There are many attractions and sights to keep you busy while vacationing in Los Angeles, like Downtown LA, Venice Beach, California Science Center, Santa Monica Pier, The Grammy Museum, Pershing Square, Disney World, and Hollywood Boulevard. Of course with so many attractions and a variety of places to visit, It can seem overwhelming. But we’ve narrowed down some of LA’s best kept secrets to help you optimize your stay in beautiful, sunny California.
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Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame can be great place to start off your journey. Here you will see more than 2,400 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along a fifteen block radius. You will find many honoree’s such as Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, John Wayne, and dozens more.
If the stars aren’t your cup of tea. How about catching sight of a real life celebrity by visiting the Hollywood Wax Museum. Here you can catch A-list stars like Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne, and Elvis Presley.
When Los Angeles was founded in the year 1781. Forty four people (14 families) lived in El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de la Porciuncula (Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angeles of the Small Portion). The population grew, but the name shrank to simply “Los Angeles.”
Feel like a doing something more thrilling than just visiting museums? How about Six Flags Magic Mountain. Six Flags is a great alternative to Universal Studios Hollywood. Only a few miles north of Los Angeles, here thrill seekers can rejoice with massive roller coasters like APOCALYPSE, BATMAN The Ride and X2.
The famous Capitol Records Building on Vine St. (just north of Hollywood Boulevard) was built in 1956. The building houses offices and recording studios, which are not open to the public, but its circular design looks like a stack of 7-inch vinyl records.
A great place to visit both night or day is the recently renovated Griffith Observatory. Located in Griffith Park, Griffith Observatory provides information on astronomy as well as stunning views of Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, the Hollywood sign, and the Pacific Ocean. The observatory first opened to the public on May 14, 1935 and since has seen many changes. But this low cost attraction is a must place to visit. Located only a few miles north of Hollywood blvd, it’s worth the ten minute drive up to Griffith Park
There are many attraction that you and your family can visit while in Los Angeles. Many of the sights that we suggest are places that “Angelinos” shop day in and day out and save a ton. At the end of the day. Our money saving tips will have you vacationing like Hollywood movie stars without spending a ton. Check our Attractions sections for weekly new listing of great places to visit.
With about 200,000 small business, Los Angeles is the entrepreneurial capital of the world. That is nearly twice as many small businesses in any other region of the United States.
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