Three days Los Angeles Tour
Los Angeles is the largest city in the state of California and the second largest in the United States. He didn’t become popular all over the world because of this. This is where most American films and blockbusters are shot, which then become legendary. On the street you can accidentally meet a celebrity. For example, Heidi Klum or Brad Pitt. Tourists come here to swim in the Pacific Ocean, sunbathe on the beaches and relax in the city of opportunities. It seems that all dreams come true in Los Angeles, which is probably why about a million travelers come here every year.
How to get there?
The distance from the airport to the city is more than 40 kilometers. There are several ways to get in the middle:
Where to stay?
In Los Angeles, every tourist will find for himself what he needs: a hostel, a hotel or individual spacious apartments. Below is a list of popular places among travelers.
Where to go?
On the first day, go to the Pacific Ocean Quay and the pier “Santa Monica”. Ferris wheel is the right way to guide. Rent a car to get here from downtown Los Angeles. It will be much faster than public transport. A 5-minute walk from the beach, the Bubba Gump restaurant is open to visitors. Nearby there is a shop with artificial candies and big Forrest Gamp sports shoes from the movie of the same name.
Stroll along the pier, feed the voracious pelicans and look in the souvenir shops. If you turn to the right, you can see the small colored houses behind the large building “Merry go-round”, inside of which there is a carousel. If you want to swim or sunbathe go to the left side of the beach, where the least people.
In Los Angeles, there is a cult of sport and a healthy lifestyle, so there is a playground with exercise equipment in almost every public place. After a rest, walk along Ocean Avenue to the intersection with Vilshire Street. From there comes the 3rd Street Promenade. Favorite pedestrian street of locals. Here, musicians play every day, shoot TV shows, arrange shows. A lot of fashionable shops and cafes. After 2 kilometers, a carved cast-iron gate will appear in front of you. This is the entrance to the Lake Shine garden. Small cozy park with a lake in the center. From here in 40 minutes you can reach the famous letters of Hollywood. Photos on their background is considered mandatory if you arrive in sunny Los Angeles. Rent a car with a driver and go to the famous Beverly Hills district.
End the day by admiring the sunset at the Griffith Observatory. From its observation deck offers a stunning view of the city and surroundings.
Start the second day walking along the famous Walk of Fame with the stars and TLC Street, where the Chinese Theater stands. Every year Oscars are handed over there and new plates with celebrity hands and feet prints are being assembled. You will immediately notice this place, because there are so many tourists from all over the world.
Then take a look at Rodeo Drive, which is often used as a backdrop for American films. Houses lined with light tiles, paved paths, flower beds, large palm trees and friendly people is all this creates a special atmosphere of Los Angeles. Take the bus №56-A. You need to get off at the Getty Center. Before you will be one of the most beautiful and cozy places in the city. The facade of buildings is made of raw stone with clay and sand. In the center there is a small fountain and a tap with drinking water, around them are benches. Away, in the corners, hammocks for relaxing. Many flowers and shrubs are planted here. Also for visitors are open exhibitions of contemporary art, showrooms with designer clothes and trendy cafes, where you can often meet writers or screenwriters at work.
Spend the second part of your day at Universal Studios Hollywood, the country's most famous park. On its territory there is an amusement zone and entertainment zone. Single ticket for the visit. In the first is the most modern carousel, roller coaster, room for laughter and fear, the second is the cinema universe. Here are the full-scale scenery of your favorite movies and TV shows. You will see where “Chelusty”, “Harry Potter”, “Titanic” and others were filmed. Everything looks so realistic that it’s hard to believe that this is not real. Outdoor scenery can be viewed while riding on the Studio tour tram.
Fans of the cartoon "The Simpsons" must-see pavilion of the same name, which tells about its creation. There is an exhibition with drawings, details and even the interior of the house of Homer Simpson. Opposite the building is the Ben and Cherry Cafe with the most delicious dessert in Los Angeles. Creamy ice cream is poured over chocolate syrup and placed in a cone of small churros, wafer tubules, with strawberries. We recommend to try it. You can buy souvenirs in City Wolf.
Spend the third day as a local resident. We recommend to make cycling trips and ride from the “Santa Monica” beach to the “Venice” embankment. To this end, a special bicycle path has been allocated, where, by the way, they also rollerblade. In each place there is a bike rental. The road takes 30-40 minutes at a quiet pace, so that you can admire the surrounding views.
The Venice Quay is the most informal and creative place in Los Angeles. Here writers and artists, actors and directors, designers and famous photographers take rest and work. In 10 minutes walk go to the street Canals, something resembling Venice itself in Italy. Each house has an exit to the pier, near which there is a personal boat or yacht. Classic American buildings neatly stand in a row.
A compulsory point to visit is California State University, Los Angeles (UCLA). This is the most famous educational institution in America, which became the heart of the city. The brown bear is its symbol, therefore the statue of the animal stands near the main educational building. The campus of students is made in the same style and is somewhat reminiscent of the Hogwarts castle from the Harry Potter movie. Around is a lot of greenery and trees, shops and separate recreation areas. In the evening, the whole area is illuminated by lanterns and looks amazing.
Then visit the Westwood area, it is a 10-minute walk from the university, which is why there are so many libraries with reading rooms, cafes and second-hand bookshops.
Where to have lunch?
In Los Angeles, they love cooking and eating. New bars and restaurants are opened daily with and without terraces. Each institution is trying to surprise its visitor. We have compiled a collection of interesting institutions:
Los Angeles is a dynamic city of active people. This is an ideal place for those who want to go diving, surfing or just relax in the warm sunshine. Meet the sunrises on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, admire the sunsets on the Hollywood hills. Improvise with the route, walk and explore the sights. Feel the atmosphere of the "City of Angels".