The list of things which you can do in Los Angeles is longer than the city itself. There are a lot of things to do and see, but you should definitely not miss the few that are listed below, to make the most out of your LA trip.
- Get active on Venice Beach
Venice Beach is also called the kooky epicenter of California, and it gets flooded with mainstream tourists, nurturing California’s eccentric spirit. However, Abbot Kinney has made it a luxurious neighborhood, and the boardwalk is an amazing place full of people watching, with hoverboarders, radical pamphleteers, and bodybuilders. Take your lunch local Figtree’s Cafe before looking through shelves at Small World Books.
2. See the sights of Hollywood
There are always some of the other Hollywood celebrities in LA. To get a glimpse of stardust, walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where over 2,400 figures from Hollywood have been immortalized in pink terrazzo with symbolic gold lettering. If you’re a film buff you shouldn’t miss famous the famous hand and footprints near the Chinese Theatre.
3. Study big-budget masterpieces
The Getty Center museum is famous worldwide for its vast endowments and its stunning hilltop campus. Although it doesn’t have rich collections of Old World galleries unlike most museums, it has some impressive works listed in history. Among these are many paintings from artists like Rubens and a sprinkling of Impressionists, including legends like Monet, Dali, Cézanne and even Van Gogh. The French decorative arts and an expanding photography collection are no less than heaven for art aficionados. While you’re there, have fun hunting out Miró and Moore in the fine sculpture garden.
4. Shop in style on Rodeo Drive
Although being Julia Roberts and shopping on Rodeo Drive is everyone’s dream, but only some can afford to buy from the high-end designers seen in the film Pretty Woman. Along the $200-million ersatz European cobbled walkway Two Rodeo, browsing tourists mingle with serious spenders. A few steps away is the famous Anderson Court, the only shopping mall planned by Frank Lloyd Wright.
5. Take a walking tour
Take an eco-friendly walking tour and soak up Los Angeles’ modern urban architectural heritage. The Los Angeles Conservancy walking tours cover the city’s best views and most beautiful architecture, from Downtown’s iconic movie theaters and Art Deco buildings to the modern skyline tour.