What to see in Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is one of those cities that you think you've known all your life thanks to Hollywood cinema. You have seen it in countless movies and series, which may have helped you to be clearer about the places you want to visit on your next trip to the United States. If this is not the case, we suggest the essential corners to know what to see in Los Angeles.

A photo in front of the Hollywood sign

Hollywood sign

You want all your social media contacts to know where you are spending your vacation, right? So nothing better than a photograph before the well-known Hollywood sign that we have seen so many times on the big screen. It is located in the residential area of ​​Hollywood Hills, where many celebrities live. Maybe you can take advantage and see one of your idols up close.

Walk the Walk of Fame

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An essential plan during a trip to Los Angeles is to travel Hollywood Boulevard, one of the main avenues of the city. The part that is known as the Walk of Fame runs between Gower Street and La Brea Avenue and was created in the 50s in order to renew the appearance of this part of Los Angeles.

Since then it has become one of the most visited places by tourists and onlookers in search of the star of their favorite artist. It is not easy because it is a walk of just over two kilometers with 2.500 stars approximately. In fact, the list of stars increases twice a month so you will need to arm yourself with patience to find the ones you want to photograph.

Scouring the Walk of Fame for stars isn't the only thing you can do on Hollywood Boulevard. PFor example, here you can visit the Chinese Theater with its striking facade in the form of a pagoda and a dragon. Nearby is the Dolby Theater, the space where the Oscars ceremony is held every year. You may be interested in hiring a guided excursion to see the theater and admire a statue up close.

Theme Parks

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Following the cinematic theme, in Los Angeles is the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park, which has a lot of attractions dedicated to the world of cinema and tours of real scenes used in movies.

On the other hand, if you are fascinated by the Disney world, you should know that in Los Angeles you can visit the first theme park of the Mickey Mouse factory. It opened its doors in 1995 and can boast of being the only one supervised by Walt Disney. The city is also home to the Disney California Adventure, a park set in different areas of the Californian state.

Sunsets at Griffith Observatory

One of the best sunsets in California is at the Griffith Observatory. From its viewpoint you can see all of Los Angeles for free, while you can take the opportunity to soak up astronomy.

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And walks in Griffith Park

You can also use a few hours of your trip to Los Angeles to stroll along the paths of Griffith Park, which has an area of ​​more than 1.700 hectares and is home to the Museum of the American West, some golf courses, a carousel, and a botanical garden. As a curiosity, to say that Griffith Park has been the scene of films like "Back to the Future" or "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?".

Santa Monica Pier

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Hundreds of people cross each day on the Santa Monica Pier to enjoy the views of the beach, spend an evening in Pacific Park (the popular amusement park on the pier) or have a drink in one of the restaurants in the area.

On the beaches of Santa Monica are the famous booths from the series "Baywatch" ... Wouldn't you like to take a picture of yourself in a red bathing suit and pretend to be one of those popular lifeguards from the 90s? Your friends will be amazed!

Venice Beach

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Speaking of beaches, Venice Beach is one of those unmissable places to visit on any trip to Los Angeles. Skaters, skaters, families meet here ... Near Venice Beach, there are the Venice canals, inspired by the canals of Venice, a very beautiful area to take a walk among its little streets of houses and canals.

Getty Center

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One of the most important museums in Los Angeles is the Getty Center, created by businessman J. Paul Getty to show the public works by artists such as Titian, Van Gogh or Rembrandt. Admission is free and there are guided tours of the museum to see its collection and the gardens and architecture of the building. In addition, from the Getty Center you have beautiful views of Los Angeles.

If you have some time to spare after visiting the Getty Center, you may want to visit the Getty Villa, a Roman-style villa that depends on the museum and houses a large number of art pieces in its rooms.

Rodeo Drive

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Another of Los Angeles' iconic places to visit is the famous Beverly Hills neighborhood, home to some of the most luxurious mansions in California and inhabited by celebrities. In fact, there are guided tours to learn all the curiosities about Beverlly Hills.

After taking the typical photo with the sign that indicates the arrival to the neighborhood, we headed to Rodeo Drive, an area packed with upscale shops that also has its own walk of fame for fashion designers called the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style. You can complete the visit by getting to know Two Rodeo Drive (a small European-style shopping center) and the Beverly Wilshire hotel, where part of the movie "Pretty Woman" was filmed.

Los Angeles Farmers Market

So much sightseeing whets your appetite, right? Don't forget to stop by the Los Angeles Farmers Market, a unique place full of shops and restaurants to eat. It is open every day, although weekends are when there is more atmosphere. It is also known for its iconic clock tower from the 40s.

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