Things to do in Los Angeles

Top Things to Do in Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Must-See Attractions

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Things to Do in Los Angeles

Go celeb-spotting in Hollywood, or behind-the-scenes of your fave films at Universal Studios. Then, hit the beaches or Griffith Observatory for views for days.

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Top Attractions in Los Angeles

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  • Henry S
    Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large crowds but still fun. Was able to do a couple rides before lunch. Just make sure to wear good shoes you’ll be doing a lot of walking.
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • Paisley Princess
    Edina, MN125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a really good place to catch a look at the City of Angels…But go early in the morning, because it gets packed. I went with a tour, and we were stuck in traffic for 15 minutes. Truly a beautiful place!
    Written 12 May 2024
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  • Sue
    United Kingdom684 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a fantastic museum. There's lots to see both inside and out. We spent 4 hours here and it's the most relaxed I've been in LA. Definitely worth a visit!
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • Alex S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the Engineering and Gun tours - both of which need to be scheduled well in advance. The tours are small group for a reason. You will go through all sorts of spaces well off the beaten path and NOT part of the general admission tour. These were incredibly informative and interesting. You will get a workout going up and down a variety of narrow and steep stairs. That shouldn't dissuade anyone as this is part of life on the ship. Another benefit to the small tour group limit is that you can ask nearly as many questions as you can think of. The docents had an accurate answer for each and every one that our group asked. You'll get something out of these tours even if you aren't a military/ship nut. At the least, you'll get to imagine how 70+ crew manned one turret or how they bunked in some pretty tight places. Truly a great tour experience!
    Written 20 March 2024
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  • RennieFamilyHolidays
    Middlesbrough, UK421 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’ve been before so decided to bring my brother as we both love cars and he loves the Delorean so it was a must. I think it was about £20 roughly each which is great price. The good thing is they change the cars so not always the same. Some stunning cars for everyone to see.
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • iancarpy
    Milton Keynes, UK169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great arena to watch basketball - and as a bonus Lakers won! Had access to the AmEx Centurion Lounge that was cool - 2 free drinks and somewhere to relax before the game. Would love to return next time we are in LA
    Written 19 May 2024
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  • myle tan
    Romblon Island, Philippines267 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can take a very zoomed in picture at the griffith observatory if you want to. After the sign its nothing else
    Written 28 December 2023
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  • CVTravelers
    Castro Valley, CA245 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I spent about 2 hours touring the museum and walking around the grounds. We both agreed that the overall experience exceeded our expectations and the museum was truly a highlight. We are not big museum people but the exhibits in this museum are interesting and engaging. The museum volunteers roam the exhibits and offer additional insights which are helpful and round out the experience. We also enjoyed seeing the fossil lab and watching actual fossil cleaning work in process. The outside exhibits were helpful in increasing our understanding of the nature and composition of the area and added to the realness of the overall visit. We definitely recommend stopping by for a visit. The museum parking lot is convenient although certainly a bit pricey.
    Written 16 May 2024
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL21,733 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of my favorite places on my first trip to LA was Griffith Park so I had to bring my friends. Two of the best things to see in the park are the Griffith Observatory and Mount Hollywood, which is the peak directly opposite the observatory and one of the highest points in the Hollywood Hills, so it has great views of the city. However, Mount Hollywood is not the same peak with the sign, but you do get some great views of the sign hiking between the observatory and the peak. Also parking here, there are public restrooms before you start or when you return.

    It is one of the perfect urban hikes at 2.5 miles with 500 feet of elevation gain. There is also free parking if you go early before the observatory opens. We went on the last morning of our vacation so we could make the hike and get back to our hotel to shower before hotel check out. It is great exercise and the best way to start the day.

    The day we hiked was not as clear as my first visit, so the views were not as crisp. Despite this the clouds and humidity, you still had great views and this time the moisture meant there was more greenery and flower for the hike. In late March the hike was cool but not cold so simply perfect. Everyone in our group of 12 loved the hike with incredible views of the observatory, downtown and the "Hollywood" sign. I cannot recommend this more, both times it was my favorite activity in LA.
    Written 5 May 2024
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  • Craig
    Wellington, New Zealand28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice mall in beautiful setting. The connected farmers market is more interesting. Good way to spend a few hours, we had lunch at the Marmalade café which was nice with good friendly service
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • Serdar Ö
    Istanbul, Türkiye46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This building is an architectural monument. Spending time by observing the curves of the exterior walls is something not to miss in Los Angeles. Superb acoustic design of the interior is worth mentioning. I love it. Visit the shop and see the high quality miscellaneous objects to buy.
    Written 25 April 2024
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  • Paisley Princess
    Edina, MN125 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came with a tour on a Sunday morning, there was a lowrider show going on. Venice Beach is a grimmer, grittier cousin to Santa Monica, but that’s what gives it its charm. Only bad part was the lack of benches or places to sit, which might be to keep the homeless folks out…But it also keeps people from really enjoying the Venice Beach Boardwalk. I liked watching the people and seeing the cars
    Written 12 May 2024
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