All Los Angeles Tourist Attractions, United States (with Map & Photos)

Hollywood

The glamor of the golden age of Hollywood, now this image may not be as obvious as it was before, however, the name Hollywood itself is synonymous with the entire film industry. For this is the shrine of the film industry: stars on the sidewalks, glorious old theaters, celebrity handprints and of course film sets.

Most of Hollywood's attractions are concentrated neatly along the section of Hollywood Boulevard, between La Brea Avenue and Vine Street. There you will also find the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Almost all tours to Los Angeles involve an excursion to the main attraction of Los Angeles, Hollywood.

Hollywood
Hollywood

Beverly Hills

Situated in West Los Angeles, the glamorous Beverly Hills features palm-lined streets, chic boutiques, luxurious homes and fancy restaurants befitting the eminently wealthy.

Though expensive and artsy, a trip to Beverly Hills would not be complete without walking along Rodeo Drive, the most expensive street in the world, where most brands from Prada to Escada have settled.

Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills

Olvera Street Mexican Market

The festive, chaotic Mexican market on Olvera Street is part of the colorful pedestrianized El Pueblo de Los Angeles, a vibrant historic district near where Mexican colonists first settled in Los Angeles. 

Here you can buy gaudy jewelry and various souvenirs, taste real Mexican food in dozens of small eateries. Not just a tourist trap, Olvera Street is full of Mexican spirit and is a great place to explore the city's attractions. 

This street is home to the oldest house in Los Angeles and houses a museum dedicated to Christine Sterling, who helped preserve the historic district.

Olvera Street is in downtown Los Angeles, west of the Train Station. 

Olvera Street Mexican Market
Olvera Street Mexican Market

Sunset Strip

This legendary stretch of West Hollywood Sunset Boulevard, stretching east-west from Beverly Hills to Hollywood, is the most famous section of Sunset Boulevard, encompassing boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs and nightclubs that are at the forefront of the entertainment industry.

The Sunset Strip first came to prominence in the 1920s, when most of the Los Angeles bars moved here, and during the hippie counterculture in the 1960s, the Sunset Strip gained a shock dose of fame through drugs, fashion, disco, glam metal and rock ... 

The three most famous buildings on the Sunset Strip are the former "Rock'n'Roll Hyatt" (now Andaz West Hollywood), once famous for the booze and antics of rock stars from Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and The Who, the elegant "Chateau Marmont" where comedian John Belushi died of a heroin and cocaine overdose in 1982; and The Viper Room, where movie star River Phoenix died of a heroin overdose on the sidewalk in 1993.

Sunset Strip
Sunset Strip

Warner Brothers Studios

The most interesting sightseeing tour in Los Angeles is without a doubt the Warner Bros. Studios Tour. During the tour, you can plunge into the world of cinema, feel like a famous actor and celebrity for a moment, see how make-up artists, lighting technicians and, of course, directors work, look through the camera's peephole, imagining that you are a professional operator and go to Ronald Reagan's house.

Originally, the Warner brothers, Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack, sons of Polish Jewish immigrants, began their careers in the early 1900s as film distributors until they set up their first studio on Sunset Boulevard in 1923, and eventually built one of the the largest and most profitable companies in the entertainment industry.

Warner Brothers Studios
Warner Brothers Studios

Griffith Park

One of the largest urban parks in the country, Griffith Park is a great getaway for all ages and interests. Griffith Park includes an outdoor theater, city zoo, observatory, two museums, golf courses, tennis courts, playgrounds, hiking trails, Batman's Cave, and even a Hollywood sign.

The park is located in the eastern part of Santa Monica. Griffith Park is a great place to relax while sightseeing in Los Angeles.

Griffith Park
Griffith Park

The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

La Brea Tar Pits can be said to be the oldest attraction in Los Angeles, it is a bituminous swamp near the Los Angeles Museum of Art in which extinct animals of the late Pleistocene period are well preserved , including mammoths, short-faced bears, saber-toothed tigers and mastodons.

The misfortune of these bygone animals is symbolized by life-size statues of mammoths caught in a seething pool of tar. 

The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Rodeo Drive

Perhaps the most famous shopping street in Los Angeles, Rodeo Drive serves as the commercial hub of Beverly Hills. A haven for wealthy tourists and high-profile shoppers, the street is home to a large number of high-end boutiques and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Cartier and Tiffany.

Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive

Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive is a road in the eastern part of the Santa Monica Mountains in Southern California. It is named after Los Angeles pioneer civil engineer William Mulholland.

The road has gained fame and incredible popularity among tourists thanks to the film of the same name by David Lynch " Mulholland Drive".

Mulholland Drive
Mulholland Drive

Hollywood & Highland

One of the most visited tourist attractions in Los Angeles is the Hollywood & Highland Center, a shopping mall and entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in the Hollywood area. The center also includes the famous Chinese Theater (formerly Grauman's Chinese Theater and Mann's Chinese Theater) and Dolby Theater (formerly known as Kodak Theater), the venue for the Academy Awards.

Hollywood & Highland
Hollywood & Highland

Capitol Records Building

Another Los Angeles landmark is the Capitol Records Building, a 13 circular floor on Hollywood Boulevard and Walk of Fame, a landmark in Hollywood built in the mid-1950s to house the West Coast's first major record label, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the songs from 1970 to 1990 were recorded here.
 
Capitol Records Building
Capitol Records Building

Madame Tussauds Hollywood

One of the most visited museums in Los Angeles is Madame Tussauds, located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. The wax figures shown here depict famous Hollywood icons, contemporary film and television stars, auteur film directors , as well as pop stars, notorious criminals and sports celebrities.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Madame Tussauds Hollywood

Autry Museum of the American West

Autry National Center, or Autry Museum of the American West, was established in 1988 by Gene Autry and is located in Griffith Park directly opposite the Los Angeles Zoo .

The museum is dedicated to all things Wild West life, with permanent exhibits including over 100,000 objects and artifacts from the pioneer and gold rush times, depictions of the West as a legendary "land of opportunity" and screenings of classic Western Westerns. 

If you were crazy about cowboys as a child and love Westerns, then don't miss this place on your tour of Los Angeles.

Autry Museum of the American West
Autry Museum of the American West

Malibu

Malibu has an almost mythical status of "Shangri-La" on the ocean and all thanks to the incredible beauty of its coastline and legendary surf beaches and of course the large number of celebrities who have their own homes on the coast. 

Despite its wealth and stellar population, the best way to appreciate Malibu is to grab your sunscreen, towel and go to the beach. 

Malibu is located west of Hollywood, and stretches along the Pacific coast.

Malibu
Malibu

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