Here are the top places to visit in Los Angeles, California. The selection is made using the FavRiver scoring system which takes into account the most relevant metrics and expert reviews.
11Downtown Los Angeles
"Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) is the central business district of Los Angeles. It is divided into neighborhoods and districts, many named after the businesses concentrated there either currently or during L.A.'s 237-year history as a city: Arts, Fashion, Government, Banking, Theater, Toys, Jewelry. Banks, department stores, and movie palaces at one time drew residents and visitors into the area, but the district declined economically and suffered a downturn for decades until its recent renaissance starting in the early 2000s. Old buildings are being modified for new uses, and skyscrapers have been built. Downtown Los Angeles is known for its government buildings, parks, theaters, and other public places."
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"The Getty Center is the campus of the Getty Museum. Designed by architect Richard Meier, The $1.3 billion Center opened to the public in 1997 and is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. The Center sits atop a hill connected to a visitors' parking garage at the bottom of the hill by a three-car, cable-pulled hovertrain people mover. Located in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, the Center draws 1.8 million visitors annually. The Center branch of the Museum features pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, decorative arts, and photographs from the 1830s through present day from all over the world. Among the artworks on display is the Vincent Van Gogh painting 'Irises'."
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13Santa Monica Pier
"The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California that is over 100 years old. The pier contains Pacific Park, a family amusement park with its solar panelled Ferris wheel. The brightly lit wheel can be seen from a distance. It also has an original carousel hippodrome from the 1920s, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium operated by Heal the Bay, shops, entertainers, a video arcade, a trapeze school, pubs, and restaurants. During the summer months the pier is venue to weekly outdoor concerts, movies, and other activities."
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"Griffith Park is a large municipal park at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The park covers 4,310 acres (1,740 ha) of land, making it one of the largest urban parks in North America. It has been referred to as the Central Park of Los Angeles but is much larger, more untamed, and rugged than its New York City counterpart."
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"The Sunset Strip is the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through the city of West Hollywood. It extends from West Hollywood's eastern border with the city of Los Angeles (Hollywood) at Crescent Heights Boulevard to its western border with Beverly Hills at Sierra Drive. The Sunset Strip is known for its boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs, and nightclubs, as well as its array of huge, colorful billboards."
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