Local Area & Attractions
Universal Studios offers a full day of action-packed entertainment. Experience the rush of the thrilling rides such as Fast & Furious Supercharged, Transformers 3D ride and more. Go behind the scenes of real working movie studios and see how movies are made. For great dining options after a day at the park, visit Universal CityWalk, a great place to do some shopping and to enjoy live music, movies and clubs.
Universal CityWalk Hollywood is a three-block entertainment, dining, shopping promenade. For live music, movies, clubs, great food, this is the place to be. It has more than 30 places to eat, a 19-screen movie theater featuring Imax, seven night spots, indoor skydiving and more than 30 stores.
A magical place the whole family can enjoy. Many of the attractions are instantly recognizable even if you have never been there before, like Cinderella’s Castle, Space Mountain and It's a Small World. Disneyland features two magical Theme Parks, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, plus one of Southern California’s most spectacular entertainment, dining, and shopping, known as Downtown Disney.
Six Flags Magic Mountain features 19 world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides, games and attractions for the entire family. Boasting the largest collection of extreme roller coasters and thrill rides, visitors will never experience a dull moment. The park also hosts various festivals and concerts throughout the year.
Knott’s Berry Farm is a family favorite theme park that offers dozens of rides, shows and attractions. Unique to Knott’s Berry Farm is the park’s Ghost Town Alive!, an interactive attraction that lets you experience the old west. Also home to the PEANUTS gang, Camp Snoopy is filled with dozens of kid-sized adventures, perfect for the little ones.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. Walk along the sidewalk that honors the great achievements of actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others. There are more than 2,500 brass stars along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
The TCL Chinese Theatre is the most iconic movie palace in the world. You can experience the majesty of the theatre by purchasing movie tickets or VIP tour tickets. The TCL Chinese Theatre VIP Tour is the only place in Hollywood where you learn the star-studded history of the historic TCL Chinese Theatres. The Tour features stories and fun facts about the theatre’s Hollywood premieres, celebrities, and its famous Forecourt of the Stars. A visit to Los Angeles is not complete without a stroll on the red carpet and through the golden doors of this Movie Palace of the Stars.
Anchored by Macy's, Sears, Ikea, and Bed Bath & Beyond, Burbank Town Center is the largest mall in Burbank, California, and one of the largest malls in the San Fernando Valley. The mall boasts three-levels of over 170 stores of exciting fashion, sporting goods, shoe, cellular phone/telecommunications, electronic, health, toy, photo, jewelry, book, and a variety of other types of stores. There are also dozens of great restaurants and eateries for a quick bite or a relaxing sit down meal. If you need to go shopping in the Burbank area, you can be sure to find what you need at Burbank Town Center.
In the heart of Beverly Hills, three blocks of Rodeo Drive are home to the epicenter of luxury, fashion and lifestyle. Rodeo Drive has some of the most prestigious brands in the world lined up. Even if this doesn't fit your price range, there is much to see. Rodeo Drive hosts a collection of exclusive events, ranging from luxurious jewelry festivals to seasonal holiday spectaculars.
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, representing more than 250 different species of which 29 are endangered. In addition, the Zoo’s botanical collection comprises several planted gardens and over 800 different plant species with over 7,400 individual plants. The Zoo receives over 1.5 million visitors per year and is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles.
Southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Visitors can look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign.
At Ripley’s Believe It or Not, there is a careful balance between the strange, the shocking, and the beautiful. There are works of art made from everyday objects, incredible collections, and strange hobbies. The exhibits showcase from the worlds of science and illusions, hands-on interactive displays, videos, wax figures, cartoons, photos, rare artifacts, and state of the art special effects, all set in exotic themed surroundings, including spooky graveyards, lush jungles and scenes of natural wonder.
The Getty Museum has two campuses, the Getty Center at the top of Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades. With an estimated 1.3 million visitors annually, it is one of the most visited museums in the United States. The Getty Center features Western art from the Middle Ages to the present and the Getty Villa displays art from ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.
Discover the art, history, and cultures of the American West! Located in beautiful Griffith Park, the Autry features world-class galleries, filled with Native American art and artifacts, film memorabilia, historic firearms, paintings, and more. The 238,000-piece collection of Autry's Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection of Native American art is one of the most significant of its kind in the United States, second only to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian. It represents work by indigenous people from Alaska to South America, with an emphasis on cultures of California and the Southwestern United States.
Get up close and personal with celebrities for fun photos and learn little-known facts about their pets, pet peeves, and accomplishments. The Hollywood Wax Museum, featuring replicas of celebrities is the longest running wax museum in the United States. Located on the famous Hollywood Boulevard along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Wax Museum is a must-see attraction in Los Angeles, CA.
Perched atop a hill with sweeping views of the southland, the Reagan Library is one of California's most beautiful and unique destinations. It is the final resting place of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy Reagan. Enjoy the replica of the White House South Lawn and examine an authentic piece of the Berlin Wall. The Reagan Library is also the largest of the 13 federally operated presidential libraries.
Dodger Stadium is the third oldest continuously used park in Major League Baseball. Carved into the hillside of Chavez Ravine, overlooking downtown LA to the south and the San Gabriel mountains to the north, Dodger Stadium stands as one of the most unique and picturesque settings in sports. For over 50 years Dodger Stadium has welcomed fans from all around the globe and charmed them with its breathtaking views and storied pasts and is sure to deliver a home run experience for you too!
The Rose Bowl is an outdoor athletic stadium in Pasadena, California, best known as an American football venue. The stadium is recognized as a United States National Historic Landmark and a California Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
STAPLES Center is home to four professional sports franchises – the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Spark. The STAPLES Center hosts over 250 events annually with events ranging from professional sports, family shows, boxing, special events and have played host to some incredible concerts with performances that have brought international stature to the downtown Los Angeles arena, including concerts by Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Garth Brooks, Jay-Z, Katy Perry and more.
Hollywood is fun to explore and many visitors say it’s an essential part of the Los Angeles experience. Things to do in Hollywood include must-see shows, attractions, and celebrity-frequented restaurants. Experience the Tinseltown glamour of the TCL Chinese Theatre or the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which has honored celebrities for over 50 years. The state-of-the-art Dolby Theatre is home to the Academy Awards. Universal Studios Hollywood is a world famous theme park that includes the mind-blowing “Transformers: The Ride 3-D.” Other things to do in Hollywood include the shops and restaurants at Hollywood & Highland Center, or the delicious multicultural cuisines of nearby Thai Town and Little Armenia.
The Sunset Strip, a stretch of Sunset Boulevard between Crescent Heights Boulevard and Doheny Drive, is one of LA’s most iconic neighborhoods. The best-known portion of Sunset, features boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs, and nightclubs that are on the cutting edge of the entertainment industry. It is also known for its trademark array of huge, colorful billboards.