10 great places to visit in L.A.

Get curious with a Jurassic experience

Despite the name, this pseudo-scientific nook in Culver City has nothing to do with Jurassic Park or any of its sequels (you’ll want to head to Universal Studios for that).  

Relax on postcard-perfect beaches in Malibu

Put in the extra miles to venture north and west from Venice and Santa Monica and you’ll be rewarded with the most picturesque beaches in L.A. County. 

Grab a bite at Grand Central Market

Downtown L.A. has seen waves of change since this food hall first opened in 1917, and so too has the lineup of vendors here.  

Museum hop along Miracle Mile

The collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA, are housed in a vast complex of buildings, with a modern.

Gaze into the cosmos (and out onto the cityscape) at the Griffith Observatory

Sure, you can’t see all that much through its enormous telescope, but you can still spend a few hours browsing around the Griffith Observatory quite happily .

Bow down to the masters at the Getty

The Getty Center is packed full of artistic masterpieces and enjoys an awe-inspiring hilltop location with incredible views of L.A. 

Stroll (briefly) along the stars in Hollywood

The Hollywood Walk of Fame, where more than 2,700 of the entertainment world’s most illustrious names are immortalized in pink terrazzo and gold lettering. 

Stare into infinity at the Broad

Nearly a decade in now and the arrival of the Broad still feels like a gamechanger thanks to the museum’s distinctive design, free admission and post-war art collection.  

Gawk at the sights along Venice Beach

Venice Beach has long been known as the bohemian epicenter of California, and while the area gets plenty of mainstream tourists.

Shop (or window-shop) in style on Rodeo Drive

We’ve all dreamed of being Julia Roberts shopping on Rodeo Drive, but very few of us could actually afford to shop in the designer boutiques and flagship stores seen in the film Pretty Woman

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