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We’re all aware that Los Angeles isn’t perfect, thanks to the city’s perpetual traffic, smog, and overcrowded Hollywood area. Yet, the city has managed to become a historical landmark amongst the United States due to the stars that roam the streets and the other magical experiences that come with being a Los Angelite.
One of Los Angeles’ top tourist attractions, the pier is well over 100 years old, just off the endpoint of legendary Route 66. With its picturesque view of the ocean, various eateries, and classic amusement park, you’re bound to get a taste of the LA life at the iconic pier.
One of Los Angeles’ top experiences for tourists or natives, Universal Studios Hollywood takes its guests through various movie sets with live-action performances while backed up by the plenty of rides and coasters to give you a thrill.
Download the Universal Studios App prior to your visit for a list of maps, wait times, and showtimes.
Exposing a different side of Los Angeles is the Vince Beach Boardwalk neighborhood. It’s definitely a sight to see, especially if you’re new to the city. Alongside its tasty and healthy eateries, Venice Beach Boardwalk comprises skateboarders, local arts, drum circles, hipster cafes, and the sweet smell of fresh cannabis.
On the opposite end of the spectrum to Venice Beach is Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, where you can find luxury and designer shops/boutiques and a celebrity or two. A perfect option for someone getting to know Beverly Hills is the local segway tour.
Just northwest of Los Angeles, Zuma Beach is a famous beach in Malibu with less tourist attraction than others, making for a quieter and more relaxed experience. The beach is most known for its excellent surfing, not to mention its eight parking lots with over 2,000 spaces.
Los Angelites love their fresh food and healthy eats, and there’s no better place to find what you’re looking for than The Original Farmers Market. Established in 1934, this market offers everything from food stalls to sit-down eats and fresh produce.
Established in 2017, the little hip cafe Met Her At A Bar specializes in authentic Belgian Waffles, La Colombe Coffees, and much more to satisfy your cravings. Located at 759 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
A 1939 hot dog cart turned family-owned nationwide enterprise 78 years later, Pink’s Hot Dogs is the perfect place to find savory eats. Founded by Betty and Paul Pink, Pink’s Hot Dogs have grown to be a hot spot around Los Angeles. Located at 709 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038.
Specializing in signature crafted burgers, sides, drinks, and desserts, you can get just about anything from The Morrison. With tons of specials and themed menus for holidays, the Morrison’s got your cravings covered. Located at 3179 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039.
To end your long day around the city, cool off with unique Persian ice cream at Saffron & Rose Ice Cream. With its rich and fragrant ice cream, it’s impossible to resist the variety of flavors and velvet-like texture. Located at 1387 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
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