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Universal Studios Hollywood
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Universal Studios Hollywood

#1 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood is a most famous working film studio and theme park located in the San Fernando Valley area. The theme park is split into two areas known as the Upper lot and Lower lot. The Upper Lot has variety of family based attractions including popular thrill ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. The Lower Lot has three thrill rides including popular Jurassic World - The Ride, Revenge of the Mummy - The Ride, and TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D. The park also celebrates festivals and events througout year.

Universal Studios Hollywood Attractions

  • Thrill Rides
  • Character Sightings
  • Studio Tour
  • Universal CityWalk
  • Special Effects Show
  • WaterWorld

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Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park

#2 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Los Angeles

Disneyland Park is one of the two theme parks located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. The 100 acres theme park features nine theme lands including Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Mickey's Toon town, New Orleans Square, and Tomorrowland. Space Mountain, Small World, Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean are few of Disneyland Park's best rides. Other attractions of Disneyland Park include main street, holiday lights, parades, and firework shows. The park also hosts festival celebration throughout year.

Disneyland Park Attractions

  • Adventureland
  • Critter Country
  • Fantasyland
  • Frontierland
  • Main Street
  • Downtown Disney District
  • Mickey's Toontown
  • New Orleans Square
  • Tomorrowland
  • Fireworks

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Griffith Observatory
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Griffith Observatory

#3 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Los Angeles

Griffith Observatory located on Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park is the most popular tourist attraction. It offers view of the Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood Sign, and the Pacific Ocean. The observatory exhibit includes the largest astronomical image in the world, rare and fascinating meteorites, and the Tesla Coil. There are 8 - 10 live shows each day in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.

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Hollywood Sign
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Hollywood Sign

#4 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Los Angeles

The Hollywood Sign on Mount Lee overlooking Hollywood is well-known landmark and world famous attraction. Hiking trails to the sign includes The Mt. Hollywood Trail, The Brush Canyon Trail also part of Griffith Park, and The Cahuenga Peak Hike. All trails have starting points near Griffith Park. Other viewpoints include Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, The Griffith Observatory, Mulholland Drive.

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The Getty Center
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The Getty Center

#5 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Los Angeles

The Getty Center is known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. It is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum. The museum collection includes art from ancient Greece and Italy, Europe from the Middle Ages to the early 1900s, and global photography from all over the world. The center also features several gardens, including the most popular Central Garden.

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Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier

#6 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Los Angeles

Santa Monica Pier offers a wide range of activities for everyone including carousel, an arcade, an amusement park, and outdoor concerts. The pier contains Pacific Park, a family amusement park with Ferris wheel. Other attractions include Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, shops, trapeze school, pubs, and restaurants.

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

#7 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also known as LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States. The museum collections includes more than 142,000 objects that covers 6,000 years of history. In addition to art exhibits, the museum also also hosts art classes, art camps for families and kids.

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM)
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM)

#8 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Los Angeles

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County includes three museums in Los Angeles: Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park, and the William S. Hart Museum in Newhall. The museums collections include more than 35 million specimens and artifacts.

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California Science Center
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California Science Center

#9 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Los Angeles

Located in Exposition Park, California Science Center offers free general admission to its permanent exhibit galleries. The museum's exhibits includes World of Life, Creative World, and Ecosystems. Other attractions include IMAX theatre, climbing wall, motion simulator, and a high-wire bicycle.

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Venice Beach
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Venice Beach

#10 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Los Angeles

Venice Beach attracts visitors from all over the world. Venice Beach Boardwalk, known as Ocean Front Walk, is one of most visited tourist destination in Southern California. The boardwalk stretches over two miles. The Venice Beach Recreation Center has handball courts, paddle tennis courts, a Skate Dancing plaza, and beach volleyball courts.

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Los Angeles Museums

  1. The Getty Center
  2. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  3. Madame Tussauds Hollywood
  4. California Science Center
  5. The Broad
  6. Autry Museum of the American West
  7. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM)
  8. Hammer Museum
  9. The Museum of Contemporary Art
  10. Skirball Cultural Center

Los Angeles Parks

  1. Griffith Observatory