Los Angeles Attractions?

If you had to choose ten attractions to go see which ones would it be. Here are the choices. I want to go sightseeing but I don't have enough time to do everything. Thanks

Universal Studios Hollywood (up to 3 visits included exclusively on 3, 5, and 7 - day cards)

California Science Center IMAX Movie or Marvel Super Heroes Science Exhibition (your choice of one per day)

The Music Center Tour

Aquarium of the Pacific

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park; Free Mini Golf

Hollywood Park Racetrack

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Spokes N’ Stuff Bike Rentals

Wild Rivers Waterpark

LEGOLAND California

Discovery Science Center

Santa Ana Zoo

Kodak Theatre Guided Tour

LA Sightseeing Tours: LA City Tour and Movie Star Homes (all day, departs Santa Monica, Space Available Seating)


Starline Tours - Hollywood Trolley Tour

Autry National Center Museum of the American West

Autry National Center Southwest Museum of the American Indian

California Heritage Museum

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Hammer Museum

Heritage Square Museum

Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building

Japanese American National Museum

Kidspace Children’s Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art Grand Avenue

Museum of Tolerance, A Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum; Your choice, one per day:

Tolerance Center and Holocaust Exhibit

OR Finding our Families, Finding Ourselves exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum

Santa Monica Historical Society Museum

Skirball Cultural Center

World Famous Hollywood Wax Museum

Guinness World Records Museum

Zimmer Children’s Museum

Bowers Museum

10 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Universal Studios Hollywood

    California Science Center

    Aquarium of the Pacific

    Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

    LA Sightseeing Tours: LA City Tour and Movie Star Homes

    Museum of Tolerance, A Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum;

    Petersen Automotive Museum

    these are not on your list, but you should seriously consider:

    Olvera Street and the Pueblo of Los Angeles.

    J. Paul Getty Museum

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art and La Brea Tar Pits.

    Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills.

    Source(s): so cal native.
  • george
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The Aquarium of the Pacific beats the Cabrillo Aquarium by a mile.

    The L.A. Zoo beats the Santa Ana Zoo a mile.

    Also, go with Universal Studios, the Huntington, the bike rental at Hermosa (if it's a nice, Summer day), and the Sightseeing Tour. Most of the museums listed are so-so. The Petersen musum is great IF you love classic cars. And the Autry museum is interesting IF you like the Old West... An IMAX movie is usually a good way to kill an hour or two. And the water park would be fun on a hot day.

    DON'T forget about Disneyland.

    For things to do in Hollywood, try http://www.seeing-stars.com/

  • 1 decade ago

    I haven't been to every one of these places, but I have been to most of them. Of this list, I would choose:

    Universal Studios Hollywood (up to 3 visits included exclusively on 3, 5, and 7 - day cards)

    California Science Center IMAX Movie

    The Music Center Tour

    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

    Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

    Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

    Kodak Theatre Guided Tour

    LA Sightseeing Tours: LA City Tour and Movie Star Homes

    Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building

    But it depends on what kind of things you like. I personally like museums and am not fond of water parks, particularly Wild Rivers, though I haven't been there in several years. I haven't been to the Aquarium of the Pacific yet, but I hear it's nice as well. I'm not sure if I just missed it on your list, but the Santa Monica Pier is fun to visit as well. There are a few rides and I believe an arcade and a cool old carousel. I also haven't been to Legoland yet, but it looks fun as well. The LA Zoo is a lot of fun, although it can get really hot up there in Griffith Park. It's right near the Autry Museum, but I didn't enjoy that museum very much the one time I was there. I've never gone on any of the LA city tours, but it sounds like a good way to see the city, especially if you don't have much time. Have fun and welcome to LA!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you want to pack the most into one day you can do the following (each one represents one day's activities):

    1. Go to museum row (Petersen's Auto Museum begins it and it goes east from there)... You can hit Petersens, La Brea Tar Pits, and many many many other museums (some of them free!) along that strip. You can park once and walk the entire block and hit at least five or six really good museums.

    2. Go to the Aquarium of the Pacific... it sits right next to Shoreline Village AND the Queen Mary... you can also take a harbor cruise... all in one day.

    3. Go downtown Hollywood. You can hit all the big theaters and tour the ones you are most interested in...see the walk of fame... visit corny tourist shops... alot of fun.

    4. If you go to Santa Monica, you can hit the pier, the aquarium, Venice Beach AND 3rd Street Promenade all in one day... plus a nifty mall that sits at the east end of the Promenade... and do some celebrity sighting along the way. You can even rent a bike and ride along the beach and see all the sights.

    5. The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is very very small... if you do that - you can also include the Korean Friendship Bell and Park which is up the hill from Cabrillo Beach... it also includes Battery Osgood which is a WW2 museum as well as the Marine Mammal Rescue Station.... then you can go down to Ports 'O Call for lunch and shopping... but this is more of a grandma and grandpa kind of day and not very exciting if you are young.

    6. Zoos are zoos... LA zoos are not all that special... we call them the "concrete jungle." The most famous occupant right now is Regie - the alligator they found in a local pond. BUT - you can do LA Zoo AND Gene Autry Museum as well as the Train Museum around the corner at Griffith Park.. you can also rent horses and ride a trail that goes along Griffith Park. You can also take a shuttle from the Zoo to the Planetarium - which is very interesting and also gives you a beautiful sighting of the Hollywood sign.

    7. There are all the museums there at the science center... IMAX, natural history, ethnic history, aerospace museum... again - can get kind of boring.... if you aren't into museums.

    Try to pack as much into one day as you can... and don't do stuff you could do at home... generic entertainment can be found anywhere - such as zoos and golfing places... Do stuff that you'll only find in LA!!!

    Universal, Disneyland, and such amusement parks are great - but they take up the whole day.... Universal - if you see it ONCE you've seen it all... no need to buy a 3-day pass...

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  • Anita
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    1. universal studios hollywood

    2. legoland california

    3. wild rivers waterpark

    4. hollywood park racetrack

    5. la sightseeing tours

    6. santa monica peir aquarium

    7. the music center tour

    8. California Science Center IMAX Movie or Marvel Super Heroes Science Exhibition

    9. Kodak Theatre Guided Tour

    10. Six Flags (its not in the list)

  • 1 decade ago

    From your list:


    -Aquarium of the Pacific (eat at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co)

    -Santa Monica Pier

    -Kodak Theater Guided Tour

    -LA City Tour

    I also have my own top ten list, which doesn't really coincide with your coupons:

    Disneyland: The Happiest Place on Earth. Half a billion visitors can’t be wrong. (Sometimes it seems all at once)

    Universal Studios: A theme park that grew out of a studio tour. Check out eBay. You can find some discounted tickets there. And Universal City Walk is a fun place to hang out in the evening after your day inside the park.

    Hollywood: Hollywood Boulevard is ready for its close-up, thanks to years of urban renewal and renovation. Enjoy the Walk of Fame, Entertainment Museum, Mann's Theatre and more. You can see a lot for free. I have also added the Hollywood & Highland complex to my top ten list… it has lots of shops and restaurants, and the Kodak Theater (home of the Academy Awards). I like the El Capitan theater, because it has been restored to its former glory, unlike the Chinese, which was essentially gutted and turned into a multiplex.

    Rodeo Drive, 90210: Packed with exclusive shops, full of gawkers. They all came to enjoy the excess. Free, unless you intend to buy something.

    Venice Beach: Los Angeles kitsch and over-the-top culture at its best.

    Here you'll find Muscle Beach, street performers and tacky shops galore.

    Fun, VERY interesting, but I avoid it after dark, when it gets a little TOO interesting for my taste. And it's a short bike ride from:

    Santa Monica Beach and Pier: Great beach scene and a classic seaside amusement park, complete with antique carousel that has been in a lot of TV and movies. (The Sting and "Three's Company" come immediately to mind).

    After visiting the pier, you can ride a bike south a couple miles to Venice Beach.

    Santa Monica Third Street Promenade - Downtown Santa Monica's shopping promenade is often the scene of movie star-sightings. Just a short walk from the Santa Monica Pier.

    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. It makes for a fun drive. Along the way, you see a lot of different neighborhoods. Hollywood, West Hollywood, Bel Air, and Pacific Palisades. When you get to the ocean, stop at Gladstone's for Fish.

    Queen Mary: Once the largest ship afloat, she's been docked in Long Beach for longer than she sailed, and her elegance never fails to impress. Free to visit. You can actually stay on board, for a price.

    Farmers Market and The Grove - A new shopping complex right next to a Los Angeles landmark, The Grove and Farmers Market coexist. Enjoy a movie or shopping, then take the trolley to the Farmers Market for lunch or dinner.

    Farmer's Market is right next to CBS, so walk across the lot to see if they are taping "The Price is Right". You might even get in.

    Griffith Park - Home of the Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park Observatory, Travel Town, the Greek Theatre, and Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage.

    Getty Museum - The Getty's architecture is so beautiful that it keeps me fascinated. No matter whether you like their art or architecture better (or maybe you'll just enjoy the view), the Getty is sure to please. Free.

    Attend a TV taping - You can get free tickets at audiencesunlimited.com, or see the booth at Universal City walk. It's very interesting to see a show being taped. The most popular, by far, is the tonight show. Check the NBC web site for all the details there.

    Places to eat:

    In-N-Out Burger: Multiple locations, best burger in LA, ask anyone.

    Pink’s Hot Dogs: 709 N. La Brea, just north of Melrose. Might see a celebrity.

    Tommy’s Chili Burgers: Look for the shack, an LA tradition. Original location at Beverly & Rampart, a couple miles west of downtown.

    Canter’s Deli: 419 N. Fairfax, between Beverly & Melrose. Near CBS, might spot a celebrity.

    Phillippe’s: 1001 N. Alameda. Great roast beef sandwiches. Near Union Station, Olvera Street. Watch the mustard, it’s hot.

    Places to Stay:

    In Hollywood, I recommend the Hollywood Celebrity Hotel and the Farmer's Daughter Hotel.

    In Anaheim, I recommend the HoJo Anaheim, and the Candy Cane Inn. If you want to splurge and make this a most memorable trip, stay at Disney’s Grand Californian. You get the full Disney experience. If you don't need to stay by the park, then stay at the Doubletree on Harbor, or even the one in Orange on Chapman.

    In Santa Monica, the Holiday Inn Santa Monica is close to the pier and reasonably priced.

    Places to Shop:

    South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa

    Fashion Island, Newport Beach

    Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

    Citadel Outlets, Commerce

    Beverly Center, Los Angeles

    The Block at Orange, Orange

    Ontario Mills, Ontario

  • 1 decade ago

    I would definitiely see disney land, hollywood, universal studios, santa monica, knotts berryfarms, the nixon library, santa catalina island, long beach queeen elizabeth ship, the wax museum near disneyland, the museum close santa monica named after a newspaper man, cant remember his name now, this would be a good sites to see at all costs, been there done this and the rewards are numerous.

  • universal studios,wild rivers, la sightseeing, cabrillo marine aquarium(the best aquarium ever!!), santa monica pier and attractions. santa ana zoo, kodak theater guided tour, music center tour, golf n' stuff........ITS ORDER OF PREFERENCE THE FIRST ONE BEING THE BEST ONE

    Source(s): IVE BEEN THERE ALL
  • 1 decade ago

    You forgot Six Flags Magic Mountain!!!!!

  • 1 decade ago


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