Los Angeles Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Los Angeles - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Angels Flight Railway

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

The turn-of-the-20th-century funicular, dubbed "the shortest railway in the world," operated between 1901 and 1969, when it was dismantled...

Avila Adobe

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Built as private home for cattle rancher Francisco Avila in 1818, this museum preserves seven of what were originally 18 rooms in the...

Bradbury Building

  • Building/Architectural Site

Stunning wrought-iron railings, ornate plaster moldings, pink marble staircases, a birdcage elevator, and a skylighted atrium that rises...

Bunker Hill Steps

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Threading a peaceful path through Downtown's urban towers, a fountain stream spills down the center of this monumental staircase designed...

California African American Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

With more than 3,500 historical artifacts, this museum showcases contemporary art of the African diaspora. Artists represented here include...

California Science Center

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You're bound to see excited kids running up to the dozens of interactive exhibits here that illustrate the relevance of science to everyday...

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

A half-block from Frank Gehry's curvaceous Walt Disney Concert Hall sits the austere Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels—a spiritual...


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Smaller than San Francisco's Chinatown, this neighborhood near Union Station still represents a slice of Southeast Asian life. Sidewalks...

Chinese American Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Since it's in El Pueblo Plaza, you might assume that this museum features Mexican-American art. It's actually the last surviving structure...

City Hall of Los Angeles

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This gorgeous 1928 landmark building is a TV star—it was in the opening scenes of Dragnet and served as the Daily Planet building...