Best activities in Los Angeles

Check out the top activities in Los Angeles, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Santa Monica
1. Santa Monica
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66 local reviews
Santa Monica, Santa Monica
LocalityPolitical
Said
Full day of activities
Jojo
Beach, tourist spot, plenty of outdoor activities!
Sophia & John
The pier and boardwalk are fun!
1. Santa Monica
1. Santa Monica
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66 local reviews
Santa Monica, Santa Monica
Said
Said
Full day of activities
Jojo
Jojo
Beach, tourist spot, plenty of outdoor activities!
Sophia & John
Sophia & John
The pier and boardwalk are fun!
2. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
2. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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433 local reviews
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 323 857-6000
Art Museum
C
One of the best museums in LA that is walking distance from the apt. It's a great day activity with constant i…
Kathy
Great art museum. Children's activities on Saturday, free jazz concerts on Friday nights, good selfie spots wi…
Robert
Wonderful museum with a variety of art exhibited, book / gift shop, movie theatre, cafe and restaurant - many …
2. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
2. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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433 local reviews
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 323 857-6000
C
C
One of the best museums in LA that is walking distance from the apt. It's a great day activity with constant installations changing. Be sure…
Kathy
Kathy
Great art museum. Children's activities on Saturday, free jazz concerts on Friday nights, good selfie spots with a forest of lamp posts.
Robert
Robert
Wonderful museum with a variety of art exhibited, book / gift shop, movie theatre, cafe and restaurant - many activities at night as well.
3. The Queen Mary
3. The Queen Mary
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95 local reviews
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
+1 877-342-0738
LodgingPoint of interestEstablishment
Greta
Everyone knows the Queen Mary, now is your chance to see it. There is something for everyone, everything from …
Betty
Get an up close and personal look at the Queen Mary with one of our exciting and informative guided tours. Fro…
William
Don't miss the opportunity!!
3. The Queen Mary
3. The Queen Mary
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95 local reviews
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
+1 877-342-0738
Greta
Greta
Everyone knows the Queen Mary, now is your chance to see it. There is something for everyone, everything from high tea to paranormal activit…
Betty
Betty
Get an up close and personal look at the Queen Mary with one of our exciting and informative guided tours. From the ship's groundbreaking co…
William
William
Don't miss the opportunity!!
4. Griffith Park
4. Griffith Park
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163 local reviews
4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles
+1 323-913-4688
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Judith
The park offers a variety of activities including the Los Angeles Zoo, The Autry Museum, golfing, the Griffit…
Mick
Covering over 4,310 acres of land, Griffith Park is one of the largest urban parks in North America! The park …
Margarita
What a beautiful way to spend your day. Enjoy a hike, a picnic, check out the Merry Go Round that inspired Wal…
4. Griffith Park
4. Griffith Park
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163 local reviews
4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles
+1 323-913-4688
Judith
Judith
The park offers a variety of activities including the Los Angeles Zoo, The Autry Museum, golfing, the Griffith Observatory, as well as walk…
Mick
Mick
Covering over 4,310 acres of land, Griffith Park is one of the largest urban parks in North America! The park hosts many activities: hiking,…
Margarita
Margarita
What a beautiful way to spend your day. Enjoy a hike, a picnic, check out the Merry Go Round that inspired Walt Disney to build Disneyland (…
5. The Sidewalk Cafe
5. The Sidewalk Cafe
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16 local reviews
1401 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 310-399-5547
CafeRestaurantFood
Heidi
You can sit on the boardwalk, eat great all around food and watch the boardwalk activities while behind the s…
Gabriel
Located at the very heart of Venice Beach, this iconic restaurant has an outdoor patio area with a direct view…
Eva
Great for people watching, right next to an eclectic book store
5. The Sidewalk Cafe
5. The Sidewalk Cafe
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16 local reviews
1401 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 310-399-5547
Heidi
Heidi
You can sit on the boardwalk, eat great all around food and watch the boardwalk activities while behind the scenes. Breakfast and lunch is …
Gabriel
Gabriel
Located at the very heart of Venice Beach, this iconic restaurant has an outdoor patio area with a direct view of the beach to watch all the…
Eva
Eva
Great for people watching, right next to an eclectic book store
6. Marina del Rey
6. Marina del Rey
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50 local reviews
Marina del Rey, Marina del Rey
LocalityPolitical
Alex
Come to the Marina for a nice walk and to see all of the boats and activity in the Ocean Marina.
Stephen
Marina del Rey has a variety of Shops, Restauants, and movie theaters. Outdoor activities such as Sailing, Pad…
Jane
Beautiful marina with day time activities like sailing, kayaking or boat rentals. Also many restaurants and e…
6. Marina del Rey
6. Marina del Rey
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50 local reviews
Marina del Rey, Marina del Rey
Alex
Alex
Come to the Marina for a nice walk and to see all of the boats and activity in the Ocean Marina.
Stephen
Stephen
Marina del Rey has a variety of Shops, Restauants, and movie theaters. Outdoor activities such as Sailing, Paddle boarding, Biking on the bi…
Jane
Jane
Beautiful marina with day time activities like sailing, kayaking or boat rentals. Also many restaurants and evening entertainment. Use bik…
7. Santa Monica Pier
7. Santa Monica Pier
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336 local reviews
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
Route
Sheryl
The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, C…
Natasha
With an iconic entrance, the pier is popular with residents and visitors as a landmark that is over 100 years …
Michael
A walk to the pier is one of our favorite family activities. We love to walk across the parking lot, stay to …
7. Santa Monica Pier
7. Santa Monica Pier
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336 local reviews
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
Sheryl
Sheryl
The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California. With an iconic entr…
Natasha
Natasha
With an iconic entrance, the pier is popular with residents and visitors as a landmark that is over 100 years old. The pier contains Pacific…
Michael
Michael
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 …
8. The Getty
8. The Getty
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287 local reviews
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 310-440-7300
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Jamielle
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts…
Lisa
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts…
Jennifer
The Getty is a world famous art museum that will take your breath away. This is a great activity for families…
8. The Getty
8. The Getty
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287 local reviews
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles
Closed now
+1 310-440-7300
Jamielle
Jamielle
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, ex…
Lisa
Lisa
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, ex…
Jennifer
Jennifer
The Getty is a world famous art museum that will take your breath away. This is a great activity for families who want to spend a day absor…
9. Staples Center
9. Staples Center
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122 local reviews
1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles
(213) 742-7100
StadiumEstablishment
Affordable Rentals
Iconic Staples center with more than 20 restaurants in LA Live center, outdoor concerts, and activities.
Tam
World famous Staples Center, home of the LA Lakers, Clippers, and Kings. Lots of restaurants and activities i…
Sue
Calling all Kings fans, Lakers fans and Clippers fans. Just a 50 minute bus ride from our house to all of the…
9. Staples Center
9. Staples Center
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122 local reviews
1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles
(213) 742-7100
Affordable Rentals
Affordable Rentals
Iconic Staples center with more than 20 restaurants in LA Live center, outdoor concerts, and activities.
Tam
Tam
World famous Staples Center, home of the LA Lakers, Clippers, and Kings. Lots of restaurants and activities in this area.
Sue
Sue
Calling all Kings fans, Lakers fans and Clippers fans. Just a 50 minute bus ride from our house to all of the action. Close and convenient.
10. Universal Studios
10. Universal Studios
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378 local reviews
Establishment
Richelle and Vince
It's fun for an activity day, and you can follow your visit by walking through Universal City walk for lunch/d…
Ali
Behind the scenes! Best activity for the whole family!
KATHY
Always a delight during Horror nights :) i recommend the Mummy ride and meeting the fake Marilyn Monroe, and e…
10. Universal Studios
10. Universal Studios
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378 local reviews
Richelle and Vince
Richelle and Vince
It's fun for an activity day, and you can follow your visit by walking through Universal City walk for lunch/dinner/shopping!
Ali
Ali
Behind the scenes! Best activity for the whole family!
KATHY
KATHY
Always a delight during Horror nights :) i recommend the Mummy ride and meeting the fake Marilyn Monroe, and enjoying the Simpsons ride as w…
11. Universal CityWalk
11. Universal CityWalk
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77 local reviews
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
Closed now
+1 818-622-9841
Shopping mallPoint of interestEstablishment
Jamila
Entertainment tours and activities
Danny & Kat
A fun-filled area, dedicated to the movie industry, loaded with restaurants, stores, nightclubs, specialty sho…
Brian
CityWalk is the free section of Universal Studios visitors, just outside of the actual theme park (which requi…
11. Universal CityWalk
11. Universal CityWalk
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77 local reviews
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
Closed now
+1 818-622-9841
Jamila
Jamila
Entertainment tours and activities
Danny & Kat
Danny & Kat
A fun-filled area, dedicated to the movie industry, loaded with restaurants, stores, nightclubs, specialty shops, performance art, and movie…
Brian
Brian
CityWalk is the free section of Universal Studios visitors, just outside of the actual theme park (which requires admission). They do charge…
12. Griffith Observatory
12. Griffith Observatory
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660 local reviews
2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles
+1 213 473-0800
Historic Site
Kenya-Ondine
– Before I injured my spine, I practically lived at the Equestrian Center! Griffith Park is by far my favorite…
Justin
Plan a day out at the renowned Griffith Observatory that offers activities and views, and much more.
Lizzie
2 mi away (huge park with lots of activities - the hike to the Observatory is my favorite in LA)
12. Griffith Observatory
12. Griffith Observatory
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660 local reviews
2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles
+1 213 473-0800
Kenya-Ondine
Kenya-Ondine
– Before I injured my spine, I practically lived at the Equestrian Center! Griffith Park is by far my favorite place in the city. – Spannin…
Justin
Justin
Plan a day out at the renowned Griffith Observatory that offers activities and views, and much more.
Lizzie
Lizzie
2 mi away (huge park with lots of activities - the hike to the Observatory is my favorite in LA)