Sunshine, blue skies, and something exciting to do every single day, Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world and the perfect tourist spot for anyone. Whether you're traveling solo, with friends, or with young kids, you'll always have something to do in LA.
From art museums to sunset hikes, this sunny city has a lot to offer its visitors. Every activity on our list that you'll come across in LA would be worth doing and sure to leave you with memories you'll have long after the end of your trip. Grab a bottle of sunscreen and your most stylish pair of sunglasses - This is your 10-Day Itinerary For Your Trip to Los Angeles.
10 10. Hike To The Hollywood Sign
DAY 1 - A popular thing to do for tourists visiting LA is to not only see the famous Hollywood sign with your own eyes but to actually hike up to it! On any given day, LA is probably covered in sunshine and a cool breeze - the perfect weather for hiking.
Depending upon whether you like a good challenge or would like to stick to a more relaxed kind of adventure, there is a variety of Hollywood Sign Hikes you can choose from! From almost a seven-mile hike to just a three-mile trip up to the sign, you'll still end up with one of the prettiest views of the Los Angeles skyline you'll ever get to see.
9 9. The Hollywood Walk of Fame
Seeing glittered, cemented stars on the sidewalk is also another huge thing that travelers from all over the world come to LA to see. The Hollywood Walk of Fame honors celebrities, artists, actors, and musicians who've made a great impact in the entertainment world. Covering most of central Hollywood, you can find the walk of fame down any street.
If you've got a favorite celebrity whose star you would love to see, The Hollywood Walk of Fame website has a Star Search Engine, where you can find the exact location of your star and where to go. Stars for The Beatles and Elvis Presley almost always have tourists and photographers nearby.
8 8. The Griffith Observatory
The Griffith Observatory is known as Southern California's "gateway to the cosmos!" For anyone who loves studying space or stargazing, this is the place to be. Located in the hill of Los Angeles, the Griffith Observatory is a free outdoor and indoor facility that's open to all. As a leader in public astronomy for years, its educational programs are also great for kids.
While LA is known for bad traffic, driving up to the hills can make it even worse - but don't worry! There are tons of buses that take tourists up to the observatory. The best time to go is just before sunset. The view you'll have of Los Angeles will be breathtaking.
7 7. Watch a Movie at The Rialto
Located in South Pasadena is The Rialto Theater, one of Southern California's last single-screen theaters. This historic building was opened in 1917 and screened the silent film The Garden of Allah. The Rialto is one of the first theaters to ever have stadium-style seating.
Featured in the film La La Land, The Rialto is an old theater that movie lovers love to visit, just for the vintage feel. If you're someone who can appreciate historic places, The Rialto, along with a few other old theaters in LA's Theater District still host concerts and movies! Consider catching a film here while you're in town.
6 6. Santa Monica Pier
The Santa Monica Pier is one of LA's most popular local and tourist stops! With rides, ice cream, and the beach all at your fingertips, it's the perfect place to spend a sunny day out in Los Angeles. Depending on the time of year that you're in town, the Santa Monica Pier hosts tons of events to fit the occasion.
During the summers, they host their famous live show line-up "Concerts On The Pier" that feature both well-known and local artists who play on the boardwalk. On summer weekends, they sometimes screen movies where you can sit on the sand and enjoy the film. This October, they're hosting a night full of spooky, Halloween themed events. You'll want to make sure you spend a day at this lively hotspot.
5 5. Universal Studios
For families and friends, a day at Universal Studios, Hollywood might very well be the best part of your trip! The famous amusement park has everything from rollercoasters to studio tours and rides based on famous films and TV shows like The Simpsons and Jurassic Park.
Universal Studios is not only an amusement park but also used as a studio lot for tons of television shows filming in Hollywood. If you're curious about the way sets are made and where and how shows are filmed, there's also a behind-the-scenes tour you can take - fully equipped with a King Kong ride. A day spent here is definitely one you won't regret.
4 4. The Farmers Market / The Grove of LA
Since 1934, LA's world-famous Original Farmers Market has been a go-to place for both locals and tourists to shop for fresh produce from grocers and restaurants from all over the state. If you're in search of a taste of local cuisine, fresh fruit, or sweet desserts, this is the place you'll want to visit for your food!
Located at The Grove of Los Angeles, the Original Farmer's Market is always open, but they're the busiest on the weekends. The Grove is also home to many different high-end chain stores, so if you're looking to get some shopping done, you won't be let down here!
3 3. LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also known as LACMA, is one of LA's most famous art museums. Free admission and open to all, the museum is home to the artwork made by artists from the last 6,000 years. As the largest art museum in the West, LACMA has inspired both international and local artists to share their art with the Los Angeles Community.
With educational events for children and unique, inspiring talks by the artists themselves, LACMA is also known for hosting a variety of fun events throughout the year. Art lovers, you're not going to want to skip this place if you're in LA.
2 2. Paramount Studios Tour
Everyone comes to Los Angeles for one thing - to become an actor, and if you're not in town to become an actor, then you're probably in town to see one - or see where they work their magic. The Paramount Studio Tour will take tourists all over Hollywood, showing you exactly where all your favorite movies have been filmed.
From famous blockbusters like Mean Girls to the Emmy Award-winning TV show, This Is Us, the Paramount lot is known for building a large part of LA's entertainment industry. For anyone curious about the television or movie business, taking this tour would make your trip to LA worth it!
1 1. A Show At The Hollywood Bowl
You can't leave Los Angeles without seeing some live entertainment, and the Hollywood Bowl would be the most amazing place to do it. With events all year round, this historic venue is home to the famous LA Philharmonic and its Live-To-Film movie screenings where orchestras play film scores live as you watch the movie.
But whether you're a movie-lover or not, the bowl also hosts some of the hottest concerts in the city. In the same exact place where The Beatles played their show back in the day, you can catch a concert at the bowl to make your trip to LA one you won't ever forget. Check out the Hollywood Bowl's events list here!