Continuing our 20th Anniversary Celebration, we have highlighted 20 Things We Love About Los Angeles. We know, we know, we probably left some great stuff out – but LA is huge! We will have to do another round for Los Angeles soon, but in the mean time, here’s a great list to kick off our love for LA! Happy 20th Anniversary to The Event Team!
20 Things We Love About Los Angeles
1. Griffith Observatory: From the Griffith Park observatory on the top of Mount Hollywood you can see all of Los Angeles, from the high-rises of downtown to the Pacific Ocean! If you’re up for a challenge you can hike to the top, but driving paths are also available for a more leisurely trip.
2. Grauman’s Chinese Theater: Home to hundreds of movie premiers, Grauman’s Chinese theater is a Hollywood landmark, make sure to check out the concrete blocks which bear signatures, hand and footprints of famous Hollywood stars dating all the way back to the 1920’s.
3. Rodeo Drive: Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chanel…The list of designer stores that call Rodeo Drive home is endless. If you’re looking for high fashion, look no further than Rodeo Drive, located in the heart of Beverly Hills.
4. Malibu:Famous for its sandy beaches and beachside mansions, Malibu is a must see destination when visiting LA. One of our favorite gems in this neighborhood is Malibu Wines, where you can have a small tasting or a 100+ person event.
5. Santa Monica Pier: As a top destination in LA, the Santa Monica Pier is sure to be a good time for tourists of all ages. From the Ferris wheel to the various food vendors, a nice stroll along the Pier is the perfect activity for a sunny day in Los Angeles.
This photo of Santa Monica is courtesy of TripAdvisor
6. 3rd Street Promenade: Located in Santa Monica blocks away from the Pier, 3rd Street Promenade is a premier dining and shopping destination that draws crowds from all over Los Angeles County.
7. LA Live: Situated in the heart of Downtown LA and home to hotels, bars, restaurants, concert venues and a movie theater, LA Live has everything you need for a fun night out on the town.
8. Getty Museum: The Getty Museum is an LA landmark well known for its large collection of art as well as the beautiful surrounding gardens. With an estimated 1.3 million visitors each year, The Getty Museum is one of the most visited museums in the U.S.
9. Olvera Street: Known as the oldest part of Downtown Los Angeles, this landmark started as a short lane, Wine Street, it was extended and renamed in honor of Agustín Olvera, a prominent local judge, in 1877. There are 27 historic buildings lining Olvera Street, including the Avila Adobe, the Pelanconi House and the Sepulveda House. In 1930, it was converted to a colorful Mexican marketplace. It is also the setting for Mexican-style music and dancing and holiday celebrations throughout the year.
10. LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art): Holding more than 100,000 pieces of art spanning from ancient to present day, LACMA is one of the most visited art museums in the U.S. and a perfect destination for art lovers.
11. Walt Disney Concert Hall: Home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Walt Disney Concert Hall is an unmistakable landmark of Los Angeles. With it’s stunning architecture and praised acoustics, the Walt Disney Concert Hall is a must-see LA landmark.
This photo of Walt Disney Concert Hall is courtesy of TripAdvisor
12. Hollywood Bowl: As the largest natural amphitheater in the US, seating 18,000 the Hollywood Bowl is the perfect place to catch an afternoon concert. The “bowl” refers to the concave hillside where the theater is situated.
13. Venice Boardwalk: From fortune tellers to street performers, the two and half mile ocean front Venice Boardwalk is always full of surprises and a great way to spend the afternoon!
14. Pantages Theater: The palatial art deco theater opened in 1930 and has since been a Hollywood landmark and is one of the leading venues for live theater. Catching a musical at the Pantages Theater would be the perfect addition to your Los Angeles visit.
15. Little Tokyo: Also known as The Little Tokyo Historic District and spanning over a one square mile area near downtown LA, Little Tokyo is full of Japanese restaurants and shops.
16. Dodger Stadium: Take me out to the ball game…As the third oldest ballpark in the country, Dodger Stadium is the perfect place to a catch a baseball game.
17. Hollywood Walk of Fame: The walk of fame has over 2.400 stars covering the sidewalks of Hollywood Blvd. Famous actors, producers and directors are given stars for notable achievements in the entertainment industry.
18. Universal Studios: Universal Studios is the oldest Movie Studio still in production today and a must-see Los Angeles attraction.
19. Rooftop Parties: Whether you’re overlooking the downtown skyscrapers at Loft Seven or gazing at the famous Hollywood Sign at Siren Studios, there’s no question that LA is magnificent from a bird’s eye view.
20. Dance/Nightclubs: LA is the place to see and be seen, and there is no shortage of locations where you can party it up while getting down on the dance floor. Amazing new venues are constantly popping up from the nightlife powerhouse company SBE. Some of our favs are The Colony, Greystone Manor, Eden and My House.
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