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Sightseeing and landmarks in Los Angeles County

Art museums

Art Museum
“Fun fun fun for the whole family. There's nothing quite like LACMA. It's a must see for any serious lover of art. It's big. I recommend visiting the Serra Sculptures. There's something for everyone there.”
  • 1034 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Another free museum located near the Walt Disney Concert Hall Downtown LA which features contemporary art. There are some awesome exhibits there and many opportunities for cool photos. ”
  • 495 locals recommend
Museum
“My favorite museum in LA is actually in beautiful downtown Pasadena. You will find a remarkable variety of 20th Century art such as Degas, Renoir, Picasso and Van Gogh. Wait til you see the quality of the works. It's a 50 minute drive but parking is easy once you get there. Tip: Treat yourself to a nice lunch at 'Il Fornaio' afterwards.”
  • 175 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 ”
  • 52 locals recommend
History Museum
“This beautiful beachfront park is a local gem of a secret. There are people who've lived here alll their lives that don't know about it. It's easy to get to and access. It's a great alternative to the sand. It offers picturesque views of the ocean and lagoon, beautifully manicured gardens, clean bathrooms, and plenty of quiet shade on a sunny day. For a very interesting docent-led tour of the historic home, check the website for times. It costs less than $10/person and it's really worth it to visit inside the home and learn a lot about local history. You can take a picnic inside and sit in any part of the gardens you like. On occasion parts of the property are closed to the public for weddings and private events.”
  • 46 locals recommend
History Museum
“Admission is FREE. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and is closed on Monday.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Housed in a contemporary structure designed by Mexican architect Manuel Rosen, the museum is home to four galleries, a contemporary “project space” and an outdoor sculpture garden.”
  • 14 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. ”
  • 151 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
Library
“Has a lot to offer anywhere from history of the presidents, scenic views, and a great play to eat lunch . ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Church
“The Jewel of the Missions founded by Fr Junipero Serra in 1776 along the El Camino Real, from Baja, Mexico up to northern California.”
  • 63 locals recommend
History Museum
“Charles Bowers was a land developer who lived in Orange County and before he passed away he donated a plot of land to the city of Santa Ana. In 1931 after his wife had died, a building was constructed on the land and in 1936 the Charles W. Bowers Memorial Museum was opened for the first time. Over the decades the museum has had various refurbishments and the museum’s size has increased tenfold. The museum is a great place to take a look at the different cultures in the world and there are over 100,000 items to peruse.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Museum
“Films & other educational exhibits on the Holocaust & ways to confront modern-day discrimination.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Library
“Get to know one of our most controversial presidents and perhaps a different perspective on the world from the 50's through the 70's. ”
  • 31 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

Scenic lookouts

Observatory
“Lovely hikes in the city, amazing views. Can get crowded but a top sunset destination. ”
  • 1628 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Best place to see downtown LA views and have a cocktail. Makes sure you go all the way to the roof top bar. The restaurant food is mediocre and expensive!”
  • 339 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. ”
  • 276 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Amazing place to get into nature, expansive views of the city and ocean and get a workout!”
  • 175 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.”
  • 101 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.”
  • 88 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
Pier
“Newport Pier offers fine, soft sand with plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy yourself. ... Pelicans and seagulls also enjoy Southern California’s year round Mediterranean climate, especially at Newport Beach Pier. Also, rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, boat touring, whales watching, electric boat rental, gondola touring are all available. For good discounts, check on Groupon.”
  • 47 locals recommend

Historic sites

Hotel
“The legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel has lounges and pool area that make a magic night in tinsel town possible.”
  • 157 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Cemetery to the legendary movie stars is one of Hollywood's tourist spots. In the summer, go to Cinespia.org to buy tickets to outdoor movies. We have chairs and a cooler you can borrow, so bring a picnic, your favorite beverage (alcohol is allowed) and kick back under the stars--some of the films feature fireworks! ”
  • 150 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Packing District is for anyone looking for a foodie "buffet" of restaurant options that will make anyone happy. The crown jewel of the district is the Anaheim Packing House which is a multi level food court style foodie paradise. Want a poke bowl to compliment your crepe? Done. Sushi rolls and pho to go with your craft brew? No problem. You will be able to mix and arrange a very wide assortment of dining options and then sit and enjoy them in the one of the many indoor & outdoor seating options.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“See your favorite star's footprints forever immortalized in front of the most famous movie house in the world. ”
  • 479 locals recommend
Library
“Get to know one of our most controversial presidents and perhaps a different perspective on the world from the 50's through the 70's. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“It's our old downtown. The heart of Orange County. It is unique multi cultural, multi generational community that embraces the enjoyment of diversity.”
  • 10 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
“A little part of California/Spain history Park and Rose Garden across the street. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Libraries

Museum
“Check out a genuine Gutenburg Bible and enjoy a stroll through the pristine and serene Garden's grounds! Japanese Garden, Chinese Garden, Bonsai garden, Desert environment, and much more...”
  • 393 locals recommend
Library
“Has a lot to offer anywhere from history of the presidents, scenic views, and a great play to eat lunch . ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Library
“Get to know one of our most controversial presidents and perhaps a different perspective on the world from the 50's through the 70's. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
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
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