Los Angeles is home to numerous world-famous attractions, making it difficult to decide which ones to visit and which to miss, especially on a short trip. The city is large and full of breath-taking experiences. You might even spend all your time exploring just the museums in LA, without even reaching Hollywood.
So, to make things easier, here’s a list of 5 must visit places in Los Angeles.
1. Hollywood Walk of Fame
You are never too far away from spotting a Hollywood celebrity or two while strolling along the streets of LA. But, where can you get up close and personal with over 2,000 celebs? The Hollywood Walk of Fame is where around 2,500 of the most illustrious names from the entertainment industry have been immortalized with gold lettering in pink terrazzo. If you are a movie buff, make sure to stop at the Chinese Theatre, which has played host to innumerable premiers, galas and award ceremonies over the decades.
2. Griffith Observatory
This observatory is located on Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. It includes a planetarium, public telescopes, bookstores, exhibits and a café. It has a pair of complementary displays, known as the Hall of the Sky and Hall of the Eye. The building itself is mesmerising. Entry is free and the view of the Los Angeles basin makes it worth a visit, says an article by Seeking the Weekend.
3. Catalina Island
If you want a taste of Greece in California, all you need to do is visit Catalina Island. Here, you can indulge all your water sport cravings with kayaking, parasailing and more, or simply relax at the various resorts and spas on this island, says an article by Travel Break. You can reach this island via ferry from Los Angeles. It is a must visit if you want to spend time away from the hectic city life.
You can never be too old to visit Disneyland. This is where you get to enjoy being a kid with your kids (if you have any). This iconic theme park provides numerous rides, including the Grizzly River Run and the epic Indiana Jones Adventure. You can also check out the amazing shows, parades and daily fireworks, if you visit during summer.
5. Mulholland Drive
If you are looking for great view of the Los Angeles cityscape, a ride along this road is recommended. David Lynch, the famous filmmaker, once said that you can feel the history of Hollywood on Mulholland Drive. You can easily cover this place in an hour but be careful while driving around the many blind curves.
Apart from these 5 places, you can also plan a visit to Runyon Canyon Park, which has a number of hiking routes and offers a magnificent view of the city, says a blog post by US Local Guide.