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Los Angeles Attractions A to Z

This A to Z listing covers greater Los Angeles Attractions in metro area, as well as Orange County.
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Aquarium of the Pacific
This aquarium in downtown Long Beach features marine habitats of the Pacific Rim.

Beverly Hills - Rodeo Drive
The famous upscale shopping area.

Chinatown
Los Angeles' Chinatown has been featured in many films.

Dockweiler State Beach
This three-mile-long beach is often one of the area's least-busy. It is located is beneath the takeoff path from Los Angeles International Airport.

Downtown Los Angeles
There's more than you might think downtown. Use this photo tour to get some ideas for things to see and do.

Dodger Stadium
Dodger Stadium is home to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Besides the baseball, there's a view of downtown Los Angeles to the south, the Elysian hills to the north and east and the San Gabriel Mountains beyond. With 56,000 seats, it's got plenty of room, too.

Farmers Market
The charm of the Farmers Market lies in unpretentious connection to the past: red vinyl stools and green counters, green-painted folding chairs. Located next to the CBS television studios and The Grove, the Farmers Market is south of Hollywood Boulevard at Third and Fairfax.

Dolby Theatre
Home of the Academy Awards

Fashion District
The largest concentration of fashion-related businesses in the Western United States, it rivals New York's garment district in size and reputation.

Forest Lawn Cemetery
Aside from the permanent residents, these cemeteries have beautiful grounds, museums, and other features worthy of a visit, even if you don't know anyone there.

Griffith Observatory
Admission is free and they've got some really fun displays, along with a planetarium. Find out what's on the roof and what else you can do at the observatory in this guide.

Griffith Park
You'll find the Griffith Park Observatory, Greek Theatre, train rides, horseback riding, hiking and the Hollywood Sign in this big park.

Hollywood Boulevard
A guide to everything you'll find along the Boulevard. One of the top Los Angeles attractions.

Hollywood Bowl
Open-air theatre featuring concerts all summer.

Hollywood Sign
Technically, it's in Griffith Park, but you can see it from all over town. We've got the scoop on all the viewing points.

Huntington Library and Gardens
An outstanding library and museum whose collections include Gainsborough's Blue Boy and a copy of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Huntington is also home to one of southern California's finest botanical gardens.

J. Paul Getty Museum
Architecture overshadows the collection at this famous museum.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Visitors can tour this groundbreaking space exploration laboratory with advance reservations.

Knotts Berry Farm
This Orange County park is not just for kids anymore. One of the top Los Angeles attractions.

Knotts Berry Farm
This Orange County park is not just for kids anymore. One of the top Los Angeles attractions.

Little Tokyo
Bounded by First and Third Streets from Main to Alameda, this area is the social, cultural, religious and economic center for Southern California"s Japanese-American residents.

La Brea Tar Pits (Page Museum)
A tar pit has oozed to the surface here for millenia, imprisoning and preserving unfortunate creatures who got stuck in the gooey black mess. The museum's exhibit features sabre-toothed cats, dire wolves and giant sloths, along with other creatures.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles' premier art museum hosts lots of excellent special exhibits and musical events, including free jazz concerts on Friday nights.

Los Angeles Music Center
A beautiful public space, home to the Walt Disney Concernt Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum.

Los Angeles Zoo
They've got plenty of animals and some nice, new places for them - but is it for you? This guide will help you decide.

Malibu Coast Drive
Do it in a few hours or make a day of it, following the Coast Highway through Malibu from Santa Monica to Ventura.

Melrose Avenue
Before television's "Melrose Place," there was Melrose Avenue. One of the areas that help define the L.A. experience, Melrose is a funky, New Wave area good for walking, shopping, dining and (especially) people-watching.

Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana
California's second Spanish mission is also the birthplace of the "City of Angels."

Mission San Gabriel
The fourth Spanish mission built in California, founded September 8, 1771 by Fathers Pedro Cambon and Angel Somera.

Mission San Juan Capistrano
The famous mission where the swallows come home to nest every year.

North Hollywood Arts District
Home to 22 professional theatres, as well as shops, art galleries, restaurants and the Emmy statue.

Norton Simon Museum
A private collection of European, American and Asian art. in downtown Pasadena.

Old Town Pasadena
Colorado Boulevard in downtown Pasadena is a restored area, its streets lined with shops, clubs and restaurants. While it's quiet during the day, it's packed with pedestrians and vehicles nightly.

Olvera Street and El Pueblo de Los Angeles
While it's called a "historical monument," it's really a neighborhood, the historic heart of Los Angeles. Besides the historic buildings and museums in the area, many also enjoy the colorful Mexican marketplace on Olvera Street.

Point Fermin Lighthouse
One of the country's most unique lighthouse designs, one of only 6 ever built in Victorian style, Point Fermin is located in San Pedro, near the Los Angeles Harbor.

Point San Luis Lighthouse
The architectural style is often called "Prairie Victorian." Point San Luis is one of only 3 lighthouses ever built in that style and the only one surviving.

Ronald Reagan Library
Located in Simi Valley, northwest of central Los Angeles, this library celebrates the presidency of Ronald Reagan.

Rose Bowl
Besides hosting the famous annual football game, the Rose Bowl is also home to concerts and a monthly flea market.

Santa Anita Race Track
Find out what happens at Santa Anita Race Track, what a day there is like - practical guide to making a visit.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Just outside Los Angeles - surprise! A beautiful mountain area.

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Located just west of the Los Angeles basin, this theme park has plenty of screamin' roller coasters. One of the top Los Angeles attractions.

Staples Center
Home to the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers basketball teams, LA Kings hockey, site of many large concerts and sporting events.

Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Strip
The best known portion of this famous street, between Crescent Heights Boulevard and Doheny Drive is often called "Sunset Strip," a collection of rock clubs, restaurants, boutiques, and Hollywood nightspots. One of the top Los Angeles attractions.

Third Street Promenade
A three-block stretch of Third Street, closed to automobile traffic. You'll find the Santa Monica Place Mall at one end, and a nice collection of shops along the street as well. Very lively in the evening.

UCLA
There's more to UCLA than just classrooms. This campus is home to some outstanding architecture, gardens, excellent museums and top-notch performance venues.

Union Station
Considered to be one of America's great rail stations, a mix of Spanish mission, Moorish, and streamline modern styles.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
Designed by architect Frank O. Gehry, it's a feast for the eyes and ears.

Universal Studios Hollywood
Half movie-themed amusement park and half studio tour, Universal is one of the Los Angeles area's most popular attractions. One of the top Los Angeles attractions.

Warner Brothers Studio Tour
There aren't any amusement park rides at Warner, but their studio tour will show you how movies are made from behind the scenes.

Will Rogers State Park
The former home of one of America's most beloved humorists, Will Rogers. The house and grounds are interesting, but the riding and hiking trails with spectacular views of the Pacific are its biggest asset. In Pacific Palisades off Sunset Boulevard.

Zuma Beach
A popular beach in summer, with lots of sand and sun. On a busy day, all of it's 2,000-plus parking spots will be full. Lifeguards on duty during the day.

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