10 Things to Do in LA – One author’s perspective on what to see and do in LA. Has some great suggestions.
La Brea Tar Pits – Real bubbling tar pits! The Page Museum adjacent to the tar pits (even bubbling in parts of the parking lot) shows you all the ancient creatures that were found in the tar pits. Worth taking the docent tour to get the full story.
J. Paul Getty Museum – Located on top of a hill, this museum is worth the visit just for the great views. Nice outdoor spaces, changing collections and good restaurants. And FREE admission.
Warner Bros Studio Tour – Get a great behind the scenes tour of this working studio. They take you on the sets of current shows and past movie blockbusters. What out for Jaws!
City Walk Hollywood – Just outside of Universal Studios Theme Park, the City Walk has restaurants, bars, shops, a skydiving wind tunnel and a movie theater, of course! A ready-made evening out and only one subway stop from the hostel.
Disneyland – The happiest place on earth? Well, maybe after USA Hostels Hollywood!
Universal Studios – Buy your admissions ticket at reception then hop on the subway. The park is just one stop away!
Griffith Observatory – Recently completed renovations of this Los Angeles icon make a trip to the observatory a must. You must make a reservation to visit, which you can do on their website.