The second largest city in the United States is Los Angeles. This metropolis is also called LA, City of Dreams or City of the Angels. The city is famous for its entertainment industry. Hollywood is the area of international movies and many stars live in the extremely expensive, chic neighborhood of Beverly Hills. Downtown LA is the financial, business heart of the city. Los Angeles includes an enormous area, sights are far from each other. Therefore, a rental car is recommended here.
10. Venice Beach
Venice Beach is one of California’s most popular beaches. The name has given Venice the many channels in the neighborhood, just like in Venice. However, it is especially the promenade that attracts much publicity. Here it is about seeing and being seen. You’ll find many street performances, people selling prullarians and of course the bodybuilders on “Muscle Beach”.
9. Amusement parks
If you are in Los Angeles, a visit to a theme park is a must! Do you enjoy yourself in a film world at Universal Studios Hollywood with Jurrasic Park, Mummy, Harry Potter and Transformers rides. And then there is of course Disneyland. Fun for the little ones, but also for the adults
8. Getty Center (museum)
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In 1953, oil memorial and artist Jean Paul Getty opened a museum, when it called the Getty Museum.Later, the Getty Center was designed by American architect Richard Meier. The building has been in a district in the west of the city since 1997. The Getty Center is an imposing building. The garden is also very spectacularly designed. The collection of Jean Paul Getty consists of photography, paintings, drawings, handicrafts, elaborate manuscripts and antique (art) objects. The Getty Center also houses the Getty Research Institute and the Getty Conservation Institute.
7. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art Museum is located in the Hancock Park on the Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. The museum has existed since 1910, but has expanded enormously over the years. It now features a collection of over 100,000 artworks. Here you will find ancient art to contemporary art. The huge complex consists of several buildings. In the Ahmanson building there is art from Africa, Oceania, Asia, Egypt, the Middle East and Europe. Here you will also find Greek art, Roman art, modern art, fashion art and textile art. For contemporary art, you can go to the Broad Contemporary Art building. The Hammer building has collected Chinese, Korean and Old Oriental art.Japanese art can be found in the pavilion for Japanese art. Prints, drawings, photography and a showroom are in the LACMA West. Then there is the Art of the Americas building with American art and an image park. This park is divided into two gardens. In one garden there are 10 statues of Rodin and 10 imagery images. In the second garden there are 9 sculptures of modern and contemporary sculptors. In short, at this museum there is something beautiful for every art lover.
6. Mulholland Drive
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Mulholland Drive is a famous winding road through the hills of Los Angeles. It connects US Route 101 across the hillside of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Hollywood Hills. Drive along beautiful houses and amazing views across LA
5. Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills (shopping area)
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Top 10 Attractions in Los Angeles
In downtown Beverly Hills you will find the Rodeo Drive shopping area. Everything is about luxury, fashion and lifestyle. There are plenty of luxury designer shops and chic boutiques available. Louis Vuittin, Prada and Chanel have the lead here. There are also exclusive events such as jewelery festivals.Of course you make a big chance here for a celebration.
4. Sunset Boulevard (with Sunset Strip and Guitar Row)
In west Los Angeles is Sunset Boulevard, a 35 kilometer long street with many palm trees running from Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. Sunset Boulevard is Los Angeles’s glamor street. There is a lot of film industry here. The promenade crosses the famous Beverly Hills, a chic neighborhood where many celebrities live and where the famous Rodeo Drive shopping area (number 5 on this list) is located. Also Hollywood (number 1 of this list) borders the Sunset Boulevard. The Sunset Strip is a specific stretch of 2 miles from Sunset Boulevard, which runs through Hollywood. Here are many restaurants, nightclubs and boutiques. There are also a number of celebrities, including Leonardo Di Caprio. Another part of the seafront is Guitar Row. There are major guitar stores and companies in the music industry, including the famous Sunset Sound Studios, where many celebrities record their albums, such as Celine Dion, Elton John and Bob Dylan.
3. Griffith Park and Observatory
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East of the Santa Monica Mountains, in a rugged and hilly area, is the large Griffith Park. It is one of the largest city parks in North America with an area of 17 km². In 1896 this piece of land was given by colonel Griffith to the city of Los Angeles. In 1932 a Greek Theater was built and in 1935 a observatory followed. This remarkable art deco-style building was commissioned by Griffith J. Griffith. Here you can observe the universe, its museum pieces and planetarium shows, including the famous Laserium. The Griffith Park also features the Los Angeles Zoo, the American West Museum and a mini-train. On Mount Lee is the Hollywood Sign, the very famous white capital letters of the word ‘HOLLYWOOD’.
2. Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica is a city west of Los Angeles, bordering the Pacific Ocean. Here, at the end of Colorado Avenue, is the famous Santa Monica Pier. This is a pier located in the Pacific with spectacular views. The Pacific Park theme park includes a roller coaster, a carousel, La Monica Ballroom, restaurants and playgrounds. Many movies are included here.
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The place of the film industry is Hollywood. Here is the Sunset Strip (see item 4 of this list) and Hollywood Hollywood Signs (see point 3 of this list). The Walk of Fame is also located here, this is part of the sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Fine Street. There are more than 2,500 colorful stars printed on tiles with the names of celebrities from the world of film, television, theater, music and radio. You’ll also find the big movie studios where you can visit famous movie sets, or maybe even become a figurant in a blockbuster?
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