Los Angeles is a melting pot of cultures, cuisines, and characters, which make the city truly distinctive. If you want to immerse yourself in an A-list lifestyle, visit celebrity homes and relax on one of many gorgeous beaches, you can guarantee LA will not disappoint.
The second largest city in the US seemingly has it all, including non-stop sunshine that will make you want to move to the City of Angels. To have a fantastic trip to the beautiful city, read the following guide to seeing LA.
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Avoid Public Transport
As mentioned, Los Angeles is one of the biggest cities in America, so landmarks and attractions can be spread out from one another. While it is possible to climb aboard public transport in LA, it is best avoided, as the city’s metro doesn’t stop at many places. Buses are also prone to get stuck in traffic. Instead, it would be wise to rent a car or to book an Uber or Lyft.
Take a Free Walking Tour
If you want to experience the best sights LA has to offer, enjoy a free LA walking tour. It is a superb way to learn more about various landmarks dotted across the city. Plus, it is a great way to save money during your stay, which you can use on food, souvenirs, or attraction tickets.
Take a Tour of Universal Studios
If you’re looking for fun things to do in Los Angeles, you cannot go wrong with Universal Studios. It is a production studio and theme park, which allows visitors to immerse themselves in the world of TV and movies. You can expect to pay between $99 to $110 for a one-day ticket to take a tour of the popular attraction.
Once here, you can visit:
- DreamWorks Theatre
- The World-Famous Studio Tour
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- The Walking Dead Attraction
- Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
- Springfield USA
- Jurassic World – The Ride
- Fast & Furious – Supercharged
- King Kong 360 3D
Visit LA’s Finest Beaches
You won’t be short of beautiful beaches once you touch down in LA, which are the perfect places to relax, unwind and soak up the non-stop sun. Not only are they great for lounging, but they are also ideal for walking, people watching and a game of volleyball.
The best beaches to visit in Los Angeles include:
- Venice Beach
- Santa Monica Beach
- Paradise Cove Beach
- Malibu State Lagoon Beach
Stroll Through Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive in Beverley Hills is the epitome of luxury shopping, as you can take your pick from many upscale stores and boutiques, such as:
- Louis Vuitton
- Tiffany & Co.
When you are not busy shopping in many high-end stores, you should visit Museum Row on Miracle Mile, which offers some of the finest museums in the city.
Pay a Visit to Griffith Observatory
To experience stunning views of downtown and southeast LA, as well as the Pacific Ocean, make your way to Griffith Observatory. As you can you enjoy stunning views of the city, you can trust it is the perfect place to catch a glimpse of the iconic Hollywood Sign.
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