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Los Angeles

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City of Angels
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people. Despite its strengths in sports, technology, fashion, business, science, and international trade, most out-of-towners recognize the city as the world's top center for the production of TV shows, movies, video games, and recorded music. Los Angeles bills itself as the "Entertainment Capital of the World," offering tourist attractions that range from cutting-edge movie studios and amusement parks to family-run vineyards and scenic coastal roads. Indisputably one of the world's most diverse cities, Los Angeles continues to draw a huge number of immigrants from all parts of the globe, giving this giant urban center a strong cosmopolitan flavor that makes it a perfect setting for an exciting vacation. Add Los Angeles and other destinations in United States to your travel plans using our United States trip planner.
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Popular things to do in Los Angeles

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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Theme Park
Universal Studios Hollywood
4.4
Duration: 8 hours
Griffith Observatory ©
Observatory
Griffith Observatory
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
The Getty Center ©
Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Historic Walking Area
Hollywood Walk of Fame
2.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Los Angeles

Disneyland Park ©
Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park Anaheim
4.2
Duration: 5h 30 min
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney Park / Activity
Disney California Adventure Park Anaheim
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
Santa Monica Pier ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Downtown Disney ©
Disney Park / Activity
Downtown Disney Anaheim
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Los Angeles

Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Architectural Building
Walt Disney Concert Hall
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Art Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
California Science Center ©
Science Museum
California Science Center
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County ©
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Los Angeles

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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
The Grove ©
Shopping
The Grove
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Travel Town ©
Children’s Museum
Travel Town
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Original Muscle Beach ©
Beach
Original Muscle Beach
3.3
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Los Angeles

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La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
Natural History Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Art Museum
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
The Nethercutt Collection ©
Specialty Museum
The Nethercutt Collection
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Los Angeles

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Venice Canals Walkway ©
Historic Walking Area
Venice Canals Walkway
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Hollywood Forever Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Angels Flight Railway ©
Historic Site
Angels Flight Railway
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Hollyhock House ©
World heritage site
Hollyhock House
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Mosaic Tile House ©
Landmark
Mosaic Tile House
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Beach
Santa Monica State Beach Santa Monica
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
LEGOLAND California ©
Theme Park
LEGOLAND California Carlsbad
2.7
Duration: 6 hours
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings Santa Barbara
4.9
Duration: 5h 30 min

Where to stay in Los Angeles

Los Angeles may be synonymous with luxury, but its accommodations include not only some of the most opulent and expensive hotels in the world, but also budget-priced hostels and inexpensive inns. In Los Angeles, a car opens up a world of lodging options, allowing you to stay outside the city proper and still have easy access to most major tourist attractions. If you don't mind splurging, consider Hollywood or Beverly Hills. To save money, stay near the airport or in the eastern suburbs of the city.
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