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ATTRACTION AND SIGHT-SEEING


Universal Studio Hollywood



Welcome to the world’s #1 motion picture and television attraction/ theme park. Board a giant tram and they drive you past you a number of authentic movie locations such as the 'Hill Valley courthouse' building in the 'Back to the Future' films. You also get to see a New York street where parts of 'The Sting' (which starred Paul Newman and Robert Redford) were filmed, the creepy old mansion from 'Psycho', a Mexican village where they filmed 'Three Amigos' and a number of spots where TV shows like 'Leave It to Beaver' were shot.

J Paul Getty



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. The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. This spectacular museum boasts an impressive collection of artists such as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne. Visit the architectural triumph of its six buildings and gardens.
  
Hollywood Walk of Fame is its tribute to the Hollywood Stars of yesterday and today. This is where the Stars are immortalized with a star on the sidewalk in their honor. The Hollywood Walk of Fame lines both sides of Hollywood Boulevard from Gower to La Brea, and both sides of Vine Street, from Yucca to Sunset. It began with 2,500 blank stars and thousands have been added since then. Stars include Elvis Presley, Beatles, Kirk Douglas and Jimmy Stewart.

Venice Beach, California is a desired destination for travelers from all over the world. It is unlike any place on Earth, well known for its artists, street performers and funky atmosphere. It is a virtual carnival running year round with free admission. If you are being chased down Venice Beach by a crazed man with a chain saw, don’t worry. It’s just Robert Gruenberg scaring up an audience for his chain saw juggling show. He is just one of the many side shows on a Venice weekend.

California Science Centre is one of the West's best science museums. It is roomy, offers a wide variety of exhibits on timely topics and provides some interesting insights into things scientific. Unlike similar institutions in other locations, this place has enough hands-on exhibits to go around, and even on a busy day you don't have to wait long to try any of them. They also rely more on interesting science than gee-whiz gadgets or computer-aided graphics, and have an exceptional life sciences section.

Natural History Museum of LA Visit one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history. As the largest natural and historical museum in the Western United States and an active research center, NHM safeguards more than 35 million spectacular, diverse specimens and artifacts covering 4.5 billion years of history.

Griffith Park Encompassing over 4,107 acres of natural terrain covered with California oak trees, wild sage and manzanita, Griffith Park is the United States' largest municipal park. While it's typically not associated with it, Griffith Park is also home to the Hollywood sign, which stands on Mt. Lee.One of the best place for recreation. Griffith Park is open to the tourist from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Grauman's Chinese Theater, opened in 1927, is the most famous movie theater in the world. Millions have visited the theater's famous entry court, where stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Ginger Rogers, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, have set their signatures and hand/footprints in concrete.

Malibu Beaches Featuring beautiful beaches such as Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach and Leo Carrillo Beach, Malibu (directly north of Santa Monica) is right next door and a world away from the hustle and bustle of LA. A leisurely drive along the Pacific Ocean (preferably in a convertible) up Pacific Coast Highway is an experience not to be missed.

FUN PLACES FOR KIDS

If Disneyland doesn't give you enough thrills, spend a day at Six Flags Magic Mountain, about 30 miles northwest of LA. Your heart is sure to thump after riding the wooden roller coasters — and after walking up and down the park's hilly terrain. Knott’s Berry Farm built on 160 acres was once an actual berry farm. Knott's Berry Farm blends the perfect mix of yesteryear warmth and state of the art adrenaline packed rides. Thrill seekers should check out the Ghost Rider wooden roller coaster and Perilous Plunge, the world's tallest, steepest and wettest water ride. And if you’re feeling really brave, ride into the Supreme Scream, a 250 foot tall free fall that instantly transforms men into boys. Rancho La Brea is one of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world. Visitors can learn about LA as it was between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago when animals such as saber-toothed cats and mammoths roamed the LA Basin. Through windows at the Page Museum Laboratory, visitors can watch bones being cleaned and repaired. The LA Zoo features over 1200 animals and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the year except Dec 25. Special summer extended hours are until 6 p.m. from July 1 through Labor Day in early September. The LA Zoo starts putting animals in for the night at 4 p.m. during regular hours, and at 5 p.m. during summer hours

OTHER PLACES OF ATTRACTION

Sunset Boulevard: Perhaps one of the world's most famous streets, it began as a route between the stars' posh neighborhoods and the Hollywood studios. It runs from downtown to the ocean, passing through the "Sunset Strip" on its way, and makes a beautiful evening ride.

Rodeo Drive There aren't any cowboys here. The Rodeo Drive legend is much bigger than the street itself, and visitors marvel at how small the shopping area is. The street stretches from Sunset to Wilshire, but the Holy Grail of Shopping section of Rodeo Drive is only three blocks long.

Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance The Center’s educational arm, founded in 1993 challenges visitors to confront bigotry and racism, and to understand the
Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts. The Museum has served over 4 million visitors with 350,000 visiting annually including 130,000 students. Over 1.5 million children and youth have participated in the Museum experience and
its programs.

Farmers’ Market Started by growers during the Depression era, this popular spot features foods from around the world, entertainment and hundreds of booths with fresh fruit and candies. Farmers Market is an outdoor marketplace, with rows of shops and eateries, some of which are family owned and operated, and have been handed down from generation to generation.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery This cemetery is the final resting place of some of Hollywood's celebrities and other luminaries. This is a large cemetery, with two huge indoor mausoleums and countless outdoor graves. You will need a map if you are going to locate any of the stars' burial sites. Fortunately, the administration here is cooperative, and you can pick up a map of the grounds as you enter the park, from the flower shop at the main gate, which highlights the locations of many of the stars buried here.


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