Seven Great Los Angeles Experiences

hllywdsgnLos Angeles is one of those cities that is very spread out and has so much to see and do. In fact it is one of those places where there is almost too much to do. Theme parks aside (as they are usually full or multi-day attractions), here is a list of seven places you should visited in LA.

Featuring eight attractions in the one place, of these the Natural History Museum is celebrating its centenary. Best known for its Dinosaur Hall, especially its T-Rexs and 20 complete dinosaur and sea creature mounts.

Hop on an electric cart for a tour of one of Hollywood’s most famous studios. Visit the sets of actual hit TV shows and see the costume and prop departments and other backlots to see how TV is actually made.

Walk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street and keep looking down at the stars’ names on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Visit Grauman’s Chinese Theater where so many world premieres have taken place, and mingle with accurate facsimiles of the stars right next door at Madam Tussauds.

Movie studio meets theme park at Universal. Join the studio tour to see where movies are actually made, then relive the best moments from many films at the theme park where there are rides based on Transformers, Revenge of the Mummy, The Simpsons and lots more.

Renowned as home of the stars, this is where you can visit Rodeo Drive comprising three blocks of luxury shopping; drop in to the famous Beverley Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel where many of the stars stay; pop into Wilshire Avenue’s famous department stores or get a made-to-order ice cream at the Ice Cream Lab.

A great seaside city where you can visit the historic Santa Monica Pier to ride its famous carousel, see the famous Muscle Beach where bodybuilders work out, browse the four Santa Monica Farmer’s Markets for great bargains, accept a challenge at Chess Park or just watch as Chess masters go head-to-head.

Perhaps the most famous beach area of them all. Malibu actually encompasses a number of beaches, with one of the best known being Surfrider near Malibu Pier where the California surfing craze started. Other well-known beaches include Zuma and Escondido. If beaches don’t do it for you, head into the mountains to Solstice Canyon which is now a public park.

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