Los Angeles is a sprawling city in Southern California and enjoys worldwide fame for its entertainment industry – Hollywood; vibrant multiculturalism; incredible shopping; and terrific museums. You can soak in the natural beauty at its white sand beaches, hike through its rolling hills and spot pod of dolphins offshore the Point Dume. Read on to know more about the all-time-favourite attractions of Los Angeles, which you must pay a visit for a quintessential Los Angeles holiday!
Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is a theme park located on Universal City Plaza at Universal City in Los Angeles. A perfect family-friendly attraction, the theme park is equipped with adrenaline pumping rides, simulators and roller coasters that are based on different movie themes. You can also take a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the working movie studio and popular movie sets here.
Venice Beach is one of the most lively and popular beaches of LA. This stretch of golden sands is the perfect place to indulge in the activity of people watching. Enjoy a walk at its famous Venice Beach Boardwalk, where you can enjoy cycling, rollerblading or jogging.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Walk down the sideways embedded with stars featuring names of your favourite celebrities on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Searching for the star of your favourite actor will be fun but time-consuming with over 2,500 stars to check out. This destination is visited by millions of visitors every year. You should also visit the Chinese Theatre, which is located very close to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has been a host to some of the biggest movies stars.
A holiday in Los Angeles will be incomplete without hiking and trekking the Runyon Canyon. It is a sprawling public park that is a chaparral-draped cut in the Hollywood Hills. It is a good place for trekking as well as for soaking-in the panoramic views of the surroundings from the upper ridge.
Don’t forget to hang out for a day at the sprawling Exposition Park. The park, which is spread over 160 acres, is home to fantastic museums including California Science Museum, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California African American Museum. You should also check out the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Sports Arena and the thriving Rose Garden at the Exposition Park.
You will enjoy a trip to Santa Monica. Santa Monica is teeming with visitors of all kinds including surfers, skateboarders, yoga devotees, techies and business people. Visit the Santa Monica Pier, which will offer you all types of experiences including joyrides, shopping, biking and enjoying street performers.
Los Angeles Farmers Market
Stroll down the Los Angeles Farmers Market, which is located on West 3rd Street in Los Angeles, to shop for everything from local produce like fruits and vegetables to jewellery to kitchenware to toys. Dine at its speciality restaurants or more affordable food stalls to savour local delicacies.