Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica. Everything sounds like a movie to you, but it’s real! Discover what to do in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is one of those places you seem to have known all your life before you set foot there. The Californian city has appeared in thousands of films and series and is always the epicenter of everything that has to do with the film industry. That’s why you’re probably so used to their attractions that you’re already clear about what to visit on your next trip. However, at Sky scanner, we want you not to miss the city essentials, and we have collected in this article the ten things to do in Los Angeles yes or yes.
Read on and discover everything you have to see in Los Angeles, one of the most exciting cities in America.
- Explore their fantastic theme parks: Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood
Los Angeles is one of the most visited cities in the United States, and throughout this article, you will realize the reason: there are activities for all tastes! In addition to museums, beaches, and typical places, one of the best things to do in Los Angeles is to enjoy a day in one of its theme parks. The busiest is usually Universal Studios Hollywood. Although it’s not as big as Orlando’s, you can try a lot of attractions related to the world of cinema and even take a tour of real scenes used in movies. Besides, if you’re a faithful follower of the Harry Potter saga, don’t miss the chance to enter the enormous castle they’ve built.
On the other hand, if you feel more like The Mickey Mouse team, you can also visit Disney’s first park. This Disneyland opened its doors in 1995 and boasted of being the only one supervised by Walt Disney. If you’re up for it, you’ll enter a fantasy world inhabited by neighbors like Peter Pan, Snow White, or Buzz Lightyear. Theme park addicts will also be able to visit the Disney California Adventure, a park set in different parts of the state of California, in Los Angeles.
- Enjoy the best sunsets at the Griffith Observatory
There’s no better way to get an idea of what to see in Los Angeles than by climbing up to its best viewpoint, the Griffith Observatory. From here, in addition to getting curious information about astronomy, you can contemplate the entire city of Los Angeles without having to pay anything. We recommend that you go one day a week before the sun falls, as you will have time to enjoy the observatory, to find parking in the area (it is usually bursting!) and, of course, to contemplate one of the best sunsets in California.
On the other hand, if you like nature, you could spend a few hours of your trip to Los Angeles to walk the trails of Griffith Park, with an extension of more than 1,700 hectares. There you will also find a botanical garden, the American West Museum, a carousel, and several golf courses. Also, you can also look for the stages of series and films that have been recorded in the area. For example, the first and second part of “Back to the future” or “who cheated on Roger Rabbit?”.
- Walk the whole Hollywood Walk of Fame
Explore Hollywood Boulevard is one of the essential things to do in Los Angeles. This is one of the main avenues of the city and the part that runs between La Brea Avenue, and Gower Street is the known as the Walk of Fame of Hollywood or,, Walk of the Stars. Created in 1958 to give a face wash to this part of Los Angeles, this Walk of just over 2 kilometers is famous because there are more than 2,500 5-pointed stars with the names of celebrities from the film, television, music and radio industries. The list of stars on the ground increases approximately two times a month, and hopefully, you may encounter some ceremony of delivery to the artist in question.
In addition to looking for your favorite artist on The Hollywood Walk of Fame or taking a picture of the different characters you will find, along this street, there are also several attractions you need to know. For example, one of the most exciting places to visit in Los Angeles is the Chinese Theatre or Grumman’s Chinese Theatre. Its imposing facade in the form of a Chinese pagoda and with a dragon only justifies the visit, but if you look down to the ground, you will have the opportunity to see the footprints and hands of a lot of artists like Marilyn Monroe, Groucho Marx or Sophia Loren. Nearby is also the Dolby Theater, where the Oscar awards are held each year. If you are very curious, you can join one of the guided tours of the theatre and admire one of the most precious statuettes.
- Be one more at the Santa Monica Pier
There may be nothing more film to do in Los Angeles than take a walk down the Santa Monica Pier at sunset. In doing so, you will realize that you are not the only one who has thought about the same thing because every day there are hundreds of people (local and foreign) enjoying both the views of Santa Monica beach and the attractions of the pier. In addition to restaurants, including the well-known ‘Bubba Gump’ chain, on the dock is the symbol of the end of Route 66, a sign that many yearn to play. You are also required to stroll through Pacific Park, the popular dock amusement park. The entrance is free, but climbing the attractions costs between$ 5 and$ 8 and the views from the Ferris wheel are incredible.
But we’re not done here! Remember, one of the things you have to see in Los Angeles is the big beach watch houses in the popular series “Los Vigilantes de la Playa.” Did you know the famous lifeguards worked on Santa Monica Beach? So get off the pier and take the opportunity to immortalize your moment in a red swimsuit.
- Posing with the Hollywood sign
If there is something you have to see in Los Angeles is the well-known Hollywood sign. Located in the residential area of Hollywood Hills, to make a good picture of the poster you will have to put on your GPS the following addresses: 3202 Canyon Lake Dr or 6086 Mullholland Hwy. The only way to get here without having to walk too much is with a rental car, so getting one through Sky scanner is something you’ll have to get almost hopelessly to get to know much of the sights of Los Angeles.
Of course, you can also get to the poster itself, but you can only do it by walking, which will cost you just over an hour and a half from The Hollywood/Vine Metro stop. Be prepared with large amounts of Water; The Climb is not easy.
Also, take the opportunity to take a walk through the neighborhood in the living celebrities of the likes of Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, or Meg Ryan. His little houses will leave you with your mouth open.