Most Recommended Attractions in Los Angeles

Hottest Tourist Destinations

What’s on our list of top LA tourist recommendations? Let’s start with a slice of culture with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), one of the best art museums in the world. It features the whole gamut of modern art, as well as Renaissance, Impressionism, Modern Expressionism, Islamic, Egyptian, pre-Columbian, Ancient Near East art. Admission generally runs about $15. The museum can be found on Museum Row, a boulevard of museums that also features the Page Museum of Natural History, The Peterson Auto Museum, The L.A. Craft and Folk Art Museum and the La Brea Tar Pits.

When it comes to top LA tourist spots, we couldn’t leave out The Getty Center in the Pacific Palisades, famous for its pre-20th century collections unrivaled through the world. The museum features pre-Renaissance to Impressionist periods in Europe and much more. It’s a creative way to experience the culture and art of LA. Best of all, admission is free.

A Hike With a View

Any trip to Hollywood is incomplete without taking a hike to the top of Griffith Park to check out the famous Hollywood sign. You can also check out the Griffith Observatory, iconically portrayed in the film Rebel Without a Cause. The observatory is open to the public and features free admission. That’s hard to beat in a town as expensive as LA.

Our Favorite LA Tourist Spots

Looking for some awesome tourist tips for your trip to LA? For starters, the best way to explore Los Angeles is by foot. Park at an easily accessible train station and take the train downtown. Then stroll your way over to the The Los Angeles Conservancy, which leads walking tours on a weekly basis. Check out the city’s top sights and historic buildings, including historic theaters and Art Deco buildings. Only on foot will do. By car or tour bus, you’ll miss half the show. Another great daytime activity is to take a hike up to the Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park. You get a stunning view of the city and the iconic Hollywood sign.