Ah, Los Angeles, the sprawling gem of southern California. There’s no place like it, and for visitors, the number of activities can seem daunting. But never fear, we’re here to offer some suggestions. If you want things to do, Los Angeles tourists, stick with us, as we run down our top picks.
Why not start with a tour of L.A.’s most famous neighborhoods? L.A. City Tours has you covered. This six-hour event sends you out with a guide to explore such sights as Rodeo Drive, several of the most popular beaches, and the iconic Hollywood sign. Hotel pickup and drop off is included, and you’ll get an earful about the city’s history, complete with tips on the best places to shop, eat, and party.
If you’re a classic car aficionado, then it’s all about the Nethercutt Collection, on Bledsoe Street. The centerpiece of this eclectic museum is the Grand Salon, featuring restored cars from the 1910’s to the 1930’s. Antique automobiles are the only the beginning, though. You’ll also see early twentieth century dolls, furniture, and some extraordinarily rare timepieces and musical instruments.
Have you ever wanted to meet Marilyn Monroe or Humphrey Bogart? You may have missed your chance to do a meet-and-greet with the genuine article, but at Madame Tussaud’s, you can cozy up to a wax sculpture that’s almost as good as the original. Located on Hollywood Boulevard, you can interact with both your favorites from the Golden Age of Hollywood and current icons like Johnny Depp and Taylor Swift.
We finish up with Santa Monica Bay, for those that just want to get out and work on your tan. Make sure to bring sunscreen to any of the twenty-two beaches that are open to the public along this fifty mile stretch of perfect golden sand. Often you’ll find art displays set up for you to peruse along the boardwalks, and you can take a dip in the Pacific if the temperature becomes oppressive.
That’s it for now, intrepid explorers. We’ll see you next time for more activities that are sure to educate, stimulate, and captivate.