As the largest city on the west coast and home to Hollywood, the City of Angels may seem like a playground for the rich. However, performance can be misleading. As many tourists and visitors to the city discover, Los Angeles offers many activities that will not hurt you.
1. Griffith Observatory
The Griffith Observatory is located atop the south side of Hollywood Mountain and offers beautiful views of the city and adjacent areas. Although the planetarium shows costs, visitors can enjoy the spectacular hiking and biking trails and use some of the best photoshoots in this huge park in the city. Other attractions include the Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the iconic Hollywood sign and an impressive museum with selected exhibits.
2. Venice Beach
As for free activities in Los Angeles, a visit to the iconic Venice Beach is one of the main attractions. While Venice was the city inspired by Venice, Italy, the beach has now acquired its own Californian identity. Many tourists come to the beach to enjoy the sun, the famous promenade and a chance to watch all the funky and eclectic characters.
3. Hollywood Walk of Fame
Visitors to Los Angeles will miss something if they do not take advantage of it to soak up the atmosphere of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Consistently ranked as one of the best things to do in Los Angeles, the Walk is Hollywood’s who’s who. As a bonus, you can also visit the TCL Chinese Theater, which houses some of the signature and handprints of Hollywood’s most iconic movie stars.
4. Walt Disney Concert Hall
This is another architectural masterpiece in the heart of Los Angeles. It is known to have transformed LA’s otherwise boring downtown cultural landscape. Visitors can choose to listen to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
5. Bradbury Building
This is LA’s oldest commercial building, but that’s not why this building is a tourist attraction. With its beautiful, 50-foot-tall, bright central atrium, marble staircases and ornate iron railings, the Bradbury Building can be seen in many movies, particularly in Bladerunner and (500) Days of Summer.
6. Santa Monica
It is no exaggeration to say that Santa Monica Beach is one of the most iconic in the United States. Visitors to Santa Monica rarely have a shortage of activities and things to do with some of the most impressive street performers, spectacular nightlife and sandy beaches. The famous pier and the Ferris wheel are also worth mentioning.
7. Rodeo Drive
It is an exclusive commercial zone with exotic brands and exclusive private shops. Rodeo Drive was made memorable by the venerable Julia Roberts in the movie Pretty Woman. Since then, hordes of visitors have visited the place to see their favourite celebrities and browse the shops. There is no obligation to go shopping, and most shop owners are accustomed to tourists.