Los Angeles California has been luring tourists from time in memorial due to a variety of interesting things that this city offers. If you are planning to bring your family to the West Coast for a holiday, considering adding Los Angeles to your list of destinations.
If you have decided to visit Los Angeles, here is our list of Ten Things to do in Los Angeles.
If your plan is to have a very relaxing vacation then consider booking a luxury villa in Los Angeles. There are plenty of vacation rentals in Los Angeles to choose from. To ensure that you truly enjoy this long awaited holiday with your family and friends, choose a property that has an amazing view of the beach or of the hills. It would be very nice as well if you choose a property with a pool. Los Angeles is know for having a very nice warm weather almost all year round and it would be great to have a pool where you could swim, just lounge around or have a barbeque party with your family and friends.
Photo Credits (Flickr CC): Los Angeles by nathanmac87
One of the most convenient way to explore the city is to ride the Los Angeles hop-on hop-off double decker bus. You can either buy a 24, 48 or 72 hour ticket to suit your schedule. The hop-on hop-off excursion covers more than 50 locations throughout Los Angeles city, including Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood and downtown L.A.
If you don’t want to plan your hop-on and hop-off itinerary, the you can choose among the six color coded routes that are available in most tour companies.
Photo Credits (Flickr CC): Los Angeles by prayitnophotography
If you are a movie buff then Los Angeles is the right place for you. Join Hollywood excursions and visit the Warner Bros. Studio. You can get a behind-the-scenes look at TV and movie sets, and learn insider information from the studio tour guide.
You can explore the sprawling, 110-acre (44-hectare) back lot where famous films and TV shows including Friends and the The Big Bang Theory were made.
Photo Credits (Flickr CC): Hollywood Tour by prayitnophotography
Hollywood is not only known for its brightest celebrity stars, this place is also a popular hiking destination among locals and tourists alike. Be amaze with the beautiful panoramic views of Los Angeles, Hollywood, the San Fernando Valley and more when you go hiking on Hollywood hills.
Photo Credits (Flickr CC): Hollywood Hills Hike by drtran
If you are travelling with your kids, then this should be part of you itinerary. Some of the highlights of this museum include California’s top collections of fossils, live plants and animals, gems and minerals. Your kids will definitely be amazed and mesmerized by the variety of dinosaur fossils such as the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Photo Credits (Flickr CC): T-Rex Fossil by pcambra
Join a downtown city walking tour and learn more about this vibrant city. Be amazed with the beautiful architectures that surround Downtown LA such as the Pantages, the Bradbury Building, Grand Central Market and the Broadway Theater District.
This will also be a great way to meet locals, observe the local culture and visit local markets.
Photo Credits (Flickr CC): T-Rex Fossil by jwcoke
One of the best way to experience and explore Los Angeles is by cycling your way to its various sights. The best way to do this is by joining a group tour so you will have a knowledgeable guide that could not only take you to various sights but also inform you about the history of those places.
If you want to do this on your own pace, you could also rent a bike, get a map and do it your own. You may not be able to cover most of the sights but you could definitely spend more time to the places that will appeal to you more such as the beaches.
Photo Credits (Flickr CC): Bike by ubrayj02
If you want to getaway from all the hustle and bustle of the city then head on to leo Carrillo State Beach. This beach stretches for more than a mile, dotted with sea caves and tidepools. You could also go to the more popular beach destinations such as Hermosa Beach, Santa Monica Beach and Venice Beach where you could ride a bike, lounge around or just do people-watching. Beach volleyball is also very common in these beaches, join one and meet new friends.
Photo Credits (Flickr CC): Venice Beach by powderruns
Los Angeles is not only about the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. It can also be a great destination for adventurers especially for surfers. There are many places to go to if you wish to ride the waves. Some of the most commonly go to places of local surfers include Malibu Surfrider Beach, Manhattan Beach and Cabrillo Beach.
If you are not a surfer, these are still great places to go to if you want to just hang out, watch surfers as they ride the waves or just simply drink ice cold beers while enjoying all the surf actions that are always taking place in these beaches.
Photo Credits (Flickr CC): Surfer by volpista
Los Angeles is a shopper’s paradise. There are plenty of places to go for all kinds of shoppers. There are high-end places where you could buy your next designer bag, you could also visit local artisan shops if you wish to bring home a locally made product or you could visit art galleries if you wish to purchase an artwork made by a local artists.
Photo Credits (Flickr CC): Shopping by prayitnophotography