Famous as the happiest place on earth, all the magic of the wonderful world of Disney is brought to life at the iconic LA tourist attractions of Disneyland and California Adventure Park. Have your photo taken with your favourite Disney character, check out the legacy of Walt Disney and of course, enjoy all the thrills of a huge range of amusement rides, all given the amazingly detailed Disney treatment.
Experience the magic of the movies at Universal Studios with a number of rides, live shows and of course, the famous Studio Tour. Visit the sets of some of your favourite movies and TV shows, experience a flash flood, earthquake, plane crash and King Kong in 3D. You might even be lucky enough to encounter a celebrity or two. Don't miss the live action Water World show.
LA's celebrity hotspot, Hollywood is a quirky neighborhood best known for its movie fame and fortune and although many studios have since moved, there are still plenty of things to do in this city including the iconic Hollywood sign, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, celebrity house tours, the Hollywood Bowl, Mulholland Drive, Capitol Records Building, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Rodeo Drive and much more.
An icon in Hollywood, the Chinese Theatre is a popular tourist attraction on Hollywood Boulevard and is a stop on almost every city tour. The most famous movie theatre in the world, the Chinese Theatre has hosted countless movie premier's, Academy Awards and even the Oscars and is renowned for its courtyard featuring the hand and foot prints of some of the world's most famous actors.
A famous seaside recreation and leisure destination, the Santa Monica Pier is an urban beach renowned for its celebrity spotting, shopping, dining, sightseeing and the Pacific Park amusement park. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, you'll recognise the Santa Monica Pier from its iconic neon sign that has appeared in countless movies and TV shows.
A picturesque complex in Brentwood featuring the famous Getty Museum as well as some impressive architecture and gardens, the Getty Centre is renowned for its cable operated hovertrain funicular and offers some of the most amazing views of Los Angeles you'll find in the city. The Museum offers amazing artworks including an original Van Gogh and the spectacular gardens are not to be missed.
Situated on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood, the Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park are popular Los Angeles attractions that a wide range of science and space-related displays including the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon, Public Telescopes, Exhibit Program and the Gottlieb Transit Corridor. There are also a number of public telescopes available for free public use both day and night.
The most historic area of the city of Los Angeles, Olvera Street and Union Station offer a beautiful yet functional look into the city's past. Explore the old buildings of the plaza and shop the almost endless markets on Olvera Street or marvel and the inlaid marble floors and classic art deco styling of Union Station, a major transport hub and the 'last of the great railway stations'.
A popular attraction in Buena Park right near Disneyland and just outside the city of LA, Knott's Berry Farm is a family fun theme park offering children's rides as well as plenty of thrilling rides and roller coasters. Themed around the Charles Shulz comic strip Peanuts, the park pays homage to the Knott family who originally created the beginnings of the park on the grounds of their berry farm.
Located on the west coast, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles offers a great range of beaches along its coastline including Leo Carillo State Beach, El Matador Beach, Malibu Surfrider beach, Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Cabrillo Beach. Each offers its own unique atmosphere and experience, all within 30 to 45 minutes of downtown LA.