Los Angeles is a Southern California city, it is also the center of the nation’s film and television industry. It has the iconic Hollywood sign and is home to various studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers which also offers behind-the-scenes tours.
Best time to Visit:
The best times to visit Los Angeles is from March to May and between September and November, when the place in relatively less crowded & the air is fresh.
Places to Explore:
This is one of the must to visit place in Los Angeles. It has beautiful sandy beaches and blue waters. The beach is full of skateboarders, rollerbladers, joggers and even street performers that line up along the walkway. There are various plenty of food stalls, ice cream & corn stalls along the beach to satisfy your hunger pangs as you enjoy sunbathing on the beach.
Universal Studios Park:
This is a theme park & is one of the best tourist places in Los Angeles. It is not only a working studio but also has amazing rides based on movie themes, some of the most popular rides here are The Simpsons, Harry Potter, Transformers and the Walking Dead.
The Griffith Observatory:
The Griffith observatory is a planetarium where one can observe the moon and the stars through a Zeiss telescope. There are also solar telescopes for observing the sun. nearby areas comprises of serene park, Greek theater & a zoo which can also be explored after visiting the observatory.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame:
This is one of the most popular tourist place in Los Angeles. It has more than 2600 five-pointed Terrazzo & brass stars embedded in sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard 3 blocks of Vine street.
This museum is one of the best tourist attractions in Los Angeles and it can be visited for free. It is popular because of its post-war and contemporary art and its free admission. The most popular piece is Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room. It takes viewers into a place full of LEDs but the entire room looks like its lit with stars. Although it’s a rather short experience the tickets sell out rather quickly and you will have to book a month in advance.
This is the perfect family destination and is one of the best tourist places to visit in Los Angeles. It gives an amazing feeling of being in Disneyland with all the rides and the various activities that are set in perfect coordination with the Disneyland themes. It has 7 different lands based on different scenes. The park itself has 4 theme parks and 2 water parks. The ‘incredicoaster’ would be the most popular ride which is a massive roller coaster that has a huge drop.
The OUE Skyspace:
Towering 69 floors above downtown LA, the OUE Skyspace is the perfect place to have a vast look at the entire city. Gain all-day access to the most epic views along with interactive displays, informational movies about the city, and a bar with local beer & wine with some mouthwatering snacks.
Things to bring back home:
Los Angeles is the home to Hollywood. Therefore movie memorabilia are the best souvenirs to bring back home for your loved ones. Many of these souvenirs are even adult and child-friendly. There are various figures such as Star Wars, Spider man, The Hulk, Wonder Woman, Superman etc are also available here which is quiet popular among children.
Art and Paintings:
Los Angeles being an extremely cultured city is famous for its artwork. Some of them are quiet expensive, but it is worth the price. Many of the paintings available in this area are representative of the city and its landscapes. Some of famous artworks here are: 101 Aliens Oil Painting and the 110/10 Interchange Oil Painting.
LA is known for the Hollywood film industry, which is also a home and hope to various struggling musicians, who flock to the area primarily for fame and money. Whether this highly sought-after fame in the movies or in the music industry, you will find plenty of souvenirs that are representative of both avenues of performance. For instance, a couple stores in the area don’t just carry musical souvenirs but ones of Japanese origin.
Old or New Books:
There are various stores in LA that offer a unique selection of not only books, but book memorabilia, and book lover merchandise, also memorabilia of the Los Angeles library. It is truly a sight for book lovers.