Top Landmarks in Los Angeles
Los Angeles , the 10th most-visited city in the world, is known for its celebrities, beautiful beaches, movie studios, world-renowned cuisine, and much more. If you're traveling to Los Angeles this summer, Tripping is here to make sure you don't miss any of the city's greatest landmarks.
The Hollywood Sign
The Hollywood Sign , looking over the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, is one of the most famed icons in the whole world. Built in 1923 as an advertisement for a housing development, the sign quickly became associated with the city of Los Angeles and remained as a permanent fixture. Take a hike to see the massive 45-foot letters up close for the perfect photo opportunity.
Gifted to the city of Los Angeles in 1935 by industrialist Griffith Jenkins Griffith, the Griffith Observatory is an impressive Art Deco building overlooking the Los Angeles skyline. Free of charge, visitors can admire the building's impressive architecture and its breathtaking view of the city. The observatory also features a planetarium, telescopes, and multiple astronomy exhibits.
Venice Beach is probably the most eccentric place you'll see during your visit to Los Angeles. Taking a walk down the famous boardwalk, there is plenty to see from body-builders lifting weights at the famous Muscle Beach gym to break-dancers to acrobats and bizarre art vendors. After you've taken in the crazy boardwalk scene, relax in the sand on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Santa Monica Pier, built over 100 years ago, is a famous Los Angeles landmark home to an amusement park, an aquarium, and a number of restaurants and vendors. 365 days a year, you'll see a crowd of tourists from all over the world flooding the pier's walkway dressed in California beach attire. Once you've hit the pier, head down to spread out on Santa Monica's stunning beaches.
Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame
Hollywood Boulevard, one of the most well-known streets in the world, is home to the Walk of Fame. Walking down Hollywood Boulevard, you'll also see the famous Chinese Theater, which features handprints, footprints, and signatures of celebrities in its cemented courtyard. Another famous theater on the street, the Dolby Theater, has been home to the Oscars movie award ceremony since its opening in 2001.
Rodeo Drive is an international fashion landmark located in the wealthy neighborhood of Beverly Hills. Tourists flock to this street to shop in its luxury fashion retail stores, admire its beautiful buildings, and (hopefully) see the celebrities that live nearby. In addition to shopping, the streets surrounding Rodeo Drive are home to some of the most decadent food in Los Angeles. If you're looking to feel like a king or queen for a day, this is a must see.
This post was written by Hogan Bradford, Tripping Blogger.