Los Angeles, California is one of the top destinations for visitors from all over the world. Beautiful hot sandy beaches, architecture, amusement parks, Hollywood film studios, and artwork, among many more reasons to fall in love with LA.

Top Things To Do In Los Angeles

Spend a Day in Hermosa Beach

The most well-recognized tourist attraction in Hermosa Beach is the pier, one of the community’s most unique spots. At the entryway to the pier, you will notice the Hermosa Beach Pier Surfer and lifeguard Tim Kelly’s statue. Hermosa Beach is a component of the 3 “Beach Cities,” including Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach.

Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles
A surf hero and legendary lifeguard, Tim Kelly at the foot of Hermosa Beach

Visit Venice Beach 

Ah, famous Venice Beach– well known for its boardwalk, coastlines, stores, as well as imaginative citizens. It is defenitly worth visiting this beautiful beach, a few degrees cooler than inland, and a popular tourist spot for Los Angeles visitors.

Venice Beach, Los Angeles
Creative work at Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Long Beach

Long Beach Waterfront is a fantastic area to have a stress-free stroll along the shore or taste some delicious food in one of several dining establishments in the location. Although Long Beach is generally famous for the old ghost ship Queen Mary, there is much more to see there. From here, you could access the daily ferry to Catalina Island, a popular weekend gateway destination from Los Angeles.

Long Beach, Los Angeles
The old ghost ship Queen Mary in Long Beach, Los Angeles

Visit Manhattan Beach

If you are looking for the best surfing waves in Southern California, then Manhattan Beach is the place to be; it is also renowned for beach volleyball. This place is usually less crowded compared to other beaches in that area. With plenty of shops and restaurants along the beach is an ideal destination for day-trippers or weekenders.

Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles
The beautiful Manhattan Beach and it’s Pier in Los Angeles!

Visit Malibu And Drive on Pacific Coast Highway

I have driven on the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) from the southernmost California city of San Diego to northern San Francisco. The scenic coastal highway runs along the Pacific Ocean, and every stretch of the highway have its own beauty, and each would definitely fascinate you. Malibu to Santa Monica is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful drives in the entire United States, if not the world. Along the way, you could enjoy the beautiful Zuma and Malibu beach and picturesque Santa Monica beach—a perfect place for viewing the sunset.

Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles
Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles!

Visit Echo Park

Beautiful little Echo Park is centrally located on Los Angeles’s east side, sandwiched between Silver Land’s upscale areas and downtown Los Angeles. It’s a relaxing place ideal for jogging and escaping from the metropolis. The small lake and the LA skyline is one of the main attraction for photographers.  

Echo Park, Los Angeles.
Beautiful little lake in the middle of Echo Park, Los Angeles.

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks operates Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. This recreation place consists of a huge area of the fishing lake, community center, lotus pond, and playgrounds. There are also challenging trails that provide some of the best and most breathtaking views of the LA skyline, unlike any other places in the city.

Enjoy the Scenic View from Baldwin Hills

From the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, you could enjoy the beautiful skyline of downtown Los Angeles, and even you can see buildings far away like the Sony Pictures complex, San Gabriel Mountains, Hollywood Hills and Griffith Observatory, Santa Monica Bay, and Catalina Island. Once you reach the summit, enjoy the 360-degree view sitting on the most photographed long park bench. It’s best to go during the week or midday to avoid the crowds, but be sure to wear a hat since there isn’t too much shade from the blazing sun.

Baldwin Hills
A view of Los Angeles from Baldwin Hills

Vista Hermosa Natural Park

Hermosa Natural Park in Los Angeles is a must-see for tourists discovering hidden treasures. It is a great place to take photographs of the city skyline. The best time to visit is in the late afternoon when the park becomes quiet and light conditions are pristine. You will get a great portrait opportunity from the top of the hill near the famous bench with a view overlooking downtown LA. Vista Hermosa Park is a must-see if you are visiting Los Angeles.

Walk Over 1st. Street Bridge

If you are a photographer, then this place is worth a visit. Walking over the bridge and capturing the beautiful view of downtown was one of my favorite things in Los Angeles. This particular spot of scenery is one of LA’s most often filmed sections simply because it looks so different depending on which angle or perspective you shoot it.

1st. Street Bridge, Los Angeles
A beautiful view while walking over 1st. Street Bridge after dark.

Visit Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood is a film studio and theme park in the Universal City county island of the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County, California, United States. Ah, yes: baking under the sun to watch the hottest new acts at Coachella, surrounded by hundreds of fashionistas and new-age suburban kids on a quest for self-discovery. It’s a young person’s game. And don’t forget about all the parties occurring off-site.

Universal Studio in Los Angeles

Wonder Around Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard is a major east-west street in Los Angeles, California. It begins in the west as a winding residential street at Sunset Plaza Drive in the Hollywood Hills West district.

Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles – one of the most visited place!

Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Hollywood Blvd. and Vine St. Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood Boulevard at night

Visit Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in LA’s Griffith Park.

Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles
On the top of the hill, the most visited Griffith Observatory

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, known under naming rights as TCL Chinese Theatre, is a movie palace on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Grauman's Chinese Theatre
The historical Chinese Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles

Get an Up-Close Look of Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign is a landmark and American cultural icon in Los Angeles, California. It is situated on Mount Lee, in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains. The sign overlooks Hollywood, LA.

Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles
A view of Hollywood sign from Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles

Visit Los Angeles Chinatown

Los Angeles Chinatown is one of the most popular tourist attractions downtown, close to Union Station—a great place for authentic Chinese food. In addition, a few dim sum joints get very busy during the weekend, which is also one of the main attractions in LA, Chinatown.

The Chinatown in Los Angeles
The Chinatown in Los Angeles

Visit the Famous Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California. With an iconic entrance, the pier is popular with residents and visitors as a landmark that is over 100 years old.

Ventura beach
Sunset at Ventura Beach, California

Venice Canal Historic District

The Venice Canal Historic District is a district in the Venice section of Los Angeles, California. The district is noteworthy for its man-made canals built in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as part of his Venice of America plan.

Visit OUE Skyspace, Los Angeles

OUE Skyspace Los Angeles gives you access to one of LA’s top attractions—a great way to view LA from above. From nearly 1,000 feet above the city in the iconic US Bank Tower, OUE Skyspace LA is the premier destination for panoramic, 360-degree views of Los Angeles. 633 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90071

Los Angeles skyline
Beautiful view of Los Angeles skyline from high above!

Where to stay in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Premium 2BR&2BT Suites

Los Angeles Premium 2BR&2BT Suites with Free Parking is a sustainable condo hotel in Los Angeles near Capitol Records Building. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking, and free Wifi. In addition, the condo hotel has a private entrance. The condo hotel comes with an oven and a microwave are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and more. Dolby Theater is 1.5 miles, while Hollywood Bowl is 2.2 miles away. The nearest airport is Hollywood Burbank Airport, 8.1 miles from the accommodation.

Hollywood Historic Hotel, LA

Just a 5-minute walk from Paramount Pictures, this hotel is 2 miles from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It offers brightly decorated rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Rooms at the Hollywood Historic Hotel feature the original fixtures from when the hotel was built in 1927. You will find a 24-hour front desk a the property. In addition, guests can relax at the Edmon, an Old Hollywood 1920s bar serving craft cocktails. Hotel Hollywood Historic is 1 mile from Melrose Strip and the Greek Theater. Beverly Hills is within 6 miles of the hotel. Los Angeles International Airport is 15 minutes drive away.

My Opinion and Last Word

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