If you are visiting California you will probably find yourself in Los Angeles at some point.  Below are 10 places that you don’t want to miss out. 10 locations that you must see.  In addition to show you these places I will tell you where they are so you can just type it in your GPS (actual screen, phones, tablets…) and get there in no time.  Let’s start! Which now is your favorite?

Which one is your favorite?

All the pictures below where taken by Moshe Levis Photography. Enjoy!

1. Walt Disney Concert Hall – Downtown Los Angeles

Disney Concert Hall Interior Set The beautiful Walt Disney Concert Hall is located in Downtown Los Angeles and it is super easy to get there!  The Walt Disney Concert Hall was designed by Frank Gehry and it opened on October 24, 2003.  Bounded by Hope Street, Grand Avenue, and 1st and 2nd Streets, it seats 2,265 people and serves, among other purposes, as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Address: 111 South Grand Avenue.

One ride on the Metro Rail Red Line should take you about a block away and you can just walk up 2 minutes. You’ll see it. Hard to miss!  

2. Griffith Observatory – Hollywood

The Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park (are almost at the same location) are a great place for the whole family. Watch the stars and experience the museum in the Observatory and relax or have a nice picnic at the park next to it. The view from the Griffith Observatory is spectacular, as you can see in the picture.  The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Since the observatory opened in 1935, admission has been free, in accordance with Griffith’s will.

Address: 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

3. Venice Beach – Venice, California

Venice is a residential, commercial, and recreational beachfront neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles in the Westside region of Los Angeles County.  Venice was founded in 1905 as a seaside resort town. It was an independent city until 1926, when it merged with Los Angeles. Today, Venice is known for its canals, beaches and circus-like Ocean Front Walk, a two-and-a-half-mile pedestrian-only promenade that features performers, fortune-tellers, artists, and vendors.

Address: Venice Beach

4. LAX Landing Strip – Los Angeles International Airport

The Los Angeles International Airport  is the primary airport serving the Greater Los Angeles Area, the second-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. It is most often referred to by its IATA airport code LAX, with the letters pronounced individually. LAX is located in southwestern Los Angeles along the Pacific coast in the neighborhood of Westchester, 16 miles (26 km) from Downtown Los Angeles. It is owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, an agency of the Los Angeles city government formerly known as the Department of Airports. If you want to get to where you see the airplanes lend (right above your heads) just ask me in the comments section down below.

5. Santa Monica Pier – Santa Monica, California

The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California and is a prominent, 100-year-old landmark.  It has a carousel from the 1920s, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, shops, entertainers, a video arcade, a trapeze school, a pub, and restaurants. The end of the pier is a popular location for anglers.

Address: Santa Monica Pier

6. LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) – Los Angeles, Miracle Mile

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is an art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles. LACMA is on Museum Row, adjacent to the George C. Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits.  LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States. It attracts nearly a million visitors annually.[3] It holds more than 120,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. In addition to art exhibits, the museum features film and concert series.

Directly in front of the new entrance to LACMA on Wilshire Boulevard, where Ogden Drive once bisected the 20-acre campus between Wilshire Boulevard and 6th Street, is Chris Burden’s Urban Light (2008), an orderly, multi-tiered installation of 202 antique cast-iron street lights from various cities in and around the Los Angeles area. The street lights are functional, turn on in the evening, and are powered by solar panels on the roof of the BP Grand Entrance.

Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7. Hollywood Reservoir – Santa Monica Mountains in the Hollywood Hills

Hollywood Reservoir, also known as Lake Hollywood, is a reservoir located in the Santa Monica Mountains in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los AngelesCalifornia. It is maintained by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The reservoir and surrounding neighborhood are overlooked by the Hollywood Sign.  The reservoir is created by the Mulholland Dam, built in 1924, designed by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, then named the Bureau of Water Works and Supply, as part of the city’s water storage and supply system.

Address: Hollywood Reservoir Los Angeles, CA 90068

8. Lake Shrine – Pacific Palisades

The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine lies a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean, on Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Palisades, California. It was founded and dedicated by Paramahansa Yogananda, on August 20, 1950 and is owned by the Self-Realization Fellowship. The 10-acre (40,000 m2) site has lush gardens, a large, natural spring-fed lake which is framed by natural hillsides, and is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including swans, ducks, koi, water turtles, and lotus flowers. The entire property is a natural amphitheater. Many thousands of visitors come each year to enjoy the scenic beauty and serenity of this spiritual sanctuary.

Address: 17190 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

9. Runyon Canyon – Hollywood

Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre (65 ha) park in Los Angeles, California, at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, managed by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.  The southern entrance to the park is located at the north end of Fuller Avenue in Hollywood. The northern entrance is off the 7300 block of Mulholland Drive. The Runyon Canyon Road, a fire road that is closed to public motor vehicle access, runs roughly through the center of the park between the northern and southern entrances along Runyon Canyon itself, and there are numerous smaller hiking trails throughout the park. The highest point in the park at anelevation of 1,320 ft (402 m) is known as Indian Rock. Because of its proximity to residential areas of Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills, celebrity sightings are common.  The park is also noted for having a fairly liberal dog policy, with dogs allowed off-leash in 90 of the park’s 160 acres (0.65 km2).

Address: 2000 N Fuller Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 

10. Hollywood – Hollywood, California

Panoramic Downtown Hollywood

Panoramic Downtown Hollywood

Hollywood is a district in the central region of Los AngelesCalifornia, in the United States.  It is notable for its place as the home of the entertainment industry, including several of its historic studios. Its name has come to be a metonymy for the motion picture industry of the United States. Hollywood is also a highly ethnically diverse, densely populated, economically diverse neighborhood and retail business district. Hollywood was a small community in 1870 and was incorporated as a municipality in 1903.  It merged with the City of Los Angeles in 1910, and soon thereafter a film industry began to emerge, eventually becoming dominant in the world.

Address: Hollywood

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