101 Things To Do In The Los Angeles Area

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Living close to Los Angeles means I spend a lot of time there. What I love about LA is there is always something fun to do. Throughout Los Angeles, the beaches, theme parks, movie studios, famous eateries & more make for fantastic photos to commemorate your visit. Both locals & visitors take thousands of pictures around the city every day. With Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook pictures are constantly being shared. Time and time again a picture that I have seen on social media has inspired me to go somewhere new. Here’s a list of 101 Things to do in Los Angeles.

Visit the Beach Cities

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The California coast is lined with beautiful beaches. Make some time while in LA to enjoy some fun in the sun. I highly recommend catching a sunset at the beach if you can.

1. Manhattan Beach
2. Malibu
3. Santa Monica
4. Venice Beach

Explore the Beautiful Buildings

Los Angeles is full of stunning architecture which is why so many of the buildings have made appearances in film and television.

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1. Pasadena City Hall
2. Bradbury Building
3. Capitol Records
4. Eastern Columbia Building
5. LA City Hall
6. LA Public Library
7. The Gamble House
8. Stahl House
9. The Magic Castle
10. UCLA
11. Union Station
12. Walt Disney Concert Hall
13. Wayfarers Chapel
14. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House

Hotels to Stay at Or Just Check Out

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1. Beverly Hills Hotel
2. Beverly Hilton
3. Beverly Wilshire
4. JW Marriott Desert Springs
5. Millenium Biltmore LA
6. Mission Inn
7. Roosevelt Hotel
8. Skybar at the Mondrian
9. The Standard, Hollywood

Shop at one of the Malls

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1. Americana at Brand
2. Los Angeles Flower Market 
3. South Coast Plaza
4. The Grove

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1. The Chandelier Tree
2. Korean Bell of Friendship
3. Point Fermin Lighthouse
4. Queen Mary
5. Rose Parade

Explore a Museum

1. California Science Center
2. Grammy Museum
4. Petersen Automotive Museum
5. The Broad
6. The Getty Villa

Visit one of the Movie Studios

1. Paramount
2. Sony
3. Warner Bros.
4. Walt Disney Studios
5. Universal Studios
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1. The Queen Mary
2. Echo Park Lake
3. Descanso Gardens
4. Los Angeles Flower Market
5. Griffith Observatory
6. Hollywood Forever Cemetery
7. Huntington Library
8. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden
9. Mosaic Tile House
10. Lake Shrine Meditation Gardens and Temple
11. Virginia Robinson Gardens
12. Venice Canals
13. Shop Till You Drop at Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills
14. Greystone Mansion

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1. Abbot Kinney
2. Catalina Island
3. Disneyland
4. Hollywood Sign
5. Hollywood Walk of Fame
6. Santa Monica Pier
7. The Hollywood Bowl
8. The Last Bookstore

Best Places to Eat in Los Angeles

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1. Alfred Coffee
2. Bob’s Big Boy
3. California Donuts
4. Carrera Coffee
5. Clifton’s Cafeteria
6. Restaurant 917 at the Porsche Experience Center
7. Diddy Riese
8. Grand Central Market
9. In N Out
10. Pink’s Hot Dogs
11. Sprinkles
12. The Smoke House
13. Malibu Farm
14. The Pie Hole
15. Yamashiro
16. Saved By The Max

Specialty Stores

whimsic alley

 1. Amoeba Records
2. It’s A Wrap Clothes from TV Shows

Watch a Game

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 1. Dodger Stadium
2. LA Coliseum
3. Rose Bowl
4. Staples Center

Take Pictures of Street Art

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 1. Angel Wings
2. Pink Wall
3. Made in LA Wall
4. Venice Beach Murals

Visit one of the many historic Movie Theatres

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1. Ace Hotel
2. Dolby Theatre
3. El Capitan Theatre
4. Los Angeles Theatre
5. Pantages
6. TCL Chinese Theatre
7. iPic