walk of FameA fallen star? There are a few but then again, too few to mention

One look down at the sidewalk at these world famous gold/bronze stars and there is no mistaking where you are. In some ways this has to be the world's greatest landmark - being so close to the ground. The bronze-inlaid stars commemorate some of the most famous individuals on the planet. From The Beatles to the LAPD. Like an over enthusiastic teacher, the Walk of Fame gives a star to everybody who was somebody sometime. You can't go past Mae West, Dorothy Dandridge, Anna Mae Wong and Dolores Del Rio so start off with the girls and get walking.

There are almost as many Hollywood stars in the pavement as there are in the Milky Way - not even close of course but it is a hike. They don't call Hollywood the star factory for nothing. You'll find most of the Supernovas between La Brea to Vine.

Celebrities are added frequently, so check out the Chamber of Commerce website (next page) to see if you can catch one of the actual ceremonies and witness a new star being stepped on.

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3 Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal - The Jurassic Sized Park

The biggest movies, Hollywood's greatest secrets, thrilling rides, at Universal Studios in Hollywood. you are in the "Entertainment Capital of L.A."

Some say Universal Studios Hollywood is showing its age. Maybe its character is showing and maybe it doesn't’ compare to Disneyland. But then it's not supposed to be Disneyland - there already is one. The studio tour gets a tick - that is why you are there right.

The Jurassic park the mummy returns ride gets another tick, to do once you have done your studio tour. Get wet and go with the flow and remember, this isn’t Disneyland.

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4 Venice Beach Boardwalk - People Walk

People watching people, people talking, people hanging out and people selling stuff. Its friendly, funny perhaps or at least interesting. It's its own place. Odd and entertaining. People, if you are people, if you like people, you’ll like the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Locals run (early) or stroll (late is good). Sun (hopefully), waves (probably) and interesting personalities (almost certainly). Snacks ,coffee but most importantly the people man! You kind of have to go to know. Venice is funky, gritty but most of all fun. Go there.

Muscle Beach

Muscle Beach is an outdoor gym area on Venice Beach. Being first of its kind Muscle Beach is a beefy Venice Beach attraction. Fully restored and refurbished the gym includes chin bars, parallel bars, rings, small jungle gyms for children and a padded safe gymnastics area for tumbling. Kirk Douglas, Clark Gable, Tyrone Power, Jayne Mansfield, Jane Russell, and Mae West are but a few of the celebrities that have worked out on Muscle Beach. You'll find the gym just south of the volleyballs courts.

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5 The Sign Baby the H O L L Y W O O D Sign

Hollywood Sign Los Angeles

Look to the hills and there it is. One of the most recognizable signs in the world The Hollywood Sign was originally the "HOLLYWOODLAND" sign. It was created in 1923 to advertise a new housing development. That's right folks, this is the most famous reality sign in history.

For a decent look and to get that all important photo it is best to travel. Head for Beechwood Drive and don't stop - just keep going. Eventually you will come to a gate. Look for a small car park on the right. Your adventure continues on foot. Follow the Hollyridge Grail, sorry trail, and look for a sign - H O L L Y W O O D.

Alternatively take the elevator. On a clear day the bridge on the 3rd and 4th levels of the Hollywood & Highland center provide's photographers with a clear view of The Sign.

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