Top Tourist Sites in Los Angeles

Plan a trip to Los Angeles, California, where exciting activities for children and adults await. Plan to shop at ritzy boutiques, explore at an adventure park, learn the history of movies and do some sightseeing. Tourists come from all over the world to experience this city, that seems bigger than life itself.

While you are in LA, be sure to visit Hollywood. Take your picture next to the classic white Hollywood sign, located at Hollywood and Highland streets. This free photo opportunity makes a great backdrop for anyone who has secretly aspired to be a movie star. Another free attraction is the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. Walk for blocks reading the gold stars, embedded in the pavement, that forever commemorate the names of famed actors, actresses, singers, radio announcers and other celebrities honored here. Universal Studios Hollywood, located in Universal City, CA, is a park rich with the history of famous movies and shows. Enjoy interactive displays that make you feel as though you are taking part in the scene of your favorite movie. A one day admission to Universal Studios costs $76.00 for ages 3 to 9 and $84.00 for ages 10 and older. Lastly, reserve a minibus for a two hour Hollywood Movie Stars Home Tour. Tours depart from the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, every 30 minutes, daily, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Children ages 3 to 11 can ride for $31.95 and adult tickets cost $48.95. You will see 45 beautiful homes, plus other historical Hollywood landmarks.

Drive to Beverly Hills and go north of Wilshire Boulevard and south of S. Santa Monica Boulevard to shop on Rodeo Drive. Browse through four blocks of stores, known for expensive and luxurious merchandise. Also, stop at Greystone Mansion to see a historic estate that represents an older version of what Hollywood used to look like. Admission is free and the Mansion is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 5:00.

Lastly, downtown LA is a budget shopper’s treasure trove. Discount fabric store, one-of-a-kind formal dresses shops, and stores with bargains will tempt you at every corner. Santee Alley, in the LA fashion district, is a little known secret for people wanting bargains on handbags, shoes, hats, clothes and more. It is open on Tuesdays from 9:00 to 6:00.

Come to LA for an experience unlike anywhere else in the world. See what it's like to be famous, explore the history of film making, shop in luxurious boutiques, find a bargain in the budget minded district and take pictures of well-known landmarks. Where else can you do all of these activities in one day? Whether you have a lot of money to spend, or are on a budget, you will find plenty of things to keep you entertained. Don’t miss a chance to experience the culture of LA.

Last Updated: January 08, 2015