5 Famous Must-See Places in Los Angeles

What place in USA combines culture of more than 4 countries?

It is Los Angeles!

Amusement parks, beaches, art galleries and exhibition halls in the city annually attract attention of hundreds of thousands of visitors, which puts Los Angeles on the first place in the U.S. according to the tourist popularity.

Los Angeles makes all of what is called “American Dream” and is considered the world capital of entertainment.

Get ready to have an unbelievable time in such a radically different places that altogether represent the City of Angels!

1. Los Angeles City Hall

Image source: http://cityhall.wedding/los-angeles/

Location: 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

GPS Position: 34.053990, -118.242696

Parking is available for $8 (flat rate) at 300 E Temple Street

Working hours: Mon-Fr. 9am-5pm

Length of visit: 1-2 hours

Admission: free of charge

Los Angeles City Hall is a huge 32-storey 138 meters high building constructed in 1928.

There is an observation deck on the 27th floor, where you can have spectacular views of Los Angeles!

It is so strong that it can stand an 8 point strong earthquake!

City Hall in Los Angeles is the residence of the city administration. It is also  shown on the badge of Los Angeles police.

2. Walt Disney Concert Hall

Image credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney_Concert_Hall

Location: 111 S Grand AveLos Angeles, CA 90012

GPS Position: 34.055434, -118.250027

Parking is available for $8 (flat rate) at 140 South Olive Street

Working hours: 10:00AM – 5:00PM seven days a week

Length of visit: 1-2 hours

Admission: free of charge

 

As something fragile and defenseless, it`s one of the best concert halls in the United States with a unique, finely tuned acoustics, dressed in a giant steel armor.

Inside this is an ultra-modern room with colorful chairs and gorgeous acoustics. To reach that pure acoustic an architect invited acousticians from Japan.

Organ in the concert hall consists of more than 6,100 pipes, it`s so complicated that it took a year to set it up!

3. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Image Source: http://www.nhm.org

 

Location: 6010 Wilshire Blvd

GPS Position: 34.063808, -118.359401

Parking is available for $4 (1 hour) at 6010 Wilshire Blvd

Working hours:

Mon-Tues – 11:00AM – 5:00PM 

Thu – 11:00AM – 5:00PM 

Fri – 11:00AM – 8:00PM  

10:00AM – 7:00PM Sat-Sun

Length of visit: 2-3 hours

Admission: $15 (students/elderly $10, Children 17 & Under – free)

Have you seen a real dinosaur skeleton? No? Than you shouldn`t miss Natural History Museum of Los Angeles!

This is a unique museum which combines different exhibitions including:

– hall of dinosaurs, predators and mammals, birds, insects, stones and minerals,

– exhibition dedicated to the history of California.

Museum is so rich that includes 35 million specimens and artifacts, it covers 4.5 billion years of history!

4. Olvera Street

Image Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olvera_Street

Location: Olvera St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

GPS Position: 34.057362, -118.238042

Parking is available for $3 (daytime) at 777 North Broadway

Length of visit: 1-2 hours

Admission: free of charge

If you want to feel the contrast of cultures, than drive to Olvera Street!

It is very nice and bright street, which is situated in the center of the historical district called El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angele.

Olvera Stree is known for its mexican market.

Olvera Street is a very unusual place, which reflects the eccentric Mexican culture.

There you can find a lot of historic buildings, including Avila Adobe and Sepulveda House.

Walking down the street, you immediately immerse yourself into a pleasant atmosphere of old Mexico.

5. Malibu beach

Location: 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy

GPS Position: 34.037102, -118.677026

Parking is available for $6 (daytime) at 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy

Admission: free of charge

 

If you want to swim in the ocean or to surf a little, there is no better place than Malibu beach, where legendary film Baywatch was cut.

Water rolls ashore and surfers fiercely eager to catch the perfect ocean wave. There is enough space to play volleyball or just to get a sunbathe and take some cool drink . And don`t forget your sunscreen and a beach towel or blanket!

Author: Araluen Centre

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