Top 10 Things To Do In Los Angeles
Los Angeles is the epicenter of the American entertainment industry and the largest metropolis on the West Coast. There are dozens of popular Los Angeles attractions within walking or driving distance of our downtown hotel, with options ideal for families, thrill seekers, culinary connoisseurs and art enthusiasts alike. Below you’ll find Luxe City Center Hotel’s Los Angeles travel guide, featuring the top 10 things to do in L.A. during your stay.
#1 - Disneyland
Experience Disney at its most magical! Meet all of your favorite Disney characters, blast off with Buzz Lightyear, or dare to explore the Haunted Mansion. Thrill-seekers will enjoy the California Adventure theme park next door, offering even more rollercoasters, 3D adventure rides, and the ever-popular Tower of Terror.
#2 - STAPLES Center
STAPLES Center regularly hosts world-class sports and entertainment events. The home of the NBA LA Lakers, NBA LA Clippers, and NHL LA Kings, the arena has also hosted the Democratic National Convention, US Figure Skating Championships, and concerts from today’s top headliners.
#3 - The J. Paul Getty Museum
Designed as a celebration of the visual arts, the J. Paul Getty Museum showcases an outstanding collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and photography from its antiquity through present day. Along with an impressive permanent collection, the museum hosts traveling exhibitions from around the globe.
#4 - Universal Studios Hollywood
Get an inside look at the sets and secrets of legendary films. Then, immerse yourself into the thrilling worlds of your favorite movies and TV shows, from the Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM
to The Simpsons RideTM
. Witness behind-the-scenes magic inside the Special Effect Show. Come face-to-face with "living" dinosaurs at Jurassic Park® - featuring a 50-foot T-Rex, and a treacherous plunge straight down an 84-foot waterfall!
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#5 - The GRAMMY Museum®
Located directly across the street from Luxe City Center Hotel, the GRAMMY Museum® is an exciting interactive celebration of the power of music in a vibrant new Downtown Los Angeles space. It explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music.
#6 - Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Walt Disney Concert Hall is the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, it is known to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world. The stainless steel curves of the exterior make the concert hall an internationally recognized architectural landmark.
#7 - Olvera Street
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Park is LA's birthplace, the site of the original settlement in 1781. A bustling Mexican Mercado sits just to the north of Olvera Street, where you can listen to mariachi music, watch folk dances and dine at several restaurants. Tour the Avila Adobe, the oldest existing house in LA, and visit restored historic buildings, including the Old Plaza Church, the Old Plaza Firehouse and more.
#8 - Santa Monica Pier
The beautiful Santa Monica Pier offers a variety of entertainment, dining and shopping experiences, including the thrill rides of Pacific Park. The Santa Monica Pier is open 365 days a year, offering fun for all ages. Admission is free.
#9 - Griffith Park
Griffith Park is the largest city park in the country, sprawling more than 4,107 acres with a mix of activities for the whole family. Picnic on one of the broad lawns or enjoy hiking for all levels. Shady waterfalls, tennis courts, Autry Museum of Western Heritage, golf course, merry-go-round, pony rides and a zoo all make Griffith Park a place to visit.
#10 - L.A. LIVE
Enjoy endless entertainment at L.A. LIVE. With concerts from top artists, live sporting events, movies, bowling, and more, you'll never run out of things to do at this downtown hotspot. Learn more about L.A. LIVE
(Ok, Just One More) #11 - Venice Beach
Every weekend of the year, crowds flock to the beachside walkway where the mild weather and sea air are only part of the attraction. The most amazing street entertainers in the world are here – a chain saw juggler, a swami on rollerblades, dancers, and more.