Exploring the Best Things to Do in Los Angeles for Adults

Are you looking for the best things to do in Los Angeles? Whether you're a culture enthusiast, an outdoor lover, or just a fan of the city, there's something for everyone. From iconic attractions to the best restaurants in Los Angeles, there's plenty to explore. Even long-time Angelenos can find something new to add to their list. Here are some of the best things to do in Los Angeles for adults.

Huntington Library, Art Museum and Gardens

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Gardens is a legacy of businessman Henry E. Huntington. It features signature theme gardens that are some of the most impressive and manicured outdoor spaces in SoCal, especially its recently expanded Chinese garden. The library and museum are also worth a visit and require reservations on weekends.

Griffith Park

Griffith Park is a 4,000-acre park located in the city center. It's a great place for hiking, admiring the flora, and enjoying the views of Los Angeles from the mountains. You can also hear coyotes howling through the canyons at night and see the twinkling lights of the city in the distance.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is finally open! It's a great place to learn about the history of cinema and mingle with people from all corners of Los Angeles.

You can also enjoy food from hip restaurants like Shiku, Fat & Flour, Sticky Rice, Sari Sari, Horse Thief BBQ, Eggslut, McConnell's and G&B Coffee.

Urban Light by Chris Burden

Urban Light by Chris Burden is an iconic piece composed of 202 cast iron street lights gathered from around Los Angeles and restored to work. It's located outside LACMA and is a great place for selfies. But don't forget to explore LACMA's collections featuring modernist masterpieces, large-scale contemporary works, traditional Japanese screens, and more.

Marvin Braude Bike Trail

The Marvin Braude Bike Trail is a 22-mile bike path that runs almost the entire length of Los Angeles.

It's a great way to explore the coast and starts at Will Rogers State Beach and winds down to Torrance County Beach. You can also take a guided bike ride along the coast.

Rosie's Dog Beach

Rosie's Dog Beach is a dog-friendly paradise located in Paradise Cove. It's the only legal off-leash dog beach in Los Angeles and features four acres of waterfront space. The park is named after Rosie, an English bulldog who was a local celebrity.

Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is a series of screenings held every summer at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

The alcohol-friendly atmosphere and picnic make it a great place to enjoy movies with friends or family. You can also find the I Love Micheladas beer garden here.

The Broad

The Broad is a free contemporary art museum located in downtown Los Angeles. It features works by renowned artists like Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, and more.

Oak Glen U-Pick Farms

Oak Glen U-Pick Farms is a group of farms located in Oak Glen where you can pick your own fruits like apples, peaches, pears, plums, cherries, apricots, nectarines, persimmons and more.

Smorgasburg LA

Smorgasburg LA is a Sunday market with dozens of food vendors located in the Arts District.

You can find food from local restaurants like Shiku, Fat & Flour, Sticky Rice, Sari Sari, Horse Thief BBQ, Eggslut and McConnell's.

Getty Center

The Getty Center is an art museum located on top of a hill overlooking Los Angeles with an undulating lawn featuring masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh and other French decorative arts.KCRW Summer NightsKCRW Summer Nights is a series of free summer concerts scheduled by KCRW every month at One Colorado, Geffen Contemporary in MOCA and JANM. You can enjoy music from well-known KCRW DJs and local music bands.Venice Canals WalkwayThe Venice Canals Walkway is a series of small canals that cross Venice Beach neighborhood. Take a walk through these three canal-lined blocks and you'll discover an idyllic scene with arched pedestrian bridges, charming beach houses (at astronomical prices) and bunches of ducklings.OktoberfestLAOktoberfestLA is an annual festival held in Los Angeles where you can enjoy craft beers and brats from Bavarian-style biergartens.Neptune's NetNeptune's Net is located on Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu where you can enjoy fried ocean snacks with weekend biker crew or dine on the coast with locals at Malibu Seafood or Broad Street Oyster Co.<.

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