150 Fun Things To Do In Los Angeles

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Los Angeles, then look no further. L.A. is the 2nd largest city in the US. Sitting in southern California, it is very well known as the center of the entertainment industry. Nicknamed the City of Angels, you’ll find plenty of places to see, new things to eat and drink, and beaches to lay around at during your stay.

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Griffith Observatory

Attend a star party on a Saturday night at Griffith Observatory

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Los Angeles Zoo

See a real reindeer and other amazing animals at Los Angeles Zoo

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La River

Ride a bike and go “grease lightning” at the LA River

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Catalina Express

Hop on the Catalina Express and explore the island

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Abbot Kinney Boulevard

See the cool shops along Abbot Kinney Boulevard

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Abbot Kinney First Fridays

Grab a bite at one of the many food trucks at Abbot Kinney First Fridays

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Downtown Art Walk

See what’s happening at the Downtown Art Walk

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LA City Murals

Find “You Are The Star” and other interesting murals in the city

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Rustic Canyon’s Murphy Ranch

Take a hike and see the Nazi ruins at Rustic Canyon’s Murphy Ranch

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Highland Park

Visit a stone house called “El Alisal” in Highland Park

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Echo Park Lake

Have an afternoon stroll around Echo Park Lake

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Socal Art

Sign up at LA Art Tours and learn more about SoCal art

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Great Wall of Los Angeles

Take a visual class in history at the Great Wall of Los Angeles

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UCB Theater

Laugh out loud at the UCB Theater

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The Improv

Tickle your funny bone at the Improv

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Amoeba Music

Start digging and find music gold at Amoeba Music

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LA City Hall’s Observation Deck

See the view from the top at the LA City Hall’s Observation Deck

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Bradbury Building

Recreate a scene from Blade Runner at Bradbury Building

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Olvera

Wander aimlessly at Olvera, LA’s “first street”

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Santa Monica Pier

Hang out at Santa Monica Pier

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Chinatown

Enter Chinatown and find tasty Asian cuisine

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Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens

Meditate at Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens

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Disney Concert Hall

Enjoy a live performance at Disney Concert Hall

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Camera Obscura

Learn how to use an old optical device at Camera Obscura

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Lake Shrine Temple

Find your inner peace at Lake Shrine Temple

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Subliminal Projects

View a contemporary art exhibit at Subliminal Projects

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UCLA’s Sculpture Garden

Look at the cool sculpture collection at UCLA’s Sculpture Garden

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Dockweiler State Beach

Start a bonfire at Dockweiler State Beach

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La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

See what it’s like when dinosaurs roamed the earth at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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New Image Art Gallery

See which artist is featured next at New Image Art Gallery

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Brewery Artwalk

Participate in the Brewery Artwalk and see more than 100 studios

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Literary Readings at Hammer

Attend the Literary Readings at Hammer

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Vacation Vinyl

Find your next jam at Vacation Vinyl

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Grand Park

Check out free events at Grand Park

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Grand Park’s fountain

Have a splash at Grand Park’s fountain

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Little Tokyo’s Tuesday Night Project

Listen to great performances at Little Tokyo’s Tuesday Night Project

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Runyon Canyon

Reach the top of Runyon Canyon for a breath taking view of the city

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Grand Central Market

Satisfy your food cravings at Grand Central Market

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Strand

Grab your bike and follow the Strand to see a fantastic view on the beach

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Laurel and Hardy’s Music Box Steps

Climb Laurel and Hardy’s Music Box Steps

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Little Tokyo

Explore the food shops in Little Tokyo

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Boyle Heights

Catch a mariachi band playing in Boyle Heights

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Alibi Room

Ask for Chef Roy Choi’s weekly special at Alibi Room

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Getty Center

Spend an afternoon at the Getty Center

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Greek and Roman architecture

Visit the Getty Villa and see Greek and Roman architecture

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Golden Road Brewery Tour

Take the Golden Road Brewery Tour and see how your fave beer is made

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All Souls Chapel

Visit the old All Souls Chapel found in one of the oldest cemeteries in LA

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Universal Studios Hollywood

Ride all you can at Universal Studios Hollywood

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California Science Center

Explore the wonders of science at California Science Center

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Nethercutt Museum

Admire the rare collectibles at Nethercutt Museum

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Griffith Park

See the famous Hollywood sign up close from Griffith Park

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LACMA’s Rain Room

Have the ability to control rain at LACMA’s Rain Room

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LACMA

Walk through the lamp posts at night at LACMA

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Staples Center

Catch your fave LA based teams: Sparks, Lakers, Clippers and Kings at Staples Center

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Santa Monica Bay

Go baywatching at Santa Monica Bay

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

See the dinosaurs at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

Relive history at the Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

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Grove

Find cool shops at the Grove

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Petersen Automotive Museum

Look a the magnificent automotive display at Petersen Automotive Museum

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Greek Theater

See a great concert at the Greek Theater

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Madame Tussauds Hollywood

Rub shoulders with your favorite stars at Madame Tussauds Hollywood

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Dodger Stadium

Catch the Dodgers play ball at Dodger Stadium

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Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park

Pay a visit to Jack Lemmon’s resting place at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park

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Venice Canals Walkway

Take a relaxing stroll on the Venice Canals Walkway

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Annenberg Space for Photography

Look at amazing photo exhibits at Annenberg Space for Photography

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Hollywood Bowl

Watch a spectacular show at the famous Hollywood Bowl

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Noah’s Ark at Skirball Cultural Center

Aboard the Noah’s Ark at Skirball Cultural Center

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American West at Autry National Center

Learn more about the history of the American West at Autry National Center

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Amoeba Music

Listen to a free live performance of your fave artist at Amoeba Music

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Original Farmers Market

Fill your shopping bag with the freshest produce at the Original Farmers Market

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Universal CityWalk Hollywood

See the colorful neon light signs at Universal CityWalk Hollywood

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Last Bookstore

Enter a labyrinth of books at the Last Bookstore

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Guitar Center

Pick up a guitar and start strumming at Guitar Center

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Hollywood and Highland Center

Shop til you drop at Hollywood and Highland Center

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Westfield Century City

See your favorite shops at Westfield Century City

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UCLA Store

Buy a cool tee at the UCLA Store

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American Girl Place

Look at the pretty dolls at American Girl Place

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Studio City Farmers Market

Spend a Sunday morning at Studio City Farmers Market

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La La Land

Find the coolest souvenirs at La La Land

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Soap Plant/Wacko/La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Visit Soap Plant/Wacko/La Luz de Jesus Gallery to see a wide assortment of pop art

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Small World Books

Discover hard to find books at Small World Books

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Liza Shtromberg Jewelry

Find unique pieces at Liza Shtromberg Jewelry

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FIGat7th

Hang out at FIGat7th and find the best eats

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It’Sugar

Find sweet treats at It’Sugar

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Kitson

Get a funky outfit at Kitson

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Fugetsu-Do’s

Try Fugetsu-Do’s mouth-watering mochi

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Grammy Museum

Celebrate the history of music at the Grammy Museum

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Venice Beach

Chill out at Venice Beach

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Citadel Outlets

Find your favorite brand at Citadel Outlets

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Segway Tour

Take a fun Segway tour with your friends

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Union Station

Admire the architecture at Union Station

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The Broad

Appreciate contemporary art at the Broad

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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Have a quiet reflection at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

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Tommy Trojan

Find Tommy Trojan at USC

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Los Angeles Central Library

Get lost in a book at Los Angeles Central Library

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JANM

Gain more info on Japanese American culture and history at JANM

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Venice Beach Boardwalk

Walk along Venice Beach Boardwalk

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Hollywood Sign

Take a snap of the the Hollywood Sign

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Flight Path Learning Center

Visit the Flight Path Learning Center and Museum and know more about aviation history

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Topanga State Park

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and go hiking at Topanga State Park

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Stahl House

Have a magnificent view of LA from the Stahl House

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Watts Towers

Look up at the amazing Watts Towers

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Travel Town Museum

Visit the Travel Town Museum and know more about the history of American railroad

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Have a quiet time at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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LA City Hall

Take a picture of the LA City Hall

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Hollywood Walk of Fame

Find out whose names are on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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ArcLight Cinemas

Catch the latest flicks at ArcLight Cinemas

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El Capitan Theatre

See a movie like you’ve never seen one before at El Capitan Theatre

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TCL Chinese Theatres

Grab a popcorn and watch a movie at TCL Chinese Theatres

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Cinespia

Bring a blanket and see a classic at Cinespia

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Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre

Travel back in time at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre

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Pantages Theatre

Catch a broadway musical at Pantages Theatre

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Dolby Theatre

Find out what’s happening next at Dolby Theatre

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La Opera

Have an enchanting night listening to classical opera by the LA Opera

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Baked Potato

Come for the baked potato stay for the music at the Baked Potato

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Ace Hotel

Watch a movie or see a live show at the Theatre at Ace Hotel

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Korean Bell of Friendship

Take a look at the Korean Bell of Friendship

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Sunset Boulevard

Strut your stuff at Sunset Boulevard

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Metro Rail

Hop on the Metro Rail and explore the city

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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Dress to the nines and attend an event at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

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Los Angeles Historical Monument

Explore the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

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Ahmanson Theatre

Find out who’s performing next at Ahmanson Theatre

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Museum of Death

Experience a unique display at Museum of Death

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Museum of Tolerance

Take an inspiring tour of Museum of Tolerance

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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

See the jellies and other marine life at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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Hollywood Boulevard

Walk down the famous Hollywood Boulevard

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Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center

View the space shuttle at Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center

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Mission San Fernando

Go back in time at Mission San Fernando

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Japanese Garden

Keep calm and find a spot at the Japanese Garden

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iPic Theaters

Catch the latest blockbuster at iPic Theaters

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Believe It or Not Museum

Find the strange and bizzare at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum

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Lake Balboa Park

Have a picnic at Lake Balboa Park

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Hollyhock House

Take the “Walk Wright In” self-guided tour of Hollyhock House

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Los Angeles Convention Center

Attend an event at the Los Angeles Convention Center

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Point Fermin Lighthouse

Visit the historic Point Fermin Lighthouse

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Angel City Brewery

Stop by Angel City Brewery and enjoy a sampling of their beer

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Plan Check Burger

Try the Plan Check Burger (PCB)

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Club Nokia

See your favorite music act at Club Nokia

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Tiki Ti

Enjoy a tropical drink at Tiki Ti

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Infusion Lounge

Bust a groove at Infusion Lounge

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Orpheum Theater

See upcoming events at the famous Orpheum Theater

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Magic Castle

Have a romantic dinner and see the magic show at Magic Castle

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Venice Skatepark

Skate like a pro at Venice Skatepark

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Hollywood Wax Museum

Take a selfie with your favorite star at Hollywood Wax Museum

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Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Watch a one of a kind show at Bob Baker Marionette Theater

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Angelini Osteria

Savor Italian cuisine at Angelini Osteria

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In-N-Out Burger

Grab an In-N-Out Burger, fries and everthing nice

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Petit Trois

Taste authentic French food at Petit Trois

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Sushi Gen

Go Japanese at Sushi Gen

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Sunset with Kingdom Karts

Cruise down the Hollywood Walk of Fame & spot celebrities on Sunset with Kingdom Karts

Since there’s massive amounts of things to do in Los Angeles, remember that we can’t possibly include everything! But if you feel like we definitely missed an important place to see or attraction to try out, make sure you contact us and let us know! Don’t forget to check out our lists of stuff to do in San Diego and attractions in San Francisco!