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Top Attractions in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a beacon for people from around the country who want to revel in its sunny weather, mountainous coastal landscape, and boundless creativity, and visitors will find themselves well entertained.
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
Though Little Tokyo's beginnings date back to the year 1885, this historic district is no stranger to new development. It's the place to go for Japanese food, of course—there are plenty of delectable options, both old and new. Your can't-miss...
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550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
The hottest roof in town is without a doubt at Downtown L.A.'s Standard. The hotel's top-level pool and bar is known for its panoramic views of the district, its fashionably dressed clientele, and its chic day-club and nightlife scene. Spend the...
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751 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
Echo Park Lake is famous for its lotus beds, which are in peak bloom every summer during the Lotus Festival. The best way to see them is up close, which is easy enough thanks to cheap pedal boat rentals right on the lake. It’s just $11...
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1611 N El Centro Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
The 1970s decor, fridge-door entrance, and inventive drinks of Good Times at Davey Wayne’s have cemented it as L.A.’s coolest bar scene. Expect long lines on peak nights, but the wait is well worth it once you get inside and take a...
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900 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA
The Natural History Museum houses some 35 million specimens and artifacts spanning 4.5 billion years in history. But it isn't just what's inside this structure that's historic: The main building itself dates all the way back to 1913, when a Sunday...
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Pacific Coast Hwy, California, USA
The journey down Highway 1 is the iconic California road trip, and this coastal route is a great choice whether you're in Northern California, the central coast, or in SoCal. But there's something extra special about driving the Pacific Coast...
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5110 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, CA 91204, USA
The building that houses Moonlight Rollerway dates back to the '40s, when it produced airplane parts for World War II. In 1956, it was repurposed as Harry's Roller Rink, and the current iteration maintains the original's 2¼-inch-thick maple...
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111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
This bowed silver building stands out among the skyscrapers of Downtown L.A. (though it now has an equally interesting-looking neighbor in the Broad). Those stainless-steel curves have a purpose, though. Architect Frank Gehry designed the...
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Elysian Park Trail, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Just north of Downtown L.A., the green neighborhood and parkland of Elysian Park, the oldest municipal park in the city, is a spot seldom trafficked by tourists. In fact, its impressive hiking trails are usually crowd-free. In a city of 4 million,...
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8433 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069, USA
Everyone from Dave Chappelle to Margaret Cho, Sarah Silverman, and Jerry Seinfeld have had crowds in stitches at the Comedy Store. Opened in the 1970s, the comedy venue has a prime location on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, near plenty of...
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101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
Santa Monica has plenty of posh spots, but the best-known might be the Bungalow, a beach-bar-style lounge right across the street from the ocean. There's a high-ceilinged main bar inside, but the real action happens on the front patio and in the...
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1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
Los Angeles isn't known for its sports pride, but if there's one team Angelenos will rep without question, it's the Dodgers. Just take a trip to Dodger Stadium and you'll feel the energy—then, you'll understand why it's an L.A. experience...
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448 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
Located on the rooftop of Downtown L.A.'s Pershing Square Building, Perch is an idyllic, French-bistro-inspired bi-level bar and lounge with stunning views of the L.A. skyline. Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits by terrace tables combat chilly...
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2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA
The practically endless summer weather of L.A. means you can catch shows at the outdoor amphitheater that is the Hollywood Bowl from April all the way to October, and the 17,500-seat venue takes full advantage. The Hollywood Bowl has summer...
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7776 Torreyson Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
You can find unique structures by famed architect John Lautner (an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright) all over Los Angeles, but none are as mind-boggling at his Chemosphere. Lautner was drafted to design the Hollywood Hills house for Leonard Malin,...
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6215 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
Originally built in 1940, the art-deco-style Hollywood Palladium has been renovated several times but maintains its historical bones. In 2016, it was even added to the National Register of Historic Places. The concert venue boasts multiple levels...
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1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
When it comes to music venues in Los Angeles, there isn't anywhere more sacred to rock and punk fans than the Echo. Located in the now-hipster neighborhood of Echo Park, the concert venue has hosted plenty of legends, including Beck, Green Day,...
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5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre was the brainchild of Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, and others who starred in Comedy Central's sketch comedy Upright Citizens Brigade in the late '90s. The comedians expanded the idea into...
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453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
When the Last Bookstore debuted in 2005, the name was meant to be ironic. Now, in a world of Kindles and iPads, digital books (or at least digital bookstores) are the norm, and brick-and-mortar establishments such as the Last Bookstore are a dying...
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1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802, USA
When you hear "the Happiest Place on Earth," chances are you think of only one spot. There's a reason Disneyland has been able to keep that slogan for over six decades: This resort and theme park in sunny Southern California is delightful for all...
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216 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
Angel City Brewery is more than just a place to drink craft beer, though it's got that in spades (everything from an IPA to a lager or a saison or a bock is brewed on-site). The brewery uses its giant space in Downtown L.A. to its advantage and...
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100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608, USA
Call it the magic of Hollywood: Since opening in 1964, this theme park has continued to reinvent itself, creating ever-more ambitious experiences inspired by blockbuster movies. For Harry Potter fans, a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry...
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5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
Encyclopedic is one way to describe L.A.’s oldest art institution. Sprawling is another. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art opened in its current Miracle Mile location in 1965 and has not stopped growing, becoming the largest museum in the...
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221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
When it opened in 2015, this museum drew headlines for its extensive contemporary art collection and Diller Scofidio + Renfro–designed building, which resembles a futuristic honeycomb. Then a single exhibition catapulted it into fame: artist...
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2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
Sitting near Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, the Griffith Observatory has a vantage point that allows visitors great views of the HOLLYWOOD sign during the day, and even more fantastic views of the stars at night. The space has plenty...
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2000 N Fuller Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
The trek to the HOLLYWOOD sign may be the most famous L.A. hike to outsiders, but if you're looking for downtown views, celebrity sightings, and a typical L.A.-style glamour hike (not necessarily strenuous, but very fashionable), the 3.3-mile...
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Hollywood is synonymous with the film industry and is the backdrop for fabulous red-carpet premieres and awards shows. Entertainment landmarks like TCL (formerly Grauman’s) Chinese Theatre, Dolby Theatre, and the Capitol Records Building...
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1391 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
Button Mash in Echo Park is a melting pot of nostalgic fun for those who want to find long-lost games and characters glowing on an arcade machine. You'll find Street Fighter II, Donkey Kong, Galaga, NBA Jam, and BurgerTime, plus loads of...
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6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
The Farmers Market, next to the Grove shopping center, is a historic L.A. landmark dating to 1934. What was once 12 farmers' fresh produce trucks is now a maze of specialty shops, fruit stands, bakeries, butcheries, permanent eateries, and...
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31740 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265, USA
Wind through the Santa Monica Mountains to Malibu Wines, a grassy garden retreat with gorgeous views for picnicking and sipping wine with friends. The space is accented by Instagrammable features like the metal WINE sculpture that emulates...
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1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
Santa Monica is built for strolling, with groomed dirt paths along the coastal cliffs, a well-kept boardwalk and beaches, and a pedestrian promenade packed with stores and brand names. After hours on your feet, seek respite in one of the many...
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Venice Fishing Pier, Venice, CA 90292, USA
The Pacific Ocean is a force that calls to some to jump in and join the dolphins that frequent its waters. Temperatures are warmest in August and September, but wet suits are available to rent year-round. Go surfing or take a stand-up...
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Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291, USA
Abbot Kinney Boulevard is possibly the trendiest street in Los Angeles, where boho-chic beachgoers glide along the sidewalk like it's a runway, with besties and beaux at their sides. Open up your wallet at boutiques like Scotch & Soda, with...
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1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA
Crowning any one location as having the “best view in L.A.” would be controversial, but the Getty Center is certainly a contender. The anticipation that builds upon approach to the arts and cultural center—up a driveway to park,...
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Venice Fishing Pier, Venice, CA 90292, USA
The boardwalk and bike path from Will Rogers State Beach in the Pacific Palisades to Torrance County Beach in Torrance is a stretch of activity some 20 miles long. Rent a bike, roller or in-line skates, or a Segway and cruise as much of the...
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800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
Union Station is as stunning as it is rich in history, and continues to be a vital hub for L.A. rail, metro, and bus transport. On the outside, the building resembles an art deco riff on the old California missions; inside, the inlaid travertine...