Best things to do in Los Angeles
Find out more about those top places in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is another of America’s famous cities popularly known by its initials “LA”, it is United State of America’s second most populous city with over 4 million people.
Often regarded as the “home of Hollywood”, the city is the perfect getaway. From its awesome driveways to celebrity buildings, it is a must on the itinerary of every tourist. Some of its famous attractions include the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Getty Center and The Hollywood sign.
One of the most visited tourist attraction in the United State of America, receiving over 10 million visitors annually. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a collection of more than 2,600 five pointed stars made of terrazzo and brass embedded on the sidewalks passing through Hollywood Boulevard to Vine Streets in Hollywood, California. The “stars” are put in place for people who have “recognized” achievement in the entertainment industry especially music and movie, it also features stars of 16 fictional characters.
If you are a lover of Hollywood movies, then taking a drive through Mulholland Drive would have memories flooding through your mind. Named after Los Angeles civil engineer William Mulholland, it is a 34-kilometers-long road along the ridge line of the eastern Santa Monica Mountains. There are so many attractions on the Mulholland Drive, which makes it a must for any one touring Los Angeles. Some of its main attractions include the Los Angeles Basin, the San Holly Wood Sign, the Sun Fernando Valley, Santa Susana Mountains, Burbank and University City.
The Dodger Stadium is the home of baseball team Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB), the team is one of American’s most popular baseball teams. Located in the Elysian Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, the stadium has 56,000 seats. Used as a venue for the 1963 World Series, it is known as the “pitcher’s ballpark” having seen many no–hitters. A visit would take you through the teams dressing rooms and dugouts.
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Richard Meier, The Getty Center is located in Brentwood, Los Angeles. The center is one of Los Angeles major tourist attractions drawing up to 1.8 million visitors yearly. It star attraction is the Getty Museum that has exhibits of artifacts from the 20th century like sculptures, drawings and paintings. The center also consists of Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Research Institute and Getty Foundation.
Popular known just as Disneyland, the resort was established in 1955 by the well-known star Walt Disney. Located in Anaheim, the park is separated into two Parks; Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. It features various rides with different Hollywood movies themes, such as Space Captain and Pirate of the Caribbean. A fun place to visit with every member of the family.
Arguably America’s most famous landmark, there is hardly any lover of the American entertainment industry that is not familiar with this structure. The 45 ft (13.72 m) sign built in 1923 simply says “Hollywood” and it was designed by architect Fisk Goff. It was initially the “Hollywoodland Sign” before it was changed in 1949.