Vast and expansive, the enchanting city of Los Angeles is a haven of activity that offers an endless list of things to do. If you happen to be a visitor and has limited time in town, you can spend your day in museums, while missing on the opportunity to visit Hollywood. Better still, you can visit the enchanting Venice Beach.
Even though Los Angeles is an expansive city that can literally take several weeks to explore, there are certain places you can not afford to miss visiting.
1. The legendary Beaches
Los Angeles is home to miles of beaches, all of which are open to the public. It is here that the Pacific Ocean meets North America, bringing with it warm winds worth enjoying. As a visitor, you can enjoy lovely walks or runs on the sprawling white beaches of the city. And that is not all; there are plenty of unique beachfront homes which will give you a true taste of Los Angeles lifestyle.
2. Spend a day at Disney
A visit to Los Angeles is incomplete without spending a day at Disneyland. Famed for its unique parks, Disney is where parents and their children resort to. There are plenty of activities designed for kids. These include, but not limited to fireworks in summer, shows and parades. If you do not want to get involved, then just take a kid or two and enjoy the fun from the sidelines. This is the only place you can wear a funny hut all day and feel nothing about it.
3. Visit Hollywood
Los Angeles is home to world renowned Hollywood celebrities. A simple stroll across the city is a sure way of catching a glimpse of these celebrities in their true world. With more than 2,400 figures from the entertainment world calling this city their home, bumping into a pink terrazzo with gold lettering is no surprise.
4. Visit the big budget modern art museum
Thanks to its great endowments, Betty center is the envy of museums across the world. Even though the museum does not have a wide collection of Old World gallery, it has impressive works that cover a vast sweep in history.
5. Shop at Rodeo Drive
For those that have a soft spot for shopping, Los Angeles has them fully covered. Shopping at Rodeo Drive is still a dream to many, thanks to its expensive prices. However, you can take the time to window-shop and mingle with serious buyers.
6. Drive along Malibu Coast
Malibu coast has one of the most outstanding settings that make for a good surfing. For a first time visitor, Malibu coast is too tempting, and you may find yourself spending more time than you planned driving past several pack house facing the beach. You may also drive far north to have a full view of what activities are taking place in Malibu.
7. Visit Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s market has come a long way and has become more than just a place where local farmers sell their produce. Today, it is a lively, fun and exciting place where you can eat and drink. Next door is the Grove, where you can go shopping, watch a movie or just sit down and marvel at the dancing fountains.