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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
“Free admission and has amazing views of Los Angeles anytime of day until late at night. The museum is quite interesting too. The Hollywood Sign is visible from the observatory. ”
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Shopping Mall
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“Check out "The Grove" and Farmer's Market in LA. The Farmers Market is a really large permanent stand market where you try tons of ethnic food and get artisan crafts (handmade soaps, etc) and specialty items. Around the same location you can visit the Petersen Auto Museum, La Brea Tar Pits and LA County Museum of Art (LACMA). ”
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Theme Park
“The park's theme is the entertainment industry, in particular movies and television. Includes rides related to Harry Potter, Despicable Me, The Walking Dead, Jurassic Park, Simpsons and more. The best thing at the park in my opinion is the tram where you get to see movie lots where things were filmed.”
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Art Museum
“Los Angeles County Museum of Arts. Even if you don't go inside you can get a picture with the famous LACMA lights or bring a picnic. Walk through the current excavations of Wooly Mammoths and Saber tooth Tigers”
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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.”
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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!”
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Shopping Plaza
“The Third Street Promenade is an upscale shopping, movie theaters, dining and live street entertainment complex in the downtown area of Santa Monica.”
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Music Venue
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“L.A.'s best outdoor venue and world famous from when The Beatles played here back in the day! Even the nosebleed seats work cuz they have giant jumbo trons and the sound is amazing. Lifetime experience!”
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Art Museum
“Great modern art museum, and it's free! Just make sure to make a reservation as it fills up fast!”
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Yoga Studio
“The most popular Los Angeles hiking trail. Spot the Hollywood Sign Grifffith Observatory to the east.”
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Farmers Market
“Since the 1930s farmers have been selling their fresh on this corner. A little pricey and touristy today, if you go early or later it's excellent local color. Upstairs dining room is a good place to take your tray after you've found your fave of the many many offerings here. Live music weekends.”
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Food Truck
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“Abbott Kinney built Venice and this street was named after him in the 1980's is full of High end shopping stores. ”
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Park
“It's bigger than you might imagine, and the views are great. Look for the secret tea shack.”
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Shopping Mall
“Our favorite is The W Hotel for dinner and drinks. You may see Icons of the Movie and Television Industry having dinner and/or drinks.”
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Baseball Stadium
“If you're a baseball fan, go on an off day, park by the stadium store and sit up on the top deck, taking in Chavez Ravine and one of mlb's oldest ballparks in all its glory...”
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