There are endless activities to do and sites to see in Los Angeles and we encourage you to arrive early or stay late to enjoy the area. With an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities and a vibrant culture & history, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are looking for a thrill, or to wind down and relax, Los Angeles offers activities for every kind of traveler. Explore the LA Tourism website for all trip and itinerary ideas.
Beaches in Los Angeles
Los Angeles has over 75 miles of coastline and over 100 beaches! Which makes Los Angeles the perfect place to get your toes wet. The city features plenty of island, coastal, and inland swimming spots. Hop on the BigBus Beach Loop and explore some of California’s most iconic beaches including the Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Muscle Beach, Marina Del Rey, and more!
Griffith Observatory has become the most visited public observatory in the world. They offer a variety of activities that you can partake in such as: venture through space at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, check out the Clues from Comets programing, have a look through a telescope and observer on your own, go on a quick hike around the in Griffith Park and get a glimpse of the Hollywood sign, and so much more!
Explore the real Central Perk set from Friends and sets from The Big Bang Theory. DC Universe
La Brea Tar Pits is a gateway to the Ice Age! It is the only ongoing, urban Ice Age excavation in the world! Come see where some of the best specimens such as saber-toothed cats, giant sloths, dire wolves, mammoths, and mastodon fossils were discovered, prepared, researched, and displayed.
Museums in Los Angeles
There are a number of fascinating museums in Los Angeles to visit during your stay. Below are some locals’ favorites to consider exploring.
Located in the world-famous Griffith Park since 1966, the landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is the home for 1400+ animals and nearly 300 species, many of whom are endangered. Plan your visit today!
Sport Venues in Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: Home stadium of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans football team. The Coliseum is the only facility in the world to host two Olympiads (X and XXIII), two Super Bowls (I and VII), one World Series (1959), a Papal Mass and visits by three U.S. Presidents: John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.
- Crypto.com Arena: Home of four professional sports franchises: the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers; the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks
- SoFi Stadium: Home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers. The 3.1 million square-foot stadium is the largest in the NFL, as well as the first indoor-outdoor stadium to be constructed. SoFi Stadium hosted Super Bowl LVI in 2022, and will host the College Football National Championship Game in 2023, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in 2028.
- Doger Stadium: Home field of the Los Angeles Dodgers and one of the true cathedrals of Major League Baseball. Since opening its gates in 1962, the storied ballpark has hosted ten World Series and the Dodgers have won five World Championships.