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Best things to do in Los Angeles

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Observatory
“The Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with a close view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Admission has been free since the observatory's opening in 1935, in accordance with the will of Griffith J. Griffith, the benefactor after whom the observatory is named. ”
1681 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Start your day off with shuttle pick-up from your Los Angeles or Anaheim accommodations and enjoy a fun filled day at Universal Studios Hollywood. Go behind-the-scenes on the world-famous Universal Studios Hollywood tour for an insider’s peek at sets from your favorite movies and TV shows. Experience the NEW Kung Fu Panda plus the Simpsons, Jurassic Park and so much more.”
812 locals recommend
Art Museum
“If culture is what you desire going to the LACMA is a great way to get it. The Farmers Market and Grove is just minutes away.”
1046 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
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“This is a pretty cool spot- I have to say, it's one of my favorite spots to shop and eat and see movies. Just unique and charming. Also right next to Farmers Market, which is nothing like a real Farmers Market- it's all shops and places to eat. But is a cool old part of LA history.”
1123 locals recommend
Park
“Just two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard, Runyon Canyon Park is an often overlooked urban park that offers some great views. Atop the canyon, you can glimpse views of the San Fernando Valley and the Pacific Ocean, as well as the Hollywood Sign and Giffith Observatory. The park also boasts several hiking trails and is a popular spot for celebrities to exercise. Travelers say that the canyon is reminiscent of Old Hollywood with several old mansions and estates scattered throughout the park – keep your eyes peeled as you follow the trail. ”
1025 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Free! Just pay for parking. Majestic hilltop buildings, the art is Ok, the traveling collections can be great, but the real attraction is the space and gardens themselves. Must not miss!”
815 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A great modern art museum in DTLA. The permanent collection is wonderful and they always have great exhibitions going on.”
488 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Outdoor shopping scene. It has everything. A nice walk, crowded on the weekends.”
797 locals recommend
Recreation Center
“This bustling wooden wharf is the place to be, with its eateries, shops, high-tech arcade, roller coaster, giant Ferris wheel and other rides, famous 1922 indoor merry-go-round and fantastic views of the bay and the mountains. This place is legendary , even in our so called winter this place is busy with people and musicians everywhere. There are beach tours, bike rentals, and electric scooters for cruising (lime and bird). Download the apps.”
750 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“The Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was named one of the 10 best live music venues in America by Rolling Stone Magazine in 2018”
549 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“elite shopping , stores, food courts, and beautiful people. Amazing restaurants also exist on the premises! ”
378 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great place to see the famous Walk of Fame of every star who has graced Hollywood. Enjoy exploring and learning more about the world's most famous sidewalk and the celebrities it honors! ”
325 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Lots of crazy stuff here, but I recommend you rent bikes (or a segway) and roll along the bike path. It's an experience.”
398 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Historic stadium and a must visit for all baseball fans. Team store open every day and tours available. ”
252 locals recommend
Museum
“Tar pits!! So cool and definitely something to see. West of downtown Los Angeles.”
310 locals recommend
Park
“World famous park with many beautiful hiking trails, merry-go-round, golf course, playing fields and picnic areas. ”
356 locals recommend