Top 10 Things to Do in Los Angeles This Summer

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What's the first thing that comes to mind when you’re planning a trip to Los Angeles? The Hollywood Sign, celebrities, or In-N-Out Burger? There's a lot more to L.A. than that. Plan a trip to Los Angeles this summer and prepare to get lost in the sunshine, ocean and Hollywood fun. There are so many great attractions to visit and you can’t beat the temperate weather during the Spring months.

Even better, you can save up to 50% during your trip with the Go Los Angeles Card, which lets you choose as you go from more than 35+ top L.A. museums, tours and more. Read on for 10 Los Angeles attractions that are included in the Go Los Angeles Card for one low price.

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1 - UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD

One of L.A.’s most iconic attractions is Universal Studios Hollywood. You can go behind the scenes to explore real film sets where Hollywood movies are made. You’ll be touring through active lots, so keep your eyes peeled for celebrity sightings! Then, head to the theme park portion of Universal Studios where you can spend the rest of the day enjoying rides and exhibits. Weekday tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood are included the 3, 5, and 7-Day Go Los Angeles Cards.

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2 - MADAME TUSSAUDS HOLLYWOOD

If you don't get surprised by any celebrities at Universal Studios, then experience the next best thing at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Where else can you get up close and personal with 100 celebrities? At Madame Tussauds it’s not plastic or botox that keeps the celebrities looking so good, it’s wax!

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3 - HOLLYWOOD MOVIE STAR HOMES TOUR - LA CITY TOURS

If the wax versions of your favorite celebrities don’t meet your stargazin expectations, then you must take the Hollywood Movie Star Homes Tour by LA City Tours. These tours take you on scenic rides to amazing properties, including the homes of Michael Jackson, Tom Cruise, Paris Hilton, and the Osbournes to name just a few. You’ll also pass by Rodeo Drive, the Hollywood Sign, Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, Bel-Air and the Sunset Strip. Feel like an A-Lister - if only for a few hours - and see how your favorite stars really live. Don't forget to bring your star-shaped glasses! 

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4 - GRAMMY MUSEUM

If you like music, you can’t miss the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE in Downtown L.A. The museum offers three floors of music memorabilia and interactive exhibits that educate and inspire guests on how music has shaped American culture. A favorite stop is the second-floor Clive Davis Theater, where everyone from Taylor Swift to Ringo Starr have performed!

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5 - CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER IMAX

The California Science Center's IMAX Theater is unlike any movie experience you have ever had. You can visit the Center's exhibit galleries and watch an IMAX film on a seven-story screen, which brings an array of amazing scientific topics to life. The whole family will love the California Science Center, especially since it’s a non-profit organization, which means your ticket purchase helps fund educational programs for kids. 

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6 - IFLY INDOOR SKYDIVING

Have you ever wanted to fly? Well, now you can with iFLY Indoor Skydiving, located at Universal CityWalk Hollywood. This attraction is not only thrilling, but is the best way to experience skydiving without the sky-high pricetag and risk of turning into a pancake. iFLY offers a vertical wind tunnel that creates a large surface area of cushioned air which allows you to safely float. iFLY will provide all the gear you need as well as an instructor to guide you through the experience. Anyone who is over the age of 3 and in reasonably good health is eligible to participate. So what are you waiting for, go fly!

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7 - LOS ANGELES ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDENS

While you're at Griffith Park, don’t miss the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, which spans more than 133 acres. The acclaimed zoo is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds and reptiles from around the world, including several rare and endangered species. You’ll see lowland gorillas, seals, chimpanzees, Komodo dragons, exotic birds, tigers, giraffes, rare snow leopards and more, all dwelling safely in impressive replicas of their natural habitats. But leave plenty of time to explore the 7,000+ plants from around the world. It's no wonder that this attraction draws 1.5 million visitors a year!

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8 - PACIFIC PARK - SANTA MONICA PIER

For great ocean views and even greater people-watching head to the historic Santa Monica Pier for fun in the sun or under the stars. Take a spin on the world's only solar-powered Ferris Wheel or watch a spectacular sunset with a lively crowd of performers, travelers and locals alike. Your Go Los Angeles Card will get you on 12 different rides at Pacific Park!

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9 - AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC

Explore the Aquarium of the Pacific and discover sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. Come face-to-face with - and even touch - the ocean’s ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon, hand-feed colorful lorikeet birds, watch Magellanic Penguins play and delve into the intriguing world of sea jellies.

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10 - SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN

Six Flags Magic Mountain is known worldwide as a thrill-ride haven, home to a world record 19 roller coasters and more than 100 rides, games and attractions. This is a perfect place for the brave, the young, and the young at heart! The exhilarating rides include X2, the world's only 5th dimensional roller coaster; Tatsu, the tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster, and Full Throttle, the world’s tallest looping coaster. The little ones can take a spin on the Grand Carousel, Road Runner Express or Yosemite Sam Sierra Falls. In fact, all of the beloved Looney Tunes characters are there, including Bugs Bunny, Sylvester, and Tweety Bird.

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These are just 10 attractions out of many more options that you can save money and enjoy with the Go Los Angeles® Card. The card includes admission to the best local attractions for one low price as well as added savings to restaurants and local venues. You won't be at a loss for things to do in Los Angeles this summer or any time of year with your Go Los Angeles Card!

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