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Name Category Location
 
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
A half-block from Frank Gehry's curvaceous Walt...
Religious Sites Downtown Los Angeles
 
Gamble House
Built by Charles and Henry Greene in 1908,...
Houses / Mansions Pasadena and Environs
 
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Frank Gehry transformed what was a...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
The Getty Center
With its curving walls and isolated hilltop...
Museums / Galleries Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Getty Villa Malibu
Feeding off the cultures of ancient Rome, Greece,...
Museums / Galleries Malibu
 
Grand Central Market
Handmade white-corn tamales, warm olive bread,...
Markets / Bazaars Downtown Los Angeles
 
Grauman's Chinese Theatre
A place that inspires the phrase "only in...
Arts / Performance Venues Hollywood
 
Griffith Observatory
High on a hillside overlooking the city, Griffith...
Observatories / Planetariums Hollywood
 
Hollywood Museum
Lovers of Hollywood's glamorous past will be...
Museums / Galleries Hollywood
 
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Along Hollywood Boulevard (and part of Vine...
Arts / Performance Venues, Memorials / Monuments Hollywood
 
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
If you have time for just one stop in the...
Museums / Galleries, Libraries Pasadena and Environs
 
L.A. Live
Filling the void that was a no-man's-land except...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Without a doubt, this is the focal point of the...
Museums / Galleries Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Main Street
This thoroughfare is a great spot for...
Commercial Districts Santa Monica
 
Melrose Avenue
Once a hangout for rebellious types scouring the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Museum of Tolerance
This museum unflinchingly confronts bigotry and...
Museums / Galleries Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
The Music Center
Serving as L.A.'s major performing arts venue...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown Los Angeles
 
Norton Simon Museum
Long familiar to TV viewers of the New Year's Day...
Museums / Galleries Pasadena and Environs
 
Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
Do your children have prehistoric animals on the...
Geological Sites Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Paley Center for Media
This sleek stone-and-glass building, designed by...
Libraries Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Paramount Pictures
With a history dating to the early 1920s, this...
Film / TV Studios Hollywood
 
Petersen Automotive Museum
L.A. is a mecca for car lovers, which explains...
Museums / Galleries Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Redondo Beach
The pier here marks the starting point of this...
Beaches From Playa del Ray to Torrance Beach
 
Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach
Part of Malibu's most beautiful coastal area,...
Beaches Malibu
 
Rodeo Drive
The ultimate shopping indulgence, Rodeo Drive is...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Santa Monica Aquarium
Run by beach conservation group Heal the Bay,...
Zoos / Aquariums Santa Monica
 
Santa Monica Boulevard
From La Cienega Boulevard in the east to...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Santa Monica Pier
Souvenir shops, carnival games, arcades,...
Amusement Parks, Zoos / Aquariums, Carousels Santa Monica
 
Santa Monica State Beach
It's the first beach you'll hit after the Santa...
Beaches Santa Monica
 
Sunset Boulevard
One of the most fabled avenues in the world,...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beverly Hills and the Westside
 
Third Street Promenade
Stretch your legs along this pedestrians-only...
Stores / Malls Santa Monica
 
Universal Studios Hollywood
This studio is more a theme park with lots of...
Film / TV Studios Hollywood
 
Venice Beach Boardwalk
The surf and sand of Venice are fine, but the...
Promenades / Boardwalks Venice Beach
 
Warner Bros. Studios
If you're looking for an authentic...
Film / TV Studios Hollywood
 
West Hollywood Design District
More than 200 businesses—art galleries, antique...
Museums / Galleries Beverly Hills and the Westside

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