Going to LA soon? There’s a lot you need to know before you plan your trip.
You need to do just that: plan. Today, we’re going to show you the best of Los Angeles by telling you the 4 best attractions. It’s hard to narrow it down to 4 because in a city this vast and diverse, there’s literally no shortage of entertainment.
Build your trip around these things, however, and you’re guaranteed to have a great LA vacation.
1. Warner Brothers Studio
Since you’re immersed in the glitz and glamour of LA, you’d be remiss to forego seeing one of the biggest production studios in existence. Located in nearby Burbank, Warner Brothers Studios offers a great tour that isn’t all about flashiness, as you might expect.
They focus on showing you the intense hard work and dedication that goes into making a film or television production. You’ll get to see various sound stages, prop houses, and lots where the biggest stars in the industry work to create what you see on the screen. The tour is unforgettable and lasts around 3 hours.
2. Griffith Observatory
Any first time visitor itinerary will tell you about Griffith Park and Observatory, perched up on the side of Mt. Hollywood. Remember, LA is massive and it’s going to be near-impossible to see it all in one trip, so head up to the park and you’ll be able to take it all in with one fell swoop.
In addition to the view, there’s one of the most renowned planetariums in the entire country, so you can get an outstanding view of the stars as well.
3. Grand Central Market in DTLA
Something that not many people are privy to is LA’s status in the world’s food scene, nor do people talk about downtown LA as a place to visit. Do yourself a favor and take a few hours out of one of your days to head down to Grand Central Market for a bite to eat.
Not only is it the oldest public market in the city, but it’s been revitalized into foodie mecca, with every kind of cuisine you could imagine. Whether you’re in the mood for currywurst, ramen, or pizza, you’ll be able to satisfy your cravings.
4. The Getty Center
Now that you’ve gotten your fill of the Hollywood life, you’ve overlooked the entire city, and eaten some of the best food in the country, it’s time to relax and take in one of the better art collections on the west coast.
The Getty Center, located in Brentwood, gives you a gorgeous building designed by the award-winning architect, Richard Meier. Inside, you’ll see paintings dating back to the medieval period. Notable works include “Rembrandt Laughing” and Van Gogh’s “Irises”.
Outside, there’s the central garden, the cactus garden, the labyrinth, and the sculpture, not to mention another incredible view of the city.
Once You’ve Seen the Best of Los Angeles…
People always give you differing advice on what the best of Los Angeles really is. These incredible studios, markets, and museums are a great place to start, but there’s certainly a lot more to LA. You’d need months to take in all of the amazing attractions, but for now, you’ll have to settle for just a few.
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