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The Best Things to Do and See in LA

 

Having a trip to Los Angeles is a dream come true for many people around the world. Tourists can walk around Hollywood and try to see their favorite celebrities whilst enjoying the special atmosphere of the city. You have the choice of staying in some of the more luxurious homes in Los Angeles or finding a more modest hotel. LA has something for everyone in terms of accommodation and things to do.

Visit Hollywood:

A trip to Los Angeles is incomplete without walking through Hollywood. Walk through the streets and take photographs on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This is one of the most popular places to see in Los Angeles luring movie fans from around the world.

Spend the Afternoon at Griffith Park:

Griffith Park is a huge park that’s full of trails and nice areas to relax. You can walk to the summit of Mount Hollywood where there are great views of the city. Few tourists make it to Griffith Park, which gives you a unique experience without the crowds.

Go to the OUE Skyscape Observatory Deck:

If you’re looking for good views of the city, visit the observation deck on the 70th floor of the United States Bank Tower. This is more than 1,000 feet off the ground and gives amazing views in all directions. And that’s not all. Why not go down the glass slide from the 70th to 69th floor if you’re a thrill seeker?

See the Perfect Sunset in Runyon Canyon:

Runyon Canyon is another park where locals come to hike and celebs walk their dogs. You can get here from Hollywood Boulevard and experience one of the best sunsets in all of Los Angeles.

Visit the Dodger Stadium:

The Dodger’s are the famous baseball team that play their games in Los Angeles at the Dodger Stadium. Fans and tourists alike can come here to enjoy the electric atmosphere and to marvel at the inside of the stadium. This is one of the best ways to experience Los Angeles in same as a local. Be sure to try the Dodger Hotdog on match day.

Go Rock Climbing at Malibu Creek:

If you’re into the outdoors and want to do something different, take lessons on rock climbing at Malibu Creek. This is hard work and is certain to get your energy pumping in this challenging, but fun, activity.

See the City With a Local Guide on a Walking Tour:

There are lots of tours in Los Angeles ranging from hiring a private guide to take you around the city to free walking tours. The second is usually more fulfilling as you go around the main sights and attractions with a local guide who explains more about the city. This is a great way to learn and if you’re satisfied, you can give them a tip at the end of the tour.

Take Part in Some Water Sports:

The beaches are long and the water is often warm making it an ideal place to take part in some water sports. Some come here to spend their time catching the waves or going to the Surf School at Santa Monica. Others rent jet skis and blast around the water for hours on end. You can also learn how to dive or rent snorkeling equipment and get out to see the marine life. Water sports are popular in this city and you should make the most of them whilst you’re here.

Relax in Private on a More Secluded Beach:

The beaches in Los Angeles are full of people all throughout the year. Locals and visitors want to spend their time on the famous Long Beach or at Santa Monica. But, there are also a few more spots a little further away for more privacy. Topanga State Beach is the nicest one, which is surrounded by picturesque mountains. This is a great place to swim and relax without having to jostle for space.

Take a Day Trip to Santa Barbara:

Santa Barbara has a strong Spanish colonial influence and has many traditional mission architecture around the town center. This is about 90 minutes from Los Angeles and one of the best places to take a day trip. You can walk around the small center and enjoy the architecture and environment before heading to the boutiques. The beaches are also some of the best in California and the wine is great too.

Sample Some Wine at Temecula Wine Valley:

High-quality wine is produced in the Temecula Wine Valley that’s about an hour or so from downtown LA. Tourists come here to sample the wine and learn how it’s made. Guided tours are available and are good value for money. And it’s not just for the adults who want to sample wine. It’s also a perfect place to bring the family and hike along one of the many trails. This makes Temecula a great day trip that will keep everyone in the family happy and entertained.

The Bottom Line:

Los Angeles is an awesome travel destination. You can enjoy the high-class environment in Hollywood or escape to one of the many parks to see the perfect sunset. Water sports are a great way to spend a few hours soaking up the sun. Make sure you get out of the city and experience Santa Barbara and Temecula too. There are so many things to do that make Los Angeles one of the best places to visit in the United States.

 

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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