Los Angeles

Things to do

There are so many things to do in Los Angeles and spread over such a wide area it is important to plan your routes and use public transport to keep travel costs down and get the most out of your trip.  Here are a few fabulous things to do whilst in Los Angeles.

  • Universal Studios Hollywood
    Universal Studios Hollywood
    The theme park and film studio is one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood film studio still in use. Located in the Universal City County Island of L.A. the studio hosts close to 10 million yearly visitors. Attractions in the park include the famous studio tour (where one may come across real life filming), 3D/4D motion simulators and live shows. Be sure to take a ride on the Simpsons simulator ride which is based on the animated TV series!
    Get There
    The best and easiest way to get to the studio is via public transport. It’s served by the Metro Red line at Universal City/Studio City which runs between Union Station in Downtown L.A., Hollywood, East Hollywood and Koreatown.
  • Santa Monica and Venice Beach
    Santa Monica and Venice Beach
    The 75-mile L.A. coastline is home to some of the best beaches in Southern California. Stretching from Malibu to Long Beach, the coastal regions showcase stunning sunset views, unique shopping & dining experiences and a brilliant thing to do whilst in Los Angeles. Situated west of Downtown L.A., Santa Monica and Venice Beach are certainly examples of an iconic Southern California beaches. The famous Santa Monica pier and Boardwalk attacks thousands of daily visitors and offers a variety of attractions and activities such as it’s famous outdoor adventure playground (for all ages). While journeying from Santa Monica to Venice along the boardwalk/bike path visitors are welcomed to famous sights of the Muscle Beach, Venice Graffiti Walls and Venice Skate Park.
    Get There
    Although driving is a popular choice for Southern Californian residents it is recommended to avoid driving in the central L.A. area . The Big Blue Bus operates several routes (bus 1, 3, 7, 10) that stop at or near the Santa Monica beach. Day passes cost $4 and can be purchased online or on the bus.
  • Griffith Park
    Griffith Park
    Griffith Park is one of the largest city parks in North America covering over 4,300 acres of land. It’s 400 square feet of recreational space makes it a popular destination for all. The park is home to some of the best views of the city and Hollywood sign. Hiking the hills are probably the most popular form of recreation at Griffith Park. Many visitors also take to the Griffith Observatory for stunning views of the L.A. skyline.
    Get There
    The easiest and fastest way is via public transportation. The bus 180 or 181 from the corner of Hollywood Bl & Argyle St (1 block east of Vine) goes to the park. Other options are to hike, bike, take a shared ride vehicle, or walk up from parking elsewhere in the park. Parking near the Observatory costs around $4.00/hour. If you are driving to the Observatory, the roads can get very busy with traffic jams and parking becomes very limited.
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    Last updated on the 18 July 2018
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