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Attractions in Los Angeles

The Top Ten List


Here are our top ten not to be missed attractions in the Los Angeles metro area. We use "Los Angeles" here to include Long Beach Harbor, Pasadena and the South Bay.


chinese theater 10. Grauman's Chinese & Egyptian Theaters: They made the "red carpet" famous and immortalized the hands, feet and even hoofs of Hollywood's most famous celebrities. Sid Grauman's legacy lives on in these extraordinary theaters, two of the most recognizable attractions in Los Angeles. More info on Grauman's Chinese...


guisados9. World Cuisine and a Damn Good Martini

We bow to the great chefs of LA in deep gratitude. LA is the only city in the world where you can get a hundred variations of the taco; Japanese tacos, Korean tacos, Vietnamese tacos, Raw Vegan - the list is endless. You can also find exquisite cuisine in every ethnic flavor possible - and of course there's the classic Musso & Frank martini. More on best restaurants in LA...



NoHo Theater8. NoHo Arts District: An enclave of independent, small theaters run by fearless thespians who love their craft. In a city of 50,000 actors - all competing for a role in something written by Vince Gilligan or Aaron Sorkin (if he comes back) or even better, something, anything directed by Sir Ridley Scott - there's a good chance you'll catch the next Best Supporting Actor honing his skills in a small theater in NoHo. It is a uniquely LA experience to watch an unknown actor sweat, cry, and laugh his way to authenticity. You can almost hear Debbie Allen in the background tapping her cane on the wooden floor; "This, right here is where you start paying." It's like FAME without the Afros, leg warmers and short shorts. Find theaters in Los Angeles.



Korean Spas7. Korean Spas: Here's the best part - the better ones are open 24/7 - that's 24 hours seven days a week. So, you can always make it to the spa. Stretching out on a heated jade stone floor in a Koreatown spa is one of the most relaxing and healthy attractions in Los Angeles. Find out more about Korean Spas.


Long beach 6. Whale Watching: The great Pacific whale migration - Blue whales, Gray whales, Humpback whales, Fin whales and Orcas all migrate along the Pacific coast. May-November is the best time to see blue whales; and if you want to glimpse gray whales, go sometime between December and April. More on Long Beach attractions...



disney concert hall5. The Disney Concert Hall: Designed by visionary LA architect Frank Gehry, the uniquely shaped silver building is an architectural masterpiece and an acoustic dream. Its gleaming stainless steel facade makes it one of the most photographed attractions in Los Angeles. It's the home of the LA Phil....



Huntington Library

4. The Huntington Library: It's a library with a collection of rare books and manuscripts; an art collection featuring 18th and 19th century distinguished artists; and 120 acres of the most remarkable gardens in the world. * For more about combining a trip to the Huntington Library with a bike tour of Pasadena's architecture, please see L.A. Adventures: Eclectic Day Trips by Metro Rail Through Los Angeles and Beyond - Chapter 14.



gamble house3. Pasadena's Architecture by Bike: At the turn of the 20th century, artists, rebels, builders and craftsmen flocked to the flower-blooming resort town of Pasadena, California. Their legacy lives on in Pasadena's world-class architecture. The best way to tour Pasadena's architecture is by bike. To find more, please see L.A. Adventures: Eclectic Day Trips by Metro Rail Through Los Angeles and Beyond - Chapter 14.


grammy museum2. The Grammy Museum: One of LA's best and most under-used museums. The Grammy's collection includes Janis Joplin's Porsche, Eminem's hand-written poetry, Michael Jackson's infamous glove, and special night time events with the best and brightest musicians. For more on combining a visit to the Grammy museum with other attractions in Los Angeles, please see L.A. Adventures: Eclectic Day Trips by Metro Rail Through Los Angeles and Beyond - Chapter 2.



beach1. The South Bay Bike Trail: The 22 miles of pristine coastline, make the South Bay Bike Trail our favorite among the countless outdoor attractions in Los Angeles. It winds from Will Rogers State Beach near Santa Monica, south through Venice Beach, Marina Del Rey, past the sand dunes and hang gliders of Dockweiler Beach, the million dollar condos of Hermosa and Manhattan Beach, ending just south of the Redondo Beach Pier. For details to help you plan your bike ride, please see L.A. Adventures: Eclectic Day Trips by Metro Rail Through Los Angeles and Beyond - Chapter 3.


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