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List of things to do in LA. What are the best things to do in Los Angeles? While surfing in California is a must for some, others might find inspiration indoors at one of the city's best museums. The possibilities are endless for someone visiting Los Angeles for the first time. From hiking the Hollywood Hills to celebrity spotting in Beverly Hills, there's a wide range of attractions in Los Angeles.

Though Los Angeles is known for its celebrities and movie stars, there are plenty of free things to do in LA. Because the weather in Southern California is always pleasant, there are many cheap things to do in Los Angeles if you're the outdoorsy type. Hiking up the Hollywood Hills is a must for the best views of Los Angeles and for the iconic Hollywood sign view. Not much of a hiker? Visit one of Los Angeles' beaches, including Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier and Malibu Beach, for palm trees and a taste of the California sun.

The city of Los Angeles is rich with history. Visit iconic spots such as the Hollywood Heritage Museum to learn about the history of Hollywood, then take a tour of Paramount Studios and visit the sound stages where movies like Forrest Gump have been filmed. The best attractions in LA aren't always the most obvious like the Hollywood Walk of Fame or Universal Studios, but the best things to see in Los Angeles is the real history of the entertainment industry in the iconic venues. Stop by the Chateau Marmont Hotel where celebrities can often be spotted grabbing a late dinner and drinks, or catch a show at the Troubadour, the legendary music nightclub that has hosted acts such as Elton John to Radiohead.

Looking for the best attractions in Los Angeles? Whether you're looking for a star-studded movie premiere in LA or fascinated by the city's rich culture, there are many things to see in Los Angeles. Vote up the city's best sights (or add some of your own), and use this list as a guide for your next trip to the City of Angels if you're asking yourself what to do in Los Angeles.
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Santa Monica Pier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Santa Monica Pier California, USA

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Griffith Observatory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory California, USA

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Universal Studios Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Universal Studios Hollywood California, USA

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Venice Beach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Venice Beach Maryland, USA

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Disneyland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Disneyland Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California

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Hollywood Walk of Fame is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Hollywood Walk of Fame California, USA

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Sunset Boulevard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, California, USA

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Hollywood Sign is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Hollywood Sign Hollywood Hills, California, USA

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Malibu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Malibu California, USA

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TCL Chinese Theatre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
TCL Chinese Theatre Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

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Getty Center is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Getty Center California, USA

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Los Angeles County Museum of A... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles

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La Brea Tar Pits is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
La Brea Tar Pits California, USA

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Universal CityWalk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Universal CityWalk California, USA

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Warner Bros. Studios is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
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Natural History Museum of Los ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles

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Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Beverly Hills California, USA

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Capitol Records Building is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Capitol Records Building California, USA

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Los Angeles, California, USA

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Six Flags Magic Mountain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Six Flags Magic Mountain Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Hollywood Bowl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Hollywood Bowl California, USA

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Walt Disney Concert Hall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles Music Center, Los Angeles, California

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Rodeo Drive is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Rodeo Drive Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California

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Dodger Stadium is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Dodger Stadium Los Angeles, California, USA

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Getty Villa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Getty Villa Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California

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Huntington Beach Pier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Huntington Beach Pier Huntington Beach, California, USA

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California Science Center is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
California Science Center

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Manhattan Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Manhattan Beach California, USA

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The Troubadour, West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
The Troubadour, West Hollywood West Hollywood, California, USA

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Union Station is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
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Chateau Marmont Hotel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Chateau Marmont Hotel Los Angeles, California, USA

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Madame Tussauds Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
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Olvera Street is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Olvera Street California, USA

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Museum of Tolerance is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Museum of Tolerance California, USA

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Rose Bowl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Rose Bowl Pasadena, California, USA

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El Capitan Theatre is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
El Capitan Theatre California, USA

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Los Angeles Zoo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Zoo Los Angeles, California, USA

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The Grove is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
The Grove California, USA

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Hollywood Wax Museum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Hollywood Wax Museum California, USA

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Museum of Contemporary Art, Lo... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Public Library is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Public Library

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Runyon Canyon Park is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Runyon Canyon Park Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

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Staples Center is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Staples Center Figueroa Street

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Hollywood Heritage Museum is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Hollywood Heritage Museum California, USA

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Nokia Theatre L.A. Live is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Nokia Theatre L.A. Live California, USA

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Koreatown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Los Angeles
Koreatown California, USA