Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes.
The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum: 4/5
La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed in urban Los Angeles. Natural asphalt has seeped up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years. The tar is often covered with dust, leaves, or water. Over many centuries, the tar preserved the bones of trapped animals.
Address: 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Hours: 9:30am – 5pm
Phone: (213) 763-3499
Hollywood Walk-of-Fame: 2/5
Address: Lanewood Ave &, N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!-Hollywood: 3/5
Museum with kitschy oddities on display, including shrunken human heads & rare animal skeletons.
Address: 6780 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Hours: 10am – 12am
Phone: (323) 466-6335
Griffith Observatory: 5/5
The Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest.
Santa Monica Pier: 4/5
The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California that is over 100 years old.
Address: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 458-8900
Places to Stay
Hollywood Historic Hotel: 3/5
Address: 5162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Phone: (323) 378-6312
Super 8 by Wyndham Los Angeles Airport: 3/5
Address: 9250 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 670-2900