Top 50 Things to do in Los Angeles

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46 Santa Ynez Canyon

The Santa Ynez Canyon is a shady canyon with sandstone cliffs waterfalls ferns and wildflowers.

The "trail in Topanga State Park heads up the beautiful Santa Ynez Canyon. The sound of flowing water is constant during the hike as the trail leads to Santa Ynez Canyon Falls, a 15 ft. waterfall over sandstone cliffs. The hike includes many creek crossings using rocks as stepping stones. Santa Ynez Canyon is lush, forested, and cool with fern-lined pools and sandstone formations. In the early morning, you may hear the music of croaking frogs"..

Santa Ynez Canyon


47 Sycamore Canyon

Sycamore Canyon

Come and see the Monarch Butterfly's get in a flutter in the Fall in the scenic surroundings of Sycamore Canyon.

The Sycamore Canyon was formed by the Sycamore Creek and its tributaries. They carved into the layered red rocks at the edge of the Colorado Plateau southwest of Flagstaff, creating a deep, branched canyon system extending for over 25 miles. Unlike the nearby Oak Creek, there is no road through the canyon, and the only approach is along lengthy dirt tracks through the Kaibab National Forest south of the town of Williams.

Sycamore Canyon


48 Malibu Lagoon State Beach

Malibu Lagoon State Beach is blessed with white sandy beaches, an estuary and wetlands. When it comes to wildlife the Malibu Lagoon State Beaches' has an embarrassment of riches. Guided tours of the wetlands and other natural elements such as grunion, the monarch butterfly, tide pools, and the gray whale are available subject to the season.

The adjacent Malibu Lagoon Museum entices visitors to experience the history of the area from the days of the California Indian "Chumash" tribe, to the gentlemen ranchers, and finally to the birth of the surfing era. Museum docents give delightful tours filled with local legends and anecdotes.

Malibu Lagoon State Beach


49 (27) Capitol Records Tower

Capitol Records Tower

Capitol Records Tower lives on 1750 Vine Street. According to legend the building is designed to look like a stack of records. Should they go digital? Look to the foot of this slightly dated / historic 'monument' for a Jazz mural that immortalizes musical greats Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Miles Davis.

There are also some wonderful photos of the Beatles near Capitol Record's Vine Street entrance. John Lennon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame lies in the sidewalk in front of the Capitol Records Tower and is the venue for a small celebration on Lennon's birthday.

Capitol Record's recording studios are hidden underneath the parking lot. Legionary artists such as Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, and Radiohead have all graced the studios with their music. At the very top of the tower, a blinking light spells out "Hollywood" in Morse code.

Capitol Records Tower


50 Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has some of the finest new art in the US if not the world. Founded in 1979, MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted entirely to contemporary art. All the work contained within its walls dates from the 1940s. No old stuffy exhibits here. The MOCA has put together one of the most renowned contemporary art collections in the United States. With over 5,000 works of art on display you are bound to find many interesting exhibits to admire and enjoy. The MOCA is so big it stretches over three locations. Take your pick from the MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and MOCA Pacific Design Center.

Museum of Contemporary Art

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