Los Angeles is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire world. Much of its popularity is due to it being the center for film and TV. Los Angeles has a little bit of everything from relaxing beaches to high class museums. You could spend a year in Los Angeles and still not see everything that the city has to offer. Below is a list of the top 5 destinations that every tourist should see while vacationing in Los Angeles.
Universal Studios is a theme park which is built around an actual studio. There are tours you can take where you get to see where many famous movies and TV shows have been filmed and produced. There are also many cinema themed rides you can ride too.
Disneyland is just a short drive south from Los Angeles. It is easy to spend a whole day at Disneyland and the new California Adventure theme park. After a full day at the Disneyland you can relax and enjoy a meal at Downtown Disney.
The Getty Center
The Getty Center is Los Angeles' most well known museum. It features world class galleries from around the world. There is also a viewing deck where you can see almost all of Los Angeles.
One of the largest urban parks, Griffith Park offers some beautiful views of the city as well as miles of hiking trails. While visiting the park make sure to check out the Griffith Observatory for some amazing photo opts of the downtown skyline.
Santa Monica Pier
For the beach lovers a visit to Santa Monica Pier is a must. A walk along the pier is a great way to relax while experiencing everything that Los Angeles Beach has to offer. There are also a variety of souvenir shops located in Santa Monica.