Your Destination Guide to Los Angeles

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As one of the ultimate places to see and be seen, Los Angeles is a sightseer's wonderland. From Hollywood relics to scenic coastlines, get your camera ready for serious picture-snapping.

Los Angeles | Sightseeing

Abbot Kinney Boulevard
  • Abbot Kinney Boulevard
  • Nestled comfortably between Washington Avenue and Pacific Avenue, Abbot Kinney Boulevard cuts right through the boho-chic heart of Venice, California.
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Getty Center
  • Getty Center
  • The Getty Center sits atop a hill in the Santa Monica Mountains in Brentwood where it reflects and displays the light on its collections as well as on its visitors, creating not only a warm welcome...
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Grauman's Chinese Theatre
  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre
  • Hollywood aficionados have been known to compare the Grauman's Chinese Theatre to the Great Wall in China, and, while this may be overstated, this famous theater, located in the heart of Hollywood, is perhaps America's most recognizable.
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Griffith Observatory
  • Griffith Observatory
  • Stargazing in LA usually requires lurking around movie premieres, back lots, and alleged celebrity hangouts (and sometimes households), but you're lucky if you see any real stars in this perpetually illuminated city.
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Hollywood and Vine Boulevards
  • Hollywood and Vine Boulevards
  • The corner of Hollywood and Vine, once the bustling headquarters of all the Hollywood VIPs in the 1920s, remains significant in entertainment history as the foundation of the industry.
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Hollywood Sign
  • Hollywood Sign
  • The Hollywood sign is an iconic symbol of the entertainment industry that has come to define LA. Erected in 1923 with 50-foot-tall letters, and originally reading "Hollywoodland" to advertise new...
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Mulholland Drive
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Extending from the Pacific Coast Highway all the way to downtown Hollywood, this minor two-lane road loosely follows the ridge-line of the Santa Monica Mountains and Hollywood Hills that separate LA from the San Fernando Valley.
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Muscle Beach
  • Muscle Beach
  • To view incredibly fit men and women working on their physique by the ocean is to grasp part of the essence of Southern California and its emphasis on sun and beautiful people.
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Olvera Street
  • Olvera Street
  • A common destination for grade-school field trips for those of us of a certain age, Olvera Street is an authentic Mexican (if tourist-oriented) street located on the site of the original El Pueblo Historic Monument, LA's birthplace.
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Santa Monica Beach
  • Santa Monica Beach
  • Santa Monica Beach stretches just three and half miles between Malibu and Venice, California, but there is likely no other span of sand that has been broadcast across the U.S.
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Sunset Boulevard
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Winding and treacherous in some areas, glitzy and posh in others, this pot-holed four-lane street stretches all the way from Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway in the Pacific Palisades.
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Topanga State Beach
  • Topanga State Beach
  • Where Topanga Canyon Road reaches the Pacific Ocean, there lies a small secluded beach with generous views of both Santa Monica Bay and Catalina Island.
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Venice Beach
  • Venice Beach
  • Venice Beach is a subversive gem in the west Los Angeles area. Once home to many Beat poets of the 1950s and '60s, the district has retained its artsy atmosphere and provides an assortment of...
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Venice Boardwalk
  • Venice Boardwalk
  • The Venice Boardwalk is a thin slice of LA that stretches its pavement along California's long golden beaches. Eclectic, irreverent, funky, and visionary, the boardwalk reflects the quirky city of Venice as a whole.
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Walk of Fame
  • Walk of Fame
  • The 3.5-mile round-trip stroll along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street is the world's most famous stretch of concrete, and is also known as the Walk of Fame.
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Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Far above the South Grand Avenue pavement in downtown Los Angeles towers an impressive stainless steel coated structure that rivals the finest concert halls in the world.
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Watts Towers
  • Watts Towers
  • Positioned against the urban backdrop of Watts, CA, the Watts Towers stand as a testament to human innovation and creativity. Simon Rodia built the Towers by hand from steel and concrete on his residential lot in the community of Watts.
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Will Rogers Beach
  • Will Rogers Beach
  • When the lifeguards stand watch over Will Rogers Beach in Santa Monica, scanning the water from behind dark sunglasses, their red rescue cans resting on their shoulders and a steely, focused...
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