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Culture of Los Angeles. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Downtown LA Los Angeles is often called a city of fests. The city meets the tourists with a vast choice of entertainments and engaging tours. Each city district has its own unique history and features is own landmarks. The most unusual sight of the city is an ancient cemetery called Hollywood Forever which was established in 1899. This is the place of final destination of world renowned script writers, producers, actors and film directors. The cemetery is set nearby the Paramount studio and despite its mournful status the place attracts many tourists.
Los Angeles is not only the capital of entertainment, but also an important military-industrial region of the United States. The exact date of the foundation of the city is not clearly … Open
Tourists should definitely visit the Petersen Automotive Museum which is considered one of the most unusual and interesting in its kind. The opening of the museum took place in 1994 and since that time its grand collection offers the visitors to enjoy the vehicles of different epochs. There are some cars aged more than 100 years. Another significant landmark of the city of Los Angeles is the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Walking on the sidewalks one can see thousands of five pointed stars bearing the names of the greatest contributors to the entertainment industry. Now it consists of more than 2.5 thousands of starts which turns it to be a great challenge to find a star of your idol there.
Those tourists who enjoy walking through the scenic areas and viewing architectural landmarks will surely like the Getty Center. This grand art center in Art Nouveau was built upon the project of renowned architect Richard Meier. It was opened in 1997. Not the center encompasses several of stone buildings of amazing beauty sinking in scenic gardens and parks. The world renowned landmark is the Wax museum which was established in 1964. Today it performs above two hundreds of figures. There are wax figures of renowned actors, politicians, sportsmen, pop stars. The figures are so realistic that it is hard to distinguish them from live human beings. Copyright
The choice of entertainment in Los Angeles for vacationers with children is simply mind-blowing. The city has attractive water parks, zoos, amusement parks, as well as many excellent cinemas … Open
Guinness world of records museum is also of great popularity among travelers. Its huge collection just stunning as it performs the figure of the biggest man, the grand pictures made of bread and amazing constructions made of matches. The scale museum is parted in several theme zones. To keep the interest of the visitors hot the collection is regularly added with ever new exhibit items. Among other unique landmarks of the city one will find the Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Kodak Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall and its magic castle.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Los Angeles and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Los Angeles and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Los Angeles

Where: 700 W Ball Rd, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)714 7814000; Tickets: $ 69 children (ages 3-9) $59; More info: Neighborhood;
Getty Center
Where: 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)310 4407300; Tickets: Free admission; More info: Neighborhood;
La Brea Tar Pits
Where: 5801 Wilshire Blvd Curson Avenue, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)323 9347243; Opening hours: 9:30am-5:00pm daily; Tickets: $ 7; More info: Neighborhood;
Universal Studios & Universal City Walk
Where: 100 Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)800 5089600; Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:00am-6:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-7:00pm. Check the website for details.; Tickets: From $ 57; More info: Neighborhood;
Norton Simon Museum
Where: 411 W. Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)626 4496840; Opening hours: Closed Tuesdays; Tickets: $8, $4 concession. Under 18 free.; More info: Neighborhood;
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
Where: 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)323 4648111; More info: Neighborhood;
Griffith Park
Where: Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)323 9134688; Opening hours: 5.30 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. daily.; More info: Neighborhood;
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Where: 111 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)323 8502000; More info: Neighborhood;
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Where: MOCA, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)213 6266222; Opening hours: Mon 11am–5pm, Thurs 11am–8pm (5–8pm FREE), Fri 11am–5pm, Sat and Sun 11am–6pm; Tickets: $10 (Valid for all locations on the date of purchase); More info: Neighborhood;
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Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Los Angeles and around
♥   Art museum 'Los Angeles' Los Angeles, 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Contemporary Art' Los Angeles, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'The Broad' Los Angeles, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Los Angeles County Museum of Art' Los Angeles, 10.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Norton Simon Museum' Pasadena, 13 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Los Angeles
♥   Our Lady of Mount Lebanon–St. Peter Cathedral, Los Angeles, 12.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator, Glendale, 12.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, San Gabriel, 13.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Co-Cathedral of St. Anne, North Hollywood, 16.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary, Van Nuys, 24.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Mission San Fernando Rey de España, Los Angeles, 31.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove, 43.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Los Angeles and near

Hollywood Tower

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
As earlier the old building is decorated with a neon sign «HOLLYWOOD TOWER». It is still the main symbol of Hollywood. This unusual skyscraper is quite popular in Hollywood films. The most famous is “The Devil's Cargo”. Today this outstanding building is turned into a luxurious apart-hotel. Everyone can stay there for a couple of days. … Read further

Crenshaw House

From the series “The Most Mysterious Buildings (Houses, Palaces, Castles) in the World”
In 1871, the cruel owner of the mansion has died. After 50 years, new owner of the villa, Hickman Whittington, reported to one of the local newspapers about the paranormal phenomena occurring in his house. Before journalists responded to his statements, Hickman decided to spend one night in the attic of the mansion; in the morning he was found dead. … Read further
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Culture guide to Los Angeles. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Los Angeles: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Los Angeles. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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