What to say about LA? Where to begin? For starters, it’s only the second most populated city in the United States, the third richest city in the world, a center of American culture, a hub of the Hollywood film industry and home to countless stars. No wonder people from all over the globe flock to the City of Angels year-round to take in the sights and sounds. Sure, there’s no place like home. But there’s no place like Los Angeles, either. Need proof? Here’s a list of five hot Los Angeles attractions that you can’t see anywhere else:
The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Stroll down the world’s most famous sidewalk and reminisce over some of the greatest moments of American cinema. The walk attracts about ten million visitors a years, and for good reason. Where else can you say you’ve shared a space with the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Walt Disney and John Wayne?
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
Take in distinctive Chinese architecture and campy hand and foot-print concrete blocks of nineteen-twenties movies stars when you visit this hallmark Los Angeles theatre. This theatre was once host to three Academy Awards ceremonies and today is used for movie premieres, corporate events, birthday parties and more.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios is one of the oldest Hollywood movie studios still in use today, offering its visitors a fascinating array of movie studio-set tours, as well as thrilling rides and interactive exhibits.
Cruise down the famous mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard through West Hollywood and do some star-gazing. Sunset Strip is famous not only for its exclusive boutiques and artful, wall-to-wall billboard advertising, but also for the fact that it’s a hot-spot hangout for contemporary film and rock stars.
Hollywood Wax Museum
Ooh and ah over hauntingly realistic likenesses of entertainment industry greats from yesterday and today. Have you ever wondered what it might be like to tell Clint Eastwood to make your day? Ever wished you could click your heels together and have Dorothy lead you to the Wizard of Oz? Let your imagination run wild at this noteworthy homage to Hollywood’s greatest films and stars.
Of course, there is much more to do in Los Angeles than can possibly be listed here. Every sidewalk, hilltop and beachy shore of Los Angeles offers unparalleled sightseeing opportunities, so bring your camera and prepare for a vacation unlike any other.
About the Contributor: Miranda is a certified surgical technologist with a passion for travel. She hopes to one day spend time in each state before traveling the rest of the world.