13 Must-See Places to Visit in Los Angeles 2020

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With 300 sunny days every year, a diverse and multi-ethnic population, the home of the Oscars, the entertainment capital of the world, blockbuster moviemaking heritage, state-of-the-art galleries with iconic masterpieces, more museums that any other city in America, a diverse hotel landscape, new properties launching constantly and an exciting culinary scene. No matter what you are looking for, Los Angeles provides a one-of-a-kind star quality that attracts an amount of visitors unrivalled in other parts of the world.

Beverly Hills 

Beverly Hills is one of the most popular city’s in Los Angeles with many high profile people as residents. The city offers an array of luxury hotels and is home to the famous Rodeo Drive and Melrose Avenue shopping district.

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Bel-Air

Bel-Air is a supreme residential area in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, lined with lavish mansions on large properties owned by A-list celebrities and Californian elite. 

©@livinginnovations A breath-taking home, located in the exclusive Bel Air residential neighbourhood of Los Angeles.

Brentwood

Brentwood is home to San Vicente Boulevard, filled with authentic Italian eateries and rustic cafes, and the stunning Getty Center museum filled with an impressive art collection. 

©@rasasswe Getty Center Garden

Westwood 

Home to the grand UCLA campus, the Westwood Village, the incredible Hammer Museum, the celebrated Geffen Playhouse and Fox Theatre, regularly hosting blockbuster movie premieres. 

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Burbank 

Burbank boasts numerous media and entertainment production houses including Warner Bros. Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, Nickelodeon Animation, Buena Visa, Universal, The Burbank Studios, Cartoon Network Studios with the West Coast branch of Cartoon Network, Universal, NBC and Insomniac Games.

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Studio City 

Named after the studio lot established in the area by film producer Mack Sennett in 1927, now known as CBS Studio Center. Studio City is home to TV show tapings and behind-the-scenes tours at Warner Bros. Studio, The Studios at Paramount, Universal Studios and Sony Pictures. Universal Studios Hollywood also offers exclusive VIP group program options combined with a world-class amusement park experience. 

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Downtown 

An urban chic area, home to the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Rafael Moneo’s ultra-modernist Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, City Hall  – the Daily Planet Building in Superman and Chinatown with galleries such as China Art Objects. 

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East LA

Home to one of the Americas oldest Hispanic communities, with street vendors sell delicious fruit and vegetables, as well traditional Mexican musicians strolling Mariachi Plaza. East LA is also the stomping ground for Chicano musicians such as Los Lobos. 

©@mercadoelcatrin East Los Angeles Art Walk

Hollywood 

The Hollywood walk is where a mix of musicians, actors, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters etc. names are embedded into the sidewalks. There is also the Chinese Theatre, the Egyptian Theatre, the Hollywood & Highland shopping centre and the Kodak Theatre which is home to the Oscars. The Sunday morning farmers’ market is where the city’s chefs get their produce. 

©@poyooon34 The Hollywood walk of fame 

Malibu 

A beach city that is home to an abundance of Hollywood movie stars, writers, producers and directors in the entertainment industry, and other high profile residents. 

©@lailaijames Malibu, California

Santa Monica 

A coastal town that’s gained popularity since the late 1980s through the regeneration of its economy and tourism. The Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Park, Galleries in Bergamot Station and the Santa Monica Museum of Art are some of the main attractions. The great thing about Santa Monica is that you’re able to get around on foot compared to most of LA.

©@letstakeavacay Santa Monica, California

Venice 

Over a century old, Venice is known for its laid back bohemian vibes and offers canals, beaches, and the ocean front promenade that features jugglers, sword-swallowers and fire-eaters, fortune-tellers, artists and vendors. There is also the outdoor ‘muscle beach’ area, a skateboard park and a long roller skating/cycling path. Venice Boardwalk and Abbot Kinney Boulevard features fantastic boutiques, galleries, coffee shops, restaurants and bars. 

©@lukas_franta Venice Skatepark

South LA 

South LA is mostly known for citizen riots and gang violence; however there is the Central Avenue that is home to jazz clubs that once hosted Louis Armstrong. There is also the regenerated Watts Towers and Simon Rodia’s Gaudi-like masterpiece that was 30 years in the making. 

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