Sights & Attractions in Los Angeles

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Name Category Location
 
Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum
With spectacular views of Surfrider Beach and...
Museums / Galleries Malibu
 
Angels Flight Railway
The turn-of-the-20th-century funicular, dubbed...
Transportation Sites Downtown Los Angeles
 
Annenberg Community Beach House
This beachfront property was originally...
Zoos / Aquariums Santa Monica
 
Annenberg Space for Photography
This gallery exhibits award-winning digital and...
Stores / Malls Century City
 
Architecture and Design Museum
Unique buildings are part of what make Los...
Museums / Galleries West Hollywood
 
Avila Adobe
Built as private home for cattle rancher...
Houses / Mansions Downtown Los Angeles
 
Barnsdall Art Park
The panoramic view of Hollywood alone is worth a...
Houses / Mansions, Parks Los Feliz
 
Bergamot Station
Named after a stop on the Red Trolley line that...
Museums / Galleries Santa Monica
 
Bradbury Building
Stunning wrought-iron railings, ornate plaster...
Architectural Sites Downtown Los Angeles
 
Bunker Hill Steps
Threading a peaceful path through Downtown's...
Squares Downtown Los Angeles
 
California African American Museum
With more than 3,500 historical artifacts, this...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
California Heritage Museum
The real star of the collection here is the 1894...
Museums / Galleries Santa Monica
 
California Science Center
You're bound to see excited kids running up to...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
Capitol Records Tower
According to legend, singer Nat King Cole and...
Architectural Sites Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Castle Green
One block south of Colorado Boulevard stands the...
Hotels Pasadena and Environs
 
Century City
A 280-acre swath of contemporary urban...
Neighborhoods / Streets Century City
 
Chemosphere House
Shaped like a flying saucer from a 1960s film,...
Houses / Mansions Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Chinese American Museum
Since it's in El Pueblo Plaza, you might assume...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
City Hall of Los Angeles
This gorgeous 1928 landmark building is a TV...
Government Buildings Downtown Los Angeles
 
Craft and Folk Art Museum
This small but important cultural landmark...
Museums / Galleries West Hollywood
 
Dan Blocker State Beach
The narrow stretch of fine sand and rocks here...
Marinas / Piers Malibu
 
Descanso Gardens
Getting its name from the Spanish word for...
Gardens / Arboretums Pasadena and Environs
 
Disney Studios
Although tours of this film studio are not...
Film / TV Studios Burbank
 
Dockweiler State Beach
The longest (4-mile) strip of beach in the...
Beaches Playa del Ray
 
Dolby Theatre
Formerly the Kodak Theatre, the Dolby's interior...
Arts / Performance Venues, Tours Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Egyptian Theatre
Hieroglypics in Hollywood? Why not? Impresario...
Arts / Performance Venues Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Exposition Park
Originally developed in 1880 as an open-air...
Parks Downtown Los Angeles
 
Fenyes Mansion
With its elegant dark-wood paneling and floors,...
Houses / Mansions Pasadena and Environs
 
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Many visitors head straight to the Fowler...
Museums / Galleries Westwood
 
Greystone Mansion
Once owned by oilman Edward Doheny (Doheny...
Houses / Mansions Beverly Hills
 
Guinness World of Records
Saluting those who have gone the extra mile to...
Museums / Galleries Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Heritage Square Museum
Looking like a prop street set up by a film...
Museums / Galleries Pasadena and Environs
 
Hermosa Beach
South of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach has all...
Beaches Hermosa Beach
 
Hollywood and Vine
The mere mention of this intersection inspires...
Neighborhoods / Streets Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Leave it to Hollywood to have a graveyard that...
Cemeteries Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Hollywood Heritage Museum
A must for Cecil B. DeMille fans, this unassuming...
Museums / Galleries Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Hollywood High School
This mid-century modern building has seen a who's...
Educational Institutions Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Hollywood RockWalk
A place that has provided equipment for virtually...
Stores / Malls Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Hollywood Sign
With letters 50 feet tall, Hollywood's trademark...
Memorials / Monuments Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Hollywood Wax Museum
If a walk through Hollywood hasn't yielded any...
Museums / Galleries Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Italian Hall Building
This landmark is noteworthy because its south...
Parks Downtown Los Angeles
 
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
Plenty of traditional and contemporary cultural...
Parks Downtown Los Angeles
 
Japanese American National Museum
What was it like to grow up on a sugar...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
Kidspace Children's Museum
Looking like a Looney Tunes cartoon, this...
Museums / Galleries Pasadena and Environs
 
Las Tunas State Beach
This small beach known for its groins (metal...
Beaches Malibu
 
Leo Carrillo State Park
On the very edge of Ventura County, this narrow...
Beaches Malibu
 
Los Angeles County Arboretum
Wander through a re-created tropical forest, a...
Gardens / Arboretums Pasadena and Environs
 
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
A museum dedicated solely to the Holocaust, it...
Museums / Galleries West Hollywood
 
Los Angeles Zoo
A short drive from downtown Los Angeles at the...
Zoos / Aquariums Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Malibu Lagoon State Beach
Bird-watchers, take note: in this 5-acre marshy...
Beaches Malibu
 
Malibu Pier
This 780-foot fishing dock is a great place to...
Marinas / Piers Malibu
 
Malibu Surfrider Beach
Steady 3- to 5-foot waves make this beach, just...
Beaches Malibu
 
Manhattan Beach
A wide, sandy strip with good swimming and...
Beaches Manhattan Beach
 
Marina del Rey
Just south of Venice, this condo-laden, chain...
Marinas / Piers Venice
 
Miracle Mile
The strip of Wilshire Boulevard between La Brea...
Neighborhoods / Streets West Hollywood
 
Mission San Gabriel Archangel
Established in 1771 as the fourth of 21 missions...
Religious Sites Pasadena and Environs
 
MOCA Pacific Design Center
Located in the heart of West Hollywood, MOCA...
Museums / Galleries West Hollywood
 
Muscle Beach
Bronzed young men bench-pressing five girls at...
Local Interest–Sight Venice
 
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
This 1913-built beaux arts museum has the usual...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
Nicholas Canyon County Beach
Sandier and less private than most of the rocky...
Beaches Malibu
 
NoHo Arts District
Don't let the name fool you—this West Coast...
Neighborhoods / Streets North Hollywood
 
The Old Mill (El Molino Viejo)
Built in 1816 as a gristmill for the San Gabriel...
Architectural Sites Pasadena and Environs
 
Old Town Pasadena
Revitalized in the 1990s, this area blends...
Neighborhoods / Streets Pasadena and Environs
 
Pacific Asia Museum
Devoted to the arts and culture of Asia and the...
Museums / Galleries Pasadena and Environs
 
Pacific Design Center
World-renowned architect Cesar Pelli's original...
Stores / Malls West Hollywood
 
Pacific Park
Built on Santa Monica Pier, extending over the...
Amusement Parks Santa Monica
 
Pasadena Museum of California Art
The first thing you see when you approach this...
Museums / Galleries Pasadena and Environs
 
Pershing Square
The city's cultures come together in one of the...
Squares Downtown Los Angeles
 
Richard J. Riordan Central Library
The nation's third largest public library, the...
Libraries Downtown Los Angeles
 
Ripley's Believe It or Not
The ticket prices may be a bit steep for these...
Museums / Galleries Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Rose Bowl
With an enormous rose on its exterior, this...
Sports Venues Pasadena and Environs
 
Skirball Cultural Center
The mission of this Jewish cultural...
Museums / Galleries Brentwood
 
Staples Center
Home to the Lakers, the Clippers, the Sparks, and...
Sports Venues Downtown Los Angeles
 
Sunset Plaza
With a profusion of sidewalk cafés, Sunset...
Squares West Hollywood
 
Topanga State Beach
The beginning of miles of public beach, Topanga...
Beaches Malibu
 
Topanga State Park
This is another way into Santa Monica via the...
Parks Malibu
 
Tournament House (Wrigley Mansion)
Chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley purchased...
Houses / Mansions Pasadena and Environs
 
UCLA Hammer Museum
The bold murals and installations at this museum...
Museums / Galleries Westwood
 
Union Station
Even if you don't plan on going anywhere, head to...
Transportation Sites Downtown Los Angeles
 
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
With spectacular buildings such as a Romanesque...
Educational Institutions Westwood
 
Watts Towers
This trio of delicately wrought spires is the...
Memorials / Monuments Downtown Los Angeles
 
Westward Beach–Point Dume
Go tide-pooling, fishing, snorkeling, or...
Beaches Malibu
 
Will Rogers State Beach
This clean, sandy, 3-mile beach, with a dozen...
Parks Pacific Palisades
 
Will Rogers State Historic Park and Museum
The humorist, actor, and rambling cowboy, Will...
Parks Pacific Palisades
 
Zuma Beach Park
This 2-mile stretch of white sand, usually dotted...
Beaches Malibu

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