Whether it is your first time visiting or if you are just looking for something new to do, there are plenty of exciting and fun things to do in Los Angeles. Here are a few of the best things you can do on your trip to ensure you get to see as much of Los Angeles as possible.
1. Hollywood Sign
The Hollywood Sign has resided on Mount Lee in Griffith Park since 1923. You can go for an up-close look on a hike at Griffith Park, or you can park up at Lake Hollywood Park and admire the sign from across the canyon. This is a must when you go to Los Angeles.
2. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
The Huntington Library is one of the world’s great research libraries and holds more than nine million items from Medieval manuscripts to documents from Abraham Lincoln’s life. The library is set in the most gorgeous setting. It sits amongst 120 acres of beautiful botanical gardens with a collection of orchids, cycads, bonsai and camellias. There are also the paintings, sculptures and decorative arts at the Huntington Art Gallery with works from various famous American artists.
This is a crazy neighborhood and seaside resort. The 2.5-mile Venice Beach Boardwalk boasts a large array of outlandish characters and is home to tattoo parlors, international cuisine, street vendors and a large number of street performers. The skate plaza and the Venice Muscle Beach are world famous. You can also find historic arcaded buildings that go back in time to the original development at the start of the 20th century. The boardwalk is the second most visited place in Southern California. Despite there being a large number of visitors, it never feels crowded thanks to the open expanse of the sandy beach.
4. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
This is home to the USC Trojans and the Los Angeles Rams. There is always something happening at the Memorial Coliseum. It is known as ‘The Greatest Stadium in the World’ and is a living memorial to all who served in the Forces during World War I. The coliseum has been a civic treasure for generations. Not only is it a beautiful setting, but a trip to Los Angeles wouldn’t be the same without watching the Rams at least once. Whether sport is your thing or not, you can’t beat the amazing atmosphere of one of these games, so you best get your Rams tickets today!
5. Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Walk of Fame commends actors, musicians, directors, musical and theatrical groups. A little less than half of all the stars are dedicated to someone in the film industry and there are even 16 fictional characters with stars in the pavement. The stars are made of brass and terrazzo and in spring 2019 there were more than 2,600. On average, there are 24 new stars laid each year and honorees are obliged to show up for their unveiling ceremony. So, you never know, you could end up in the right place at the right time.