Los Angeles is the most populous city in California and the second-most populous in the United States, after New York City. Being associated as one of the leading places of the global movie industry and for its sunshine, the city has an amazing array of vibrant neighborhoods, activities to partake in, and sights to enjoy. Some people enjoy Hollywood and its famous sights, and some people go off the beaten path, in order to find the real Los Angeles behind the scenes. Given the sheer size of the city as well as its diversity, there’s always fun and exciting things to do in Los Angeles while visiting this vibrant city.
There are 841 museums and art galleries in Los Angeles County. One of the most notable art museums is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, holding over 150,000 works of art. Always holding an interesting exhibition, the range of art goes from ancient times to modern pieces.
The Los Angeles Natural History Museum hosts an impressive array of fossils, dioramas, ancient Latin American art, and a variety of temporary exhibits. Be sure to visit the permanent exhibition ”Becoming L.A.”, about how the city was formed from the earliest beginnings to the modern age.
Even though that it is very much a tourist staple, rarely anyone tires of the view offered from atop the Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park by Hollywood. Take a stroll on the grounds, go up on the roof and look over the immense area that is Los Angeles. It is also very close to the LA Zoo and Botanical Gardens, which is an attraction as well.
The second Thursday each month, Art Walk DTLA takes place in Downtown. A neighborhood that just recently became a hub for artists, the area is sprawling with art galleries, and, for being LA, quite walkable. While you’re at it, drop in at various hip bars and drinking establishments for refreshments, and get a slice of the cultural crowd.
LA have many activities to offer, but one of the absolute best things to do in Los Angeles is the simple, yet so fun, activity of people watching. If you enjoy people-watching (who doesn’t?), there is only one place in LA where you will find an eccentric mix of skateboarders, weirdos, goofballs, and bodybuilders, and that is the boardwalk in Venice Beach. Get down there whenever during the day, take a bike ride, grab some food, a couple of beers; just do whatever. Just be sure to take in the sights (note: people) while you’re at it.
Dubbed ”The New Silver Lake”, Highland Park is a highly vibrant neighborhood in Eastern LA. The community features a blend of hipsters and Latinos, and is the place to go if you’re looking for genuine Mexican food, small-scale book shops, and record stores. The it-neighborhood right now.
Los Angeles has a subtropical-Mediterranean climate. The average temperatures depend on when you visit. The coldest month, January, the average temperature is 13°C, and in July, the hottest month, it averages out at 22°C. Hottest average sea temperatures occur in August and September, when the temperatures are at 20°C, making this the ideal time for maritime activities and water sports.
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