Los Angeles top sights and attractions

Los Angeles Sightseeing

What to see in Los Angeles?

Only have a few days in LA? Head for the Hollywood Hills

What are the top sights in LA and how can you best see them all? Lets start off in Hollywood. Hollywood features prominently on Los Angeles top 100 things to do, and sights to see. If you have the time, stay for a couple of days to see the Walk of Fame, Mann's Chinese Theatre, Universal Studios Tour and City Walk.

Does anybody walk in LA?

Hollywood Attractions and Sightseeing

Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles attractions include Chinatown, Little Tokyo and Olvera Street. If you have designs for designer bargain shopping you can sink your charge or credit card into the Garment District, then there is LA LIVE and Staples Center.

Downtown Los Angeles

Sunset Boulevard and the Sunset Strip

For mile after mile Sunset Boulevard takes you out of Downtown and through Los Angeles on a long introduction to LA and Los Angeles history and culture. A ride down Sunset Boulevard will allow you to see the Kodak Theater and its surrounds.

Am I still in Los Angeles?

Is this all the same city? From tacky strip malls, historic movie studios, strip joints to zip codes that possess their own fan clubs. Sunset Boulevard and the Sunset Strip has it all.

From Hollywood to the Coast

From Hollywood to the coast is the most "must do part" of the journey (in the car of course). Highlight sights include the Guitar Center's Hollywood Rock Walk and Chateau Marmont where Greta Garbo resided and John Belkushi departed.

Sunset Strip

After Chateau Marmont you are into Sunset Strip - ranked in the Top 10 Things To Do In Los Angeles. As you leave the Strip behind you enter a more relaxed world from Beverly Hills to Malibu.

Santa Monica Mountains - Two Getty's is twice the "fun"

The are two Getty locations, the Getty Villa in Malibu and the Getty Center in the Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles.

The Getty Center

The Getty Center is widely regarded as Los Angeles cultural center but not by all (go Downtown) containing world class art collections, wide ranging exhibits, stunning modern white architecture, great views, gorgeous gardens, grand sculptures and its all free.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum serves a wide variety of audiences through its expanded range of exhibitions and programming in the visual arts. The Getty Center is an all day experience if you want to see everything.

Just an Art Museum?

The Getty Center is an Art Museum but with much more besides. There are usually some pretty interesting surprises on show. Some exhibits are permanent but others are changed periodically. For more see the top 5 things to do In Los Angeles.


Take the Metro to Pasadena and see where the old money folks live. The old town is very walkable.

Long Beach

If you go the Long Beach you can pop in and see the Queen - The Queen Mary that is, she helps to make up Los Angeles' Top 10.

The Comedy Store

The Comedy Store might be a fun thing to do in the evening and is not that expensive. This is the place, that over the years, many famous comedians have paid their dues. You never know who you may see on the night..just kidding.