From the Sea to the Stars to Sunset Strip
Endless Things to Do in Los Angeles
LWH hotels in Los Angeles are positioned in areas that are highly accessible to all the excitement and entertainment of “The Entertainment Capital of the World.” Below is a list of our favorite LA attractions and the top ten things to do in LA, so you can plan your Los Angeles vacation accordingly.
The Getty Center
The Getty Center presents the Getty's collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breathtaking views for a rewarding and cultural experience on your LA vacation.
Located at 1200 Getty Center Drive
What to See:
The stretch of shops and boutiques on Rodeo Drive is only three blocks long. It begins at Wilshire Boulevard on the south, and runs north to Santa Monica Boulevard, where the commercial section of the street gives way to an affluent residential neighborhood. But those three short blocks constitute the most famous shopping district in America, and probably the most expensive three blocks of shops in the world. The most celebrated clothing designers in the world have boutiques here for upscale Los Angeles shopping: Armani, Gucci, Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Valentino... The jewelry stores boast names like Cartier and Tiffany. Other nearby stores include I. Magnin, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Yves Saint Laurent, & Pierre Deux.
Hollywood is the "land of stars" to its visitors. Visit celebrity homes, landmarks, grave sites and famous film locations in a town rich with history and even notoriety. Visit Hollywood Blvd with the Walk of Fame growing past 18 blocks long and includes Grauman's Chinese Theatre where you can match your handprints to the top 200 stars. Welcome to the movie capital of the world, a must-see in our Los Angeles travel guide!
Universal Studios Hollywood, the place where the magic happens. Go behind-the-scenes and on the sets where movies are made, then cast yourself in the thrilling rides, shows and attractions that bring movie action to life.
The Grove, (a shopping, dining and theater extravaganza) was developed by Caruso Affiliated, and is Los Angeles’ coolest hot spot, with scores of celebrities per square foot. A well-established icon in the L.A. vocabulary, The Grove drew more than 18 million visitors last year and is the perfect component for entertainment in a Los Angeles California vacation.
The Geffen Playhouse
In just a few years, the Geffen Playhouse has built a body of work that has changed the cultural landscape of Los Angeles' Westside, growing into a vital performing arts organization with over 100,000 annual attendees. The Geffen offers Los Angeles theater goers a season of five plays, as well as a variety of outreach and educational programs. The theater is dedicated to presenting the best in both classic and contemporary plays and includes both West Coast and world premieres in its roster.
Malibu, a serene and picturesque stretch twenty miles north of Santa Monica, is home to the most beautiful beaches in California. Numerous celebrities have dotted the generous landscape of this town with grandiose mansions and upscale condos because of the natural splendor. This area hosts some of the best dining in Southern California, such as Gladstones, Duke’s, Chart House and others. Malibu is additionally famed for its graceful pier and bountiful surf shops. Marine life enthusiasts will be pleased to know that on any length of sand in Malibu, you have a great chance to view seals, dolphins and migrating gray whales in the winter.
Downtown is no longer a mere Mecca of business in Los Angeles. With constantly added LA restaurants, museums and shops, Downtown L.A. is consistently evolving into an electric hub of entertainment and culture. Each year, thousands come to watch Esa -Pekka Salonen conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, view avant-garde works at the Museum of Contemporary Art, or tour the Mexican heritage in sights, sounds and spicy tastes on colorful Olvera Street. World-class athletic teams and venues offer sports fans a wealth of choices: the Dodgers at their longtime home in Chavez Ravine just north of the Downtown Center District; plus the Kings, Lakers, Avengers, Sparks and Clippers playing at the Staples Center.
With over 4,210 acres of both natural chapparal-covered terrain and landscaped parkland and picnic areas, Griffith Park is the largest municipal park with urban wilderness area in the United States. Over the years recreational attractions have been developed throughout the Park, however an amazingly large portion of the Park remains virtually unchanged from the days Native American villages occupied the area's lower slopes. Today's Griffith Park offers numerous family attractions in Los Angeles CA, an assortment of educational and cultural institutions, and miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, and provides visitors an ideal environment for enjoyable recreation activities in LA.
Visit Disneyland® Park, Where Dreams Come True. Meet the famous and lovable Disney Characters: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy. Explore the many different themed lands: Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, New Orleans Square, Critter Country, Mickeys Toontown, Main Street U.S.A. and blast off in Tomorrowland. You will pilot your own space craft with the Astro Orbiter and rocket through a re-designed Space Mountain. At Adventureland, become a buccaneer in Pirates of the Caribbean. Ride through the Temple of the Forbidden Eye in the Indiana Jones Adventure.
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