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Sightseeing and landmarks in Los Angeles

Art museums

Art Museum
“If you've the pictures with people posing with hundreds of vintage street lights, this is where it was taken. ”
  • 1055 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It's a really nice place to come to and see. Don't forget to also walk around it on the outside, there's many beautiful flowers and sections for photography as well.”
  • 501 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Great art museum in downtown/Little Tokyo and host to the annual Printed Matter Art Book Fair. ”
  • 151 locals recommend
Museum
“The Norton Simon Museum is an art museum located in Pasadena, California, United States. It was previously known as the Pasadena Art Institute and the Pasadena Art Museum.”
  • 172 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Just walk distance from Orange ave and Hellman st .free admission every Sunday ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Housed in a contemporary structure designed by Mexican architect Manuel Rosen, the museum is home to four galleries, a contemporary “project space” and an outdoor sculpture garden.”
  • 15 locals recommend
History Museum
“Admission is FREE. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and is closed on Monday.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Not in Echo Park but a great collection of contemporary artwork that most people aren’t aware of. The Guess brothers have excellent taste in art and its a blessing they share their collection with the public. ”
  • 27 locals recommend

History museums

Museum
“You dont have to be a gear-head to love this museum. It's an amazing collection of autos and motorcycles, alike.”
  • 155 locals recommend
Museum
“A fabulous little place, not expensive to get in. Great gift shop, lots of interactive things to do and fantastic memorabilia to see. If you like music and movies it's definitely worth a visit.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Museum
“Films & other educational exhibits on the Holocaust & ways to confront modern-day discrimination.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Museum
“This place is a double must do. The museum is great, but right down the street is Little Tokyo. Great food. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
History Museum
“Discover the art, history, and cultures of the American West! Located in beautiful Griffith Park, the Autry features world-class galleries filled with Native American art and cultural materials, film memorabilia, historic firearms, paintings, and more. Throughout the year, the Autry also presents a wide range of public events and programs—including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family activities, and music—and performs scholarship, research, and educational outreach. The Autry’s collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts includes the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, one of the largest and most significant collections of Native American materials.”
  • 36 locals recommend
History Museum
“Noah’s Ark! Performance space. Arts/crafts room. Special exhibits. Free Thursdays!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Museum
“You don't need to spend a fortune or spend a whole day to see great Hollywood props and costumes... mostly from the 70's and 80's, and from the 30's and 40's. Plentiful stuff to appreciate for adults who appreciate the classics and cult faves.”
  • 15 locals recommend
History Museum
“Cool museum to check out if you're looking to kill some time in the afternoon.”
  • 24 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Observatory
“The Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with a close view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Admission has been free since the observatory's opening in 1935, in accordance with the will of Griffith J. Griffith, the benefactor after whom the observatory is named. ”
  • 1681 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Rooftop bar with amazing views of the city. It gets very crowded at night so order a happy hour drink and take the elevator up to the roof to take in the view”
  • 347 locals recommend
Canal
“This place is a must-visit! It's a great spot for photos and you can rent a canoe and ride around the canals. This is a very calm, quiet place with beautiful views! Tip: It's walking distance to many restaurants and to the Venice Pier! ”
  • 282 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Hiking trail right outside our door leading to sweeping sunset views over the city. ”
  • 177 locals recommend
Park
“Walk around the park. Lot's of open space for picnicking. On a Sunday you might catch a lowrider meet-up. Bring food from Cookbook and wine or beer from Sunset Beer.”
  • 76 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Topanga State Park is a California state park located in the Santa Monica Mountains, within Los Angeles County, California. It is part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The park is located adjacent to the community of Topanga, within the City of Los Angeles. Covering 11,000 acres (45 km²), with thirty-six miles of trails and unimproved roads, the park's boundaries stretch from Topanga Canyon to Pacific Palisades and Mullholland Drive. There are more than 60 trail entrances. Topanga State Park is not only the largest park in the Santa Monica Mountains, but it's also considered to be the largest park located in the limits of a city. Enjoy ocean views from chaparral-covered ridges or relax in shaded oak groves.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Observatory
“Want to see the stars in the sky and overlook ALL of LA? Well don't pass this undeniable must see up. Great for the whole family or romantically holding hands with your loved one and taking in the scene.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Highly suggested to do at least once. Make sure to get in two hours before the sunset takes place. The view is breath-taking and its awesome for photography. Highly suggest also taking the mini trip around the outside of the building. The slide is very scary, but it is over in 5 seconds. A very fun thrill.”
  • 47 locals recommend

Historic sites

Hotel
“Hang out by the pool bar, valued at over $1 Million. Enjoy Hollywood Glamour from the place where the first oscars was held.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Cemetery
“...where you can still visit Rudolph Valentino, the three stooges, Clara Bow et al... just don’t ask for an autograph!”
  • 157 locals recommend
Cinema
“Not only can you see a movie but you can capture a glimpse of old Hollywood history. See hand and footprints of moviestars!”
  • 503 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Helms Bakery District is a historical Los Angeles destination, with award-winning restaurants, a unique collection of design and home furnishings stores, and simply a perfect place to meet with friends. This landmark building nestled in the heart of West L.A. is easy to get to and located just one block east of the Metro Expo Line. Join us for a day of food, furniture and fun.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Church
“A little part of California/Spain history Park and Rose Garden across the street. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Train
“I have never been on it, but seen it a million times. It's on my to do list and it should be on your too! Besides, it was in LaLaLand.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Adorable boutique walking distance from Villa Luna. Great for thoughtful, eclectic gifts. Occasionally they have events in the back garden.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Historic Site
“something to do that's way different and if you like animals they have a petting zoo”
  • 9 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“The city’s main library is worth a look even if you have no interest in borrowing books. The exterior is an Egyptian and Mediterranean beauty, topped with a dramatic, tiled pyramid tower and decorated with bas-reliefs. The most stunning features, though, reside in the second floor rotunda, with its deco-meets-arabesque dome, California history mural and globe chandelier. There’s also a fine program of lectures and discussions in the Mark Taper Auditorium.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Library
“Great public pool access and tennis courts - also free outdoor gym nearby. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
History Museum
“Designed by award winning architects Belzberg Architects, this museum is both beautiful and informative.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“The Library store is located inside the LA library. The library itself is amazing to check out, especially the Rotunda on the top floor. The store has a lot of great LA souvenirs. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Library
“LA's silicon beach. Most Tech companies and their employees live here. Very new and hip area.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Library
“I love libraries and this is a great one. Browse a huge collection of books, magazines, and movies in a roomy open space with lots of natural light. It's one of the newest libraries in LA and just down the street.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bay
“Best place to park in Santa Monica. Enter at 1350 7th St Santa Monica, CA 90401. This is close enough to all of the things you might want to do in downtown Santa Monica but it's far enough away that you don't get caught in all of the traffic that you'll encounter as you get closer to the ocean. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Library
“The old Brand home has been a music and art library and museum for many years. The building itself is beautiful to visit, and it is located in lovely Brand Park.”
  • 18 locals recommend