Places to visit in L.A.

Are you bored on a weekend and have nothing to do? Well, look no further. Here are five places to go in L.A. that are fun, interesting, and will guarantee a good time!

The Hollywood Walk of Fame
The first place we have on our list is the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as well as the Chinese Theater. On the Walk of Fame, you can see the stars on the sidewalk of celebrities from actors to music producers. Even Shrek has a star! The Chinese Theater also has a lot to offer. You can see the handprints of famous celebrities. And for Marvel fans, all of the Avengers actors handprints are there! On the Hollywood walk of fame, there are also many restaurants and stores to visit, not to mention the amazing Hollywood & Highland mall. You can see many famous people from actress Lucille Ball to singer Ariana Grande. This wax museum is overall a great place to go when you have time.

The Santa Monica Pier
The Santa Monica Pier is famous as one of Los Angeles’s most fun attractions. If you go to the Santa Monica Pier, there are many things you can do, like riding your bike on the trail along the water or going to the beautiful, albeit chilly beach to swim. There are also many restaurants and shops to choose from. The amusement park portion also has a ferris wheel, and a couple of roller coasters, among other games and rides.

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Next up on our list is for thrill-seekers! Six Flags Magic Mountain is a super fun and exhilarating theme park. If you love roller coasters, then this Six Flags is the place for you; almost every ride there is a roller coaster! A fun fact about this park is that it is home to the world’s first looping coaster! This place is madly exciting and I really recommend it for all you thrill-seekers out there!

California Science Center
California Science Center is a lively museum fit for all ages. Exhibits there range from the Space Shuttle Endeavor to a fascinating aquarium with engaging activities like the outdoor oceanic petting zoo. Next door resides the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles which has dozens of rooms spanning dinosaurs, geology, extinct animals, and modern inventions.

If you are interested in art, you should go to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. At the museum, there are more than 147,000 objects. LACMA features European art from the 1900s to the 1960s but also has temporary contemporary exhibits that change every few months. Right outside of the LACMA building there is a piece by Chris Burden showing off 202 cast iron street lights that turn on from dusk to dawn.

La Brea Tar Pits
Nextdoor to LACMA is the La Brea Tar Pits Museum which showcases many different Fossils found in the tar pits such as Pleistocene mammoths, dire wolves, short-faced bears, American lions, and ground sloths. There are 3.5 million fossils found from the tar pits as well as a nice park that shows them off with signs that give information about the history and effects of these dangerous lakes.

All in all, Los Angeles is a very interesting city with many sites to see, both as a tourist and a resident.