View of Los Angeles at night, from the perspective of Griffith Observatory on Mount Hollywood. Graffiti overlay featuring a quote from the article: "Feel like you're on top of the city"

Hot Spots to Visit in Los Angeles

Here You’ll Find:
🔭 Griffith Observatory
🏖 Venice Beach Boardwalk
📽 The Hollywood Sign

Los Angeles

The vibrant and diverse city in California known as the City of Angels, Los Angeles is home to many well-known landmarks such as the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, Pacific Coast Highway, and Venice Beach. This lively and colourful epicentre of entertainment offers many attractions that are hard to resist for visitors looking to explore.



Historic Griffith Observatory in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, California.

Griffith Observatory

Southern California's 1935 observatory, atop Mt. Hollywood, offers a glimpse into the world of astronomy. This planetarium has the world's most advanced star projectors. Visitors are provided with an informative, interactive experience that goes beyond what you might have seen anywhere else. This immersive experience shows the history of astronomy through a variety of different viewpoints.

LA has spectacular views and they're only enhanced by looking out from the Griffith Observatory, which makes you feel like you're on top of the city. This building is a true treasure, aside from the great views there are many exhibits that you won't want to miss. Even with it’s striking art deco design, this place is much more than just its iconic good looks.



Venice Beach Boardwalk

Venice Beach Boardwalk

A concrete path that hugs the coastline along the Pacific Ocean, the Venice Beach Boardwalk is a must-see tourist destination for those who visit Los Angeles. This vibrant community is filled with interesting individually designed buildings and you can find many fantastic art galleries near the boardwalk too. The best one in the area is the LA Louvre. One of architect Frederick Fisher's landmark buildings, the gallery features a rotation of modern and contemporary art exhibitions. Artworks typically stay on view for just a month or two at a time.

Even though the backdrop is picturesque, the array of people are what bring in the crowds. Along the Venice Beach Boardwalk you will find a range of eclectic characters from eccentric street artists to Hare Krishnas, as well as swimwear-clad roller-skaters a common occurrence. All of this makes each people-watching opportunity incomparable to what you will find at any other tourist attraction in LA.

You can hang out with the city's most daring surfers or drop in to watch some of the pros tear it up on the ocean-view skatepark. The Boardwalk is also home to bars, shops, and restaurants for when you want to take a break from all the excitement.



The Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign

We can see by now that Los Angeles is a city well known for its tourist attractions, but we have arrived at our final hotspot for today. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Los Angeles is the Hollywood Sign. The Hollywood Sign is located in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. The sign was originally erected in 1923 as an advertisement for the Hollywoodland housing development. The sign has since been an iconic symbol of Hollywood.

The Hollywood Sign is located on Mount Lee amongst the Santa Monica Mountains of Los Angeles. The sign has been rebuilt and restored several times over the years, and today it is a National Historic Landmark. Although the original construction was made entirely from wood, the sign has since been reconstructed in more durable steel. There are a few different ways to visit the Hollywood Sign, including using the hiking trails on bike or on foot.

The vast array of tourist attractions in Los Angeles is staggering. Whether you're interested in the arts, history, nature or just want to enjoy the beach, there is something for everyone in this vibrant city. So be sure to add at least a few of these hotspots to your itinerary on your next trip to LA!