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Welcome to Los Angeles

From its sun-kissed beaches to the star power of Hollywood, the Southern California metropolis of Los Angeles is known for its celebrity culture, mild weather, and breadth of experiences. Los Angeles visitors who look beyond the bright lights of Hollywood find an increasingly multidimensional destination, a city offering an incredible array of cuisines, historic architectural landmarks including Griffith Observatory, and a wealth of outdoor opportunities such as hiking, surfing, and horseback riding. Whether you’re drawn to the beach, nearby amusement parks, or celebrity-spotting opportunities in Beverly Hills, the City of Angels never fails to make an impression—or steal the show.

Top 10 attractions in Los Angeles

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Hollywood Sign

Hollywood Sign

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One of LA's most distinguishing icons, the famous Hollywood Sign proudly stands on Mt. Lee (Mount Lee) in the Hollywood Hills, overlooking Los Angeles and the California movie industry it has come to symbolize. This LA landmark first appeared on its hillside perch in 1923 as an advertising gimmick for a real-estate development called Hollywoodland. Each letter stands 50 feet (15 meters) tall and is made of sheet metal painted white.More
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Only in Los Angeles are stars so common that they can even be found on the sidewalk. Studded with more than 2,600 brass stars across 18 city blocks, the Hollywood Walk of Fame features names of celebrities in mini monuments. See if you can spot the stars of your favorite motion pictures, TV shows, live theater, and more.More
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Venice Beach

Venice Beach

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Known for its free-spirited vibe, Venice Beach is a happening, upscale outlier of Los Angeles, fronted by the iconic Venice Boardwalk, officially known as the Ocean Front Walk. Encounters with pickup basketball teams, fortune tellers, and roller skating sunseekers are pretty much guaranteed—especially on hot Southern California summer days. Beyond the sand, visit the skate park, the famous Muscle Beach outdoor gym, and Abbot Kinney Boulevard, featuring trendy restaurants, stylish boutiques, galleries, and cafés.More
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Sunset Strip

Sunset Strip

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The legendary 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) stretch of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood known as the Sunset Strip extends east–west from Beverly Hills to Hollywood, laid end to end with celebrity-studded music venues dating back to the heyday of rock and roll, comedy clubs, boutiques, restaurants, hotels, and cocktail bars with stellar views of the surrounding city.More
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Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood

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One of the world's oldest continuously operating movie studios, Universal® Studios Hollywood presents an entertaining mix of thrill rides and live action shows, plus a tram ride. The large California theme park cleverly integrates the shows and rides with behind-the-scenes presentations on movie-making.More
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Santa Monica Beach and Pier

Santa Monica Beach and Pier

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Set along California’s Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica has two claims to fame: the Santa Monica Beach and pier. At Santa Monica Beach, miles of sand host playgrounds, parks, picnic areas, staffed lifeguard stations, and the original Muscle Beach. Nearly 8 million visitors frequent the area each year, most of whom follow the boardwalk to the Santa Monica Pier, whose neon-lit arch and ferris wheel are instantly recognizable from film and TV.More
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TCL Chinese Theatre

TCL Chinese Theatre

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Peek into old Hollywood on a visit to the historic TCL Chinese Theatre. This quintessential California landmark, featured in movies since 1927, is still a favorite location for star-studded red-carpet premieres. A recent upgrade to the theater’s seats and IMAX 3D equipment enhances the experience while keeping the theater’s original charm.More
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Rodeo Drive

Rodeo Drive

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One of the most famous shopping districts in the world, Rodeo Drive attracts a well-heeled crowd of label lovers who exercise their credit cards at designer shops like Louis Vuitton, Prada, Tiffany, and Gucci. Between the elegant storefronts, luxury cars, and swaying palm trees, it’s a Hollywood movie scene come to life.More
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Griffith Park

Griffith Park

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Griffith Park is one of the largest city parks in North America, covering a vast 4,310 acres (1,744 hectares). An oasis in the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, this green space caters to visitors of all ages and interests with attractions such as the Los Angeles City Zoo, the Griffith Observatory, and the iconic Hollywood sign.More
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Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk

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Universal CityWalk is the 3-block entertainment epicenter of Universal Studios Hollywood—the place to be after a day at the theme park for dining, shopping, and live shows (including Howl and the Moon). Visitors here will find 30 restaurants, a multiscreen movie theater, 30 shops, indoor skydiving, and a live concert venue.More

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Top activities in Los Angeles

Grand City Tour of Los Angeles

Grand City Tour of Los Angeles

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Swan Boat Rental in Echo Park

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Elite Los Angeles Private Tour

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Recent reviews from experiences in Los Angeles

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Viator Tours...Awesome Experience!!!
Rickey_E, Jun 2021
Grand City Tour of Los Angeles
She gave very good information about one of my favorite places to visit.
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Great tour of LA sights!
Michele_B, Jul 2021
Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More
I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who is new to visiting Los Angeles.
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Excellent tour and customer service!
Cliff_W, Nov 2020
Private 3-Day Los Angeles Tour: Downtown LA, Hollywood and Santa Monica
I was able to see a lot of Los Angeles.
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Griffith Park Historic Hollywood Hills Hike
Safiyyah, Mar 2020
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
The hike was awesome, challenging and worth every step up to see the panoramic view of Los Angeles.
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The Great tour
April_A, Dec 2019
Hollywood Tour
I really enjoyed it and I live in La my sisters came to visit from carolina and they enjoyed it he showed me some places I didn’t even know was here I recommend for everyone
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Very interesting tour of Los Angeles
MichaelK10895, Nov 2019
Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More
Very interesting tour of Los Angeles, took great photos of places I always wanted to see in my life, tout guide was very good and knowledgable.
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This was a great tour for me and my...
Matthew N, Apr 2018
Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open-Top Bus
We got to see celebrity homes galore and so many cool things to do in Los Angeles.
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Amazing! Jeff picked me up at the...
Yuki, Aug 2017
Privately Customized Tour of Los Angeles
Jeff picked me up at the hotel and based on what I was expecting to see in Los Angeles, he designed a tour to cover all my interests.
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This is a great way to see Los...
Michael_B, Sep 2017
Los Angeles Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour
This is a great way to see Los Angeles for a first time visitor.
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Great overview of the down town...
Liani_S, May 2017
Los Angeles Beginnings Walking Tour
Our guide was great with offering advice on things to do and see around the area.
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A great way to see Los Angeles...
Crystal P, Jan 2017
Los Angeles Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour
A great way to see Los Angeles without the traffic!
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Awesome! Covered a lot of ground and...
Peter_L, May 2016
Privately Customized Tour of Los Angeles
Would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see LA.
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The pass is excellent! You get to...
Benjamin O, Dec 2016
Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive City Pass: 40+ attractions and theme parks
You get to explore so much in Los Angeles and the included guide has the attractions/tours separated into convenient location.
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See All of LA in a Day
Joni D, Oct 2019
Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More
We saw everything there was to see in Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Los Angeles.
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I would highly recommend the...
Julie A M, Nov 2015
The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour
I would highly recommend the Ultimate Bike Tour as a brilliant way to see Los Angeles.
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we used go cards through out our...
docko30, Oct 2015
Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive City Pass: 40+ attractions and theme parks
The attractions are spread over a large area, making it very hard to get to or expensive.
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CHUIHOISAMMY_W, Sep 2019
Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More
The tour is composed and fits in well to those who only have limited time in Los Angeles and wish to see the most of it, like us.
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A great way to see the Los Angeles...
Isa P, Oct 2014
The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour
A great way to see the Los Angeles area!
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Perfect day for us!!
Skulteacha, Mar 2020
Full-Day Private Tour of Los Angeles with Pick Up
This is the perfect way to see Los Angeles.
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Julia was extremely informative...
Jennifer C, Mar 2018
Downtown Los Angeles Architecture Walking Tour
I would highly recommend Julie to visitors and Los Angeles natives alike!

All about Los Angeles

When to visit

Head to Los Angeles in summer for the quintessential SoCal experience, complete with sunshine and beach days. Though you’ll be sharing the shores with the masses, an endless stream of events, including LA Film Festival, is worth the summer crush. Cool, but not cold, winter temps make December through February a great alternative for the crowd-averse.

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