Welcome to losangelescityhotel.com! This website is dedicated to inform you about everything and anything about Los Angeles hospitality and tourism. As a first post in our blog, we present to you a brief background of Los Angeles and the top tourist must see spots in the City of Angels.
Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States in terms of land area next to New York. It is also the most populous city in California and is also the seat of power in the Los Angeles County. Also known as the city of angels which is a direct translation of its name, Los Angeles is entertainment city of America.
Los Angeles is also home to a lot of important landmarks such as the Hollywood Sign, Capitol Records Building, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Angels Flight, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Dolby Theater, TCL Chinese Theater, Getty Villa, Getty Center, Griffith Observatory, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Theme Building, the Venice Canal Historic District and boardwalk, Bradbury Building, Wilshire Grand Tower, U.S. Bank Tower, Hollywood Boulevard, Wilshire Grand Tower, Los Angeles City Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Watts Tower, Battleship USS Iowa, Staples Center, Olvera and Dodger Stadium.
Because of these absolutely breath-taking and one-of-a-kind landmarks, Los Angeles is one of the most visited states in the USA by tourists. Here are some of the must-visit tourist spots in LA:
Venice Beach is the Mecca of California. But it isn’t your ordinary beach, it’s not only good for water sports activities like swimming and surfing. It’s also a good spot for skateboarding, cycling and even for playing volleyball. A lot of people also like to go to Venice Beach just to watch people. There are also a lot of awesome restaurants and cafes such as the Figtree’s Café and Small World Books. There are also some tourists who visit the Bohemian District of Venice Beach which is known for its eccentric and colorful atmosphere.
Who doesn’t know Hollywood? Los Angeles is known best because of Hollywood. The Hollywood sign could be seen miles away. Most tourists love to visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Seeing the names of the stars on the walk just gives a more familiar and welcoming vibe to the place. It also excites a lot of tourists realizing that their favorite actors and actresses have walked the same path before.
Museum of Jurassic Technology
Speaking of Hollywood, another famous tourist spot in L.A. is the Museum of Jurassic Technology. Despite its name, it is in no way connected to Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster trilogy Jurassic Park. It is home to a collection of scientific, artistic, ethnographic and historic exhibits. It is home to over 30 permanent exhibits such as an oil portrait gallery of the dogs of the Soviet Space Program. The museum is “an educational institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and public appreciation of the Lower Jurassic.”
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art or also known as LACMA is another great hit to tourists. It is famous for the iconic Urban Light, an installation of Chris Burden. Urban Light is a favorite Instagram spot. It is home to more than 150,000 artworks from the ancient times to the present.
Aside from the art works, the museum also features films and concerts from time to time.
Griffith Observatory is a facility situated in the south slope of the Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles Griffith Park. It was first opened in 1935 and has been accepting and accommodating visitors for free. However, there are instances that the facility charges minimally for planetary shows. It holds several exhibits such as the Hall of the Sky and the Hall of the Eye.
Watts Tower is also another iconic spot in Los Angeles. Also known as Nuestro Pueblo and Towers of Simon Rodia, Watts Tower is located in the Simon Rodia State Historic Park. The Watts Tower consists of several towers; the tallest of which reaches up to 99 feet. It is named after its designer, Italian immigrant construction worker Sabato ‘Simon’ Rodia. The Towers have inspired a lot of works of art such as a short documentary film by William Hale entitled ‘The Towers’ and a 2006 documentary film entitled ‘I Build the Tower’.
Now who would forget about Disneyland? The Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California is the first of two theme parks. What is notable about this Disneyland is that it is the only one built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. It was inaugurated in July 17, 1995.
The theme park boasts of countless of rides and a once-in-a-lifetime experience in wonderland with all the Disneyland characters you grew up with. Both young and old alike flock to Disneyland Park every year to experience the magic of this theme park.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Apart from Disneyland, there is another landmark named after Walt Disney, the Walt Disney Concert Hall. It is the crown jewel of the Lose Angeles Music Center. Literally everyone big in the music industry has performed in this 2,265 seater auditorium. It is also the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Aside from the 2,265 seater auditorium, there is also a 250-seat theater, an art gallery and a roof garden in the complex.
Mulholland Drive is a favorite in a lot of Hollywood movies. It is featured in a lot of films. Aside from that, you can also see the whole of Los Angeles from the Mulholland Scenic Parkway. The Hollywood sign could also be seen from the parkway.