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Best Points of Interest in Los Angeles


1307 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You get a 360 degrees view of LA. Popular tourist attraction, an excellent view of the Hollywood sign, and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Since the observatory opened i... read more

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The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California. With an iconic entrance, the pier is popular with residents and visitors as ... read more

A walk to the pier is one of our favorite family activities. We love to walk across the parking lot, stay to the right past the DoubleTree and over to Olympic and head west (toward the big parking... read more

An amusement park on a pier! A super touristy, fun amusement park -- giant ferris wheel overlooking the ocean, rides for all ages, and amazing free summer concerts (Thursdays, July - Sept: checkou... read more

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The world-famous Venice Boardwalk is not to be missed! Restaurants, street vendors, street performers, local bohemians... you will find it all on this iconic beach-side stroll, just a mile and hal... read more

This 2.5 kilometer boardwalk has a bike path, rollerskaters and skateboard ramps, restaurants, sunglasses, and plenty of tourists. Venice beach is famous for muscle beach, where body builders work ... read more

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Tour 2 - Hollywood/Sunset Strip/BH: Walk to Lincoln Heights Metro. Buy a day pass ($7). Gold Line to Union Station. Explore Union Station. Red Line to Hollywood and Highland. Explore the H&H ... read more

The Walk of Fame runs 1.3 miles (2.1 km) east to west on Hollywood Boulevard from Gower Street to La Brea Avenue, plus a short segment of Marshfield Way that runs diagonally between Hollywood and ... read more

Here is where the celebrity stars on the sidewalk are. From Google: The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blo... read more

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The world famous Malibu pier overlooks Surfrider Point, the birthplace of surfing in California. Nothing beat a good South Summer swell for surfing or simply watching the locals play. Grab a caul... read more

Great getaway from the city in Sleepy Malibu - but don't let that fool you - great restaurant on the pier check out Malibu Farms - If you can find street parking its free - otherwise there are seve... read more

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The La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed in urban Los Angeles. Natural asphalt (also called asphaltum, bitumen, pitch or tar—brea in Spanish) has seeped up ... read more

The La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed in urban Los Angeles. Natural asphalt has seeped up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years. Lo... read more

Home to Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits, Petersen Automotive Museum and the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Two of the museums are in Hancock Park, which featur... read more

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Gorgeous houses on the beautiful canals. Abbot Kinney first came to Venice and built these canals. Take a stroll along the canals and experience what makes Venice such a unique and beautiful place ... read more

These are the last vestiges of the Venice canals - they used to run through much of Venice! Built in 1905 by Abbot Kinney as Venice of America, it became famous for its man-made canals, which evok... read more

A cool calm and quiet place for a walk and look at the canal homes. The Venice Canal Historic District is a district in the Venice section of Los Angeles, California. The district is noteworthy for... read more

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No trip to Venice is complete without taking a stroll through the Venice Canals. Although not part of the original "Venice of America" theme park canal system, these canals are the only remaining c... read more

Casa Azul is located on Grand Canal. Take a stroll through the last remaining canals from the Abbot Kinney's original Venice. Abbot Kinney, who founded Venice, CA and modeled it after Venice, Italy... read more

Built 1905 by Abbot Kinney as Venice of America, the Venice Canal is famous for its man-made canals, which evoked the canals of Venice, Italy & feature gondola rides; National Register Historic Places

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Built in 1929, the Chateau has a legacy as muse for generations of artists, photographers, novelists and screenwriters. Hunter S. Thompson, Annie Leibovitz, Tim Burton & many others produced work here

Though the Chateau Marmont is synonymous with Hollywood’s party crowd, the hotel’s restaurant is a surprisingly peaceful space.

Our favorite restaurant in LA, and a great place to star watch at lunch, is the Restaurant at the Chateau Marmont, not to be confused from the very cool Bar Marmont down the street. Make reservatio... read more

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Beautiful pier in downtown Manhattan Beach with a little aquarium/touch tank at the roundhouse at the end of the pier. Nice bike ride or walk from our house - a few miles but nice flat walk on the... read more

Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo are my favorite beaches in LA. They are great places to experience the coastal vibe. You can hit the beach and then walk back to the strand for some great food and s... read more

This restaurant is amazing, there are communal table as well as private table, so you get to chat with everyone at your table, it's good if you are traveling alone and want to meet people. They hav... read more

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Tours begin at the wonderful VIP Tour Center with a special introductory film to the world of WB. Groups of 12 load onto electric carts that take guests onto the studio lot for an exclusive tour.

Warner Brothers also offers a good tour ($50/2Hrs). Lot's of visits on sets and very good liklihood you'll see a live taping of a show (if travelling Aug-April).

Don't overlook the Warner Bros. studio tour in Burbank. It has no rides, no 3-D presentations, no cotton candy, no spitting dinosaurs. What it does offer is a grown-up look at how TV shows and movi... read more

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Paramount Studios is the third oldest existing film studio in the world behind Universal Studios & Gaumont Pictures, and the last major film studio still headquartered in the Hollywood district of LA.

Experience 100 years of movie magic at the longest operating and only major studio in Hollywood. See where some of the most famous films and shows in entertainment history were made!

Paramount Pictures offers a semi-private golf cart guided back lot tour of the famous studio.

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Hermosa Beach-Site of the Hermosa Beach Pier- Enjoy the beach; sun,swim and surf. Plenty of shops and eateries can be found. Drive or bike via the Marvin Braude bike path.

Hermosa Beach Pier is just two miles from Manhattan and is also full of nightlife and has a nice strand to walk along to enjoy the view. Also great for a morning/ night jog. Also would recommend vi... read more

Everything you need for a vacation is on Hermosa Pier. A very popular place with endless fantastic restaurants (fine dining to casual bar food) , cool beach shops, bakeries, live music, dancing, c... read more

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Visit the famous Redondo Pier at King Harbor. This area boasts several great restaurants, a fresh fish market and if you are here in the summer, sunset concerts on Thursdays and Saturdays. You can ... read more

Great views, delicious seafood...go whale-watching, take a fishing trips. Great food and bars, and a huge arcade full of old-school-cool games and rides!!

Historic Redondo Beach Fisherman's Wharf is definitely the oldest pier we have here in the South Bay but it is the largest. Full of restaurants, bars, seafood, and also an area to fish makes it wor... read more

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We love to walk around this area! There is plenty to see and do! The pier is a beautiful view of the ocean and you can watch the surfers. Walking a little further North you will find Muscle Beach, ... read more

The beach is home to the Venice Pier (fishing) and the jetty that leads to Marina Del Rey Harbor. There are volleyball courts, this area is less touristy than Venice and Santa Monica, It is the qui... read more

A place to see, at the end of Washington Boulevard and owns its popularity to Abbot Kinney and Charlie Chaplin. As Venice was a favorite destination for Hollywood's stars, The Pier, (known as the a... read more

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Catch Flyaway shuttle to LAX ($9) transfer point for Metro Rail and Amtrak trains. Walk around the station on the ground floor for some beautiful architecture.

The main railway station in L.A. and a beautiful transit hub with Mission Revival/Art Deco architecture (opened in 1939). 3 miles / 4 km away; offers local & regional transportation via subway, lig... read more

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Just drive by so you can see where the Sonny & Cher Show and other classic TV happened. Or, try to get tickets and be in the audience for The Price Is Right or Bill Maher's show.

This TV studio pened in 1952 & since 1961, it has served as master control facility for CBS’ west coast TV network operations. Shows are still taped there - you can line up to be on The Price is Right

Be part of the studio live audience. Always try to get Priority Tickets, wear comfortable shoes, and be prepared to stand for a couple hours before heading inside. Check 1iota.com for FREE tickets ... read more

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Capitol Records where everyone from Nat King Cole to The Beatles recorded.

There's no tour, but you can take pictures and see gold records in the lobby. Also, John Lennon's star is right outside the building - as is Garth Brooks' star.

The Capitol Records Building, also known as the Capitol Records Tower, is a Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District building that is located in Hollywood.

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The oldest cemetery in LA is a beautiful and serene place to explore. Ducks, geese, swans, and peacocks roam among the ponds and grass. Celebrities at rest there include Rudolph Valentino, Mel Blan... read more

During the summer months nothing beats a stroll through a Hollywood cemetery in order to watch outdoor films projected on the side of a mausoleum. While this might sound creepy, it is quite fun - ... read more

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Bradbury Building is the oldest commercial building & one of LAs’ unique treasures. Romanesque exterior & magical light-filled Victorian court that that rises 50' featured in the movie Blade Runner

It is an office building built in 1893 and has appeared in movies and TV episodes and music video. Visitors are allowed on the first landing only. A beautiful light-filled central atrium, which f... read more

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Make sure to have your camera ready to take a photo under this iconic spot :-)

Large Venice Sign lights up the night on Windward and Pacific. Come during different seasons and sometimes they have block parties to change the colors!

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If you did not see Pacific Design Center yet, you did not see a state of the art building inside and out with high end designer stores for home decor. They Oscar party hosted there every year.Mus see.

Architecturally significent building, fondly known as the Blue Whale, home of interior designer trade showrooms. Dramatic landscaping and fountain. There is a green building and red building, museum.

The PDC is primarily the furniture and textile mart. This building is beautiful. All blue glass , initially dubbed the Blue Whale. But there are some incredible Art Galleries inside and they throw ... read more

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Tranquil Meditation Gardens open to public. Top of Primavera Ave, left at Marchena, steps on left lead to top of MW. Great view the Griffith Park Observatory. San Raphael go right, 5 mins to SRF

Situated at the top of picturesque Mt. Washington, the Self-Realization Fellowship grounds are like nothing else in LA--in the best way possible. Remote, verdant, quiet, introspective, meditative--... read more

The International Headquarters of Self-Realization Fellowship is dedicated to carrying on the work of its founder, Paramahansa Yogananda, who is widely revered as the father of Yoga in the West. Th... read more

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My neighborhood is the closest place to get a picture in front of this Landmark

You can easily see the sign from Beachwood Drive but here's where it is if you want to get closer to it.

Beverly Hills, Santa Monica Pier, Malibu.

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Beautiful building closely identified with the city of Pasadena. Nice to walk the grounds. Used on television in Big Bang Theory and Parks & Recreation among others. Especially nice at Christmastime.

Old Pasadena is nationally recognized for its vibrant main street revitalization. Old Pasadena offers memorable architecture and reflects the traditions of early California, blending in a cultivate... read more

Have you seen the city hall in Parks & Rec? Well that's actually our local City Hall! It's a beautiful example of 1920s California architecture.

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Hollyhock House is Frank Lloyd Wright's first Los Angeles project. Self-tours are available on Thursdays-Sundays, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Amazing views of the Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Si... read more

Just 19 minutes walk from the property. For architect lovers, Hollyhock House is Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Los Angeles project. Hollyhock House is a remarkable combination of house and gardens. ... read more

The Aline Barnsdall Hollyhock House is a building in the East Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright as a residence for oil heiress Aline Barns... read more

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Glass Church by Frank Lloyd Wright's son Lloyd Wright. Glorious views of the cliffs and ocean...a magical place and a brilliant example of orgainc architecture.

Nestled in a grove of towering redwood trees the natural sanctuary of Palos Verdes stone and glass designed by Lloyd Wright gives unique expression to the sacred space that welcomes all wayfarers alon

Amazing Frank Lloyd Wright architectural masterpiece. It is a glass chapel surrounded by beautiful nature. There are tons of weddings there, so there may not be an opportunity to see inside, espec... read more

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The Korean Bell is a gift from the Korean government and is absolutely beautiful. It is located at the Angel's Gate Park which is excellent for kite flying and enjoying the ocean view. Right next... read more

There's a quiet history that pervades the San Pedro coastline through the Point Fermin Lighthouse, Sunken City and the last vestiges of Fort MacArthur, with its decommissioned battery of heavy arti... read more

A massive and intricately-decorated bell and pavillion given to the people of Los Angeles in 1976 from the people of the Republic of Korea to celebrate the US bicentennial. The bell is on a knoll, ... read more

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An inspiration of beauty while touring downtown Los Angeles. Take Gold Line to Union Station and tranfer to Red/Purple Line to Civic Center.

Post Modern architecture. Mass: MO-FR 7am + noon SU: 8am + 10am + 12.30pm

The Cathedral is very beautiful and modern and worth a visit. Take the 92 bus and get off on Temple and Grand. Very close to the Music Center, and Ahmanson Theater and Mark Taper Forum.

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Go through security and ask a guard how to go up to the Observation Deck to see a beautiful view of downtown Los Angeles. Maybe you will see the Mayor walk down the hall?

This is the mayors office. You can actually go inside and ask the security guards to use the elevator and go up to observation deck. The observation deck has some interesting history of previous ma... read more

This 1928 landmark with docent-led tours features a a ziggurat tower & 27th-floor observation deck offering an outstanding view of the downtown L.A. city skyline. Admission is free. Don't miss visi... read more