Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. Los Angeles is called the city of Angels and offers amazing weather throughout the year so you can visit this place at any time of the year.
There is so much stuff to do and places to see in Los Angeles that you definitely need atleast 3-4 days to visit it completely.
Places to Visit:
- Universal Studios Hollywood
- Griffith Observatory
- Rodeo Drive
- Warner Bros Studio Tour
- Santa Monica
- Hollywood Sign
Universal Studios Hollywood is so huge and it has so many rides and shows that you will need almost an entire day to visit the place. Book your tickets online if you dont want to spend 50-60 minutes waiting in line for getting tickets. I will recommend you to purchase Express Pass. It is definitely very expensive but I would say it is worth it. When we were there, Waiting time for some rides in General was almost 160-180 minutes but using express pass, our waiting time at almost every ride was less than 10 minutes.
Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills:
Beverly Hills is one of the most affluent areas in city of Los Angeles. It is home to many Celebrities. It features the upscale shopping street of Rodeo Drive which has almost every luxury brand that you can think of. Beverly hills area has a lot of beautiful gardens, parks and also has an illuminated Beverly Hills Sign.
Trip to Los Angeles would be incomplete without viewing this sign from up close. It is much more than just 9 Letters displayed on a mountain, it shows dreams courage passion.
There are a few points you can go to view this sign up close. Two of my personal favorite viewpoints are Griffith Observatory and Lake Hollywood Park.
Warner Bros Studio Tour:
Warner Bros is one of the biggest production houses of Hollywood. Warner Bros. has created countless hit TV Shows and Movies including F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Big Bang Theory, Two Broke Girls, All D.C. Movies, the entire Harry Potter Movies and yes the list goes on and on. 🙂
Warner Bros. Production house provides a 2-3 hour tour in which they take you through their beautiful and massive sets. The thing that I loved the most about this trip was that they take you to Friends Set, Big Bang Theory Set and you can take plenty of shots in the sets. If you are a fan of Friends, Big Bang Theory you should definitely go on this tour. You will love it so so so much.
Santa Monica Beach and Malibu Beach
Los Angeles offers a lot of beautiful beaches and they are pretty spectacular. Malibu is another affluent area of Los Angeles and is home to many Hollywood celebrities. Malibu Beach is really pretty and provides spectacular views. Parking at Malibu Beach is really messed up and thus I dont find it pretty accessible.
Santa Monica Beach is almost 25 minutes drive from Malibu Beach and I find it even more beautiful than Malibu Beach. Santa Monica Beach has a beautiful pier along with beach. It has a very festive vibe to it. Have a sunscreen lotion handy because you will definitely be needing it as It is usually very sunny in Los Angeles.