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Best things to do in Los Angeles

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Observatory
“The Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with a close view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Admission has been free since the observatory's opening in 1935, in accordance with the will of Griffith J. Griffith, the benefactor after whom the observatory is named. ”
1681 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Universal studio is where the entertainment is, and the drive time is only 20 minutes away.”
807 locals recommend
Art Museum
“We love love Lacma. If you love art then definitely go here. They have a large collection so there should be something for everyone. This museum is west of downtown LA. ”
1045 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
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“This is a pretty cool spot- I have to say, it's one of my favorite spots to shop and eat and see movies. Just unique and charming. Also right next to Farmers Market, which is nothing like a real Farmers Market- it's all shops and places to eat. But is a cool old part of LA history.”
1122 locals recommend
Park
“Just two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard, Runyon Canyon Park is an often overlooked urban park that offers some great views. Atop the canyon, you can glimpse views of the San Fernando Valley and the Pacific Ocean, as well as the Hollywood Sign and Giffith Observatory. The park also boasts several hiking trails and is a popular spot for celebrities to exercise. Travelers say that the canyon is reminiscent of Old Hollywood with several old mansions and estates scattered throughout the park – keep your eyes peeled as you follow the trail. ”
1025 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Free! Just pay for parking. Majestic hilltop buildings, the art is Ok, the traveling collections can be great, but the real attraction is the space and gardens themselves. Must not miss!”
815 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Outdoor shopping scene. It has everything. A nice walk, crowded on the weekends.”
797 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Broad is a relatively new contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles offering free general admission and an active program of rotating exhibitions.”
486 locals recommend
Recreation Center
“This bustling wooden wharf is the place to be, with its eateries, shops, high-tech arcade, roller coaster, giant Ferris wheel and other rides, famous 1922 indoor merry-go-round and fantastic views of the bay and the mountains. This place is legendary , even in our so called winter this place is busy with people and musicians everywhere. There are beach tours, bike rentals, and electric scooters for cruising (lime and bird). Download the apps.”
750 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Live outdoor music - can take your own food and drinks - can buy tickets at www.hollywoodbowl.com”
545 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“elite shopping , stores, food courts, and beautiful people. Amazing restaurants also exist on the premises! ”
378 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great place to see the famous Walk of Fame of every star who has graced Hollywood. Enjoy exploring and learning more about the world's most famous sidewalk and the celebrities it honors! ”
325 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“The Largest capacity baseball stadium in the world is rich with history and a lot of civic pride. ”
251 locals recommend
Park
“Big park with great trails ranging in difficulties. Very family friendly. Greek theater nearby.”
355 locals recommend
Recreation Center
“Take a day trip to Santa Monica (10-15 miles away) to enjoy the beach, restaurants, and pier. The pier has games, performers, rides, and beautiful views. ”
304 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Lots of crazy stuff here, but I recommend you rent bikes (or a segway) and roll along the bike path. It's an experience.”
398 locals recommend