Los Angeles - Do & See
With so much to see and do, Los Angeles can be overwhelming to the first time visitor, especially if time is short. Don’t try to do everything! The following is a selection of the most popular attractions, providing a little something for everyone.
Street performers, tattoo artists, novelty vendors, Gen-X nomads, hippies, people-watchers and freaks of all kinds come together to create this unique bazaar you have to explore at least once.
Being the first theme park in the world, Disneyland materializes every sugary, colourful fantasy there is. Welcome to the happiest place on earth - homage to imagination.
Spread over 4.000 acres, Griffith Park is the largest urban park in the United States, and has been used as the backdrop for several movies, including "Batman" and "Jurassic Park." It houses the Griffith Park Observatory, and the Los Angeles Zoo. Also within the park are the Autry Museum of Western Heritage and the Travel Town Transportation Museum. 53 miles of picturesque hiking trails as well as swimming, biking and horseback riding ensure something for everyone. Griffith Park is also home to the Hollywood sign, which stands on Mt. Lee.
Universal Studios & Universal City Walk
The Universal Studios Theme Park is one of L.A.’s top tourist destinations, thanks to its Hollywood themed attractions. Even the locals come to check out new movie-themed rides. Check out one of the many stage shows or take a "behind the scenes" tour at the world famous studio. The evening can be spent visiting shops and restaurants under the neon lights of the Universal City Walk promenade.
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has one of the finest permanent collections of contemporary art, as well as rotating exhibitions.
There are two different centres, the main one being on Grand Avenue, which has a great gift shop and café. The Geffen Contemporary, situated in Little Tokyo, houses larger works and installations.
Between Crescent Heights Blvd and Doheny Dr, you can indulge in all the glitz, glamour and spectacle of L.A. without traveling more than a few blocks. Sip a poolside or rooftop drink at exclusive bars, or hear live music at rock clubs like the Viper Room and House of Blues.
La Brea Tar Pits
La Brea’s tar pits have thousands of animal bone and plant remains, some of the fossils have been dated back to 40.000 years ago. Many of these are on view in this fascinating museum, including the remains of a 9.000-year-old woman! During the late summer, the outdoor excavation pits can be visited with experts demonstrating how the remains are recovered.
Norton Simon Museum
With its Frank Gehry designed interior and wonderful collection of masterpieces by Degas, Picasso, Rembrandt, Goya and Rodin, the Norton Simon is the best kept secret in Los Angeles. The house is set in beautiful gardens and exhibits one of the most superb private collections of American, European and Asian art in the world.
Downtown Art Walk
Downtown Art Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month. This, self-guided tour, is the perfect experience for art lovers as it showcases many art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles.
The Getty Center houses a stunning art collection in beautiful surroundings with a breath-taking view of Los Angeles. It invites to critical thinking and questioning the world’s artistic legacy.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Walt Disney Concert Hall is said to have the most 'acoustically sophisticated' concert halls in the world. This Downtown building truly is an architectural wonder not to be missed.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
This cultural mecca houses a superb permanent collection of pieces from all over the world, and maintains a vibrant programme of events, exhibitions, art house films and jazz concerts.
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Rose Bowl Loop
The Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena was built in 1922 and is known mostly for its football games, no less than five NFL Super Bowl games have been played here. The stadium is open to the public and is a popular place for exercise, walking or running, day or night, get your cardio workout in this beautiful location.
Pink´s Hotdog is probably the most famous hot dog stand in all of Los Angeles. It has been on the same location since 1939, and it is almost mandatory to grab a hot dog here.