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3 days in Los Angeles

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3 days in Los Angeles
A tour of the top sights in Los Angeles and vicinity. The tour includes major attractions from Hollywood, downtown, western Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Venice Beach.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Warner Brothers Studios
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Warner Brothers Studios

One of Hollywood's most famous movie studios, Warner Bros. was founded by four brothers in 1928.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Autry National Center
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Autry National Center

The Autry National Center is a museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West, connecting the past to the present to inspire our shared future. It presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs, including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family events, and music. Located in Griffith Park, the... More

The Autry National Center is a museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West, connecting the past to the present to inspire our shared future. It presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs, including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family events, and music. Located in Griffith Park, the Autry’s collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts, which includes the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, is one of the largest and most significant in the United States. Come see historical and contemporary exhibits, participate in engaging programs and family activities, and enjoy all the Autry has to offer. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Olvera Street
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Olvera Street

The oldest street in Los Angeles is fun to visit, especially during special events like the "Blessing of the Animals" or "Dia De Los Muertos" (Day of the Dead.)

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Walt Disney Concert Hall
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Walt Disney Concert Hall

Home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, this concert hall is designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated in the world.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Griffith Observatory
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Griffith Observatory

A public observatory owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles for the benefit of all. Located in on Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, the Observatory offers a planetarium, exhibits, public telescopes, cafe, bookstore, and the best views of the Los Angeles basin. Admission and parking are free, and visitors may drive directly to the Observatory and park in its lots and roads.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Day 2
The Original Farmers Market
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The Original Farmers Market

The Farmers Market area is really two things: the original Farmers Market, an outdoor eating and shopping area begun by farmers during the depression... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography—and represents Los Angeles’ uniquely diverse population. Today, the museum features particularly strong collections of Asian, Latin American, European, and American art, as well as a new contemporary museum on its campus, BCAM. With this expanded space for contemporary... More

Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography—and represents Los Angeles’ uniquely diverse population. Today, the museum features particularly strong collections of Asian, Latin American, European, and American art, as well as a new contemporary museum on its campus, BCAM. With this expanded space for contemporary art, innovative collaborations with artists, and an ongoing transformation project, LACMA is creating a truly modern lens through which to view its rich encyclopedic collection—more than 100,000 works strong. With this much to explore, we encourage you to spend an entire day with us, delving deep into the work of your favorite artists, taking a free tour, catching a film or concert, or just letting your curiosity lead the way. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Petersen Automotive Museum
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Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example. Encompassing more than 300,000 square feet, its exhibits and lifelike dioramas feature more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Covering four floors, the facility features permanent... More

The Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example. Encompassing more than 300,000 square feet, its exhibits and lifelike dioramas feature more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Covering four floors, the facility features permanent exhibits on the first floor that trace the history of the automobile. Visitors are invited to walk through, not by, exhibits and dioramas and experience settings of early Los Angeles where the world’s first shopping district was designed. The second floor presents five rotating galleries with state-of-the-art displays of race cars, classic cars, vintage motorcycles, concept cars, celebrity and movie cars, and auto design and technology. The May Family Discovery Center is located on the third floor. Designed to spark interest in science by way of the automobile, the 6,500 square-foot, interactive "hands-on" learning center teaches children basic scientific principles by explaining the fundamental functions of a car. A spectacular all-glass penthouse conference center, Founder’s Lounge and kitchen, comprise the fourth floor, which is available for special events and functions. The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, governed by a Board of Directors. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Getty Center
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The Getty Center

Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, along with the architectural triumph of its six buildings and gardens.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Mulholland Drive
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Mulholland Drive

This drive along the top of Hollywood Hills offers great views of Los Angeles.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Day 3
Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame--Hollywood Boulevard A  tribute to over 2000 artists who have made significant contributions to  film, radio, television... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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TCL Chinese Theatres
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TCL Chinese Theatres

Walk in the steps of the Tinseltown's stars: visit the theater's famous forecourt and gaze down at the stars' footprints, handprints and autographs immortalized in cement.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Dolby Theatre
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Dolby Theatre

Home of the Academy Awards, Kodak Theater offers a 30-minute guided tour that includes a visit to the theater, VIP room and Oscar history.

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Rodeo Drive
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Rodeo Drive

Probably the most famous star-studded shopping street in the world.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Venice Beach Boardwalk
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Venice Beach Boardwalk

Check out these videos of different characters on the boardwalk, they totally capture the spirit of the place Venice the Menace: Boardwalkin'  The... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier

This bustling wooden wharf is the place to be, with its eateries, shops, high-tech arcade, roller coaster, giant Ferris wheel and other rides, famous 1922 indoor merry-go-round and fantastic views of the bay and the mountains.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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