One of the best ways to experience Los Angeles is by enjoying the free things to do, from taking a scenic drive to visiting top cultural attractions such as the Getty Center and the California Science Center. Urban art and artwalks are always free, or go window shopping and stroll unique neighborhoods like Abbot Kinney, Leimert Park and the NoHo Arts District. Go on a hike, play with your canine companion in a dog park, or swim in the ocean. Read L.A. Tourism’s guides to the best free things to do in L.A.!
L.A.’s top attractions and activities are guaranteed family fun. Your child’s imagination will soar with the Space Shuttle Endeavour or Dinosaur Hall. Zimmer Children’s Museum is a hidden gem on Museum Row, while the Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena inspires kids to enjoy learning. Take a ride on the LA Zoo’s carousel, on horseback at Sunset Ranch Hollywood, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, or at Disneyland. Learn about the seas at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the Aquarium of the Pacific. L.A. Tourism has the best family friendly attractions and activities in L.A.
Los Angeles offers endless romantic ideas for couples. Start with a stroll at romantic El Matador Beach, then sip some bubbly and take in the breathtaking views from the Perch, high above Downtown L.A. Experience romance and fine dining at some of L.A.’s best restaurants, or put on your dancing shoes and strut your stuff at the Conga Room or the Mayan nightclub. Many of L.A.’s top hotels offer romantic getaways and spa packages throughout the year. Search for more romantic ideas with L.A. Tourism’s guides.
Los Angeles is home to one of the largest LGBT communities in the world, from West Hollywood, Silver Lake and Los Feliz to the beach cities and the Valley. Southern California’s largest LGBT community lives in West Hollywood (“WeHo”), site of the Gay Pride parade, Halloween Costume Carnaval, and Outfest. The Abbey is the most famous of WeHo’s clubs and bars, while Out & About Tours explores different sides of L.A.’s gay scene. L.A. Tourism has the best of L.A.’s gay-friendly events, hotels and wedding venues, plus LGBT-owned art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and nightspots!
Los Angeles is a big city, but there are plenty of ways for singles to meet. Find a new dance partner at Exchange LA or on salsa night at the Mayan nightclub. Tune in with Grand Performances and Saturdays off the 405, or join thousands of art lovers at the Downtown L.A. Artwalk. Restaurants and wine bars host tasting events, or belly up to one of L.A.’s top hotel bars. Active singles can participate in group hikes, or use your pedal power at CicLAvia, when streets throughout L.A. are closed off to cars. Browse L.A. Tourism’s listings for the best singles events in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is one of the most pet-friendly cities in the country, with dozens of hotels that offer pet-sitting services, treats, beds and more. For luxury four-legged lodging, check your pet into the Kennel Club LAX, which offers grooming, spa services and more. Dogs on-leash are welcome at outdoor shopping malls, attractions, and most state parks, and they’ll love running free at dog parks and on hiking trails. Later, you and your pet can dine alfresco at one of L.A.’s pet-friendly restaurants. Take your pet with you on vacation with L.A. Tourism’s guide to pet-friendly Los Angeles!
Los Angeles has bargains that are great for exploring L.A. on a budget, including the Southern California CityPASS, which has four attractions at nearly half off retail. Many of L.A.’s top cultural attractions have admissions that are $10 or less; Dodger Stadium offers $10 advance tickets for top deck seats. Quench your thirst at a discount at L.A.’s top Happy Hours, and nosh on reasonably-priced historic eateries The Original Pantry, Phillipe the Original, or Pink’s Hot Dogs. Los Angeles is known for glitz and glamour, but L.A. Tourism’s guide has the best of L.A. on a budget.
Nearly half of Los Angeles’ residents trace their roots to Latin American origins – from Mexico and Peru to El Salvador and Costa Rica. Los Angeles’ past, present and future have been shaped by the richness of these cultures. It’s only fitting that each year from Sept. 15 – Oct.15, Angelenos and visitors of all backgrounds celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Los Angeles has culturally rich neighborhoods and attractions throughout the city. East L.A.’s Boyle Heights is a must for great Mexican food and the famed Mariachi Plaza. Downtown L.A. features landmarks such as the Olvera Street Mexican marketplace, the Avila Adobe, Chinatown and Little Tokyo. Leimert Park is the center of L.A.’s African-American arts scene. Koreatown has the country’s highest concentration of nightclubs and restaurants. Persian Square is home to the largest number of Persian-Americans outside of Iran. Read more about the great cultural neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is always ahead of the curve when it comes to green travel, including its all-electric Metro Rail system and fleet of natural gas powered buses. Stay green in one of L.A.’s Green Seal or LEED-certified hotels. Explore the city on a bike tour, or along L.A.’s miles of biking trails. Take a scenic drive with a hybrid gas/electric rental, or ride in a clean-diesel car or hybrid SUV. L.A. restaurants continue their green commitment, while farmers markets have some of the best local, organic offerings. For the best in green travel, read L.A. Tourism’s guide to eco-friendly Los...