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Things to do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – A Diverse City to Visit

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.

 

Things to do in Los Angeles 

 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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.

 

Los Angeles Natural History Museum

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.

 

Griffith Observatory

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.

 

Downtown LA Art Walk

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.

 

Venice Beach

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.

 

Visit Highland Park

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.

 

When to go to Los Angeles

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.

 

Things to do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Facts

Population3 857 799
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
LanguageEnglish
CurrencyUS Dollar
Longitude-118.25
Latitude34.05
AirportLos Angeles Intl, United States (LAX)

Los Angeles average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
8~21 °C 9~22 °C 23 °C 26 °C 16~28 °C 17~33 °C 18~37 °C 19~36 °C 19~35 °C 18~31 °C 13~24 °C 9~22 °C

OPERA

Los Angeles Opera House

The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is a part of The Los Angeles Music Center, which is one of the biggest centers for performance arts in the USA. This part of the center, which is a dedicated Opera House, was constructed in March 1962 and is named after Dorothy Chandler who was the leading force behind the rebirth of performance arts in Los Angeles during this time. The Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale and Center Theatre Group all call this building home, but they also have to share the place with international artists who travel to this cultural Mecca. Apart from The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion other buildings share the space in this huge cultural melting pot. The Ahmanson Theater, the Mark Taper form and Walt Disney Concert Hall all have their special place in the hearts of the Los Angeles people. We recommend that you make your way to their respective websites to see what's going on at the time of your visit and maybe even plan your trip with their calender in mind. You won't be disappointed!

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MARATHON

Los Angeles Marathon

The Los Angeles Marathon is an annually held marathon event in the month of February. You start at the world famous Dodger Stadium and run downhill for the rest of the race. You will fly by the Dragons Gate of Chinatown, the performing arts center Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the historic Route 66 on your way to the finish line near the Santa Monica Pier. At the end, you can celebrate your feat with the other marathon runners as well as attend the marathon centered festival! And even if you haven't run a whole marathon, the festival is of course open to everyone so you can go there just to enjoy the enthusiastic atmosphere. Don't miss it if you are in Los Angeles in February!

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GOLF

Golf in Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles is home to many golf courses and country clubs. One of the most popular public golf course is called the Westchester Golf Club, a fun and challenging course for all kinds of golfers located near the Westside beaches. Another great course near the shore in the southern part of the city is the Palos Verdes Golf Club. It is set in the beautiful natural landscape of the area, consisting of hills, creeks and lakes. The breeze from the ocean makes it a challenging course that will require patience and strategy. Apart from these clubs there are several high end country clubs, such as Mountain Gate Country Club and Wilshire Country Club along with many more affordable options. Golfing in Los Angeles is thriving, and you can be a part of it!

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WATER-PARK

Water Parks in Los Angeles - Something for everyone at Raging Waters

There are two large and popular water parks in Los Angeles. The first one, Raging Waters, actually boasts itself with being the largest water theme park in California. This place is packed with water slides, speed slides, rides, lagoons, pools and beaches. Everyone will find something fun here! The other one, Hurricane Harbor, is located a little closer to the city than Raging Waters. It is a part of the franchise Six Flags and offers exciting attractions and rides for all members of your company, from tots to daredevil teens.

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THEME-PARKS

Theme Parks in Los Angeles - Dreams come true at Universal Studios

Los Angeles is said to be a place where your dreams will come true. It offers a never-ending list of things to experience and if you are a fan of theme parks Los Angeles you will not leave this city disappointed. Check out behind-the-scenes of many big movies and learn more about how movies are made at Universal Studios Hollywood. If you want to go on exciting and thrilling rides you should visit either Magic Mountain or Castle Park, which both offer great places to go for a fun family day!

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