Los Angeles is called the City of Angels - its Spanish language equivalent - and is known for its sprawling landscape and culturally diverse population. But since it is so vast and spread out, visitors to L.A. can easily miss out on some of the major attractions that the city has to offer.

  Best Things To Do In Los Angeles
Best Things To Do In Los Angeles

Los Angeles is called the City of Angels - its Spanish language equivalent - and is known for its sprawling landscape and culturally diverse population. But since it is so vast and spread out, visitors to L.A. can easily miss out on some of the major attractions that the city has to offer.

Los Angeles is on par with New York City as one of America's largest and most exciting cities. It is the worldwide leader in television and motion picture production and is home to some of the most influential names in politics, finance, and sports.

Folks visiting Los Angeles, particularly those doing so for the first time, often become overwhelmed by the sheer size and scope of the city. With its almost four million residents and endless possibilities for recreational activities, it is a good idea to have some specific things in mind to see and do during the first day or two of a trip to L.A.

The Griffith Observatory is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Los Angeles and for good reason. It is situated on the top of Mount Hollywood and overlooks the city, offering stunning views of both the cityscape and the Pacific Ocean.

The Third Street Promenade is an open-air shopping mall in the heart of suburban Santa Monica. Several big name retailers line the Promenade and its farmers market sells fresh fruits, vegetables, and other natural foods every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:30am until 1pm.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is considered the centerpiece of L.A.'s extensive museum district. It features thousands of pieces of classic, impressionist, and contemporary art all inside a 20-acre building that is itself an architectural masterpiece.

Right next door to the L.A. County Museum of Art are the world-famous La Brea Tar Pits. These 40,000-years old hot tar pits feature several fossilized animal species that were discovered in the area.

Los Angeles is a great place to live and an equally great place to visit and the reason is because of the wonderful people, the plethora of sights and attractions, and the warm weather. When you know ahead of time some of the more exciting attractions that the city has to offer, you can better enjoy your stay.


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