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Walt Disney Concert Hall

The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located just North-East of the Financial District and is most well-known for its unique architecture.

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The Getty Villa

The Getty Villa is a sister attraction to the Getty Center and is a recreation of an ancient Roman country house. The most popular attraction in the Villa is the spacious and beautiful courtyard with its large shallow pool.

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The Getty

The Getty is a must-see when visiting Los Angeles. The small campus consists of many interesting buildings all built with a unique travertine stone imported all the way from Tivoli and Guidonia in Rome. The buildings themselves consist of many [...]

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Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Pier consists of a small amusement park and other touristy shops and restaurants. You can get a great view of the shoreline from here. One of the best things to do when visiting the pier is to [...]

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Runyon Canyon Park

Runyon Canyon Park is a relatively small park located in the Hollywood Hills, South of Mulholland Drive. It essentially consists of a canyon with a trail that goes around the canyon’s edge. Going from the West to East, you will [...]

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Metro

The Los Angeles transit system leaves much to be desired: – Buses never come anywhere near on-time – The schedule, even assuming buses can run on-time, has considerably long intervals of time between buses – Stops don’t even indicate all [...]

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Little Tokyo

Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo consists of a few blocks full of Japanese shops and restaurants. One area consists of a small plaza with Japanese-style architecture.

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The LACMA is Los Angeles’ most popular museum, housing various forms of art from many periods. The museum is more of a small campus, comprised of a handful of buildings. Its most famous piece is probably the one titled ‘Urban [...]

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La Brea Tar Pits

Los Angeles is famous for having real live tar pits located in the heart of the city. These pits have real tar in them that bubbles and are located just East of the LACMA. Nearby statues depict a family of [...]

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Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame has all the famous actors’ names printed along it’s sidewalk. Although it is technically over 1.3 miles (2.1 km) long, the popular parts of the walk span only a small handful of blocks, with the [...]

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Griffith Observatory

The Griffith Observatory is located in the hills just South-East of the Hollywood sign and offers up excellent views of the surrounding region. Its interior contains various educational displays. Access is free, and there is a shuttle that goes to/from [...]

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Financial District

Los Angeles’ Financial District is comprised of many large office buildings, each one belonging to a large corporation. The Los Angeles Public Library is also located in this area.

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City Hall

Los Angeles’ City Hall has a large central greenspace located just in front of it for large events.

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Chinatown

Los Angeles’ Old Chinatown Central Plaza is in the South-Western area of Chinatown and houses many buildings conforming to traditional Chinese architecture. There is also a statue of Bruce Lee located here.

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