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Los Angeles is the most popular city in Southern California that’s also recognized all over the world. Known as the “City of Angels,” it’s home to some of the most famous celebrities.

If this is your first time in L.A., it can be hard to imagine just how spread out this city is and how far apart its points of interest are.  Whatever brings you to LA,  the articles below will help you make the most of your time here.

The Ultimate Los Angeles Travel Guide

Los Angeles is a city that offers numerous options for travelers seeking fun, entertainment, outdoor recreation, and a great shopping and dining experience.

Historical Timeline Of Los Angeles

From the ancient La Brea Tar Pits to the latest hotels and cultural attractions, read on for a timeline of the incredible history of Los Angeles.

Best hikes in Los Angeles

Best Hikes In Los Angeles

Los Angeles is blessed with something like 300 sunny days a year and an equally impressive number of worthwhile hiking trails. Combine nice weather and a nice trail and you’ll get a pretty nice day.

How to See the Best of Los Angeles in a Day

Attempting to visit a city like L.A. in only one day is an ambitious project, but it can be done. As a 30-year resident of Los Angeles I know it’s difficult to visit this big metropolis in such a short amount of time…

A Design Lover's Guide to Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a city of endless sprawl, and contrary to popular belief for those who aren’t familiar with the place, its vastness (those vistas!) is really part of its charm…

16 Reasons Why You Should Visit Los Angeles

With iconic landmarks, a vibrant cultural scene and sunny skies throughout the year, there is no shortage of reasons to visit Los Angeles.  From art at the Getty Center to hiking in Malibu…

The Beginner's Guide to Los Angeles

Whether you’re a first time visitor or a lifelong Angeleno, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board has created a useful guide that will help you get the most out of your L.A. experience…

Smart Travel Tips and Information

As the official destination marketing organization for the City of Los Angeles, our primary goal is to ensure that our visitors have a safe and memorable Los Angeles experience. Here are some smart travel tips to keep in mind…

Best things to do in Los Angeles

The city that’s hosting Super Bowl LVI certainly does sprawl, but we’ve mapped out your next visit.  Here are our picks for the best things to do in Los Angeles, no matter how many trips they may take to complete…

Best things to do in Los Angeles to enjoy your trip

A vibrant, diverse metropolis, there’s a multitude of incredible things to do.

Eat, drink, and be merry at this fun-filled beachside favorite

Visitors of every age will delight in the many offerings of Santa Monica Pier. From sunrise to well after sunset – particularly during sunset – there is something to be enjoyed.

Peer at the heavens from one of the world’s premier public observatories

Perched high on a hill, Griffith Observatory is a marvelous spot to see the city of stars and the stars above. The striking Art Deco building with its backdrop of a sprawling metropolis is a singularly magnificent sight.

Immerse yourself in music at a concert in a stunning architectural marvel

Few buildings in LA are as striking as the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Eye-catching curves of steel and unparalleled acoustics make this venue a feast for the senses, inside and out. As the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, this is a must-see for travelers who appreciate classical music.

Pause for a peek at natural history in a pleasant park

Another frequent sight in film montages is that of La Brea Tar Pits’ prehistoric creatures caught in perpetual peril. Visitors can see and smell tar and oil seeping through the earth’s crust in other areas of the grounds. Cones mark small puddles at random intervals.

Hike a local favorite trail with panoramic views

If you’re looking to get a good workout in the great outdoors, then go for a hike up Runyon Canyon. Nestled at the foot of the star-studded Hollywood Hills, this 2.7-mile loop is challenging without being exhausting.

Seek out stars on Hollywood’s most famous street

Featured in LA movie montages since 1955, the Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of the most notable sights in Los Angeles. Travelers can dive straight into the Hollywood vibe on a stroll down the boulevard.

Surf, party, and chill in a vibey beach town

Hermosa Beach is a fun, funky surf town in the heart of South Bay. Cafes at the end of Pier Avenue deliver hearty servings and bottomless mimosas. DJs and bands provide live music day and night, adding to the party vibe.

Enter a world of contemporary art masterpieces

Directly across the street from the concert hall is The Broad, one of LA’s premier contemporary art museums. Modern art enthusiasts will be agog at the mind-bending displays held in this 120,000-square-foot institution.

Tour music history in interactive exhibit

Music lovers will be entranced by the pieces of music history gathered in the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live. The Recording Academy has curated a collection that appeals to fans of all ages and genres. Here you can choose your own adventure through music from now to the beginning of the recorded sound.

Eat and shop in a downtown center of Japanese culture

Got a hankering for ramen? Look no further than Little Tokyo. In addition to excellent noodles, this is the best place in town to get Japanese delicacies like uni for a reasonable price. Sushi lovers will be delighted by the offerings at Kura, a revolving sushi bar.

Play, dine, and drink in a hub for sports and live entertainment

Sports fans will be right at home in L.A. Live. Across from the arena (formerly Staples Center), this complex is packed with busy sports bars and restaurants.

Meander galleries and create your own art in fabulous photo ops

Art aficionados will appreciate the collection on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. While the museum is undertaking a major renovation set to open in 2024, curators put together an impressive set of smaller exhibitions.

Stroll botanical gardens and view wild animals

Get wild at LA Zoo! Dedicated to creating a better future for wildlife, this destination provides active, inspiring experiences for all ages. Some of the most popular animals here are great apes, tigers, and elephants. Plants in the large botanical garden serve an encompassing look at flora and fauna.

Wander the manicured grounds of a lavish estate

Built in 1927 by Los Angeles oil baron Ned Doheny, Greystone Mansion is a palatial mansion on the northeast side of Beverly Hills. Visitors can enjoy lush, green grounds featuring Gothic and neoclassical styles. Greystone has been a setting for more than 120 major film & television projects.

Be part of the action on talk shows and reality tv competitions

Want to be on TV? Sign up to be an audience member at a live taping and you might just get your shot! Shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Real Time with Bill Maher have resumed filming with a live audience.
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