The question in Los Angeles is never what to do, but where to begin. The county is home to many famous attractions in a relatively concentrated space. Your choices include amusement parks, architectural landmarks, art museums and galleries, beaches, parks, hiking and shopping, to name a few. After the sun goes down, you’ll find there’s an abundance of nightlife options, including movies (of course!), as well as live music and comedy provided by performers both legendary and yet-to-be-discovered.
L.A. is famous for its beaches. Surely you’ve heard of Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice (aka Muscle Beach) and Long Beach. From the star-studded to the secluded, each beach attracts a different crowd in this diverse metropolis. Lifeguards staff both L.A. county and state beaches during daylight hours.
It's hard to beat a tour of the lots at Universal Studios or a stroll on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for a dose of movie-star glitz and glamour. But your starry-eyed kids will also love L.A.'s non-movie attractions, including the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, the California Science Center in Exposition Park, and the Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park. Six Flags Magic Mountain has tons of rides and a new Thomas Town area for the little ones. And everyone can hit the Santa Monica Pier for good, old-fashioned roller coasters and carnival games- plus surf and sand, two quintessential L.A. ingredients.
Wine & Dine
L.A.’s dining scene is as diverse as its people, making it possible to indulge just about any fancy here. Ethnic cuisine abounds, from Afghan to Vietnamese, and L.A. foodies keep a combination of the trendy and the traditional alive. Local wines, fresh produce, meats, seafood, and artisanal breads and cheeses all feature prominently in a uniquely California way.
There’s certainly no shortage of places to go after the sun sets in this city. Whether you’re looking for the next big comedian or alternative rock band, an undercover celebrity hangout, hip dance club, martini bar, or low-key lounge, you’ll likely find it here.
L.A. has a reputation for being all about looks, so naturally the shopping is stellar! Whatever your preference, outdoor malls, department stores and boutiques that specialise in everything you can imagine — and some things you just can’t — thrive in this city.
(Original information sourced from www.visitcalifornia.co.uk)