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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
“Must see local place for amazing views of Los Angeles and beautiful hikes. Parking is challenging, but doable at top of hill. Limited viewings through telescope, but very a special place.”
1723local recommendations
Theme Park
“Must watch WaterWorld and sit in the wet zone if you dare! The studio tour is a must, it’s a nice surprise! Mummy returns ride is always a blast! ”
822local recommendations
Art Museum
“The art exhibits are always changing here! If you go on Fridays they will usually have Jazz in the courtyard. ”
1080local recommendations
Shopping Mall
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“I go here all the time! It’s great for families and it’s a beautiful outdoor shopping experience. ”
1144local recommendations
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!”
830local recommendations
Yoga Studio
“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. ”
1045local recommendations
Art Museum
“Favorite local museum with an array of art, from surrealism to contemporary. ”
487local recommendations
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.”
766local recommendations
Shopping Plaza
“Outdoor shopping scene. It has everything. A nice walk, crowded on the weekends.”
813local recommendations
Music Venue
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“Try to attend a concert here during the summer. Its sound quality and acoustics are amazing from the box seats all the way up to the “nose-bleed” sections!”
558local recommendations
Shopping Mall
“elite shopping , stores, food courts, and beautiful people. Amazing restaurants also exist on the premises! ”
382local recommendations
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.”
413local recommendations
Historic Site
“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! ”
342local recommendations
Park
“Yeah, it's not a cemetery. It's just the USA's largest national park located in a city. This is the second time I've seen a cemetery picture used incorrectly. Airbnb has some mighty trolls. Anyhow, you know it. You've heard about it. It's got the Planetarium, the Observatory, the amazing views of LA. Go there. ”
356local recommendations
Baseball Stadium
“The Largest capacity baseball stadium in the world is rich with history and a lot of civic pride. ”
259local recommendations
Recreation Center
“Wooden wharf with eateries, shops, high-tech arcade, roller coaster, giant Ferris wheel, other rides & famous 1922 indoor merry-go-round. Fantastic view of the bay and the mountains. ”
314local recommendations