Best things to do in Los Angeles

Check out the top things to do in Los Angeles, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Chinatown
1. Chinatown
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52 local reviews
Chinatown, Los Angeles
NeighborhoodPolitical
Beautiful L.A.
You'll find the best dim sum here. Chinese restaurants, grocery stores, lots of things to do, art studios, an…
Peggy J
Chinatown is a neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles, that became a commercial center for Chinese and other A…
Sue
For a taste of home, visit Chinatown in Downtown Los Angeles.
1. Chinatown
1. Chinatown
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52 local reviews
Chinatown, Los Angeles
Beautiful L.A.
Beautiful L.A.
You'll find the best dim sum here. Chinese restaurants, grocery stores, lots of things to do, art studios, and many attractions are to be f…
Peggy J
Peggy J
Chinatown is a neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles, that became a commercial center for Chinese and other Asian businesses in Central Los…
Sue
Sue
For a taste of home, visit Chinatown in Downtown Los Angeles.
2. Griffith Park
2. Griffith Park
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156 local reviews
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles
+1 323-913-4688
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Victoria And Robert
Just too big to detail everything but our neighborhood borders this huge natural park and it's got great trail…
Carrie
There are so many things to do in this park! Lovely outdoor cafe The Trails is not to be missed. Hike or dri…
Jonathan
Lots of fun things to do in Griffith Park. There are pony rides, a merry go round and Travel Town with old ste…
2. Griffith Park
2. Griffith Park
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156 local reviews
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles
+1 323-913-4688
Victoria And Robert
Victoria And Robert
Just too big to detail everything but our neighborhood borders this huge natural park and it's got great trails for hiking and plenty of oth…
Carrie
Carrie
There are so many things to do in this park! Lovely outdoor cafe The Trails is not to be missed. Hike or drive up to the Observatory also!…
Jonathan
Jonathan
Lots of fun things to do in Griffith Park. There are pony rides, a merry go round and Travel Town with old steam engines for the kids. Multi…
3. Santa Monica Pier
3. Santa Monica Pier
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385 local reviews
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
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Osvaldo&Curtis
If you're going to the beach and the third street promenade, here's one more touristy thing to do. You may re…
Jeff
The world-renowned Santa Monica Pier presents an iconic Southern Californian experience! It can get a little h…
S
Lots of things to do, see and eat. Shopping, farmers markets, the beach, bike rentals, arcade and rides.
3. Santa Monica Pier
3. Santa Monica Pier
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385 local reviews
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
Osvaldo&Curtis
Osvaldo&Curtis
If you're going to the beach and the third street promenade, here's one more touristy thing to do. You may recognize this area from the ope…
Jeff
Jeff
The world-renowned Santa Monica Pier presents an iconic Southern Californian experience! It can get a little hectic at times, but it's a fun…
S
S
Lots of things to do, see and eat. Shopping, farmers markets, the beach, bike rentals, arcade and rides.
4. Universal Studios Hollywood
4. Universal Studios Hollywood
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390 local reviews
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 800-864-8377
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Sylvia
And CityWalk too. Tons of fun things to do. Yummy places to eat.
Amberliin
Universal Studios! If you have a free day with nothing to do I would go and get the "Front of the line pass".
Gaby And Lou
Recently updated and lots of great things to do. Explore Universal City Walk if you don't need to see the amus…
4. Universal Studios Hollywood
4. Universal Studios Hollywood
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390 local reviews
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 800-864-8377
Sylvia
Sylvia
And CityWalk too. Tons of fun things to do. Yummy places to eat.
Amberliin
Amberliin
Universal Studios! If you have a free day with nothing to do I would go and get the "Front of the line pass".
Gaby And Lou
Gaby And Lou
Recently updated and lots of great things to do. Explore Universal City Walk if you don't need to see the amusement park. Huge Movie Theater…
5. California Science Center
5. California Science Center
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60 local reviews
700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 323-724-3623
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Kelly And Dave
Check this out online b/c there are so many things to do. Great for kids!
Kelly And Dave
So many things to do. Great for kids!
Tyler
You can see the Space Shuttle Endeavor here for Free! It's very cool. The park is beautiful here and there are…
5. California Science Center
5. California Science Center
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60 local reviews
700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 323-724-3623
Kelly And Dave
Kelly And Dave
Check this out online b/c there are so many things to do. Great for kids!
Kelly And Dave
Kelly And Dave
So many things to do. Great for kids!
Tyler
Tyler
You can see the Space Shuttle Endeavor here for Free! It's very cool. The park is beautiful here and there are many things to do around that…
6. Hollywood Walk Of Fame HQ
6. Hollywood Walk Of Fame HQ
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217 local reviews
6255 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
+1 323-469-8311
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Nicole
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a fun tourist-y thing to do with families. See if you can find your favorite st…
Jim
The thing to do in Hollywood
Adreana
See the Hollywood Stars!
6. Hollywood Walk Of Fame HQ
6. Hollywood Walk Of Fame HQ
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217 local reviews
6255 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
+1 323-469-8311
Nicole
Nicole
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a fun tourist-y thing to do with families. See if you can find your favorite star!
Jim
Jim
The thing to do in Hollywood
Adreana
Adreana
See the Hollywood Stars!
7. The Venice Beach Boardwalk
7. The Venice Beach Boardwalk
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236 local reviews
1800 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 310-396-6764
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Sean
Lots of personalities to see here! Funky shopping, going to the beach, rollerblading, and the Venice skatepark…
Patricia
Lots of things to do, people to see, fun activities, "Muscle Beach", bike riding, and more...
Jean Pierre & Eloisa
Unusual but great place You see many stores 60" style ,this is a plus It is a good place to visit 25 to 30 …
7. The Venice Beach Boardwalk
7. The Venice Beach Boardwalk
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236 local reviews
1800 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 310-396-6764
Sean
Sean
Lots of personalities to see here! Funky shopping, going to the beach, rollerblading, and the Venice skatepark are all great things to do wh…
Patricia
Patricia
Lots of things to do, people to see, fun activities, "Muscle Beach", bike riding, and more...
Jean Pierre & Eloisa
Jean Pierre & Eloisa
Unusual but great place You see many stores 60" style ,this is a plus It is a good place to visit 25 to 30 minutes drive
8. Venice Beach Drum Circle
8. Venice Beach Drum Circle
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4 local reviews
998 Ocean Front Walk
Closed · Opens Saturday 3:00 PM
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Jodie
If you are in Venice on a weekend day, stick around after the sun goes down and hit up the drum circle! At the…
Aurélien
On a weekend day, stick around even after the sun goes down, because at the end of Brooks Ave. on the beach, h…
Marc
Only on Saturday and Sunday at the beach. There's no conductor and no rules. People just play and it's amaz…
8. Venice Beach Drum Circle
8. Venice Beach Drum Circle
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4 local reviews
998 Ocean Front Walk
Closed · Opens Saturday 3:00 PM
Jodie
Jodie
If you are in Venice on a weekend day, stick around after the sun goes down and hit up the drum circle! At the end of Brooks Ave. on the bea…
Aurélien
Aurélien
On a weekend day, stick around even after the sun goes down, because at the end of Brooks Ave. on the beach, hundreds of people gather with …
Marc
Marc
Only on Saturday and Sunday at the beach. There's no conductor and no rules. People just play and it's amazing. Dancing is always appreci…