Los Angeles is a culturally diverse city that has so much more to offer. Aside from Hollywood, a place where all aspiring actors and actresses are drawn into, this place in the Orange County has a lot more to offer for thrill-seekers and history enthusiasts alike. With a reputation for being the creative center of America, who can resist its charm and beauty? Thus, if you’re ready for an adventure in the golden coast, here are some of the most remarkable and must-see places in the beautiful City of Angels:
Universal Studios Theme Park
A place for every kid and kid at heart, Universal Studios Theme Park is an action-packed entertainment all in one place. The Universal Studios has a variety of mind-blowing rides, which range from simulators to breathtaking roller coasters and real working studios of popular movie sets. A three-block entertainment area called the CityWalk is also filled with shops, restaurants, and cinemas. Surely, this place offers a one of a kind experience for the whole family.
Griffith Park and Observatory
Griffith Park is the largest state park in California. Covering an area of 4,210 acres, this park is home to a couple of interesting sights like the Los Angeles Zoo, the Griffith Observatory, a planetarium, Greek theater, and sports venues among other attractions. The Griffith Observatory, however, is one of the most exciting public attractions in this park with exhibits and telescopes that would fascinate you, especially those who love the splendor of the solar system, its planets, and moon and stars.
A visit to Los Angeles is never complete without experiencing Disneyland. Considered as California’s premier family vacation destination, Disneyland Park with its elaborately created theme sets and rides will surely spark your delight. However, it offers more and beyond the theme park that it is already well-known for; the resort also provides hotel accommodation, delectable dining, and other complementary features and services for a complete vacation experience. Just like the well-loved fairy tales we grew up with, this could be a dream come true.
Santa Monica is the must go-to destination for surfers, skateboarders, yoga enthusiasts, and even to business and techy individuals. Considered to be both chic and laid-back with its iconic Ferris wheel and the famous Santa Monica Pier, the view gives a relaxing vibe to visitors and residents alike. This beachfront city also has a wide array of shops, ranging from vintage stores to high-end boutiques, street performers, and dining options.
Natural History Museum
Best known for its collection of Dinosaur skeletons and fossils in their 14,000-square-foot Dinosaur Hall, the Natural History Museum has numerous collection and galleries covering a wide range of topics and interests. Dealing with the natural history of California, it explores 500 years of Southern California’s history in a must-see exhibit. The Natural History Museum also showcases collections and artifacts from areas throughout the world, offering a look at the evolution in the Age of Mammals, climatic changes, and shifting continents through their extensive exhibits, and hands-on experience.
Opened in late 2015, Los Angeles’ newest cultural attraction called The Broad immediately garnered an overwhelming success. The Broad gives a glimpse of contemporary and postwar art with some vast and dramatic installations. Consisting of more than 2,000 artworks on display, the museum was founded by Eli and Edythe Broad who have been long time collectors of postwar and contemporary art.
If you are longing to have some peace and quiet with a beautiful view of the coast, Venice beach is the place for you. With its reputation as a place “to see and be seen,” its boardwalk is a great place for walking, cycling, and jogging. This stretch of golden sand is not your typical family beach, but the food stalls that sell everything from shaved ice to funnel cakes and kettle corn give you the feeling of walking through fair grounds. A rest from the restless city life, Venice Beach has a little bit of something for everyone.
These places will surely entice you to give Los Angeles a visit. If you are local in the city, then perhaps it’s the best time to revisit the iconic spots in your area. While it may be considered a luxury to get to travel to other places, you can still get the same exhilarating experience by visiting the theme parks and beaches near you. Have fun!