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Art museums

Art Museum
“LACMA is definitely one of LA’s coolest attractions. Outside it has the famous row of lights that attract a number of tourists and there’s a lot of other cool art inside that’s worth checking out. It also has a solid (but pricey) outdoor restaurant called Ray’s & Stark Bar, which is great for happy hour or a bite between exhibits. The Jazz at LACMA summer series is a free outdoor performance by SoCal jazz musicians with special appearances in the past by jazz legends like John Clayton, and Billy Childs. What to know before you go: LACMA is open 11am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 11am to 8pm on Friday, and 10am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday.”
  • 1031 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This new museum houses Eli Broad’s permanent collection of modern art and is free to the public IF you make advance reservations. Otherwise you may hafta wait in line. Just opposite MOCA and next to Frank Gehry’s Disney Hall. ”
  • 499 locals recommend
Museum
“The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena has been thoughtfully reconstructed from the Pasadena Art Institute that was its genesis.”
  • 174 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Located in an old Police Garage, the Geffen is a partner museum to The MOCA and displays awesome contemporary art. ”
  • 144 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Just walk distance from Orange ave and Hellman st .free admission every Sunday ”
  • 53 locals recommend
History Museum
“The California African American Museum is a museum located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California, United States. The Museum focuses on enrichment and education on the cultural heritage and history of African Americans with a focus on California and the western United States. Admission is free to all visitors.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Art Museum
“MOLAA is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art. Wikipedia”
  • 15 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Not in Echo Park but a great collection of contemporary artwork that most people aren’t aware of. The Guess brothers have excellent taste in art and its a blessing they share their collection with the public. ”
  • 24 locals recommend

History museums

Museum
“You won't believe the half a billion dollars worth of cars they have. Yes, the television and movie exhibits upstairs are great....but buy the ticket to the vault downstairs. It's the best selection of cars in the world. ”
  • 153 locals recommend
Museum
“A fabulous little place, not expensive to get in. Great gift shop, lots of interactive things to do and fantastic memorabilia to see. If you like music and movies it's definitely worth a visit.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Museum
“Films & other educational exhibits on the Holocaust & ways to confront modern-day discrimination.”
  • 27 locals recommend
History Museum
“Discover the art, history, and cultures of the American West! Located in beautiful Griffith Park, the Autry features world-class galleries filled with Native American art and cultural materials, film memorabilia, historic firearms, paintings, and more. Throughout the year, the Autry also presents a wide range of public events and programs—including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family activities, and music—and performs scholarship, research, and educational outreach. The Autry’s collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts includes the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, one of the largest and most significant collections of Native American materials.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Museum
“Museum dedicated to the history and culture of Japanese-Americans. Tue - Wed11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thu12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fri - Sun11:00 AM - 5:00 PM”
  • 34 locals recommend
History Museum
“Reserve Noah's Ark tickets online in advance if you're on a tight schedule—otherwise if you show up on a Sat. or Sun. after 11a.m., you may have to wait until 1p.m. or later for entrance to the exhibit. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
History Museum
“The California African American Museum is a museum located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California, United States. The Museum focuses on enrichment and education on the cultural heritage and history of African Americans with a focus on California and the western United States. Admission is free to all visitors.”
  • 18 locals recommend
History Museum
“Cool museum to check out if you're looking to kill some time in the afternoon.”
  • 22 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Observatory
“03/26/2020 Covid 19 will prevent you from visiting this site legally. Because of Breeched Social Distancing but non the less this has always been a great place for Full Los Angeles Vista and The Hollywood Sign without stressing your self out. This is also where they shot La La Land.”
  • 1632 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Sunday brunch spot for a true LA experience. Live jazz, rooftop vibes, delicious eats and great drinks. Try the crab Benedict, bread pudding and the sangria. After brunch head up one floor to the rooftop bar for great views of downtown LA. Tip: make a reservation! Note: my location is 15 mins away from Perch ”
  • 337 locals recommend
Canal
“A hidden gem in Venice, CA designed to pay homage to the Venice canals in Italy. Enjoy a stroll and take in the calm and artistic surroundings. ”
  • 272 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Amazing place to get into nature, expansive views of the city and ocean and get a workout!”
  • 173 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Has beautiful sightseeing, great play to just get out for the day and see all what nature has to offer.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Observatory
“Our very favorite tourist destination to go in the afternoon for the educational movies and displays and then stay for the most beautiful and romantic sunsets! Also if you stay into the evening you will experience the entire nighttime skyline of Los Angeles basin and beyond.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Park
“Walk around the park. Lot's of open space for picnicking. On a Sunday you might catch a lowrider meet-up. Bring food from Cookbook and wine or beer from Sunset Beer.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Open-air observation deck providing 360-degree views of the city & a unique glass slide.”
  • 48 locals recommend

Historic sites

Hotel
“The legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel has lounges and pool area that make a magic night in tinsel town possible.”
  • 154 locals recommend
Cemetery
“One of the famous resting places for the stars, Serene ponds inside, Swans, ducks, peacocks landscaped grounds also the site of Cemetary Movies once or twice a month”
  • 151 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Famous for Early Hollywood Directly in Front you will see Hand Prints and Foot Prints of the Stars”
  • 478 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Helms Bakery District -located 2 blocks west of our street. This walking block on the North side of Washington on Helms features three recommended restaurants (with caveats).”
  • 10 locals recommend
Church
“It is one the of 21 missions established by Father Junipero Serra his date of birth November 24th 1713 - August 28th 1784 The Mission Grounds are awesome, the Old Church a must to visit”
  • 7 locals recommend
Historic Site
“something to do that's way different and if you like animals they have a petting zoo”
  • 9 locals recommend
Train
“I have never been on it, but seen it a million times. It's on my to do list and it should be on your too! Besides, it was in LaLaLand.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“One of the most beautiful in the city. High cielings and magnificent art. A must see. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Library
“Great public pool access and tennis courts - also free outdoor gym nearby. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
History Museum
“Designed by award winning architects Belzberg Architects, this museum is both beautiful and informative.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Library
“Playa Vista is a quick 4 minute drive away and is a trendy community with much to do. You can catch a movie, walk through the nature paths, dine at a tasty mix of restaurants, or stop at the shops...including Whole Foods Market. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“The Library store is located inside the LA library. The library itself is amazing to check out, especially the Rotunda on the top floor. The store has a lot of great LA souvenirs. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bay
“Best place to park in Santa Monica. Enter at 1350 7th St Santa Monica, CA 90401. This is close enough to all of the things you might want to do in downtown Santa Monica but it's far enough away that you don't get caught in all of the traffic that you'll encounter as you get closer to the ocean. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Library
“The old Brand home has been a music and art library and museum for many years. The building itself is beautiful to visit, and it is located in lovely Brand Park.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Library
“I love libraries and this is a great one. Browse a huge collection of books, magazines, and movies in a roomy open space with lots of natural light. It's one of the newest libraries in LA and just down the street.”
  • 13 locals recommend
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