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4 Must See Things To Do When You Visit LA
Los Angeles is a vibrant and exciting city, as the centre of the USA’s film and television industry. It is where acting dreams come true, but it is also a great city to visit and immerse yourself in the American culture. If you are a fan of the movies, then a trip to the city will be just right for you! And if not, there are still many great sites to go and see in the city.
Universal Studios Hollywood
What would a trip to LA be without having a look around Universal Studios? This theme park is undoubtedly one of America’s most famous and is renowned worldwide for its rides and games. Whilst you are there, be sure to take a picture in front of the iconic Universal globe – it’s tradition! Fans of the Jurassic Park franchise will also love the Jurassic Park River Adventure ride, but be sure to bring your raincoat, for you will get soaked! The park is so big that you can spend days on end just walking through and looking at all the rides on offer, so be sure to take care of yourself on your day out. Remember to drink lots of water and perhaps take some IV hydration with you!
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Home to the LA Philharmonic, this concert hall was opened in 2003 and has been described as a ‘modern work of art’. Its architecture is awe-inspiring and its concerts are not to be missed, but if music is not your thing then you can go on a guided tour of the hall or a self-guided audio tour. This would be the perfect opportunity to get to learn about the building’s history and sample some of the food in the hall’s fine dining restaurant.
See the Hollywood Sign
Probably the most famous landmark in LA, the Hollywood Sign is an iconic reminder of the city’s strong links to the film industry. You can see the sign from many points in the city, but if you want to get up close and personal with it, you will have to take a guided tour of the Hollywood Hills. Unfortunately, the sign has been the target of many acts of vandalism over the years, but that does not stop visitors from appreciating its cultural importance in American film history.
If film isn’t really your thing, then you’re sure to love the Griffith Observatory. Situated on the south-facing slope on Mount Hollywood, this museum offers not just exhibits, but a planetarium, as well as a cafe and a bookstore. The observatory is a great place to learn as well as to just relax and enjoy the views out over to the city with a cup of coffee and is a great day out for adults and children alike. The observatory also offers live science shows and admission to the observatory is free for all – what’s not to love? Take some time out from immersing yourself in the American film industry to really learn some more about astronomy and our universe.
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