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Popular Attractions in Los Angeles

If you're a first time visitor to Los Angeles, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Los Angeles.


What are some good attractions in Los Angeles?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Los Angeles.

Venice Beach Boardwalk
Ocean Front Walk Venice, CA (310) 396-6764
Abbot Kinney
Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA
Griffith Observatory
2800 E Observatory Ave. Los Angeles, CA (213) 473-0800
Third Street Promenade
3rd Street Promenade Los Angeles , CA
Hollywood
Los Angeles, CA
LACMA
5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA (323) 857-6000
The Grove
189 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA (323) 900-8080
Runyon Canyon Park
2001 N Fuller Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 666-5046
Hollywood Sign
3204 Canyon Lake Drive Los Angeles, CA (323) 258-4338 ‎
The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr Los Angeles, CA (310) 440-7300
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 850-2000
Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Dr Los Angeles, CA (310) 440-7300
La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 934-7243
Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy Los Angeles, CA (310) 440-7300
Griffith Park
2800 E Observatory Ave Los Angeles, CA (213) 473-0800

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"I also loved LACMA The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and the The Getty Center We rented bikes and cycled from Venice Beach Boardwalk to Santa Monica which was fab."  See More

"You can also try Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica."  See More

"Most go to the Griffith Observatory now to see it since."  See More

"LA is very spread out; the Beverly Hills area is between Hollywood & Santa Monica."  See More

"food trucks are big in LA and offer a range of options in cool areas like Venice Beach's Abbot Kinney BLVD Shopping (way better to stroll than the Venice boardwalk) and across from LACMA(La County Museum of Art)."  See More

"Go to The Grove great shopping area people watch , spot stars."  See More

"I'd visit Santa Monica and Malibu on one day and the Hollywood Sign and Hollywood Blvd(Hollywood Walk of Fame) on the other day."  See More

"These are the places I loved: LACMA The Getty Center MOCA Grand Avenue Griffith Observatory for observatory and views Santa Monica Cycle to Venice Venice Beach and Boardwalk Arclight Hollywood Runyon Canyon Park early morning run Cocktails in Chateau Marmont Hollywood Farmers' Market (on Sunday mornings) Beverly Center for shopping The Grove Malibu and Manhattan Beach Hollywood Walk of fame Hollywood Sign and Mann's Chinese Theater (all very touristy but worth a look"  See More

"Hi Mascha, Hollywood Bowl or any place with a rooftop bar close by."  See More

"LACMA Griffith Observatory Getty Museum"  See More

"They'd include Hollywood Boulevard for the world of entertainment, Muscle Beach Venice (especially on the weekend, though it's crowded) for an astonishing beach and bohemian scene, Dodger Stadium (although Dodgers and Angels are usually not in town at the same time), Olvera St downtown (so-called birthplace of Los Angeles), La Brea Tar Pits (dinosaur remains), and museums."  See More

"I would go to Getty Villa (you must reserve in advance)."  See More

"There are lot of great hikes you can take in the Santa Monica/Malibu mountains as well as the Hollywood hills (typically part of Griffith Park."  See More

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  1. Venice Beach Boardwalk
  2. Abbot Kinney
  3. Griffith Observatory
  4. Third Street Promenade
  5. Hollywood
  6. LACMA
  7. The Grove
  8. Runyon Canyon Park
  9. Hollywood Sign
  10. The Getty Center
  11. Hollywood Bowl
  12. Getty Museum
  13. La Brea Tar Pits
  14. Getty Villa
  15. Griffith Park
Where can I find out more about Los Angeles?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Los Angeles locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Los Angeles.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Don't forget to check what most people recommend is the ideal length of time to visit. Read more about how many days in Los Angeles to stay.

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