Things to do in LA
Updated: Feb 27, 2020
I’ve been exploring and living in LA for a while now and had some people request me to write a “things to do in LA“ blog. I love Los Angeles because there’s always something new to try or see. Here’s some of my favorite things you have to do while visiting LA:
1. OUE Skyspace
This building literally has a glass slide on the top floor. It is not as scary as it sounds, but it is insanely cool. The slide is pretty short and you can’t have your phone out on the slide, but I think it was worth it. The tickets are around $30 and it gives you a 360 view of LA (great for Instagram pics). Also, there is a cafe/bar you can chill at and take in the view.
2. Griffith Observatory
The view from Griffith is amazing. You can see the buildings in LA, the Hollywood sign, and the ocean in Santa Monica(if there’s no smog that day). The inside of Griffith Observatory has a lot of informational models on astrology. There have been movies filmed here, such as, LaLaLand and Transformers. Sometimes
3. The LACMA
This art museum is a quick stop if you want an Instagram pic by the infamous lamps. There is typically parking on the street next to the museum. Plus, there are a lot of different food trucks that you can check out!
4. Abbot Kinney
Venice is an obvious spot you have to hit while in LA. After walking on the Venice boardwalk I suggest you stray a couple blocks to Abbot Kinney. There are some really great shops and brunch spots on Abbot Kinney. I always find the cutest clothing here. If you’re feeling really basic, you should eat at The Butcher’s Daughter. This is a super cute vegetarian restaurant.
5. The Broad
The Broad is a FREE museum that is known for the balloon animal sculptures and infinity room. Although it is free, there’s typically a short line to get in. This museum is a great thing to do if you are trying to save money. There is a really cool infinity room that basically looks like you are in a space galaxy lol.
6. Amusement Parks
Universal Studios and Disneyland are always super fun. Disney is in Anaheim which is a little over an hour away from Los Angeles. The best ride at Disneyland was the Incredicoaster (which is in the California Adventure). Disneyland has an abundance of amazing food, entertainment everywhere you look, and rides that will leave you in awe. If you are looking for more thrilling rides and and less of a magical, dreamy feel I would recommend Universal Studios University Studios which is in Universal City. You will find plenty of millennial's here
7. Rodeo Drive
I'm sure you all have heard of Rodeo Drive. This street in famous for the insanely expensive shopping. I love to go window shopping at Rodeo. If you go to Rodeo make sure to keep your eyes open because the chances are good you'll see a celeb.
8. Melrose Ave
Melrose Ave is a great place to go shopping and brunching. It has more affordable places to shop than Rodeo Drive. It is also a great place to find cute places to eat. There is a pink wall on Melrose that everybody loves to take pictures at. The pink wall is right next to a cute coffee shop called Carrera Cafe.
9. Hollywood Hike
The hike to the Hollywood sign is fairly easy. It takes about 2-3 hours total and only 4 miles round trip. This route is the only way you can get to the Hollywood sign. I recommend using the bathroom beforehand and bringing some water. I know some people think that it would be a cool place to smoke, but be careful because there is a $1,000 fine.