Los Angeles is a huge city covering a massive area—nearly 500 square miles in total! As you can imagine, there are many things to see and do here when you spend a few days, a week, or longer in the city on your vacation.
So how should you spend your time in Los Angeles? Here are some of the best things to do to make your trip worthwhile.
You can’t go to LA without visiting Hollywood. This legendary area is a must for any movie buff. Head here to see the famous Hollywood sign and the Walk of Fame that goes all the way along Hollywood Boulevard where you can look for the handprints of your favorite stars.
Make sure you stay somewhere nearby to get easy access. Somewhere like the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live could be ideal because it’s only a short drive away, meaning you can easily travel to Hollywood and then back to your hotel again for a break.
Have Fun at Long Beach
Long Beach is a fun place to go, and it’s one of the places most people will head to during their time in Los Angeles. You’ll find plenty of things to see and do here, with one of the highlights being the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Another fascinating attraction to see is the Queen Mary, and you can take a tour of this historic ship. You could easily spend a whole day in this area seeing all the attractions, so make sure it’s on your itinerary.
Keep the Kids Happy at Disneyland
Disneyland is another massive LA attraction and, if you’re traveling with kids, it’s a must. You could easily make this the focal point of your trip and spend a whole day exploring all there is to see here.
But there’s even more—it has also joined up with Disney’s California Adventure, where you’ll find loads more things to see and do. And at Downtown Disney there are lots of places to eat and fun to be had.
See Universal Studios Too
As if that wasn’t enough, you can also visit the amazing Universal Studios. This famous theme park has rides galore based on all your favorite movies, and kids and adults alike will love it. Visit Jurassic Park, go on the famous Jaws ride, and enjoy a real thrill during your time in LA!
Shop ‘til You Drop on Rodeo Drive
If you’re up for some serious shopping, the place to go is Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Here you will find the biggest names in fashion including Versace and Gucci. It’s very expensive and great for window shopping, but there are also more affordable shops and restaurants for everyone else.
See the Best of Los Angeles
These are just a small selection of the best things to see in Los Angeles when you plan your visit. There is so much here that you can enjoy, so make sure the above attractions are on your list, then if you’ve got the time you’ll have plenty of other things to add to it.