Sights & Attractions in Los Angeles

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Name Category Location
 
The Avenues: Art, Fashion and Design District
Established in 1996, the area defined by Melrose Avenue and Robertson...
Museums / Galleries Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
A half-block away from the giant rose-shaped steel grandeur of...
Religious Sites Downtown Los Angeles
 
Farmers Market and The Grove
The saying "Meet me at 3rd and Fairfax" became a standard line...
Markets / Bazaars Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Gamble House
Built by Charles and Henry Greene in 1908, this is a spectacular...
Houses / Mansions Pasadena and Environs
 
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Frank Gehry transformed what was a 40,000-square-foot former...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
The Getty Center
With its curving walls and isolated hilltop perch, the Getty...
Museums / Galleries Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Getty Villa Malibu
Feeding off the cultures of ancient Rome, Greece, and Etruria...
Museums / Galleries Malibu
 
Grand Central Market
Handmade white-corn tamales, warm olive bread, dried figs, Mexican...
Markets / Bazaars Downtown Los Angeles
 
Grauman's Chinese Theatre
A place that inspires the phrase "only in Hollywood," these stylized...
Arts / Performance Venues Hollywood
 
Griffith Observatory
High on a hillside overlooking the city, the Griffith Observatory...
Observatories / Planetariums Hollywood
 
Hollywood Museum
Lovers of Hollywood's glamorous past will be singing "Hooray...
Museums / Galleries Hollywood
 
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Along Hollywood Boulevard runs a trail of affirmations for entertainment-industry...
Memorials / Monuments Hollywood
 
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
If you have time for only one stop in the Pasadena area, it should...
Museums / Galleries, Libraries Pasadena and Environs
 
L.A. Live / Nokia Theater
Filling the void that was a no-man's-land except for the legendary...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown Los Angeles
 
La Brea Tar Pits
Do your children have pre-historic animals on the brain? Show...
Geological Sites Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Without a doubt, LACMA is the focal point of the museum district...
Museums / Galleries Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Main Street
It's a great spot for star-sighting, and also for anyone who...
Zoos / Aquariums Santa Monica
 
Melrose Avenue
Back when alternative music was, well, alternative (and not Top...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Museum of Tolerance
Using interactive technology, this important museum (part of...
Museums / Galleries Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
The Music Center
Serving as L.A.'s major performing arts venue since its opening...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown Los Angeles
 
Norton Simon Museum
Long familiar to TV viewers of the New Year's Day Rose Parade...
Museums / Galleries Pasadena and Environs
 
Paley Center for Media
Formerly the Museum of Television and Radio, this institution...
Libraries Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Paramount Pictures
With a history dating to the early 1920s, this studio was home...
Film / TV Studios Hollywood
 
Petersen Automotive Museum
You don't have to be a gearhead to appreciate this building full...
Museums / Galleries Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Redondo Beach
The Redondo Beach Pier marks the starting point of this wide...
Beaches From Playa del Ray to Torrance Beach
 
Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach
Part of Malibu's most beautiful coastal area, this beach is made...
Beaches Malibu
 
Rodeo Drive
The ultimate shopping indulgence—Rodeo Drive is one of Southern...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Santa Monica Aquarium
From sharks to colorful fish to a crowd-drawing touch tanks...
Zoos / Aquariums Santa Monica
 
Santa Monica Boulevard
For many gay and lesbian visitors, Santa Monica Boulevard is...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Santa Monica Pier
Souvenir shops, carnival games, arcades, eateries, an outdoor...
Amusement Parks, Zoos / Aquariums, Carousels Santa Monica
 
Santa Monica State Beach
It's the first beach you'll hit after the Santa Monica Freeway...
Beaches Santa Monica
 
Sunset Boulevard
One of the most fabled avenues in the world, Sunset Boulevard...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Third Street Promenade
Stretch your legs along this pedestrians-only three-block stretch...
Stores / Malls Santa Monica
 
Torrance Beach
This little-known gem of a beach, where the Strand walkway–bicycle...
Beaches From Playa del Ray to Torrance Beach
 
Universal Studios Hollywood
While most first-time Los Angeles visitors consider this to be...
Film / TV Studios Hollywood
 
Venice Beach Oceanfront Walk
The surf and sand of Venice are fine, but the main attraction...
Promenades / Boardwalks Venice Beach
 
Warner Bros. Studios
This major studio center wins hands down for the most authentic...
Film / TV Studios Hollywood
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