At Universal Studios Hollywood you can explore behind the scenes of some of Universal's most popular movie sets. Some of the favorite movie and TV-themed rides and sets include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, The Simpsons, and Transformers. You can spend a day or two depends on how long the lines are. To save your time, you can purchase a skip the line pass. Apart from the rides, you can check out CityWalk, a three-block entertainment area, with shopping, dining, and theaters.
Visit the largest park in California in the eastern part of the Santa Monica Mountains - the Griffith Park. Tour around Los Angeles Zoo, the Griffith Observatory, a planetarium, a Greek theater, a riding center, golf courses, tennis courts, hiking trails, and other attractions. Walk along the trails or drive through the mountains to see the amazing views of the city and beyond.
Not just for children, Disneyland Resort is California's premier family vacation destination. Enjoy the rides, see the Disney characters wandering the streets. There are restaurants, shops, and all kinds of entertainment at Disney Resort.
Hollywood with its famous Hollywood sign is a symbol of the glamour of the film industry and silver screen. Wander around the Hollywood Boulevard, the Walk of Fame, and the Chinese Theatre. You may need a day or two of sightseeing.
The Getty Center is set on a hilltop in the Santa Monica Mountains is a huge complex with uniquely designed building and beautiful grounds - a perfect setting for this impressive museum. Find collections of European paintings, drawings, sculpture, decorative arts, and photography.
Santa Monica is for sun seekers, surfers, skateboarders, and yoga devotees to techies and business people. Enjoy its iconic Ferris wheel, find quirky and vintage shops and high-end boutiques. See street performers, do some shopping and people watching along the Third Street Promenade.
Visit the Natural History Museum with its numerous galleries and extensive permanent collection. See the 14,000-square-foot Dinosaur Hall with its awesome display of dinosaur skeletons, including a series of Tyrannosaurus rex fossils, Triceratops and a Stegosaurus.
Visit The California Science Center for free. It is home to the Space Shuttle Endeavour, and its open to the public. See the space shuttle and artifacts from the space mission, and learn all about it and the people involved in the program. The exhibits have a Discovery Room with interactive displays designed for children up to age seven.
Another attraction free of charge is The Broad. It is one of Los Angeles' newest cultural attractions. See more than 2,000 works of art display in this unique building. A month in advance booking is recommended, and a first-come, first-serve on the day of admission.
Find all kinds of fruits, vegetables, and other food stands, along with restaurants and specialty shops at The Original Farmers Market. Find everything from jewelry and candles to kitchenware and toys.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - the largest art museum in the western United States, with almost 130,000 pieces of outstanding collections of Asian, Latin American, and Islamic Art.
For sun seekers, Venice Beach is perfect for people walking, cycling, rollerblading, and jogging. See the eclectic shops, food stalls selling everything and street performers of all kinds line the walkway. This is not a typical family beach, but it's well worth a visit.
Spend a day in Long Beach. Visit the historic Queen Mary ocean liner, the Aquarium of the Pacific, and the Museum of Latin America. Catch the Catalina Express from Long Beach for a trip over to Catalina Island.
Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits display fully reconstructed fossils of a variety of mammals including mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and others, all dating from between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago.
Are you a fan of antique, vintage, and classic cars? Then, visit The Nethercutt Collection. It displays an outstanding array of automobiles from the 1890s to the 1970s.
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