10 essential places to visit in Los Angeles


This list of the best places to visit in Los Angeles It will help you prepare a trip to the city of dreams, making the most of your time.
This city, the second largest in the United States, is known as the mecca of the Hollywood film industry, and although it is not precisely a city that catches you at first sight like New York or San Francisco, we believe it is worth dedicating some days on a trip along the West Coast of the United States.
In addition, its wide range of leisure, culture and restaurants, combined with its extensive beaches washed by the Pacific, are perfect for spending a few days of relaxation and fun.
Based on the days we spent in the city during our trip to the Western United States, we have prepared a list of those we believe are the 10 essential places to see in Los Angeles. We start!

1. Walk of Fame

Find the star of your favorite actor or artist on the floor of the Hollywood Walk of Fame or Walk of fame It is one of the best things to do in Los Angeles.
One of the most popular places on this walk is in front of the Grauman Chinese Theater, where you can fit your hands or feet on the footprints of many of Hollywood's biggest stars and feel one of them for a few hours.
If you are lucky on the day of your visit, you may agree with a Hollywood star, since in this theater with a facade that represents a Chinese pagoda, movie premieres are performed, which are often attended by its protagonists.
Another of the places that you can not miss on the Walk of Fame is the Kodak Theater, famous worldwide for being the place where the Oscar Awards are given each year.
This walk that is located on a piece of Hollywood Boulevard Avenue, is an area of ​​the liveliest areas of the city throughout the day, in which it will be nothing unusual to meet people dressed as superheroes or impersonators of some star.

2. Santa Monica

Santa Monica is one of our favorite areas and one of the places to visit in Los Angeles more essential This neighborhood stands out for its great promenade facing the Pacific Ocean, its beaches and its fun and multicultural environment.
Located next to the Santa Monica pier, is one of the amusement parks that has been featured in more films, the old one Pacific Park.
The best time to approach the pier is at sunset, to watch the sunset or climb the big ferris wheel of the park to enjoy one of the best views of Los Angeles.
You can tour and enjoy the atmosphere of the promenade, Ocean Drive, starting with Santa Monica Beach, famous for going out in the legendary television series The Baywatch, until ending in Venice Beach, full of surfers, original shops and street performers.
In Venice Beach in addition to a pleasant canal area, you will find Muscle Beach, which has an outdoor gym where you can see bodybuilders train and Arnold Schwarzenegger was a regular.
If you want to go shopping or have a drink, you can approach the Third Street Promenade pedestrian street, with a multitude of branded clothing stores around the world.
A good option to get to the places farthest from the center like Santa Monica is to book the Los Angeles tourist bus that stops at all points of interest in the city or take this tour through the best beaches in California with a guide in Spanish.

Hollywood sign, one of the places to see in Los Angeles

10. Little Tokyo

This neighborhood of the early twentieth century is a small paradise for culture and cuisine fans of the country of the rising sun, and our latest recommendation of places to visit in Los Angeles. During a walk through the neighborhood you can find shops with original items from Japan, the Koyasan Buddhist temple, the James Irvine garden with the typical beauty of Japanese gardens and especially restaurants with their delicious Japanese cuisine. As an anecdote we will tell you that they say that it is here, in this neighborhood, where the famous California Rolls were created.

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Map of the places to see in Los Angeles essential

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