Are you planning to travel to Los Angeles, California, soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Los Angeles, with suggested tours.
In the Golden State, California, is the city of dreams, Los Angeles. It is the most populous city in the State and second in the whole country. With an amazing climate and the center of the entertainment industry, you won’t be bored visiting this spectacular city. In case you only need to go to a few places, read our list of things to do!
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List of Things to do in Los Angeles, California
1. Enjoy the Universal Studios-Hollywood
One of the best things to do in Los Angeles, California, is to visit a theme park. Universal Studios is located in the city, while Disney Land Park is in the next city, Anaheim (about a 30-minute drive). In USH, the most popular section is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you can feel like a wizard and drink butterbeer. You could also do a Studio Tour there.
Suggested Tour: Universal Studios Front Line Ticket
2. Walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Along the stretch of Hollywood Boulevard are over 2,600 five-pointed stars in the sidewalks. Find the name of your favorite celeb that has made their dreams come true. Aside from that, there are also Chinese and Dolby Theaters and people dressed as characters in the area.
Suggested Tour: Hollywood: Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour
3. Visit the Getty Center
J. Paul Getty, the founder of Getty Oil, was one of the richest men in America. After he died, his fortune was mostly in the Getty Trust that has built the Getty Center. With incredible architecture, gorgeous gardens, and stunning art collections, it’s one of L.A’s top attractions. It’s easily accessible because of the Getty Center Tram.
Suggested Tour: Private Getty Museum Tour with Expert Guide
4. Visit the Beaches
A trip to sunny California would not be complete without going to their beaches. Santa Monica Beach and Venice Beach offers magnificent views and the fresh ocean breeze. If you don’t want to swim or tan, you can rent a bicycle and tour around the area.
Suggested Tour: Los Angeles: 2 Hour Private Surfing Lesson
5. Check out the stars in Griffith Observatory
Located in Mount Hollywood is the Griffith Observatory. It’s very famous because they give one of the best views of L.A. and also lets you see the stars. Use their telescopes and see the stars and on a great night. It’s free!
Suggested Tour: Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory
6. Hike to the Hollywood Sign
If we think of L.A., California, or the USA, the Hollywood Sign is something that pops into mind. There are no direct buses to the sign, but you could ride a taxi or go on a tour and hike towards a sign. It will take about an hour from Brush Canyon. The hardest trail here is from Cahuenga Peak. It’s nice to pair this with the observatory.
Suggested Tour: Hollywood Sign Tour
7. Look for Celebrities
As there are many studios in Hollywood as well as celebrities living here, try and spot celebs. Who knows? You may get a picture or an autograph with one. If not, you can try booking a tour of a Celebrity’s home.
Suggested Tour: Hollywood and Celebrity Homes Tour
Where to stay in Los Angeles, California
Best Western Plus Commerce Hotel features accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness center, and a shared lounge. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen T.V. with cable channels, a microwave, a coffee machine, a shower, a hairdryer, and a desk. The hotel rooms have a wardrobe and a private bathroom.
Price: Starts at USD 102 for a Queen Room for two
Beverly Wilshire, a 4 Seasons Hotel, is located across the street from Rodeo Drive. Rooms offer a flat-screen cable T.V. Free WiFi for 1 device is available in all rooms at the hotel. Most rooms boast views of Rodeo Drive or the Hollywood Hills. The pool offers cabanas at a surcharge, and lunch dining is available at the poolside bar & cafe.
Price: Starts at USD 595 for a Double Room for two
How to go to Los Angeles, California
By Air: The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the largest airport serving L.A. They have both domestic and international destinations. International flights are mostly in the Americas and Europe, there are also from Asia.
Aside from LAX, there are also L.A./Ontario Airport, Long Beach Airport, Bob Hope Airport, and Orange County Airport.
By Land: You can also find buses and trains (Amtrak or Metrolink) in the U.S. to Los Angeles.
About the Writer
Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I aim to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.
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