10. Stop by LACMA (The La County Museum of Art)
This museum was established in 1961 and is the largest art museum in the Western United States. It is a popular tourist spot and has plenty of amazing photo-op locations. Some of LACMA's most famous artworks are Urban Light and Levitated Mass. Even if you aren't necessarily an "art person", this is a must see if you are spending some time in Los Angeles. Tickets to this museum typically cost around $15 dollars and it is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036. This is right next to the La Brea Tar Pits, so you might as well stop by and see that while you are there!
9. Visit the Griffith OBSERVATORY
The Griffith Observatory is known as California's getaway to the cosmos. It is an amazing experience with some great exhibits and live shows to see and you can even look through the telescopes! The best part? Entry is free!
Check out there site to learn more about their hours and special events.
8. See a show at the Comedy Store
If you are a fan of stand-up comedy, seeing a show at The Comedy Store is a must. This historic comedy club was founded in 1972 by comedian Sammy Shore and his wife Mitzi. It was the worlds first ever all stand-up comedy nightclub and helped bring us stars like Robin Williams, Jay Leno, Andy Kaufman and many more!
Visit their site to get your tickets!
7. Go to Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is an awesome place to take the family. There are tons of attractions and rides, but many of the rides are accessible for children as well. Something I love about Universal is that they typically have a deal going on where if you buy a day ticket, you get a years pass for free! Much more affordable than Disneyland.
6. Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood walk of fame is iconic and a must see if you are visiting LA. There are an average of two stars added to the walk of fame monthly, so it is always growing. If you have a favorite celebrity and are dying to see their star, visit the official Hollywood walk of fame website and use their star search to either search your favorite star, or browse alphabetically.
I recommend signing up for a bus tour of the city. It will include some of the big names on the walk of fame, but you will also get to see a lot of LA and drive by some celebrity homes.
5. Grab a bite at the Grand central market
Now this spot is one of my favorites! Located in Downtown Los Angeles and open from 8am to 10pm EVERYDAY, you can stop by this historic landmark for an amazing eating experience. The Grand Central Market houses many vendors of all different kinds of food. You can order Chinese food and turn around and and find a gourmet peanut butter and jelly sandwich stand. They have everything for anytime of day, so you can stop by for breakfast, come back for lunch, and finish off with dinner and a tasty treat to top it all off. This is a very trendy LA spot, so I do recommend trying to visit it during the week when it is less likely to be busy because seating can be scarce and the lines can be long.
4. See a game at Dodgers STADIUM
Dodgers stadium opened in 1962 and since then has always been known for its beauty. It is the third oldest continually used stadium in the United States and can seat over 50,000 people. I have seen quite a few games at this stadium and it truly is something to see and there really isn't a bad seat in the house. Tickets can be found for as cheap as $20 dollars, but can get pretty pricy if you want to throw down for the best seats. Although food is expensive at the park, you can actually bring your own food and drinks in. Just remember, no glass!
Take a walk on the Santa Monica pier
Santa Monica beach and its pier are something that you must see if you're going to be in LA. The Pier has a bunch of rides and food like a mini Carnival. Something really cool about it is there are always events taking place. You can view the calendar for upcoming events that interest you. The Aquarium has events weekly like sea star feeding and sand crab science! Check out the site here for more details!
2. Take a tour of Warner Bros studios
If you are a movie fanatic like me, this one is a must! Tickets can be a little pricy at around $70 dollars, but if you are looking for a new experience, I do think it's worth the money. You can buy tickets through their site here.
1. See a concert at the hollywood bowl
The Hollywood Bowl is a historic venue for some of the most notable names in music and has been since it opened in 1922. Not only has this venue been home to amazing musicians like The Beatles, but The Hollywood Bowl has its own orchestra as well. One of my favorite things about the Bowl is that you can go and watch a classic movie while the Orchestra accompanies with music. It is an amazing thing to see a movie with live music being played along with it. Check out the calendar of events here.