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First Time in Los Angeles

Destination(s): Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a place that means so many things to so many people. Worldwide, the city is famous as the center of America's entertainment industry and also as the essential car city. To the rich and already famous, Los Angeles is the perfect place for a secluded garden hide-out in the hills, with easy access to top-shelf shopping, dining, and nightlife. To the many hard-working immigrants in this very diverse city, it is the location for their own chance at the American dream. For the traveler, visiting means a chance to gawk at the commotion and conspicuous consumption, all while enjoying the good weather and excellent food.

The hardest thing about a first visit to Los Angeles is the logistics of transportation. The intrepid can navigate via public transportation, although they will sacrifice a lot of time to riding on buses. The region is very large and spread-out so renting a car is often the way to go. This opens a whole new can of worms: the traffic in Los Angeles is pretty bad and driving entails a lot of local knowledge regarding choice of routes at particular times of day. For a visitor, a little common sense will go a long way.

The spots and activities listed here are mostly in the historic downtown or the Hollywood area. There are a ton of things to do in these locales, including many iconic landmarks. Day 4 is all about going shopping and has a wider geographic range. read more about First Time in Los Angeles

Union Station

Union Station

  • 800 N. Alameda St
  • At Cesar E. Chavez Ave
  • tel:+1 800 266 6883
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90012
Philippe the Original

Philippe the Original

  • 1001 N Alameda St
  • tel:(213) 628-3781
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90012-1803
Standard Hotel (The)

Standard Hotel (The)

  • 550 South Flower Street
  • tel:213 892 8686
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90071
Amoeba Music

Amoeba Music

  • 6400 Sunset Blvd
  • (One block west of Vine Street)
  • tel:323/245-6400
  • Visit website
  • West Hollywood, 90028
Greystone Mansion

Greystone Mansion

  • 905 Loma Vista Drive
  • tel:+1 310 550 4796
  • Visit website
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
Spadena House

Spadena House

  • 516 Walden Drive
  • tel:+1 213 624 7300 (Tourist Information)
  • Visit website
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
Avila Adobe

Avila Adobe

  • 10 East Olvera Street
  • tel:+1 213 680 2525
  • Los Angeles, 90012
The Edison

The Edison

  • 108 W. 2nd Street #101
  • Suite 101
  • tel:216 613 0000
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90012
Melrose Avenue Shopping District

Melrose Avenue Shopping District

  • Melrose Avenue
  • tel:+1 213 624 7300 / +1 800 228 2452 (Toll Free)
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90046
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

  • 250 South Grand Avenue
  • tel:+1 213 633 5330 (Group Admissions)
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90012
Clifton's Brookdale Cafeteria

Clifton's Brookdale Cafeteria

  • 648 South Broadway Seventh Street
  • tel:1 213 627 1673
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90014
The Dresden Room

The Dresden Room

  • 1760 N. Vermont Avenue
  • tel:323/665-4294
  • Visit website
  • Hollywood, 90027
Farmers Market and The Grove

Farmers Market and The Grove

  • 6333 W. 3rd St
  • At Fairfax Ave, Hollywood
  • tel:888/315-8883
  • Visit website
  • Hollywood, 90036
Pacific Park

Pacific Park

  • 380 Santa Monica Pier
  • (Westernmost end of Colorado Boulevard)
  • tel:+1 310 260 8744
  • Visit website
  • Santa Monica, 90401-3128
Canter's Fairfax

Canter's Fairfax

  • 419 North Fairfax Avenue
  • tel:1 323 651 2030
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90036
The Beverly Center

The Beverly Center

  • 8500 Beverly Blvd
  • At La Cienega Blvd
  • tel:(310) 854-0071
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90048
Point Dume State Beach

Point Dume State Beach

  • 39996 Pacific Coast Hwy
  • tel:310-457-8143
  • Visit website
  • Malibu, 90265
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

  • 111 S. Grand Ave
  • At 1st St
  • tel:323/850-2000
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90071
Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills

Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills

Disneyland

Disneyland

  • 1313 South Disneyland Drive
  • tel:+1 714 781 4565
  • Visit website
  • Anaheim, 92802

Opened in 1955 and with the construction overseen by Walter Elias Disney himself, the Anaheim Disneyland will always be the original Magic Kingdom. Open all year round, Mickey Mouse, Snow White and friends are always in attendance to greet you and your family. The park itself is divided into a series of distinct 'realms' populated with various rides and experiences. Besides that, an itinerary of parades and a shopping district help to broaden out the experience. The hours at Disneyland change according to whichever season you're visiting in, so ensure you check the website or call before finalizing your plans - you don't want to miss out on having the insanely infectious "It's a Small World" tune running through your head.
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The Bradbury Building

The Bradbury Building

  • 304 S. Broadway
  • At 3rd St
  • tel:213/626-1893
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90071
Yamashiro

Yamashiro

  • 1999 N. Sycamore Ave
  • Hollywood
  • tel:323/466-5125
  • Visit website
  • Hollywood, 90068
Bergamot Station

Bergamot Station

  • 2525 Michigan Ave
  • East of Cloverfield Blvd
  • tel:310/829-5854
  • Visit website
  • Santa Monica, 90404
Little Tokyo

Little Tokyo

  • East Temple Street
  • Downtown, southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st, 2nd, San Pedro, and Los Angeles Sts
  • tel:+1 213 620 0570
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90012
M Cafe de Chaya

M Cafe de Chaya

  • 7119 Melrose Ave
  • tel:(323) 525-0588
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90046
Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

  • 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
  • tel:+1 323 469 1181
  • Visit website
  • Hollywood, 90038

Sitting on 100 acres of land next to Paramount Studios, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is probably the most significant and impressive celebrity cemetery in Los Angeles. It is the final resting place of some of the most important players in the early years of the Entertainment Industry. Visitors to Hollywood Forever Cemetery can find the graves of such notables as Rudolph Valentino, Mel Blanc, Cecil B. DeMille and Douglas Fairbanks. In star-studded fashion, the extravagance of the graves and mausoleums match the extravagance of life in Hollywood. Ornate tombs modeled after Rome, Greece and Egypt can be found all over Hollywood Forever Cemetery. During the summer, visitors can see classic movies with hundreds of locals who gather in the cemetery. read more about Hollywood Forever Cemetery

A.O.C.

A.O.C.

  • 8022 West 3rd Street
  • tel:+1 323 653 6359
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90048
Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory

  • 2800 E. Observatory Rd
  • In Griffith Park, at the end of Vermont Ave
  • tel:213/473-0800
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90027
The Apple Pan

The Apple Pan

  • 10801 West Pico Boulevard
  • East of Westwood Blvd
  • tel:1 310 475 3585
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90064-2105
Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • 6801 Hollywood Boulevard
  • Hollywood Blvd., between Gower St. and La Brea Ave.; and Vine St., between Yucca St. and Sunset Blvd
  • tel:323/469-8311
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90028
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

  • 5905 Wilshire Blvd
  • Between Curson and Fairfax Aves, Miracle Mile
  • tel:323/857-6000
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90036