Top Attractions in Los AngelesThe Getty Center is a multifaceted attraction that you won't want to miss. You'll fall in love with the architecture of Pritzker Prize winner Richard Meier, the ever-changing Central Garden, the Cactus Garden, the outdoor sculpture and the stunning views, not to mention the amazing art collection inside (from the Middle Ages to the present). Allow as long as possible to enjoy illuminated manuscripts, Italian, Flemish and Dutch painting from the 17th to the 19th century, the enormous variety of impressionist painting and the exquisite decorative arts. Van Gogh's Lilies (188) and Rembrandt Laughing (Self-Portrait, 162) Cannot Be Missed.
The Huntington Library in San Marino is one of the world's largest research libraries, with more than nine million items from the 1000th century to the 21st century. The library is located on 120 acres of lush botanical gardens, with magnificent living collections of orchids, bonsai, cycads and camellias. Griffith Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. It is a rugged wilderness, incorporating a piece of the Santa Monica Mountains and is full of hiking and horseback riding trails.
The Hollywood sign is on the edge of the park and can be reached on a hard walk. Just above is a majestic but unmarked 360° viewpoint, encompassing Hollywood and Burbank behind. The Griffith Observatory is located on the south face of Mount Hollywood, the highest peak in the park. The view of the city waving in the sun or shining at night from the Observatory terraces is a dreamlike thing.
The 25-meter copper-clad central dome houses the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, which projects Centered in the Universe, a high-resolution journey through time, through the discoveries of Ptolemy and Galileo, and space, through the Milky Way, and the landing back on the front lawn of the Griffith Observatory. You can also look through telescopes and explore more than 60 space-oriented exhibits.LACMA is one of the largest museums in the country. It is housed in a mix of seven buildings on a 20-acre site. The exhibition collects from a gigantic reserve of 44,000 pieces and, in recent years, has been reorganized in an imprecise chronological order.
Must-sees are abundant, and among them are the funerary relief “The Beauty of Palmyra” (190-210 AD), the statue of a victorious young man (300-100 BC), the Hydria Caeretana (525 BC) and the set of frescoes of the Villa Numerius Popidius Florus in Boscoreale (1-79 AD). While undoubtedly impressive, Endeavour is just an exhibition in a museum brimming with interactivity.The Venice Beach Boardwalk is still rife with quirky characters and is packed with tattoo parlors, cannabis shops, international cuisine, countless street vendors, and a large cast of street performers. Look for the historic arcaded buildings dating back to Abbot Kinney's original development of Venice in 1905.At Disneyland California Adventure you can channel your inner adventurer. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is along that line, praising actors, musicians, directors, musical and theatrical groups and even 16 fictional characters with stars on the pavement.
This tradition is said to date back to 1927.Pacific Park is free admission and has 12 attractions. Pacific Park first took shape in 1910s and was revived in 1990s. It's billed as the only non-admission amusement park on West Coast.