Things To Do In Los Angeles
Other than New
York City, this is the most symbolic city
of America – from Hollywood
to the urban sprawl to huge nearby attractions
there are so many fun things to do in Los
Angeles, you may as well just move there.
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Get into Koi
If you are not rich or part of the Hollywood set, it might be difficult to gain entrance into Koi. But if you do, it will definitely be a highlight of your Los Angeles trip. One of the places that best exemplifies why so many people are so single-minded in their infatuation or loathing of Hollywood, this is one of the top places to see and be seen in the city, and you will pay dearly for the chance. But it’s about the atmosphere when you step into Koi, and nothing shows off Hollywood elegance and excess like this hotspot.
Shop on Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive Shopping
Sure, it’s packed with tourists, but just like New York’s Park Avenue, Rodeo Drive is still something that needs to be done. Even if you are not interested in making lavish purchases, window shopping here is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon, and is another of the few free things to do in Los Angeles.
Check out the crowds at Venice Beach
Venice Beach Street Performers
One of the most visited beaches in America, a stop here can be one of the most fun things to do in Los Angeles. An extensive stretch of sand, Venice Beach is a microcosm of the city – glamour, tourist traps and pleasant bars and restaurants all converge here, and taking a walk down the boardwalk will keep you entertained for hours, and if you feel like getting a tan, you won’t be alone.
Sunset Boulevard Image: John Paul "Boomer" Iacoangelo
Another of the best free things to do in Los Angeles is exploring the renowned Sunset Boulevard, where some of the city’s first high rises were built, and is now home to some of the city’s most famous architecture, from towering hotels to historic buildings.
Stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Stars
The most emblematic section of the most heavily romanticized section of any American city, the bronze stars that lead up and down Hollywood Boulevard speak to both legends of the past and present. Finding free things to do in Los Angeles is also a real luxury, so take advantage when you can.
See a movie at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
For being the annual home of the Oscars, the adjoining theater is not as hard to get a ticket to as one would expect. Other than that, the halls are carefully adorned with decades of movie memorabilia and other behind the scenes looks at the history of American cinema. Whether you are a film nut or not, this is one of the best things to do in Los Angeles.
Tour NBC Studios
Everyone who travels to Los Angeles makes a stop here, where so many of the cornerstones of television history were filmed. You can see the Tonight Show theater, sets of some of your favorite shows, and likely a wide array of notable actors and actresses. For over an hour, lose yourself in the glamour of television production – it is no surprise that this tour is one of the most popular things to do in Los Angeles.