LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles


Los Angeles is located along the coast of Southern California and is one of the largest cities in the world. L.A. topography is diverse and includes beaches, urban sprawl, rural foothills and snow-covered peaks. Our Los Angeles travel guide includes a list of fun things to do in L.A. and L.A. attractions including the Santa Monica Pier, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios Hollywood, L.A. Zoo, Aquarium of the Pacific, Griffith Park, Hollywood movie studios, Los Angeles beaches, L.A. Dodgers, Rodeo Drive and much more. We list all of the Los Angeles attractions from Hollywood to Malibu and Pasadena to Long Beach.

TIP: L.A. is home to nearly 4 million people. Popular attractions can be inundated with visitors on weekends. Summer months between June and September can further overcrowd attractions when schools are closed for summer break. The best time to visit L.A. and avoid crowds is weekdays between the months of October and May.


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National Parks

Santa Monica Mountains photo courtesy of the National Park Service

The Santa Monica Mountains are a small mountain range that rise from the ocean to over 2,000 feet. They are home to Malibu wineries, Hollywood stars and the rich & famous. Fun things to do in the Santa Monica Mountains include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, whale watching, swimming, surfing, wine tasting and picnicking. The Santa Monica Mountains are one of the best L.A. attractions for outdoor enthusiasts. MORE DETAILS


State Parks

Malibu Creek

TIP: Malibu Creek State Park is located off Highway 101 in Malibu. The park follows the lush creek bed down from the Santa Monica Mountains into Malibu Lagoon at the sea. Hollywood has taken advantage of its picturesque beauty by making it the location of several movies. Hiking trails lead to small waterfalls and the very popular Tapia Park. MORE DETAILS


Topanga State Park is located off Highway 101 within the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu. Activities include picnicking, mountain biking and horseback riding. MORE DETAILS


Amusement Parks

Six Flags Magic Mountain features thrill rides that are not for the weak-of-heart. Roller coaster rides include BATMAN the Ride, Apocalypse, Scream, Twisted Colossus, Viper and more. Six Flags Magic Mountain is one of the best L.A. attractions for thrill seekers. MORE DETAILS


Universal Studios Hollywood is part motion picture studios and part theme park. You can ride a tram through their Hollywood studios, see a show like Animal Planet Live or catch one of the many theme park rides and attractions like Jurassic Park, Shrek 4-D, Transformers 3-D, Springfield U.S.A. and Dispicable Me. Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the top fun things to do in L.A. MORE DETAILS


Pacific Park

Pacific Park is located on the Santa Monica Pier. This boardwalk amusement park is a mix of carnival games, carnival rides, ferrous wheel, roller coaster and amusement park rides. Walking the Santa Monica Pier and going on rides is one of the top fun things to do in L.A. MORE DETAILS


Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a water park located next to Magic Mountain and consists of over a dozen water slides and attractions with a South Pacific theme. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is among the best L.A. attractions for hot summer days. MORE DETAILS


Raging Waters is a water park consisting of over a dozen water slides and attractions like Bermuda Triangle, Neptune's Fury and Lily Pad. Raging Waters is among the top L.A. attractions for hot summer days. MORE DETAILS


Zoos & Aquariums

The L.A. Zoo & Botanical Gardens features over 1200 exotic animals on display and is located in Griffith Park. The L.A. Zoo is one of the top Los Angeles attractions. MORE DETAILS


The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is located at the Santa Monica Pier. This is a small, learning aquarium with local ocean species. The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium includes touch tanks of tide pool sea creatures. MORE DETAILS


Manhattan Beach Pier

The Round House Aquarium is located in the round house at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier. This is a small, learning aquarium with local ocean species. The Round House Aquarium includes touch tanks of tide pool sea creatures. MORE DETAILS


Aquarium of the Pacific

The Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific is located in Long Beach near the Queen Mary and Shoreline Village. This is a large-scale aquarium with fish species from around the world. Shark Lagoon features a shark petting pool. The Aquarium of the Pacific is one of the fun things to do in L.A. MORE DETAILS


Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is located in San Pedro near the L.A. Waterfront. This is a small educational aquarium with several small to moderate-size sea aquariums. MORE DETAILS


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Things To Do

photo courtesy of Hornblower Cruises & Events

Hornblower Cruises offers boat rides aboard luxury and historic yachts. Cruise in style while sipping Champagne, enjoying a meal and dancing to hit songs. Dinner cruises are available at both Marina Del Rey and Long Beach harbors. Harbor cruises are fun things to do in L.A. MORE DETAILS


Naples Gondola

Board a Venetian-style gondola in Long Beach. Gondolas are available for couples or groups. Cruise the canals of Naples amidst multi-million dollar homes while indulging in wine and appetizers. Your gondolier will sing Italian songs and educate you on the history of the region. MORE DETAILS


Fly to Catalina Island from Long Beach in 15-minutes, hover above popular Malibu, Santa Monica and Los Angeles points of interest, or charter a flight along the coast. MORE DETAILS


Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding are popular activities along the L.A. coast. Rentals for kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are available at multiple locations. Most places included all the necessary equipment, lessons and tours. MORE DETAILS


Horseback riding is available through multiple stables and ranches in the L.A. region. Traverse the hills of Griffith Park taking in panoramic views of the Hollywood Sign, downtown L.A., Catalina Island and beyond. Head up Malibu Creek to Paramount Ranch where many Westerns have been filmed. MORE DETAILS


Trump National Golf Course

Golf courses are situated throughout Los Angeles including the Santa Monica Mountains at Griffith Park, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and on Catalina Island off the coast. The Trump National Course is touted to be the most expensive ever built and features panoramic Pacific views. MORE DETAILS


Whale watching cruises depart from several Los Angeles harbors from Marina Del Rey to Long Beach. Whales that are found off California's coast include the Gray Whale, Humpback Whale, Blue Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale, Sperm Whale and Killer Whale (Orca). MORE DETAILS


Carnival Cruises

Cruises from Los Angeles depart daily to destinations like Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Pacific Coast, Hawaii, Tahiti, Bahamas, Caribbean, Panama Canal and across the Atlantic. Book a cruise from the World Cruise Center and explore the world by sea. MORE DETAILS


Campgrounds can be found throughout Los Angeles and Catalina Island. Fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves and the smell of eucalyptus trees. Roast marshmallows over an open fire after a day of hiking and sightseeing. MORE DETAILS


Join a Los Angeles tour with a local guide to not only find interesting places but also learn the history and secrets of the area. Los Angeles tours include star tours, movie studio tours, helicopter tours, whale watching, gondola tours and more. Tours can be fun things to do in L.A. MORE DETAILS


Over a dozen established and up-and-coming wineries can be found in the Santa Monica Mountains around Malibu. These include Malibu Family Wines, Trancas Vineyards, Cornell Winery and more. Many offer wine tasting picnic grounds. MORE DETAILS


Attractions

Griffith Observatory

Griffith Park offers hiking, biking, golfing, swimming, tennis, jogging, horseback riding and many more activities. Major attractions within the park include the Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Observatory, Greek Theatre, Autry Museum and Travel Town. Griffith Park is among the best L.A. attractions. MORE DETAILS


Mission San Gabriel

Spanish Missions were built all along the California coast between 1769 and 1823. Their purpose was to convert the indigenous peoples to Christianity and as strongholds for the newly claimed territory of Spain. The San Gabriel Mission and San Fernando Mission are two within Los Angeles. MORE DETAILS


Olvera Street

Olvera Street is the last remnant of the original Pueblo de Los Angeles, established by the Spanish in 1781. Together with ruins of original pueblo structures is an open air market of Latino-influenced shops and restaurants. Shopping and dining on Olvera Street is one of the popular things to do in L.A. MORE DETAILS


La Brea Tar Pits

La Brea Tar Pits are an active archaeological site and museum located in the heart of Los Angeles. This museum is built on top of an ancient tar pit where many animal fossils have been excavated and put on display. La Brea Tar Pits are one of the unique things to do in L.A. MORE DETAILS


Hollywood is a popular L.A. tourist attraction because of its link to the motion picture industry. There is so much to see and do in Hollywood, we've devoted another page entirely to it. Hollywood is one of the most popular L.A. attractions. MORE DETAILS


Warner Bros Studios Watertank

Several motion picture studios offer back-lot tours for a behind the scenes glimpse of active movie sets, past sets, wardrobe departments, game show sets and more. Tour the lots of Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers Studios and more. Movie studio tours are one of the more popular things to do in L.A. MORE DETAILS


California Science Center

Exposition Park is comprised of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, Natural History Museum of L.A., California Science Center, California African American Museum, sports facilities, parks and a rose garden. See the Space Shuttle Endeavour on display at the California Science Center. Exposition Park is among the best L.A. attractions. MORE DETAILS


Huntington Japanese Garden

Huntington Library, Museum & Gardens feature magnificent collections of paintings, sculptures, rare books, manuscripts, and decorative arts. Gardens include a 14-acre cactus garden, camellia garden and a Japanese garden that resembles a Monet painting. MORE DETAILS


The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is a library, museum and burial place of one of America's favorite presidents. See an F-14 fighter jet, Air Force One and Marine One on display. MORE DETAILS


Getty Museum gardens

Getty Museum features an extensive collection of artifacts including paintings, sculpture and furniture mostly from the renaissance period to present. The museum offers panoramic views of downtown L.A. and the Pacific Ocean. The Getty Museum is among the top L.A. attractions. MORE DETAILS


Fisherman's Village is located in Marina Del Rey, This quaint seaside village offers souvenir shops, restaurants and entertainment options. Boat rentals and fishing charters are available at Fisherman's Village. MORE DETAILS


Catalina photo courtesy of Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce

Catalina Island is located approximately 20 miles off the coast of southern California and is accessible by passenger ferry in about an hour from Dana Point, Newport Beach, Long Beach and San Pedro harbors. Camping, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and sightseeing are popular activities on Catalina Island. MORE DETAILS


The Adamson House

Adamson House is located in Malibu near the Malibu Pier, Surfrider Beach and Malibu Lagoon. The Adamson House was built in 1929 and features a large concentration of Malibu Tiles mixed with Moroccan architecture. The grounds offer seaside gardens with picnic tables. MORE DETAILS


Every year on January 1st, Pasadena celebrates with the Rose Parade. Pasadena is renowned for its museums including the Huntington Library and Norton Simon Museum to name a few. Old Pasadena spans 22 city blocks and features hundreds of restaurants, cafés and boutique shops in an historic part of town. Other Pasadena attractions include the Rose Bowl, Gamble House and Los Angeles Arboretum. Attending the Rose Parade is among the most unique things to do in L.A. MORE DETAILS


Battleship Iowa

San Pedro is a port city on the L.A. Waterfront. In addition to cruise ship terminals, major attractions in San Pedro include the U.S.S. Battleship Iowa, Port's O' Call, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Korean Bell of Friendship, Point Fermin Lighthouse and more. MORE DETAILS


Angeles National Forest is located in the northeastern region of Los Angeles County and offers many recreational activities in the mountains. Popular activities include sightseeing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, off-roading and fishing. Angeles National Forest is among the popular L.A. attractions for outdoor enthusiasts. MORE DETAILS


Long Beach Queen Mary

Long Beach is the southernmost beach city in Los Angeles. Notable sites and events in Long Beach include the Queen Mary, Long Beach Aquarium and the Long Beach Grand Prix. Long Beach offers sandy beaches, shopping, dining, entertainment, boat rentals and more. There is so much to do in Long Beach we've devoted another page entirely to it. MORE DETAILS


Vasquez Rocks is a 745-acre park featuring geological rock formations smoothed by wind and sand. Vasquez Rocks is a popular film location for movies and TV commercials. Activities include hiking, horseback riding and picnicking. Vasquez Rocks is among the most unique L.A. attractions. MORE DETAILS


Point Vicente Lighthouse

Point Vicente Lighthouse and Point Fermin Lighthouse are both located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. They make for picturesque shots and have interesting histories. Lighthouse tours are offered at both lighthouses. MORE DETAILS


Los Angeles has several interesting caves from the sea caves along the Malibu and Palos Verdes coastline to the original 'Bat Cave' in Hollywood. Finding local caves is one of the more unique things to do in L.A. MORE DETAILS


Los Angeles has a multitude of museums including art museums, children's museums, railroad museums, prehistoric tar pits, a space observatory, battleship and more. So many diverse museums offer plenty of things to do in L.A. MORE DETAILS


Los Angeles has several unique towns worth checking out including the coastal community of Malibu, world-renowned Hollywood and island town of Avalon. MORE DETAILS


Entertainment

Universal City Walk is an outdoor mall that connects with Universal Studios Hollywood and includes restaurants, shops and entertainment. There you'll find the L.A. Dodgers Clubhouse, B.B.King Blues club, Hard Rock Hollywood Café and more. MORE DETAILS


Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl is a Hollywood landmark. This shell-shaped amphitheater hosts orchestras and other musical events. The big names play at 'The Bowl,' which have included Nat King Cole, B.B. King, Willie Nelson and so many more. The Hollywood Bowl is one of the most iconic L.A. attractions. MORE DETAILS


The Sunset Strip is a section of Sunset Boulevard that has a dense grouping of popular night clubs, comedy clubs, restaurants and shops. Many now-popular entertainers got their big breaks at the Whiskey a Go-Go, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store. MORE DETAILS


Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood and Highland is the heart of Hollywood where famous theatres, the Hollywood Wax Museum and the Hollywood Walk of Fame draw millions of visitors each year. The Hollywood and Highland Center offers outdoor shopping, dining and viewing walkways of the Hollywood Sign. Nightclubs and other Hollywood hot spots are within walking distance. Hollywood and Highland is one of the most popular L.A. attractions. MORE DETAILS


Staples Center Los Angeles

L.A. Live is an entertainment complex comprised of the Staples Center, Microsoft Theater, cinemas, nightclubs, hotels, restaurants and more. The Staples Center is home to L.A. Lakers and L.A. Clippers basketball and L.A. Kings hockey. With 20,000 seats at the Staples Center on down to 2,300 at Club Nokia, L.A. Live hosts all the major concerts including outdoor events in the Microsoft Square. L.A. Live offers plenty of options for fun things to do in L.A. MORE DETAILS


Walt Disney Concert Hall

The L.A. Music Center is the largest performing arts center in the United States and home to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Walt Disney Concert Hall, W.M. Keck Children’s Amphitheater, Music Center Plaza and the Redcat Theater. They host events in dance, symphony, concerts, ballet, musicals and more. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is among the most photographed L.A. attractions. MORE DETAILS


Dodger Stadium

See the L.A. Dodgers play baseball at Dodger Stadium. Check the Dodgers schedule for an upcoming game and enjoy a world-famous Dodger Dog during your visit. Catching a Dodgers game is one of the top things to do in L.A. MORE DETAILS


L.A. Lakers and L.A. Clippers play basketball at the Staples Center in the L.A. Live entertainment complex. Check the Lakers schedule or Clippers schedule for an upcoming game. MORE DETAILS


See an L.A. Kings hockey game at the Staples Center in the L.A. Live entertainment complex. Check the Kings schedule for an upcoming game. MORE DETAILS


Catch an L.A. Rams football game at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Check the Rams schedule for an upcoming game. MORE DETAILS


Santa Anita Racetrack

Horse racing is held seasonally at Santa Anita Park, the home of the Breeders Cup. Place your bet on horse races September to April where Seabiscuit ran most of his winning races including his last race in 1940. Horse wagering can be among the most lucrative things to do in L.A. MORE DETAILS


The Santa Monica Pier features a boardwalk amusement park, outdoor shopping mall, sea aquarium and loads of beach activities. Bike and skate rentals are available for cruising 'The Strand' bike path along the beach. MORE DETAILS


The Dinner Detective

Help solve a murder case with a touch of comedy while enjoying a fantastic four-course meal. Everyone is a suspect, even you, and the killer may be sitting at your table. Win a prize package for being The Top Sleuth of the evening. MORE DETAILS


Beaches

Malibu Pier

Malibu is located north of Santa Monica and offers narrow sandy beaches often backed by million-dollar homes. Malibu pier offers opportunities for fishing and surfing. Famous surf breaks such as Surfrider Beach and Zuma Beach are in Malibu. MORE DETAILS


Santa Monica Beach photo courtesy of the National Park Service

The Santa Monica Pier features a classic boardwalk amusement park with thrill rides and carnival entertainment. To the north is Will Rogers State Beach where 'Baywatch' was filmed. To the south is Muscle Beach, where Schwarzenegger-size weight lifters workout on the beach. Venice Beach offers a mix of beautiful homes along romantic canals and wacky eclectic shops and entertainment along the beachfront. All Santa Monica beaches are huge white sand beaches. Santa Monica is the most popular of all L.A. beaches. MORE DETAILS


Dockweiler State Beach is located at the end of the Los Angeles Airport (LAX) runway. Dockweiler is the most popular of L.A. beaches for picnicking, bonfire parties and airplane viewing. Three miles of sandy beach includes picnic areas, fire rings, barbecues and concession stands. MORE DETAILS


Manhattan Beach Pier

Manhattan Beach is located 3 miles south of Los Angeles Airport (LAX). The Manhattan Beach Pier is situated at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard and offers a small marine aquarium at the end. Activities include surfing, swimming, volleyball and fishing. Manhattan Beach Boulevard is a mecca for great restaurants, shops and bars. MORE DETAILS


Hermosa Beach is located between Manhattan and Redondo beaches. The Hermosa Beach Pier is popular for fishing and surfing. The road leading to the pier is blocked to vehicle traffic and offers popular restaurants, shops and bars. MORE DETAILS


Redondo Beach is located between Hermosa and Torrance Beaches. King Harbor offers deep sea fishing charters, restaurants, shops and great surfing along the jetty. Redondo has a large horseshoe shaped pier with shops, restaurants and fishing & surfing opportunities. Seaside Lagoon is a saltwater lagoon that's blocked off from the ocean and features a small sand beach with playgrounds. MORE DETAILS


Torrance Beach is located between Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes. The lack of a pier and other tourist attractions makes Torrance Beach a great place to escape the crowds of other nearby beaches. MORE DETAILS


Palos Verdes Coast

Palos Verdes is situated on a peninsula between Torrance Beach and the Port of Los Angeles & Long Beach. P.V. as it's known by locals, offers a multitude of hidden coves and ocean bluffs with landscape resembling the rocky coastline of Northern California. Beaches are mostly rocky including the ocean bottom but a few sandy beaches do exist. Kelp beds make for a beautiful coastline teaming with ocean life. Diving, snorkeling, surfing, fishing, golfing and hiking are popular activities in P.V. MORE DETAILS


Long Beach offers a plethora of visitor attractions including the Queen Mary, Long Beach Aquarium, Shoreline Village and of course, long sandy beaches. MORE DETAILS


Shopping

Universal City Walk is located in Universal City, Hollywood. This is an outdoor mall with restaurants, shops and entertainment. Shops include Dodgers Clubhouse where you can purchase L.A. Dodgers baseball merchandise and the Universal Studios Store. Universal City is among the top L.A. attractions. MORE DETAILS


Hollywood and Highland Center is a three story outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment complex. It's right in the heart of Hollywood next to the TCL Chinese Theatre and the Dolby Theater. Stores include Oakley, Coach, Victoria's Secret, Ann Taylor Loft and more. Hollywood Sign viewing platforms are located to the rear of the center. Hollywood and Highland is one of the top L.A. attractions MORE DETAILS


Melrose Avenue is located between Highland Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard. This strip of eclectic, wacky and bizarre shops appeals to the younger Hollywood crowd. Few mainstream establishments are found here. MORE DETAILS


Robertson Boulevard is located between 3rd Street and Melrose Avenue in Beverly Hills. There's a reason the paparazzi hang out here - Robertson Blvd is where celebrities shop. Robertson features boutique hotels, classy restaurants and chic stores. Celebrity sightings on Robertson Boulevard and Rodeo Drive are fun things to do in L.A. MORE DETAILS


Rodeo Drive

Rodeo Drive is located in the heart of Beverly Hills and has very upscale stores and boutiques in a European shopping atmosphere. This is where the rich and famous do their shopping so keep your eyes peeled for celebrities if you go there - You may see someone you recognize. Spotting celebrities on Rodeo Drive and Robertson Boulevard are fun things to do in L.A. MORE DETAILS


Beverly Center

Beverly Center is located in Beverly Hills on La Cienega, just south of Wilshire Blvd. This is a large indoor shopping mall with some of the mall usuals like Macy's and Bloomingdale's and many high-end stores like Lacost, Hugo Boss, Dior and more. MORE DETAILS


The Grove is located in the heart of Los Angeles at 3rd and Fairfax. The Grove is a mix of indoor & outdoor shopping mall and entertainment complex with shops, restaurants and a movie theater. Department stores include Apple, Banana Republic, Nordstrom, Tommy Bahama, Crate & Barrel and dozens more. MORE DETAILS


Santa Monica Place & 3rd Street Promenade are located in Santa Monica only one block from the Santa Monica Pier and feature a shopping mall with several blocks of shops and restaurants in an outdoor setting. Santa Monica Promenade offers nearly 100 shops and restaurants including Forever 21, Kenneth Cole, Macy's, Wet Seal and more. MORE DETAILS


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Hotels

Standard Hotel Los Angeles is located off the 110 freeway in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. This chic modern hotel is all about entertainment with a lobby lounge that has billiards, ping-pong, a photo booth and nightly DJ. Other hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar, biergarten, rooftop swimming pool with cabanas, fitness center, hair salon, barbershop, WiFi, valet parking and more. MORE DETAILS


Millenium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles is located off the 110 freeway in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. This historic luxury hotel offers many upscale amenities including a Roman-style swimming pool, fitness center, concierge, WiFi, restaurants, bar, cognac room, jewelers, florist, hair salon, barbershop, gift shop and more. MORE DETAILS


Miyako Hotel Los Angeles is located off the 110 and 101 freeways in the Japantown region of downtown Los Angeles. Miyako Hotel offers a bit of Japanese elegance in the heart of downtown Los Angeles with amenities like a Japanese restaurant, karaoke lounge, breakfast buffet, café, day spa, fitness center, gift shop, concierge and more. MORE DETAILS


Luxe Hotel Los Angeles is located off the 110 freeway in downtown Los Angeles. Situated next to the Staples Center and L.A. Live entertainment complex, the Luxe Hotel Los Angeles is a luxury hotel with many upscale amenities including a restaurant, lounge, WiFi, fitness center, day spa, limousine service, and more. MORE DETAILS


O Hotel Los Angeles is located off the 110 freeway in downtown Los Angeles. This modern boutique hotel offers many amenities including a restaurant, bar, fitness center, day spa, concierge and more. MORE DETAILS


Ace Hotel Los Angeles

Ace Hotel is located off the 110 freeway in downtown Los Angeles. Situated in the heart of Downtown near Los Angeles and 9th Streets, the Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles offers upscale accommodations in an historic Downtown building. Hotel amenities include a rooftop pool, rooftop bar, lounge, fitness center, gift shop, loaner bikes and historic Art Deco theater on the ground floor. MORE DETAILS


JW Marriott is located in Downtown Los Angeles off Interstates 10 & 110 at the L.A. Live entertainment complex. L.A. Live is comprised of the Staples Center, Microsoft Theater, cinemas, nightclubs, hotels, restaurants and more. JW Marriott offers the best access to Lakers games, Kings hockey, concerts and more. L.A. Live is one of the top L.A. attractions. MORE DETAILS


The Bonaventure Hotel Los Angeles is located off the 110 freeway in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. This Los Angeles hotel is renowned for its exterior glass elevators and 34th-floor revolving restaurant & lounge. The Bonaventure Hotel Los Angeles has been featured in several Hollywood movies including In the Line of Fire, This is Spinal Tap, True Lies and Hard to Kill to name a few. The Bonaventure is not only a great hotel but among the top L.A. attractions. MORE DETAILS


Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel is located at the LAX Airport terminal off the 405 freeway. This is one of a few LAX Airport hotels situated just outside the airport terminals. LAX hotel amenities include a restaurant, gift shop, hair salon, day care, shoeshine, limousine service, WiFi, parking, swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and more. MORE DETAILS


Loews Hollywood Hotel is located off Highway 101 near the Highland Avenue exit. Talk about location. This hotel is situated at Hollywood and Highland with the TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Fame and so much more within walking distance. The Loews Hollywood is a perfect hub for venturing out into the 'Hollywood Scene'. The hotel is tastefully decorated in a modern theme and offers a restaurant and an outdoor roof-top pool. MORE DETAILS


W Hollywood is located directly across the street from the Pantages Theatre at the intersection of the famous Hollywood and Vine. This modern luxury hotel offers many upscale amenities including a day spa, swimming pool with cabanas, fitness center and several restaurants & lounges. MORE DETAILS


The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Los Angeles is located right next to Hollywood and Highland. This historic Hollywood hotel was once frequented by big celebrities including Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is among the most iconic L.A. attractions. MORE DETAILS


The Hotel Hollywood is located off the 101 freeway in the heart of Hollywood. Situated just one block from Hollywood and Vine, this boutique hotel is within walking distance to a myriad of Hollywood attractions. MORE DETAILS


The London Hotel Los Angeles is located off the popular Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Popular Sunset Strip attractions are within walking distance including the Whiskey-A-Go-Go, Roxy Theatre, Viper Room, boutique shops, trendy restaurants and more. MORE DETAILS


Standard Hotel Hollywood is located off the popular Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Popular Sunset Strip attractions are within walking distance including House of Blues, The Comedy Store, Carney's, Saddle Ranch Chop House, Pink Taco, boutique shops and trendy restaurants. This chic modern hotel offers amenities like a restaurant, lounge café, lobby DJ, WiFi, rooftop swimming pool and more. MORE DETAILS


SLS Hotel Los Angeles is located off La Cienega Boulevard in Beverly Hills. They are centrally located to many popular attractions including Rodeo Drive, Robertson Boulevard, the Beverly Center, LACMA, The Grove, Sunset Strip and much more. This luxury hotel offers many upscale amenities including a rooftop swimming pool with cabanas, day spa, hair salon, restaurants, fitness center, BMW shuttle service, gift shop and more. MORE DETAILS


Malibu Beach Inn from the Malibu Pier

Malibu Beach Inn is located off PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) to the south of the Malibu Pier. They are situated on the sand between the Malibu Pier and Billionaire's Beach where many of America's wealthiest make their home. Hotel amenities include an indoor/outdoor restaurant with terrific oceanviews and a full-service day spa. MORE DETAILS


Shutters on the Beach - image provided by www.shuttersonthebeach.com

Shutters on the Beach is located near the Santa Monica Pier. This high-end beachfront hotel features a laid back beach house theme with many luxury amenities. MORE DETAILS


Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is located at the end of Interstate 10 at Ocean Avenue. Situated at oceanfront and less than one block from the Santa Monica Pier, this is one of the prime locations in all of Los Angeles. Amenities include an oceanview pool, spa, fitness center, yoga & pilates classes, jacuzzi and sauna. MORE DETAILS


Shore Hotel is located near the Santa Monica Pier at the end of Interstate 10. The Shore Hotel is situated in the heart of the action between the Santa Monica Pier and 3rd Street Prominade. This chic hotel features amenities like a swimming pool, business center, fitness center, covered parking and popular restaurant. MORE DETAILS


The Huntley Hotel is located off the 10 freeway at the beach. They are conveniently located at the 3rd Street Promenade shopping, dining and entertainment center. The Santa Monica Pier, aquarium and Pacific Park boardwalk amusement park are all within easy walking distance. This boutique hotel offers many premium amenities including a café, gift shop, fitness center, daily newspaper, valet service, shoeshine, car rental, day care and more. MORE DETAILS


Ocean View Hotel is located off the 10 freeway at the beach. They are conveniently located across the street from beach access and within easy walking distance of the Santa Monica Pier, aquarium, Pacific Park boardwalk amusement park and 3rd Street Promenade. Hotel amenities include WiFi, car rental, business center, valet parking and more. MORE DETAILS


Georgian Hotel Santa Monica is located off the 10 freeway at the beach. They are conveniently located across the street from beach access and within easy walking distance of the Santa Monica Pier, aquarium, Pacific Park boardwalk amusement park and 3rd Street Promenade. The historic Georgian Hotel is a Santa Monica landmark where iconic Hollywood stars once stayed. MORE DETAILS


Oceana Santa Monica is located off the 10 freeway at the beach. They are conveniently located across the street from beach access and near the Santa Monica Pier, aquarium, Pacific Park boardwalk amusement park and 3rd Street Promenade. This luxury boutique hotel offers amenities including a restaurant, wine bar, swimming pool, fitness center, yoga classes, surf lessons, loaner bikes and more. MORE DETAILS


Image provided by Hotel Casa Del Mar

Casa Del Mar is located near the Santa Monica Pier at the end of Interstate 10. This luxury beachfront hotel features a Mediterranean theme with a grand staircase lobby, arched doorways, colorful tile work and sweeping oceanviews. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, lounge, café, day spa, yoga on the beach, direct beach access, an oceanview swimming pool, bike rentals and surf lessons. MORE DETAILS


Shade Hotel is located off the 405 freeway in Manhattan Beach. Situated just a short distance from the Manhattan Pier, the Shade Hotel close to all the action. Plenty of entertainment, restaurants and shopping line the street heading to the pier. MORE DETAILS


The Beach House is located off the 405 freeway in Hermosa Beach. Situated just one block north of the Hermosa Pier, the Beach House is all about location. A paved bike path the stretches for many miles north and south is the only thing that separates you from the beach. MORE DETAILS


Terranea - photo courtesy of Destination Hotels & Resorts

Terranea Resort is located off Palos Verdes Drive just south of the Hawthorne Boulevard intersection. Situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the upscale Palos Verdes coast, Terranea is one of LA's finest luxury resorts. MORE DETAILS


The Queen Mary is located off the 405 and 710 freeways in Long Beach. She made her maiden voyage in 1936. Built as a luxury liner, The Queen Mary actually broke records during WWII while transporting troops. Long Beach purchased the ship in 1967 and has since maintained it as a hotel with restaurants, shops and activities. MORE DETAILS


The Coast Long Beach Hotel is located at the end of the 710 freeway near the Queen Mary. Situated at the ideal location between the Queen Mary and the Aquarium of the Pacific, this waterfront hotel offers tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a pool, gift shop and complimentary shuttles to are attractions. MORE DETAILS


Long Beach Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency Long Beach is located at the end of the 710 freeway near the Queen Mary. Situated within easy walking distance of entertainment and attractions including Shoreline Village, Pine Street, Main Beach and the Long Beach Aquarium. MORE DETAILS


Westin Long Beach is located off the 710 freeway near the Downtown/Broadway exit. Situated within walking distance of The Pike and Rainbow Harbor where entertainment, shopping and restaurants are plentiful. MORE DETAILS


Hyatt at the Pike, Long Beach

Hyatt at The Pike is located off Interstate 710 near the Downtown/Broadway exit. Situated within the Pike and convenient walking distance to Rainbow Harbor where entertainment, shopping and restaurants are plentiful. Hyatt at the Pike is a boutique hotel offering views of the Long Beach skyline including the Queen Mary. Rooftop pool with bar and cabanas. MORE DETAILS


Hotel Maya is located off the 710 freeway where it ends in Long Beach. Situated within walking distance of The Queen Mary and Shoreline Village, Hotel Maya is an urban fusion of Latin America and Southern California. Hotel amenities include a waterfront lap pool, restaurant, bocce ball courts, tennis courts, fitness room, walking track, bike rentals and activity tours. MORE DETAILS


There are several hostels situated throughout Los Angeles including popular destinations like Downtown, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach and Long Beach. These are low cost alternatives to hotels and often require dorm-style living.

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Restaurants

Yamashiro is located behind the Hollywood Bowl and Hollywood and Highland Center. This Japanese restaurant features a meticulously manicured Japanese garden entrance to the Yamashiro 'Mountain Palace'. Sushi & Saki Bar include many traditional choices in addition to signature martinis, elixirs, teas, wines and beer. This Japanese palace is one of the unique L.A. attractions. MORE DETAILS


Formosa Café is located on Santa Monica Boulevard just west of La Brea. Formosa Café is a Japanese restaurant situated directly across the street from Warner Brothers Studios and is designated an historic landmark. They are rich in Hollywood history with over 250 autographed pictures on the wall from stars that have dined there. Formosa is among the more iconic L.A. attractions. MORE DETAILS


Pink's Hot Dogs is located on La Brea Avenue at Melrose Avenue. You can't miss the bright pink building with a line that usually wraps around the building. Considered the 'Hot Dog to the Stars', celebrities can often be found standing in line with everybody else for 'The World's Best Chili Dog'. MORE DETAILS


La Bohéme is located near the intersection of La Cienega and Santa Monica Boulevard. This seafood restaurant is a romantic dining experience featuring indoor and outdoor seating by candle light, patio heaters and fireplaces. Large Gothic structure with rich wood and stone accents and large crystal chandeliers. MORE DETAILS


Dan Tana's is located on Santa Monica Boulevard just north of Melrose Avenue. The producer of the hit TV series 'Vegas' named the main character after this restaurant. Dan Tana's is an Italian restaurant that attracts celebrities and Hollywood elite. Dan Tana's is among the more iconic L.A. attractions. MORE DETAILS


The Ivy is located on Robertson Boulevard just south of Beverly Boulevard. The Ivy is a French restaurant and one of your best chances for dining with a celebrity. On any given day, the limos and Bentleys of L.A.'s rich and famous can be found lingering in front. This quaint café restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating. MORE DETAILS


"We Season Our Garlic With Food!"® is the motto of this award-winning steak & seafood restaurant. They claim that not one of their patrons has ever been bitten by a Vampire. MORE DETAILS


Crustacean is located in the heart of Beverly Hills on Santa Monica Boulevard at Bedford Drive. This restaurant is tauted for its Euro-Vietnamese decor and features an aquarium in the floor that winds through the bar to a huge, walled aquarium. They are primarily a seafood restaurant with hints of Asia. MORE DETAILS


Moonshadows is situated on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) at water's edge in Malibu. This seafood restaurant is a favorite with locals and features an ocean-view restaurant with wine bar & lounge. Expansive views of the Pacific and Santa Monica to the south. MORE DETAILS


Duke's Malibu

Duke's is situated on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) at water's edge in Malibu. Named after a legendary Hawaiian surfer, Duke's is decorated with a Hawaiian theme and pictures that pay homage to Duke Kahanamoku. This seafood restaurant features expansive oceanviews. MORE DETAILS


Gladstones is located in Malibu on PCH where Sunset Boulevard intersects and in Long Beach at The Pike. Both locations are situated on the water and offer terrific oceanviews. Gladstones is a well known seafood restaurant and the Malibu location can often attract famous celebrities. MORE DETAILS


Bistro 45 is located on Mentor Avenue between Colorado and Del Mar Boulevards, south of the 210-freeway. This Italian restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating in a classic art deco building. MORE DETAILS


Violet is located off Interstate 10 west of the 405 freeway, at the Pico Boulevard exit. Acclaimed California cuisine is served in a modern California setting. MORE DETAILS


Melisse is located on Wilshire Boulevard at 11th Street. This French restaurant is located a short distance from the beach and features French cuisine with American influences. Melisse is one of the highest rated restaurants in Los Angeles County. MORE DETAILS


Ocean & Vine is located at the end of Interstate 10 at Ocean Avenue and situated within the Loews Santa Monica Hotel at oceanfront. They feature indoor and outdoor seating with multiple fire pits, comfortable booth seating with oversize pillows, romantic lighting and panoramic oceanviews. MORE DETAILS


Drago is located on Wilshire Boulevard at 26th Street. This award-winning Italian restaurant is continuously rated one of the top restaurants in L.A. for Italian fare. They specialize in game dishes like Elk, rabbit and quail. MORE DETAILS


Tito's Tacos is located off the 405 freeway at Washington Place. This classic Mexican restaurant stand has often been touted for serving the best Mexican food in L.A. They specialize in simple, traditional Mexican food done to perfection. MORE DETAILS


Traxx @ Union Station is located on Alameda Street one block north of Highway 101, in Downtown L.A. Traxx offers fine dining in the landmark Art Deco structure of Union Station. MORE DETAILS


Campanile is located on La Brea Avenue between Wilshire and 3rd. The structure was original owned by Charlie Chaplin and today houses the award-winning Campanile and La Brea Bakery. MORE DETAILS


Gate of India is located on Sunset Boulevard between La Brea and Gardner. This Indian restaurant serves traditional North Indian cuisine and specializes in Tandoori, Chicken, Lamb, Seafood and Rice & Biryani dishes. MORE DETAILS


Water Grill is located in the heart of Downtown L.A. on Grand Avenue between 5th and 6th. They are praised as being the top seafood restaurant in L.A. and one of the best in the nation. MORE DETAILS


Darya is located on Santa Monica Boulevard at Bundy Drive. Darya is one of L.A.'s finest Persian restaurants. MORE DETAILS


San Antonio Winery is located north of downtown L.A. between the 5, 110, 10 and 101 freeways. San Antonio Winery is the oldest in the state and only a short distance from downtown's Union Station and Olvera Street. MORE DETAILS


Providence is located on Melrose Avenue between Highland and Vine. This seafood restaurant has not only been hailed as one of the top restaurants in L.A. but also the nation. Each course is a display of art as much as it is a delicacy. MORE DETAILS


The Kettle is located on Highland Avenue one block north of Manhattan Beach Boulevard. This upscale coffee shop is situated only a short distance from the Manhattan Beach pier. You can't miss the giant black kettle suspended in front of the restaurant. MORE DETAILS


Jackson's Village Bistro is located on Pier Avenue between Hermosa Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Open daily for dinner. MORE DETAILS


Creme de la Crepe is located on Pier Avenue between Hermosa Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). This French restaurant specializes in crepes and fondue. MORE DETAILS


Buona Vita is located on Pier Avenue between Hermosa Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). This is a traditional Italian restaurant. MORE DETAILS


L'Opera is located on Pine Avenue between Ocean and Broadway, at The Pike. This Italian restaurant serves classics in courses and prepared to perfection. MORE DETAILS


555 East

555 East is located at, you guessed it, 555 East Ocean Boulevard between Pine and Shoreline. This highly acclaimed steakhouse restaurant specializes in steak but also serves seafood, pasta, chicken and lamb dishes. MORE DETAILS


Sevilla Long Beach is situated off Pine Avenue at The Pike. This Spanish restaurant features a nightclub with Flamenco, Tango, Gypsy and other styles of dancing. Spanish restaurant menu choices. MORE DETAILS


Sir Winston's is situated on The Queen Mary luxury liner. Sir Winston's is The Queen Mary's five-star fine dining restaurant where meals are served in courses and everyone is dressed appropriately. The restaurant features terrific views off the aft of the ship. MORE DETAILS


Claire's is situated in the back of the Long Beach Museum of Art on Ocean Avenue. This indoor/outdoor café features breathtaking, panoramic views of the Long Beach shoreline. MORE DETAILS


Boathouse on the Bay

Boathouse on the Bay is located in Los Alamitos Harbor near the intersection of 2nd Street and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). This primarily seafood restaurant also serves steak and features one of the best views in Long Beach. Early evening rewards patrons with a view of the multitudes of sailboats returning from a day at sea. MORE DETAILS


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Airports

Los Angeles Airport offers convenient access to the 'South Bay' beach cities and central Los Angeles County. MORE DETAILS


Burbank Airport offers convenient access to northern Los Angeles County and the Hollywood region. MORE DETAILS


Long Beach Airport offers convenient access to southern Los Angeles County and northern Orange County. MORE DETAILS


Traffic & Transportation

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Traffic in Los Angeles is the worst in the nation. On any given day you will experience heavy stop and go traffic on L.A. freeways and streets. Rush hour traffic no longer has any defined beginning or ending on weekdays and weekends. 'Rush Hour' refers to the weekday hours between 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm when residents commute to work. Try to completely avoid travel in L.A. during these hours. The east to westbound freeways can be especially congested going westbound in the mornings and eastbound in the evenings. The 101 through Hollywood and downtown L.A. is known for having the worst traffic congestion of any L.A. freeway. Some freeways offer carpool lanes for vehicles with 2 or more occupants. Carpool lanes are the innermost lanes on the freeway and are marked by double lines and diamond patterns. They are also referred to as 'Diamond Lanes' or 'HOV' lanes (high occupancy vehicle).


The 5 Freeway is also referred to as the Golden State Freeway. It runs north and south from the Oregon border to the Mexican border and passes through Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Stockton, Sacramento and Redding. Traffic in the cities is brutal during weekday rush hours of 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm.


The 405 Freeway is also referred to as the San Diego Freeway. It runs north and south from the North Valley of L.A. to Irvine in Orange County and Hugs the coastal communities of L.A. County connecting Van Nuys, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach and Long Beach. Traffic is brutal during weekday rush hours of 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm. Always expect heavy traffic through the Sepulveda Pass from LAX (L.A. Airport) to Sherman Oaks.


The 10 Freeway is also referred to as the Santa Monica Freeway. It runs east and west from Santa Monica to Arizona and beyond. It follows the historic Route 66 and terminates at the Santa Monica Pier. Cities connected include Los Angeles, Ontario, San Bernardino, Cabazon and Palm Springs. Traffic is brutal during weekday rush hours heading westbound between 7am-9am and eastbound between 4pm-6pm. Expect exceptionally heavy traffic in the summer between the 405 Freeway and the beach.


The 60 Freeway is also referred to as the Pomona Freeway. It runs east and west from East L.A. to Beaumont and connects East L.A., Diamond Bar, Chino, Riverside and Moreno Valley. Traffic is brutal during weekday rush hours heading westbound between 7am-9am and eastbound between 4pm-6pm.


The 91 Freeway is also referred to as the Artesia Freeway. It runs east and west from the South Bay to Riverside and connects Gardena, Buena Park, Anaheim and Corona. Traffic is brutal during weekday rush hours heading westbound between 7am-9am and eastbound between 4pm-6pm. Heading westbound, the freeway ends in Gardena where it becomes Artesia Boulevard.


The 110 Freeway is also referred to as the Harbor Freeway. It runs north and south from South Pasadena to San Pedro and connects downtown L.A., South L.A., Carson and Harbor City. Semi trucks from the Port of Los Angeles are thick on this freeway. Many cities along this freeway are high-crime zones. The northern portion from L.A. to South Pasadena is one of the oldest portions of freeway in Los Angeles.


The 710 Freeway is also referred to as the Long Beach Freeway. It runs north and south from Alhambra to Long Beach and connects East L.A., South Gate, Compton and Lakewood. Many cities along this freeway are high-crime zones.


The 605 Freeway is also referred to as the San Gabriel Freeway. It runs north and south from the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains to Long Beach and connects Duarte, El Monte, Pico Rivera, Norwalk, Bellflower, Cerritos and Los Alamitos. Many cities along this freeway are high-crime zones.


The 105 Freeway is also referred to as the Century Freeway. It runs east and west from Norwalk to El Segundo and connects Hawthorne, Lynwood and Paramount. Many cities along this freeway are high-crime zones.


The 101 Freeway is also referred to as the Hollywood Freeway or Ventura Freeway. It runs east and west from downtown L.A. to Ventura and beyond up the coast. Cities connected include Hollywood, Studio City, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo and Oxnard. This is the busiest freeway in Los Angeles. Expect exceptionally heavy traffic northbound on Friday evenings and southbound on Sunday evenings with Central Coast travelers.


The 210 Freeway is also referred to as the Foothill Freeway or Pasadena Freeway. It runs east and west along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains from Redlands to Sylmar. Cities connected include San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, Pasadena and Pacoima.


L.A. Metro Bus

Public transportation is fair to poor in Los Angeles County. Many popular locations can only be reached from LAX or Union Station by taking bus connections through high-crime neighborhoods. Use the LAX FlyAway bus for unscheduled, non-stop connections from LAX Airport to Hollywood, downtown Union Station, Santa Monica, Westwood and Van Nuys.

  • MTA website for bus and commuter train details.

See our resources page for links to Rental Car agencies, Amtrak Train and Greyhound Bus. Those taking the train north over the Grapevine must transfer to Greyhound bus between L.A. and Bakersfield.


Weather

Weather in Los Angeles and surrounding places including Long Beach, Santa Monica, Disneyland and more.

Winter brings average lows in the 50's and highs in the upper 60's. Mostly rain and rare hail storms occur.


Spring brings average lows in the 60's and highs in the mid-70's. Rain showers can occur through May.


Summer brings average lows in the 70's and highs in the mid to upper 80's. Humidity can make those temperatures seem higher. Once or twice a year, Santa Ana winds blow in from the desert reducing humidity and increasing the heat to the high 90's+. Summer brush fires are a regular occurrence. Marine layer is a common occurrence and blankets the region with clouds, but often burns off by midday.


Fall brings average lows in the low 60's and highs in the 70's. Mostly rain and rare hail storms occur.


Ocean water temperature ranges from the 50's in winter to the upper 60's in summer.

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Events

The Tournament of Roses Parade is held on New Year's Day every year in Pasadena (unless 1st falls on Sunday - then defaults to Monday). Floats, marching bands and entertainers traverse the streets of Pasadena as crowds of onlookers celebrate a new year. Floats are made entirely of organic materials and primarily of rose petals. WEBSITE


The Golden Globe Awards are hosted at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Awards are given for television and movies for the year. WEBSITE


The Screen Actors Guild Awards are hosted at the Shrine Auditorium, adjacent to Exposition Park. SAG Awards honor the best achievements in film and television performances for the year. WEBSITE


The Grammy Awards are hosted at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Grammy's recognize the top musical performers of the year. WEBSITE


The Academy Awards Ceremony is hosted at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood and Highland Center. This is the show that draws the biggest stars where the Oscars® are handed out. WEBSITE


The L.A. Marathon is one of the nation's largest marathon events and extends 42km in length. The L.A. Marathon traverses through many L.A. sites including Dodger Stadium, Downtown L.A. and Hollywood before ending on the beach at the Santa Monica Pier. WEBSITE


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Head for Fox Field near Lancaster for the Los Angeles County Air Show. See dozens of planes of all types and sizes from vintage to modern-day. Highlights on ground display include the F-17 Stealth Fighter and the new techology F-35 Lightning II. The hightlight of the show will be the Air Force Thunderbirds flying in a 6-plane delta formation. WEBSITE


The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro organizes grunion spotting events. Grunion are small sardine-like fish that choose every year from March to July to spawn along our shores. They can only be seen at night during New and Full Moons. This unusual event requires warm clothes, a lot of patience and a flashlight. Timing is everything because the grunion will not beach themselves if they spot a light on or hear a noise before the run begins. Special rules and licenses are required to catch grunion so most just view the event. WEBSITE


Long Beach Grand Prix

The Long Beach Grand Prix features IndyCar racing through downtown Long Beach. The race takes place around Shoreline Village and the Long Beach Convention Center.  WEBSITE


L.A. Greek Fest is held at the Saint Sophia Cathedral. Enjoy authentic Greek food, music, traditional folk dancing and more. OPAH! WEBSITE


Get into the holiday spirit at one of the largest Christmas parades in the world as balloons, marching bands, live music, equestrians, celebrities and more take over Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards. WEBSITE


The Marina Del Rey Christmas Boat Parade takes place in the Marina Del Rey Harbor and features hundreds of holiday decorated boats. And you thought Santa only rode in a sleigh? WEBSITE


The Naples Christmas Boat Parade takes place at Alamitos Bay and the Naples canals in Long Beach. This is an exciting way to get into the Christmas spirit with holiday decorated boats and floats. WEBSITE


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