Los Angeles is the capital of the entertainment industry in the United States. The city is world wide famous for its Hollywood film industry. Thousands of people working in the entertainment industry in the city. It is the perfect entertainment destination for travellers. The city has so many film studios as well as theme parks for the tourists. It was a very difficult task for us to compile a list of the 10 most popular tourist attractions in the city of Los Angeles. So, let’s enjoy the information here.
Top 10 Places to Visit in Los Angeles including tourist attractions and landmarks
1. Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the oldest film studios in the world. It was opened on 14th March, 1915 as a movie studio and later on, converted into a theme park on 15th July, 1964. The slogan of Universal Studios Hollywood is ‘The Entertainment Capital of LA”. To grab the attention, the film studio is often marketed as “The Coolest Place in LA”. Universal Studio Hollywood has seven rides including one water ride.
2. Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory is a facility, situated at Los Feliz, Los Angeles. It is the perfect place to observe the view of Downtown LA to the Southeast, Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Hollywood to the south and Downtown LA to the Southeast. The entry of Griffith Observatory is completely free of charge. There is a nominal fee to see planetarium shows. The Observatory is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city of LA.
3. Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Walt Disney Concert Hall is one of the best architectures in the city of Los Angeles. The construction of the hall was started in 1999 and completed in 2003. The concert hall is a famous site due to its building design. The main aim behind the concert hall was to give a gift to the people of LA. To view the interior of the concert hall, you should attend the concert during your visit.
4. Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Madame Tussauds Hollywood is one of the most important tourist attractions in the city of LA. It is a wax museum, located on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. You can enjoy watching the wax statue, looks like a real person. The museum has so many notable figures wax statues such as Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Thor, Howard Hughes, Tony Hawk, Tiger Woods and others.
5. Hollywood Sign
The Hollywood Sign is a popular landmark, located on Mount Lee in the Hollywood, LA. The Hollywood sign becomes the identity of the entertainment industry of the district of Los Angeles. It is being maintained, promoted and protected by the Hollywood Sign Trust, a nonprofit organization. The sign is 350 feet long and 45 foot-tall.
6. Dolby Theatre
The Dolby Theatre is a live-performance auditorium, located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, LA. The theatre was also known as the Kodak Theatre. The theatre has hosted the world famous “The Oscars Awards” aka “The Academy Awards” since 2002. If you are planning to visit the theatre during the Oscars night, don’t forget to watch the red carpet ceremony in the Dolby theatre. It is one of the best ways to see so many movie stars at one place.
7. Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Walk of Fame has more than 2,500 terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks of the streets between Hollywood Blvd. and Vine Street in Hollywood. The site is visited by the millions of visitors each year. The Hollywood Walk of Fame includes the world famous stars such as Michael Jackson, Steven Spielberg, Zubin Mehta, Elizabeth Taylor and more.
8. Griffith Park
Griffith Park is the largest public park, located in Los Feliz, LA. It covers an area of 4,310 acres. It is also considered as one of the largest urban parks in North America. The park has so many tourist attractions such as the Autry National Center, Zoo, Travel Town Museum and others. It is also one of the most popular shooting locations for the Hollywood movies.
9. TCL Chinese Theatre
TCL Chinese Theatre is a historic theatre, located at 6925 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. The theatre was formerly known as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and Mann’s Chinese Theatre. It is considered as the single largest IMAX auditorium in the world with a capacity of 932. You should not miss a chance to see the beautiful interior-design of the theatre. The theatre is also famous for its forecourt’s concrete where more than 200 Hollywood stars autographs, hand-prints, and footprints are located.
10. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is an art museum, exhibits more than 120,000 works. The museum is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. It is also one of the largest art museums in the United States. The museum has a great collection of arts such as Asian art, Greek art, Roman art, American art, Latin American art and others.
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Article last re-published on March 5, 2015.