Attractions in Los Angeles
From hot, sandy beaches to spectacular architecture and artwork, there are still plenty of reasons to love L.A. Its amusement parks and close-up interactions with Hollywood have made it a destination for visitors from all over the world, but locals also take advantage of the many attractions. Malibu's beaches and the tranquil gardens at the Getty Center provide respite from busy freeways, while Griffith Park offers numerous opportunities to explore. The many faces of L.A. are all here.
Free LA Street Fairs, Festivals and Parades
LA is home to some of the largest, most iconic and varied street festivals, street fairs parades and celebrations. With 10 million people calling Los Angeles home, there are a variety of arts and cultural celebrations throughout the year.
Los Angeles Attractions by category
Parks & Open Spaces
While Los Angeles may seem like the typical metropolitan city, anyone who takes the time to look beyond the buildings and glittering lights will realize that some of natures most stunning vistas are woven into the streets and surrounding areas. The diversity in habitats, from beaches to wetlands to mountains, allows LA to be rich in greenery, and nature enthusiasts will love exploring the native flora from the thousands of hiking and biking trails. With the ocean to the west, Los Angeles is cradled mostly by the San Gabriel and Santa Monica Mountain ranges. The Santa Monica Mountains, which run from the Hollywood Hills to Ventura County, are known not only for their beautiful peaks and lush woodlands, but also for Mulholland Drive, the famous road that runs much of the length of them. At the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains is the largest municipal park in the US, Griffith Park.View Parks & Open Spaces business list
The city is home to some spectacular stretches of green and asphalt that collectively form the parks that residents frequent on a daily basis. Los Angeles parks are the perfect place for a multitude of uses, including special outings, dog walking, exercise, light sporting events, and of course skating and rollerblading. Some of the city’s parks are specifically designated for use as dog parks or as primarily for children and/or seniors.View Parks business list
Whether you're the type to wear a lab coat on a daily basis or the type who knows way too many details about way too many movies, there's a museum for you in Los Angeles. As one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country, LA takes as much pride in its own history as it does the history of the world. From exhibits that depict the origins of life in phenomenal detail to unparalleled collections of artwork, each museum is as much a tour through history as it is a shrine to every culture. Ardent fans of the entertainment industry will love visiting the museums that specialize in collections of movie, television and music memorabilia, as well as the ability to see archived footage of some of the most popular moments on screen.View Museums business list
Los Angeles beaches are among the most popular attractions in the state, bringing locals and out-of-towners out of their comfy homes to bask in the glory of Mother Nature’s splendor. Depending upon the time of year, Los Angeles beaches have much to offer in terms of entertainment to visitors of all types and ages, making the beach one of the most fun and affordable places to escape to, even if just for an afternoon.View Beaches business list
On the list of brilliant ideas throughout history, something has to be said for Walt Disney and his idea about how to stir up a sleepy little Anaheim orange grove. Since Disneyland opened its doors over 50 years ago and embedded itself into the hearts and dreams of millions of children everywhere, amusement parks of a similar nature have been built all around the world. While Disneyland still remains the nexus of California's theme parks, it is no longer the only, or most unique, option for amusement in Los Angeles. Many of LA's other theme parks offer tourists the chance to ride some of the fastest roller coasters ever built or to re-enact some of the most celebrated and thrilling movie moments. It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from or which amusement parks you choose, there's something undeniably intoxicating about the sensory adventure waiting on the other side of the entrance gates.View Amusement Parks business list
One of the best ways to truly appreciate the sunny state of California is to climb aboard a beautiful yacht and watch the stunning coastline sail by on a boat tour. Though this may not be the most common way to see the sights of any city, it is certainly one of the best; something about taking a cruise tour makes everyone feel like royalty. Day or night, the Mediterranean climate of southern California provides the ideal setting for dining and dancing on the Pacific Ocean. Champagne brunch cruises are perfect for anyone who wants to bask in the sun while enjoying a sweeping view of sandy beaches and world-famous coastal towns. As dusk approaches, sunset dinner cruises become gold mines for postcard pictures when the famous coastal towns are splashed in fiery hues of amber and rose.View Boat Tours business list
Los Angeles Attractions by Neighborhood
8039 Beach Blvd. Buena Park CA 90620
Unique among Southern California's many theme parks, Knott's Berry Farm combines the thrill of an amusement park with the old fashioned down home charm of a California farm. No matter what you define as "fun", you can find it at Knott's Berry Farm.
18400 S Avalon Blvd Carson CA 90746
The Los Angeles Galaxy are a professional soccer team based in Los Angeles. Home to the famous David Beckham, this team is the reigning MLS Cup and MLS Supporters' Shield champion.
6212 Corte Del Abeto Carlsbad CA 92011
At K1 Speed Carlsbad, our popular Arrive & Drive racing package allows racers of all ages to experience the thrill of head-to-head action! Perfect for families, friends and co-workers.
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy Valencia CA 91355
Nestled in the Santa Clarita Valley just north of Los Angeles, Six Flags Magic Mountain brings the true feeling of wonder and excitement to all of its guests that love the thrill of the state's best roller coasters and thrilling rides.
380 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica CA 90401
Located on the world famous Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Park® is the family place to play! It's the West Coast's only amusement park located on a pier.
1 Legoland Dr Carlsbad CA 92008
The perfect theme park for families with small children, LEGOLAND® California Resort features dozens of rides, shows, and attractions that encourage children to play, learn, and discover the power of their own abilities.