LA is one of the most visited cities in the world. To get you started, just book one of the Los Angeles rental homes and try out these top four activities that you must do when you are in Los Angeles. If you’re interested in learning about some of LA’s must-see attractions Has some tips to discover 10 of LA’s top sights. All of which are well worth adding to your upcoming LA trip’s itinerary!
10 Of the top sights to see when you travel to LA:
- The Hollywood Walk of Fame
While you’re not guaranteed to spot an A-list star during your trip to Los Angeles if you head to Hollywood Boulevard you’ll be able to find the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which boasts over 2,600 stars. Which honor Hollywood’s brightest stars.
Examples of which include modern actors such as Melissa Mc Carthy and Amy Adams and old-school stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Jerry Lewis. It’s well worth taking a few touristy photos with the stars of some of your favorite actors and musicians.
- Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier which proudly stands at Santa Monica Beach is over 100 years old and is featured in a variety of films such as “Forrest Gump”. As you stroll along Santa Monica Pier, you’ll discover a few restaurants and bars such as Bubba Gumps, which is a “Forrest Gump” themed restaurant, as well as an amusement park which boasts a sizeable Ferris wheel and a small roller-coaster.
If you’re interested in getting your fortune told, you’ll also find a full-size Zoltar machine, which is a replica of the Zoltar machine in the movie “Big”, on the wooden promenade.
- Universal Studios
One of your best chances of spotting a famous actor is to take a movie set tour at Universal Studios. Where you’ll get to ride a tram around many of the park’s studio lots, where if you’re lucky you may spot an actor heading to or from their trailer. As while Universal Studios is a theme park, it’s also a working studio. Where many of your favorite TV shows may be filmed!
Once you’ve checked spotting a celebrity off your LA bucket list, make sure to walk down the lanes of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and to ride a few of Universal Studio’s top-rated rides! Examples of which include Jurrasic Park, which features a steep 26-meter drop, which takes part in complete darkness and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey!
- Disneyland and California Adventure
Whether you’re a big kid at heart and grew up watching classic Disney films or plan on traveling to LA with kids, a trip to LA wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Disneyland and it’s neighbor California Adventure.
If you’re looking for thrill rides head to California Adventure where you’ll find Disneyland’s most thrilling roller-coaster California Screamin’ as well as a Broadway-style theater which performs musicals versions of Disney classics such as “Aladdin”.
Otherwise, head to Disneyland, the world’s first Disney branded amusement park which boasts Disney’s most famous rides. Examples of which include Pirates of the Carribean, The Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain and Space Mountain. As well as an Avatar-themed area and a Star Wars themed area, which are both sure to delight sci-fi fans of all ages!
While you explore the happiest place on Earth, make sure to try out a pretzel shaped like Mickey Mouse’s head and to catch at least one parade. Which will give you a chance to spot as many Disney characters as possible, with little effort!
- Dodger Stadium
As Los Angeles natives are avid sports fans, it’s well worth purchasing some LA Dodgers merchandise and supporting the Dodgers at a home game. For a unique LA experience, which is off the beaten tourist track and which is more popular with locals than with tourists.
- Rodeo Drive
Whether you’re a self-confessed fashion addict and would love to treat yourself to a designer souvenir from a high-end boutique or an international fashion house such as Chanel or Louis Vuitton, it’s well worth taking a stroll down Rodeo Drive, which is located in Beverley Hills. As a bonus, if you love expensive, fast cars you’ll also be sure to see at least one Maserati, one Ferrari and one Bentley parked along Rodeo Drive.
If you’re a bit of a film buff, you may enjoy seeing Vivian’s apartment from the film “Pretty Woman” at the end of Rodeo Drive. You’ll also be able to spot the fire escape which Richard Gere’s character famously climbed up, at the end of the film.
- Madame Tussauds Hollywood
If you’re looking to visit the most popular wax museum in the world, which will allow you to take countless photos with realistic looking wax figures of your favorite celebrities, it’s well worth stopping by Madame Tussauds Hollywood.
Examples of some of the celebrities whose wax figures are displayed at Madame Tussauds Hollywood include Beyonce, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Taylor Swift, Kylie Jenner and Zac Efron. As well as all of your favorite Marvel superheroes such as Captain America, Black Widow, and Iron Man.
- Venice Beach
While Venice Beach doesn’t boast the best swimming conditions, Venice Beach is a great location to engage in a bit of people watching. As Venice Beach attracts plenty of muscle-bound men and women who use Venice Beach’s public outdoor gyms, to work on their physiques.
- The Hollywood Sign
While it’s actually illegal to hike to The Hollywood Sign, the best place to take a clear photo of the world’s most famous sign is from the upper levels of the Hollywood and Highland shopping center, which is conveniently located in the heart of Hollywood. As the upper levels of the shopping center offer outdoor viewing points, from which you can take selfies of yourself standing in front of The Hollywood Sign.
- In and Out
While you’re in LA, it’s well worth trying an In and Out burger as even celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay-Z, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are huge fans of In and Out.
So if you plan on heading to LA in the near future and want to ensure that you enjoy a trip of a lifetime, it’s well worth visiting at least a handful of the must see attractions listed above.