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Local California Attractions


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Local attractions in the greater LA area

  • Drive Mulholland Drive: One of the world’s most famous scenic drives, Mulholland winds from the Hollywood Hills, across the spine of the Santa Monica Mountains, and west towards the Pacific Ocean.
     
  • Check out Pacific Coast Highway: PCH is a sun-drenched road that hugs the coastline and is undoubtedly one of LA’s signature drives.
  • Surf and Shop: Go to Santa Monica Beach in the morning and then shop on the 3rd Street Promenade that afternoon, or the other way around. The mall is three blocks from the beach
  • Experience the Sunset Strip: This legendary 1.5-mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard has night clubs shopping and frequent celebrity sightings
  • Grauman’s Chinese Theatre: Step into Hollywood history: The forecourt of has been one of the most popular free attractions since the 1920s, when actress Norma Talmadge accidentally stepped in wet cement during the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille’s King of Kings.
  • Venice Beach: Chainsaw jugglers, swamis on rollerblades, street dancers...the most amazing street entertainers in the world are in Venice Beach.
  • Window shop Rodeo Drive: Treasure hunt and star gaze along famed Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills
  • Watch TV live: Be a part of a studio audience on your favorite television shows and game shows like Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. Tickets are free but must be obtained in advance.
  • Take a Walking Tour of Downtown: With many free cultural attractions, Downtown LA has become one of the city's best places to see the sights for free.
  • Star gaze at Griffith Observatory: To learn about stars that are truly out of this world, the exhibitions and displays in the painstakingly renovated Griffith Park landmark are all free, as is an introductory video about the building and its contents.
  • Explore LA’s Fashion District: The people-watching alone makes the Fashion District one of LA’s premier shopping destinations and an experience all its own.
  • La Brea Tar Pits: Located in Hancock Park, the site of the richest discovery of Ice Age fossils in the world,. More than 100 tons of fossilized bones representing nearly 400 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish have been unearthed from pools of sticky asphalt dating back to prehistoric time.
  • Historic Farmers Market: The LA Farmers Market opened at the corner of Third and Fairfax in 1934 and retains much of its original flavor — the freshest produce, made-to-order peanut butter, gourmet meats and cheeses, corned beef and hot donuts — while adding a few modern touches (Brazilian barbecue, Cajun chicken, sushi).
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame: Since the 1960s, more than 2,300 terrazzo and brass stars have been unveiled on Hollywood’s major sidewalks.