Top 60 Things to do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Sights, Tours, Attractions, and Information

What to do in Los Angeles?

51 (-) Barnsdall Art Park and the Hollyhock House

The first building ever built by Frank Lloyd Wright maker of the Getty Center. Highlights include the interior of the Hollyhock House, the Hollywood views and free summer Shakespeare performances. Very reasonably priced tours of Hollyhock House are available from Wednesdays through to Sundays at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 pm. Check website for more details.

Barnsdall Art Park and the Hollyhock House


52 Kayak Dana Point

Kayaking is a very Californian thing to do and Dana Point is a very special place to do it. In addition to Kayaking Dana Point Harbor offers shopping, fishing and whale watching excursions and a variety of restaurants from coffee shops to fine waterfront dining. Across the bridge to Dana Island, walking paths lead to yacht clubs, a restaurant and quiet waterside parkways.

Dana Point's Ocean Institute

The Ocean Institute provides children’s day camps, overnight experiences, and boat excursions from themed pirate ship trips to wildlife cruises. The Ocean Institute is located on a secluded beach with tide pools, and accessed from the Dana Point Harbor, the Ocean Institute is a hands-on, authentic ocean experience. Please call (949) 496-2274 for more information,

Kayak Dana Point


53 Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles

The Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the United States. It has been consistently judged to be best major outdoor venue in the country. The Bowl is a friendly sociable place to picnic and enjoy outstanding music under the stars. Throughout the summer you can enjoy the best in jazz, classical, Broadway, and world music. Performing artists have included Sarah Chang, Diana Krall, John Williams, The Pet Shop Boys, Nancy Wilson and Arcade Fire. For upcoming performances follow the link below.

If you visit the Bowl Museum ask for a copy of the The Bowl Walk flyer. The Bowl Walk is a pleasant way to learn a little about the Bowl and enjoy its park-like grounds. Take a picnic and settle down in the hills surrounding the Hollywood Bowl. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more:

Hollywood Bowl


54 Arclight Cinema

See a movie in true style. No waiting and loads of room are just two facets of this very personalized service.

•All-reserved seating. Sit where you want to sit.
•Auditorium comfort levels are unsurpassed. All cinema chairs are 3 inches wider than your average megaplex with 6 inches more legroom.
•The ArcLight café bar is perfect for a quick meal before or after a movie.
•The snack bar features movie-theater-style with real butter on request.
•Look out for the interesting art and cinema exhibits.

Cinerama Dome

Then there is the Cinerama Dome. The ArcLight's Cinerama Dome is a unique, geodesic shaped theatre originally built in 1963. It has been upgraded acoustically with the finest industry projection and sound systems installed. If you like movies, you will like Arclight. More

Arclight Cinema


55 Santa Catalina Island

Santa Catalina IslandAvalon, Catalina Island

A visit to Santa Catalina Island gives you an excuse for a scenic boat ride, shopping (naturally) snorkeling, scuba driving, a round of golf and much more. The island is often referred to as Catalina Island, or just Catalina. Either way it is a small place. Less than 4,000 people actually live on the island most of which reside in the town of Avalon. The other 'big' place is Two Harbors which is in the north of the island. It has a population of around 300. Catalina is just 22 miles (35 km) long, eight miles (13 km) across at its widest point and 2097 ft (639 m) at its highest.

The downside for some to Catalina is that you are on an island. To get over this watery problem you can catch a helicopter taxi. It is not as pricey as you might think. For more follow the link below:

Santa Catalina Island


56 Little Tokyo

Little Tokyo offers the visitor lush gardens, exhibits, hand-crafted gifts, markets, live performances, and over 30 restaurants. From a major hotel reaching 21 stories high to a quiet café serving fine coffees, teas, and pastries. Located just east of the historic Los Angeles City Hall, this unique and beautiful area evokes the art and traditions of Japan and is the center of L.A.'s Japanese American community.

Little Tokyo


57 The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

With the San Gabriel Mountains as a backdrop the lovely Arboretum of LA gardens is a fine setting for a trip into the history of the region. Set in the heart of the historic Rancho Santa Anita, The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a unique 127 acre botanical garden and historical site located in the city of Arcadia. As well as being home to plant collections from all over the world, including many rare and endangered species, The Arboretum also houses outdoor historical landmarks representative of the major phases of California history.

The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden


58 Gamble House, Pasadena

Gamble House was owned the Gamble half of the well known Procter and Gamble company. It is a luxury early 20th century abode. The amount of fine detail in contained within Gamble House demands that you take your time during your visit. The whole house is a like a giant work of art. From the leaded glass at the front entrance, impressive main staircase, the fine rugs and dinning room furniture to the maple furnishings inlaid with silver in the guest bedroom. You will not leave disappointed. Admission is by guided tour. See website for more details.

Gamble House, Pasadena


59 Sunset Dinner Ride

Ride to a mexican restaurant and back again. Get on your pony at the Sunset Ranch located under the Hollywood Sign and take a ride through Griffith Park to dinner. There are also BBQ rides and ride into the sunset sunset rides. This is a popular activity but it can hurt if you haven't ridden much before. Its not like sitting on a chair. You will use muscles you don't normally use. It's still worth though. More

Ride to Mexico


60 Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

When two beautiful things combine its just, well, beautiful. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is a gorgeous building containing the succulent center of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. "From the stainless steel curves of its striking exterior to the state-of-the-art acoustics of the hardwood-paneled main auditorium, the 3.6-acre complex embodies the unique energy and creative spirit of the city of Los Angeles and the Resident Companies that call the Concert Hall home. "

Walt Disney Concert Hall

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