The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a city full of surprises and opportunities. From iconic attractions to hidden gems, there's something for everyone in the City of Angels. Whether you're a culture enthusiast, an outdoor lover, or just a fan of the city, there's plenty to explore. Even long-time Angelenos can find something new to add to their to-do list.

From Griffith Observatory and Santa Monica Pier to the Huntington Library, Griffith Park, and Urban Light, there's no shortage of amazing things to do in Los Angeles. Take a tour of downtown Los Angeles and explore the city's vibrant food scene. Sample delicious pupusas, carnitas tacos, and fresh waters from local restaurants like Shiku, Fat & Flour, Sticky Rice, Sari Sari, Horse Thief BBQ, Eggslut, McConnell's and G&B Coffee. Or take a guided bike ride along the Marvin Braude Bike Trail and enjoy the stunning views of the city.

If you're looking for a unique experience, visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and explore its impressive collections of modernist masterpieces, large-scale contemporary works, traditional Japanese screens, and more. Or take a trip to Hollywood Forever Cemetery for its summer movie screenings. For outdoor lovers, there's no better place than Rosie's Dog Beach in Paradise Cove. This four-acre waterfront spot is the only legal off-leash dog beach in Los Angeles.

And don't forget about Griffith Park - with its trails, flora, views, and howls of coyotes at night - it's an amazing alternative to a grassy park. If you're looking for something more family-friendly, head to Oak Glen for some U-Pick Farms or visit the Sunday Market in the Arts District for delicious food from dozens of vendors. And don't miss out on Urban Light by Chris Burden - a piece composed of 202 cast iron street lights gathered from around L. A.

Finally, don't forget about KCRW's free summer concerts or the I Love Micheladas beer garden at Grand Central Market. There's something for everyone in Los Angeles!.

Victorina Rodriguez Barbero
Victorina Rodriguez Barbero

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