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15 Best places to visit in Los Angeles
Los Angeles County, California
Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States in term of population and one of the largest in terms of area. It is the centre of five county metropolitan areas and is considered the prototype of the future metropolis- a city on the cutting edge of all the advantages and the problems of large urban areas. The glamour of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the Sunset Strip and the famous beaches have added Los Angeles’s reputation as a California paradise and have contributed to the areas phenomenal growth. Los Angeles is a city of fascinating diversity incorporating one of the largest Hispanic populations of the United States, a major Asian community and sizable populations of nearly every ethnic background in the world. Los Angeles is also a centre of international trade and banking, manufacturing and tourism. The city offers something for everyone in its large conglomeration of separate and very different districts: a sleek, ultra modern downtown, miles of beautiful beaches, mansions and stunning canyon homes built with opulent luxury, and some of the worlds most glamorous shopping and dining. Beneath the glitter, though, is a troubled, racially divided city, with extremely high unemployment rates for young African Americans and Latinos. With so many world famous sites and attractions to visit, deciding on the best things to do in Los Angeles can be a bewildering task. If you’re only in town for a short time you could spend your entire trip wandering around L.A.’s essential museums without even making it to Hollywood. The city is big and stuffed with so many worthwhile experiences. Some of places to visit and to get the most out of L.A.’s getaway are mentioned below:
1. Venice Beach:
Tobacco magnate Abbot Kinney gets the credit for transforming a marshy stretch of shoreline south of Santa Monica into the “Venice of America”. In 1904, Kinney turned a series of drainage channels into scenic canals and constructed a Venetian inspired arcade on the beach. The beach’s volleyball courts, skating plaza and body building muscle beach area are crowd pleasers as well.
2. Griffith Park and Observatory
Griffith Park in the eastern part of Santa Monica Mountains and covering an area of 4,210 acres is the largest part in California. The park is home to Los Angeles Zoo, the Griffith Observatory, Planetarium, and a Greek Theatre, Riding centre, Gold Courses, Hiking Trails and other attractions.
Just outside Los Angeles, Disneyland is California’s premium family vacation destination. Disneyland Park, with rides and experiences in elaborately created theme sets, is what most people picture when they imagine Disneyland. Beyond the rides and Disney characters wandering the streets, the resort also offers full complement of features and services for a complete vacation.
4. Getty Centre
On a hilltop in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Getty Centre, designed by Richard Meier, is a huge complex measuring 0.75 square miles and set on 110 acres. The uniquely designed building and the building and beautiful grounds provide the perfect setting for this impressive museum. Collections include European paintings, drawings, sculpture and decorative arts as well as 19th and the 20th century photography.
5. Universal Studios Hollywood
Home to one of the oldest still operating film studios, Universal Studios Hollywood is a sprawling complex in the San Fernando Valley best known for its family friendly theme park. Many of the parks rides and attractions and centered on blockbuster movies, offering an immersive experience for fans of films like King Kong. Behind the scenes studio tours are available as well.
6. Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a unique destination that is both chic and laid back, with a population that ranges from surfers, skateboarder, and yoga devotees to techies and business people. The beautiful stretch of golden sand along the coast and the famous Santa Monica Pier, with its iconic Ferris wheel are what most tourists come to enjoy, but you can also find all kinds of experiences in this beachfront city next to L.A.
7. Hollywood Walk of Fame
The idea of memorializing celebrities with stars embedded into sidewalks is conceived in the 1950s as a way to keep the glamour of Hollywood alive. More than 2,500 stars have added since the first permanent installation at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Gower Street in 1960.
8. Natural History Museum
While the National History Museum has numerous galleries and an extensive permanent collection that covers a range of topics, it is best known for its collection of dinosaur. The 14,000 square foot Dinosaur Hall has an awesome display of dinosaur skeletons.
9. Hollywood Sign
Erected in 1923, this symbolic landmark on Mount Lee is often viewed from Griffith Park Observatory.
10. Los Angeles County Museum of Art:
The LACMA is a huge art museum with the largest collection in the western United States- more than 150,000 works of art from the ancient to the modern times. The museum has several building s housing its array of permanent exhibitions. These collections include Modern art, American and Latin art, Greek and Roman art, Asian art and Islamic art.
11. Madame Tussauds Hollywood
The Madame Tussauds Hollywood is another glamorous branch of the franchise, full of wax statutes of Hollywood stars and characters.
12. Staples Centre
The home stadium of the famous Los Angeles Laker and the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA and also host to several events throughout the year.
13. Farmers Market
The Farmers Market is a hugely popular area in Los Angeles, with more than a 100 food shops and restaurants.
14. Runyon Canyon Park
A favorite park among the locals for walks and views, this massive 130 acre public park provides a wonderful natural landscape to the city, while affording you some lovely views of the city.
15. California Science Centre
The California Science Centre, open to the public free of charge, is home to the Space Shuttle Endeavour, as well as three major exhibits. Endeavour, the main attraction, is currently on display at the Samuel Oschin Pavillon.
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