From Downtown LA to the Westside, Los Angeles offers incomparable arts and culture experiences. This three-day itinerary will take you to world-class museums, immersive art, classical music, and even back in time. Whether it's modern art or a Roman villa, the Space Shuttle or dinosaurs, there's something for everyone on this cultural tour of LA.
Your first day starts in Downtown LA and its famed cultural attractions, from immersive experiences at The Broad and La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, to the museums at Exposition Park, and an evening at the Music Center - the LA Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA Opera at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and theatre at the Ahmanson and Mark Taper Forum.
Some of the 35 million+ objects are 4.5 billion years old!
This bonus itinerary takes you to South Los Angeles, home to some of LA's most historic and culturally rich neighborhoods. Start with a guided tour of the world-famous Watts Towers. Nearby is the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC), a seven-acre "cultural theme park" with the Civil Rights Tour and the monumental "Mother of Humanity" bronze sculpture. You'll also visit historic Leimert Park (aka the "Black Greenwich Village"), explore an aviation museum in Compton, and end the day with a trip to the Big Easy, no ticket needed.
Museum Row is the star of your second day: the spectacular Academy Museum of Motion Pictures; Chris Burden's iconic Urban Light at LACMA; classic cars at the Petersen; and unique handmade art at the Craft Contemporary.
Chris Burden's "Urban Light" installation is a true LA icon.
The Westside is the best side on your final day. View masterpieces in the hills above Brentwood; explore one of the world's most renowned Jewish cultural institutions; and visit a Roman villa in the Pacific Palisades. Your cultural tour of LA ends with contemporary art, dinner alfresco, and a play in the heart of Westwood Village.