Year-round sunny weather, gorgeous beaches and an abundance of family-friendly attractions make Southern California one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world.
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Quiet, big, secluded, and full of art galleries, historic buildings, and a theater, the Barnsdall Art Park is one of L.A.’s best-kept secrets. Start with a tour of the Hollyhock House, the first Frank Lloyd Wright project in Los Angeles; the building has a fascinating history.
Location:4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, United States
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood offers a three-hour visit where guests can tour a real working Hollywood studio. Explore the sets and soundstages that brought classic movies and TV shows like Casablanca, The Big Bang Theory, La La Land, Gilmore Girls and more!
Location:3400 Warner Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505, United States
Once you’ve seen where the stars shop, where they eat, where they surf and where they party, you’ll want to see where they live. A variety of minibus tours provide ample opportunities to spot homes owned by the rich and famous.
Location:6720 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
Home to the graves of silent film stars like Douglas Fairbanks and Rudolph Valentino, you’ll also find the tombs of modern celebrities like Johnny Ramone and Kim Fowley.
Location:6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038, United States
LACMA describes itself an “encyclopedic museum.” There are different buildings for different collections, separated by culture (i.e. the Korean Art Galleries, Pavilion for Japanese Art).
Location:5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States
Since the 1910s, Paramount has showcased the talents of film’s all-time heavyweights, including Meryl Streep and Morgan Freeman. The notable site has been home to everything from classic television shows to modern favorites.
Location:5515 Melrose Ave
As the best place to get close-up photos of the Hollywood sign, this park is a major tourist attraction. It’s also dog-friendly, so between the frisbee and ball-toss games, it can seem like there are as many canines as people.
Location:3160 Canyon Lake Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068, United States
With thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk, Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family.
Location:100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608, United States