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53. Getty Museum

Getty Museum

21 km
from city center
53 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Housed within Los Angeles’ renowned Getty Center, J. Paul Getty Museum is one of Los Angeles’ top sightseeing locations fostering art as it is for centuries. Richard Meier has used travertine stone to curate an Italian style curvature at the majestic entrance. The museum campus having pristine lakes, ravishing gardens and rare flora, is also an ideal spot for enjoying picnics and leisure visits.

54. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

15 km
from city center
54 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is an expansive complex with art galleries exhibiting exceptionally rare and famous murals and a massive collection of unique books. It is home to eminent works of British, Italian and European artworks from the 15th century to the present day. The property houses California’s most acclaimed botanical gardens with Asian style, lakeside seating spaces. Native animals roam the protected grounds and lake, making the area excellent for exploring wildlife and picnics too. A myriad of rare Californian, Chinese and exotic flora, special events like Veteran’s Day and historical presentations by professionals attract visitors from all over the world.

55. James Irvine Japanese Garden

James Irvine Japanese Garden

1 km
from city center
55 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Renowned as Seiryu-en, the Japanese phrase for “Garden of the Clear Stream”, James Irvine Japanese Garden is a traditional Zen garden with exotic Asian plants and cedar bridges that overlook crystalline cascading streams. It follows the horticulture style of Kyoto, Japan. Featuring a man-made stream with architectural elements to depict the journey of Japanese heritage in America, the garden and its special events venue makes a picturesque location for weddings and ceremonies. After taking a rejuvenating tour of this landscaped sloping valley, you can join the nightly cultural events and enjoy dining at the Japanese restaurant embellished with creative stone lamps.

56. L.A. River Center and Gardens

L.A. River Center and Gardens

4 km
from city center
56 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Located in the heart of San Diego, this sylvan oasis is a mission-design venue for special events and ceremonies. Sitting at the beautiful confluence of the LA River and Arroyo Seco, L.A. River Center and Gardens is known as “every bride’s dream”. Entering through the ivy-covered gates, a circular driveway guides you to the orchard of ficus trees, fountains and lovingly nurtured roses, lilies and agapanthus flowers. Serving as a lawn for dancing and dining, the patio of the event space is dappled in shade by centuries-old Californian oaks. Housed within grounds is a history museum highlighting the heritage of Los Angeles River and the city.

57. Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden

20 km
from city center
57 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Composed of an internationally acclaimed collection of trees, ornamental flowers and crescents, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden is flanked with lakes, lofty hills, rolling meadows and protected wildlife. Featuring several types of tropical herbs, perennial plants, roses, pumpkins and aquatic flora, the garden gives an array of insights about different kinds of vegetation from all over the world. The Arboretum is also a hub of activities like ornate weddings, yoga, tree architecture talks and group cooking with fresh, local produce. While visiting the 19th century historical Queen Anne Cottage on site, you may be welcomed by playful peacocks passing by!

58. Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden

Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden

22 km
from city center
58 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Envisioned first to be a family garden, the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden houses one of the richest collections of native Californian trees, grasses and ornamental flowers today. This quaint and compact oasis is a nature lover’s paradise along the shores of Manhattan Beach. Known for its rejuvenating atmosphere, aromatic flora and birdwatching spots, the garden demonstrates earth-friendly, drought-resistant horticulture. Visitors can watch bees, butterflies and pollinators at work near the on-site lake. The Butterfly House, named so for its V shape, has a startling water-holding capacity of 530 gallons for tending to delicate bushes and is a sight to behold.

59. Rancho Santa Ana and Botanic Garden

Rancho Santa Ana and Botanic Garden

49 km
from city center
59 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Also known as the California Botanic Garden, Rancho Santa Ana and Botanic Garden is a beloved landmark in a remarkable neighborhood of Los Angeles, opposite to the North College. It is home to a million native Californian plants, cultivars and hybrids. There is a section for exotic flora from tropical, Mediterranean and desert climates too.

60. Robinson Gardens

Robinson Gardens

16 km
from city center
60 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Robinson Gardens is a serene, iconic estate encircling the central mansion which was once home to Harry Robinson and is the birthplace of Beverly Hills. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the garden is beautifully manicured and has varied collections of orchards, vegetables, ornamental Californian flowers and tropical foliage.

61. Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

28 km
from city center
61 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

As the name suggests, Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Los Angeles is a revered spiritual center with a hilltop temple and well-manicured meditation gardens. The property features a spectacular lake and a windmill-shaped chapel beside. Located a short stroll away from the Pacific Ocean, this visitor center has sparkling waterfalls, fountains, sculptures and floral beds creating a soulful atmosphere.

62. South Coast Botanic Garden

South Coast Botanic Garden

31 km
from city center
62 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Rich in plants from California, South Africa and Australia, the South Coast Botanic Garden is a landscaped recreational site with flowering fruit trees like Gingkoes, Redwood Pittosporum and exotic aquatic birds. Originally a landfill, the oceanfront estate in Los Angeles has been completely altered into a graceful diatomaceous garden with diverse species.

63. Storrier Stearns

Storrier Stearns

12 km
from city center
63 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Built over 7 years since 1935 by Japanese landscape architect and first generation immigrant Mr. Kinzuchi Fujii, Storrier Stearns is included in the National Register of Historic Places as one of California’s best maintained Japanese gardens.

64. The Japanese Garden in Van Nuys

The Japanese Garden in Van Nuys

26 km
from city center
64 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

The Japanese Garden in Van Nuys is a beloved landmark in downtown Los Angeles featuring Zen-style gardens of decorative Japanese plants and trees. The tranquil setting offers perfect balance between modernity and culture, showcasing Buddha figurines, stone lanterns, beautiful water features and authentic Asian plants. The vast Plover Path nurtures magnolia, lotus and cherry trees and has Japanese style bridges winding along waterfalls. You can enjoy watching playful fish and animals at the lakeside Tortoise Garden. At the end of the garden, the tatami-mat Teahouse and tea garden are must visits. They also have a store selling beautiful objects depicting the Japanese and Asian-Pacific cultures.

65. El Matador State Beach

El Matador State Beach

58 km
from city center
65 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

This famous summertime getaway attracts a decent number of tourists as well as locals who come here for walks in the sand, snorkelling or simply sunbathing and to watch panoramic sunsets. This sandy stretch is the most popular beach among the cliff-foot beaches with blufftop parking within the Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach and is the closest to Malibu. One can spend his time here in Cave exploration, Beach Exploration, Bird watching and swimming. This is a popular destination for professional photographers to capture the dramatic sunsets and aquatic life as well. There are picnic tables overlooking the Pacific. A steep trail along a dirt path makes the entry for the beach. The place is covered with massive rocks, birds, seaweed covered stones and most importantly a lot of people on weekends. The beach is filled with caves and arches which provide an excellent backdrop for posers. The north section of the beach is comparatively less crowded and is a must visit place. The best time to visit here is during the low tide which makes most part of the beach easily accessible.

66. El Pescador State Beach

El Pescador State Beach

60 km
from city center
66 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

This beach is the Westernmost beach comprising of the three beaches within the Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach. This place offers the best experience for a tropical beach with its white sands and clear blue water and fresh breezes. People generally come here for the enthralling sunset view. ‘El Pescador’ means ‘Fisherman’ in Spanish and true to the name this place is great for the popular sport of surf fishing. People come here for a leisure walk or to play and relax as it is a secluded spot. There are portable restrooms at the top of the trail that leads down to the beach.

67. Zuma Beach

Zuma Beach

55 km
from city center
67 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

This is one of the largest and the cleanest beach located at Pacific Coast Highway in LA country, California. This clearwater beach gets its name from the nearby Point Dume which was named by George Vancouver in the honour of Padre Francisco Dumetz and was misspelt on his map as “Dume”, never to get corrected. People commute to this beach directly from the PHC, or the Malibu-Canyon Road and the Kanan-Dume Road. This place is famous for its beach volleyball courts and seasonal food stands.

68. Paradise Cove Beach

Paradise Cove Beach

51 km
from city center
68 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

The Paradise Cove Beach is located at 28128 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California. It is a combined public and private spot, with rentable private terraces, beach beds and lounges. The place is ideal for lounging on a comfy oceanside bed with a glass of wine away from the rush of the city life. The water at the beach is crystal clear and very ideal for a deep swim. The Paradise Cove sandy beach is both clean and clear of debris as it is a privately maintained beach and hence an ideal place for walks.

69. Malibu Lagoon State Beach

Malibu Lagoon State Beach

41 km
from city center
69 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Malibu Lagoon State Beach Park is a protected beach in California and is a part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area. The Malibu Lagoon is an estuary at the mouth of the Malibu Creek at the Pacific Ocean and is a stop for many migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway. It is also a nesting area for the Snowy Plovers. The beach also boasts of surfing culture and hosts many surfing tournaments throughout the year. It has three primary surfing areas where both amateurs and professionals come to surf. Rentals are available for all sorts of water sports. There are many food trucks in the vicinity of the beach. There are also many restaurants nearby where one can enjoy the taste of local as well as exotic cuisine.

70. Abalone Cove Beach

Abalone Cove Beach

37 km
from city center
70 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

The Abalone Cove Shoreline Park is a coastal nature reserve on the Palos Verdes peninsula in Los Angeles. The Abalone Cove Park has two beaches namely the Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove, tidepools, bluff-top viewing area, and Trails Crisscrossing the area. The entry in the park is free for the first thirty minutes and then it is charged on a timely basis. The clean beaches and the hiking trails comprise a major part of the park. There are picnic tables spread out over the entire area. Lifeguards and restrooms can be found at frequent intervals.

71. Manhattan County Beach

Manhattan County Beach

24 km
from city center
71 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Manhattan Beach is a city in south-west Los Angeles, California. The beach stretches for about 3.4 km and is roughly 140 m wide. This place offers an exquisite range of fine dining options and boasts of casual beach culture and is featured as the ‘Best City’ to live in by many esteemed newspapers. Manhattan Beach is a hotspot for activities like Beach Volleyball and Surfing, drawing large crowds to the place. The city hosts The Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament and The International Surf Festival annually in August.

72. Venice Beach

Venice Beach

24 km
from city center
72 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Venice Beach is one of the most preferred recreational beachfront in Los Angeles, California and is locally known as the westside. It was earlier known as the ‘Venice of America’ and is now an important centre for creative professionals. The place is an imitation of Venice in Italy, is well planned, boasting of the Italian renaissance architecture. The place is home to the studios of many performance artists like Chainsaw Jugglers, Break Dancers, Acrobats and Comics who can be seen there every day.

73. Leo Carrillo State Beach

Leo Carrillo State Beach

65 km
from city center
73 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Leo Carrillo State Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Los Angeles, located 28 miles northwest of Santa Monica, California. It is easily the most visited holiday destination. The waves are desirable for surfing, the tide pools are an intriguing habitat, the sand is soft for relaxing, and the trails across the cliffs and through its campsite makes its an enjoyable hike. It has a protected cove towards the north and rocky tide pools. The ideal time to visit is during the low tide.

74. Will Rogers State Beach

Will Rogers State Beach

90 km
from city center
74 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Will Rogers State Beach Park is a beach park at the Santa Monica Bay, at the Pacific coast of California. What makes this beach very popular is that the famous show Baywatch was shot here before they moved the shooting location to Hawaii. Likewise, the beach has featured in many other TV shows and movies as well owing to its scenic locations and beautiful landscapes. The beach is very popular among the LGBT community and is considered as the unofficial gay beach of Los Angeles and is often referred to as Gingers Rogers Beach. The place offers a wide range of activities and is well equipped with volleyball courts, gymnastic equipment, playground and a bike trail which extends for about nineteen miles along the shore of Torrance. Surfing is also very popular here. There are restrooms at frequent intervals and the beach is a quiet one. The tides are generally low making it one of the most visited beaches.

75. Santa Monica State Beach

Santa Monica State Beach

26 km
from city center
75 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

The Santa Monica State Beach is a state beach in Los Angeles, California, managed by California Department of Parks and Recreations and is located along the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. The Beach is around 5.6 km long and filled with many parks and a lot of activities to do. People generally come here for one-day picnics (picnic tables are laid out all over the place), surfing (rentals are available), swimming and beach volleyball. The Santa Monica Pier is the famous, historic arch and sign dating back to 1909. there is an International Chess Park with public chess tables and a human-size chess board near the pier. One part of the beach is known as ‘Ink Well’ or the ‘Negro Beach’ as it was solely dedicated to the community of colour for their demarcated use. The beach is also used for fishing and is a nesting ground for the Snowy Plovers. The place is a picturesque location and has many hotels and archaic buildings to view making it an ideal relaxing spot for the locals and tourists as well.

76. Redondo County Beach

Redondo County Beach

27 km
from city center
76 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Redondo Beach is a coastal city located in the South Bay region of the Greater Los Angeles Area. The place has a very clean beach and is very popular with tourists. The ocean face of the Pacific Coast Highway has many good restaurants and water sporting activities. The Municipal Pier is one of the major tourist attractions and a crowd puller. The place is a centre for local art and the culture is preserved in the form their buildings, arches and bridges.

77. Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach

26 km
from city center
77 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Hermosa beach is situated in Los Angeles, California. It lies between Manhattan Beach and the Redondo beach. Hermosa means ‘beautiful’ in Spanish and the place is actually one of the most beautiful coats in the country. People primarily come here for the clean beaches and activities like swimming, beach volleyball, surfing, sunbathing and cycling as well. There are stores which rent out stuff for this at affordable rates. The major attraction of the place is Hermosa Beach pier which is the hub fine dining, shopping and entertainment.

78. Topanga Beach

Topanga Beach

41 km
from city center
78 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Topanga State Beach is one of the closest beaches to Los Angeles, situated along the Pacific Coast Highway and South Topanga Canyon, Malibu. It is a very well-maintained public beach with activities like surfing, swimming, fishing, sunbathing and scuba diving. The place is also a hotspot for marine life. The beach is popular with surfers due to its shape and climatic conditions. Waves wrap around the sandy point around the creek and a lagoon is formed. At the west end of the beach, there is a rotting old steel barrier around the surf. The clean sands of the beach make it worth walking and the clear waters encourage all sorts of water sports. The Mastro’s Ocean Club Restaurant is situated near the beach and is very famous for its delicacies. There are restrooms, and lifeguards stationed at frequent intervals. Picnic tables are also spread out over the entire range of the beach. The best time to visit the place is during low tides.

79. Nicholas Canyon County Beach

Nicholas Canyon County Beach

62 km
from city center
79 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

The Nicholas Canyon Country Beach is a public beach located in western Malibu and is popularly known as Point Zero or Zeros for the waves that break on the boulder-strewn point. People come in here for activities like Surfing, swimming, fishing, scuba diving, sunbathing, windsurfing and tide pooling. There are picnic tables all over the place and the clean, sandy beach makes it suitable for strolls. There are food trucks available here in the vicinity which provide a fresh taste accompanying the airiness of the beach. There are restrooms, showers and lifeguards stationed at frequent intervals. The ideal time to visit is during low tide. The place usually gets busy over the weekend.

80. St. Vincent de Paul Church

St. Vincent de Paul Church

4 km
from city center
80 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

St Vincent de Paul Church is one of the finest churches in the area and they have specially designated time for the masses. The church is very beautiful and has some ancient murals and paintings depicting the catholic culture of the place. They use a particular incense and the hymns are recited regularly. The place is airy and one can truly feel the divine connection here.

81. Griffith Park

Griffith Park

10 km
from city center
81 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Griffith Park is an iconic tourist attraction in the Loz Feliz neighbourhood of Los Angeles. Spread across more than 4500 acres, the Griffith Park is amongst the largest municipal parks in the continent. The park has multiple tourist attractions including the Griffith Observatory, the Los Angeles Zoo, The Travel Town Transportation Museum and the Autry Museum.

82. Elysian Park

Elysian Park

3 km
from city center
82 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Elysian Park is the oldest park in the city of Los Angeles. Founded in 1886, this park is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Spread across 600 acres, it is amongst the largest in Los Angeles. Elysian Park has the historic distinction of hosting the shooting events of the 1932 Summer Olympics.

83. Palisades Park

Palisades Park

25 km
from city center
83 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Palisades Park is amongst the most scenic parks in the Santa Monica area. Located along the famous Ocean Avenue, this 26.4-acre park extends from the Santa Monica Pier. It is a beautiful park with magnificent views of both the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains. It is home to a variety of trees such as palm, pine and fig trees.

84. Echo Park Lake

Echo Park Lake

3 km
from city center
84 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

The Echo Park Lake was constructed in eastern part of Los Angeles in 1860, serving as the city’s reservoir for drinking water. It is now amongst the most popular picnic spots thanks to its pleasant ambience. Tourists visiting the park will be treated to a great view of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. The lake also has a fountain in the middle which shoots water upto a height of 200 ft. This scenic setting has also been featured in movies and television shows, such as Chinatown (1974).

85. Pan Pacific Park

Pan Pacific Park

11 km
from city center
85 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

The Pan Pacific Park is ideal for those looking for access to great sports facilities. This well maintained park in the Fairfax district was developed on the land where the iconic Pan-Pacific Auditorium once stood.

86. 626 Night Market

626 Night Market

21 km
from city center
86 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

The 626 Night Market is a great place to hang out and socialize during the weekends. The number 626 stands for area code of the San Gabriel Valley and is located in the Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. This night market, which was established in 2012, has since gone on to become one of California’s most popular food festivals. Tourists and visitors are instantly reminded of the bazaar culture made famous in Asia. The 626 Night Market has options for food, drink, shopping and entertainment and is held ten times during the course of the year.

87. Franklin Canyon Park

Franklin Canyon Park

17 km
from city center
87 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Nestled in the middle of Beverly Hills, the 605-acre Franklin Canyon Park is a great place to visit for scenic hikes and trails. The park is located at the Eastern end of the Santa Monica mountain range, near the Benedict Canyon. This makes for some stunning natural views that offer a great escape for the busy city life for visitors.

88. Lake Hollywood Park

Lake Hollywood Park

12 km
from city center
88 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Lake Hollywood Park surrounds the Hollywood Reservoir, which was created by the Mulholland Dam. The park is a great place for visitors looking for a quiet and green area in the city, with great facilities for children and pets. Visitors with dogs will enjoy taking their dogs around the park thanks to the wide green lawns. Visitors also have a great view of the Hollywood Sign, which is amongst the most iconic symbols of Los Angeles. While you get a great view of the sign, you can also enjoy the peace and quiet of the setting, which makes it suitable for picnics and small gatherings. A children’s play area will also cater to the needs of toddlers and young kids alike.

89. Korean Bell of Friendship

Korean Bell of Friendship

38 km
from city center
89 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

The Korean Bell of Friendship was gifted to the United States by the South Korean government on their bicentennial anniversary. Located in Angel’s Gate Park, the bell is housed in the Belfry of Friendship, a stone pagoda.

90. Lake Balboa Park

Lake Balboa Park

28 km
from city center
90 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

The Anthony C. Beilenson Park, commonly known as the Lake Balboa Park is a 80-acre park in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area of the San Fernando Valley. The park is famous for Lake Balboa, a popular fishing and boating spot. The 27-acre lake, which sits in the centre of the park, is frequented by private boats as well as swan and pedal boats available for rent in the park. The lake is home to ducks and geese, and also has a waterfall located at one end.

91. Tongva Park

Tongva Park

24 km
from city center
91 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Tongva Park in Santa Monica is a modern park that highlights the growth of California. Combining landscaping and irrigation techniques native to the state, the park also boasts of modern architecture and facilities that are trademarks of the rapid urbanisation of California. The 7.4-acre park in Ocean Avenue was constructed on a parking lot alongside Ken Genser Square, both of which were opened to the public in 2013.

92. Los Angeles State Historic Park

Los Angeles State Historic Park

1 km
from city center
92 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Los Angeles State Historic Park is located in the Chinatown area of Los Angeles. The park was amongst the last few habitats of the Tongva Native Americans. It was then developed into the rail yard before finally being converted into the state park. The park, which was established in 2001, is still being developed. The park has 13 acres opened to the public, and a total of 32 acres being developed as part of the project.

93. Holocaust Museum, Los Angeles

Holocaust Museum, Los Angeles
5.0 /5

11 km
from city center
93 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Situated at the Pan Pacific Park of Los Angeles, California, the Holocaust Museum of Los Angeles is the oldest in the US founded by a group of local holocaust survivors. Culturally significant and historically an archetype of the worst of humanity, the museum stands as the reflection of Jewish suffering at the hands of the Nazis. It provides a crucial glimpse into the past by exhibiting various pieces of the holocaust. The tree of Testimony, one of its many exhibits, presents 51,000 heart-wrenching survivor testimonies

94. California Science Centre

California Science Centre
4.5 /5

6 km
from city center
94 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Standing exquisitely in the 160 acres Exposition Park of Los Angeles, California Science Centre is a paradise for all the curious minds. With the mission to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning, the museum remains one of the most visited sites in the park attracting the groups of kids and adults. This very famous museum has found numerous references in pop culture because of its ability to provide visitors with advanced engagement with the world of science.

95. The Broad

The Broad
4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
95 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Sited on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, The Broad is a contemporary art museum which houses more than 2000 collections from various artists across the globe. The three-story museum is designed on a concept of ‘Veil and Vault’ which shrouds the treasury of the museum’s core from the daylight, allowing it to feature and maintain an elegant ambiance for the artworks. The structure is in itself a piece of art exhibiting the art lovers with majestic pieces and displays.

96. Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
4.5 /5

11 km
from city center
96 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Located on the Wilshire Boulevard of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art popularly called LACMA is inspired by the rich cultural legacy of the place. With more than 142,000 collections, the museum echoes artistic expressions from across the globe. The heaven for art lovers and aesthetic minds with a spur for art and culture, the place offers numerous dreamy exhibits along with countless art collections.

97. Getty Centre

Getty Centre
4.5 /5

21 km
from city center
97 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

A child of Getty Trust, the Getty Centre in Los Angeles California sits on the top of a hill above the San Diego freeway housing an extensive range of art collection. Linked to the downhill parking, by a hover board which conveys visitors to the welcome centre, the Centre, inside its white walls houses conservation and research institutes, a museum, an auditorium and a garden flourishing hordes of plant species. Honoring the world's artistic inheritance, this modern architecture displays both permanent art collections from renowned artists and frequent exhibitions, performances and workshops from emerging contemporary artists.

98. The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
4.0 /5

15 km
from city center
98 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Displaying assembly of art collections, 120 acres of botanical landscapes, rare books in library and birds, The Huntington group is a historical, educational and research attraction located in San Marino, California. A stunning mix of beauty and literary, the place offers insight into 18th-century European art and 17th-century American art through multiple exhibits, books and art collection.

99. The Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art
4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
99 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Located on Grand avenue of downtown Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art is an architecture which houses modern and contemporary art pieces and exhibitions. In the neighbourhood of The Broad, the MOCA displays work like Bruce Nauman’s Walk with Contrapposto and Thomas Lawson’s The New World: Twins. Visitors can actively engage in frequent programs, lectures, workshops and screenings organised by the museum along with numerous live exhibitions that are reformed every few weeks.

100. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
4.5 /5

10 km
from city center
100 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Sited amid the bustling streets of urban Los Angeles, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum in Hancock Park is one of the very few excavation sites open to exploring for the history buffs. A site with multiple fenced lakes of black slush called the asphalt, this fossil collection has preserved bones and remains of numerous ancient creatures like mammoth and Saber-tooth cats. Apart from the tar sites which offers multiple opportunities for paleontologists and archaeologists, the museum part of this place showcases the history of tar pits and exhibits best fossils excavated from there like the Huge Colombian Mammoth exhibition and wall of dire wolf skulls, all of them found in the tar pits around the museum.

101. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
4.5 /5

6 km
from city center
101 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Located in the Exposition park of Los Angeles, the Natural History Museum is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States. With nature gardens and 3D theatres both encompassed into a neoclassical architecture spread across 6 acres, the museum is also associated with La Brea Tar pits in Hancock Park. The pollinator meadow and the Urban Waterfall and Creek are the two famous spots for the visitors to engage in sightseeing of beautiful flowers and flowing creek.

102. Norton Simon Museum

Norton Simon Museum
4.5 /5

13 km
from city center
102 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Blended in the aesthetic of Colorado boulevard of Pasadena city, this ‘H’ shaped art museum has distinct brown tiles engraved in its exterior walls making it an architectural delight to everyone laying eyes on it. What lies inside these curved and shiny walls is a gorgeous collection reflecting diverse artistic expressions from different parts of the world. Housing artists like Rembrandt, Picasso, Van Gough and Monet, the museum stands as a dynasty to numerous American, European and Asian paintings as well as sculptures.

103. Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory
4.5 /5

9 km
from city center
103 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

Situated in the Griffith park of Los Angeles, the Griffith Observatory is an astronomical facility that promises mighty views of the Hollywood Sign and the Pacific Ocean along with numerous science and space-based exhibitions. Visit the place to witness The Big Picture- a detailed and immensely accurate image of bands of galaxies. A popular cultural attraction among the residents as well as for the tourists, the place with its symbolic architecture is thematically designed with a solar system lawn model and a gorgeous Astronomer’s monument.

104. Hammer Museum

Hammer Museum
4.5 /5

18 km
from city center
104 out of 169
places to visit in Los Angeles

A cultural centre which houses historic as well as contemporary art pieces inside its walls, The Hammer is an art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard. It has five distinct collections comprising the famous The Hammer Contemporary Collection and the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden which is amongst the most viewed exhibitions featured in the museum. These 5 acres of green space is decorated with numerous modern and contemporary sculptures making it an aesthetic space for the visitors to relax and enjoy their visit.

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Public transportation in LA is decent, but not overly impressive. The Metro Rail and the public bus are the two most popular means of mass public transport here. Various different companies provide bus services in the city, and the subway system runs across 8 lines. Having a TAP Card is the easiest way to get through payments in these modes. It is a rechargeable card which is accepted in buses and metros. The best way to get around LA is by hiring a car. It is a very easy task in the city, and the roads are not confusing. However, be vary of traffic, and avoid travelling during office rush hours. Cabs also run throughout the city, though you'll have to book them. This makes it a very time consuming and expensive task, so hiring a car remains the best way to get around the city.
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How much does a package cost for Los angeles?

The packages for Los angeles start at INR 79450 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Los angeles?

The top sightseeing places in Los angeles are Getty Center, Universal Studios Hollywood, Griffith Observatory, Nethercutt Collection, Griffith Park, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

What are the top activities in Los angeles?

The top activities in Los angeles are Universal Studios Hollywood General Admission Ticket, GO Los Angeles Card (All-Inclusive Pass), Six Flags Magic Mountain Ticket, [Skip the Line] OUE Skyspace Los Angeles Admission, [Skip-the-Line] Universal Studios Hollywood Express and VIP Ticket in Los Angeles, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood Los Angeles.

What are the top hotels in Los angeles?

There are 1134 Hotels in Los angeles which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Los angeles are The Villa Sophia Guest House, Hollywood Hills Sanctuary, Dwell At The Beach, Santa Monica Pier Townhouse, Hollywood Hills Home, Pool, Views, Lake, Romantic Melrose Retreat - Relax in the Sunshine. You can see all the hotels in Los angeles here
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