From carousels to horses and railroads both big and small, Los Angeles offers the entire family a variety of ways to take a ride together.

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Universal Studios Hollywood King Kong 360 3-D created by Peter Jackson --the world's largest, most intense 3-D experience -- takes guests to the next generation of theme park excitement. Riders on the Studio Tour tram will be transported, via a darkened soundstage, to King Kong's home - Skull Island - where through the magic of the world's largest Surround Digital 3-D projection system they are thrust in the middle of a ferocious battle between the worlds' most famous ape and a giant T-Rex.

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Transformers™: The Ride-3D at Universal Studios Hollywood is an immersive, next generation thrill ride that blurs the line between fiction and reality. Fusing HD 3D media and flight simulation technology, this epic ride creates an experience unlike anything this planet has ever seen.

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See some of the best sites in and around Exposition Park and USC on foot, including the Natural History Museum and the LA Coliseum. 

To begin this walking tour, park the car in Exposition Park Lot 3, located on the west side of Menlo Avenue just south of Exposition and east of Vermont. To get there, take the Exposition exit off the Harbor Freeway (I-110) and head west, or take the F DASH south from the 7th Street/Metro Center station.

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This walking tour begins at the corner of Temple and Hill Streets near the Metro Red Line Civic Center Station. From the intersection, head west on Temple toward Grand Avenue.

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GRAMMY-nominated musician Moby has had a lifelong interest in architecture and photography. After he moved to Los Angeles, Moby was fascinated by the “strangeness and the randomness” of L.A. architecture. Comparing the architecture in Los Angeles with New York and other cities, Moby said that in L.A. the “great architecture is hidden, and it’s weird, and that’s what led me to start my weird architecture blog.”

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The question, posed to the Los Angeles Facebook page, was a fairly simple one: “What is your favorite view in L.A.?” Hundreds of comments later, familiar favorites emerged on top and a few hidden gems were uncovered, as chosen by great fans of L.A. from near and far.

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Universal Studios Tram Tour | Photo courtesy of prayitno, Flickr

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Sometimes, buildings are more than just functional places where people seek shelter or gather for events. When everything comes together just right, they serve as places of community and worship, sacred spaces where the spiritual journey is brought to life. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is one of L.A.'s most innovative buildings, able to inspire visitors with its warm, inviting interior, perfect for introspection. Outside, blunt, asymmetrical walls stretch the definition of a cathedral, challenging visitors to rethink their ideas about sacred buildings.

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If you’re exploring Los Angeles, coffee shops are the perfect place to relax and take in the vibe of our many great regions and neighborhoods. But as any traveler worth their laptop knows, the only thing better than a coffee shop is one with free Wi-Fi Internet access. For visitors wondering where to begin, we’ve pulled together this list of LA’s best coffee shops with free Wi-Fi, sorted by region.

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