Live Luxury – Top Things to Do during Los Angeles Holiday

06/05/2014 16:06

Los Angeles is like a beauty parlor at the end of the universe.

Emily Mortimer

Long cherished as the world’s entertainment capital, Los Angeles presents its guests with a hyper-lively vibe that is second to NYC.

Whether you desire the classic Los Angeles holiday or something that is off-the-beaten path, there is never ever a dearth of things to do in this enthusiastic land. Our list of the best things to do in Los Angeles holiday runs the gamut from family-time to glam nights out – and in between are theater, the symphony/opera, great sports, watching a sunset on the beach and shopping.

It is feasible to sandwich into a day a screaming tour via the Universal Studios, surf lesson and an amazing evening of revolutionary theater at the Mark Taper Forum or an adrenaline-rush giving Lakers game at the Staples Centre. All that is entailed is stamina, Los Angeles offers endless things to indulge into, but do you have the stamina to explore most of them?

Welcome to Hollywood…..Universal Studios Hollywood

When in the Hollywood city, Los Angeles, visiting the quintessential attraction “Universal Studios Hollywood” is a must - that is why the first on our list.

Universal Studios Hollywood is basically a 2-fold attraction. There is an amusement park and movie studios, both of them are open for the public. The park nestles on the hilltop near the edge of Hollywood and is marked by the well-known Universal Studio fountain. It is one of the oldest and most popular Hollywood movie studios still in use. Its official marketing tagline is “The Entertainment Capital of LA”, although during spring it is advertised as “The Coolest Place in LA.”

Universal studios is so huge that it has its own convenient subway stop (known as Universal City/Walk, which is a shopping, entertainment and dining complex and includes the “5-towers” contemporary outdoor concert venue and the AMC Universal City Walk Cinemas.

Additionally, the theme-park boasts of world-class attractions and rides including the award-winning, most illustrious and critically-acclaimed mega- attraction “ Transformers: The Ride 3D and King Kong 360 3D featured on the popular behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, The Simpsons Ride, Jurassic Park Ride and Revenge of the Mummy –The Ride ( indoor roller coaster). And now open to public, the highly anticipated 3D Ultra-HD movie motion-simulator adventure “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem.”

Furthermore, there is you will find Universal CityWalk, Southern California’s dynamic shopping, entertainment and dining venue that showcases the rich cultural diversity of the region. The iconic open-air ambience and nightlife complex renders “Always Unexpected” entertainment facilities and has served as a prototype for identical destinations.

You will enjoy to your heart’s content here! So put Universal Studios Hollywood as #No1 in your To-do-list on your Los Angeles holiday.

The Startling Museum on the Hill…..The Getty Centre

This is a museum you cannot dare to miss. With original architecture and lofty skylights, it is one of the best museums in LA. The place features a multitude of sculpture, art and pictures from America and Europe, and that is why it is on our list of 10 things to do on Los Angeles Holiday. Additionally, you can check out decorative arts and old manuscripts here.

Highlights of past decades include Rembrandt’s Late Religious Portraits, Vincent van Gogh’s Irises (one of the costliest paintings in history) and manuscripts from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Keep aside a full-day for this astonishing museum, its famous restaurant and Central Gardens are sure to leave your speechless with their exotic beauty.

Relish the Grand La Phil………@ Walt Disney Concert Hall

Situated on the Grand Avenue in Downtown LA, the Concert hall is home to LA Master Chorale and LA Philharmonic. Crafted by Pritzker award-winning architect Frank Gehry, together with acoustics by Yashuhisa Toyota, the grandiose venue has in its laurels worldwide critical acclaim and applause from concertgoers for its splendid architecture and outstanding sound quality.

Attend the concert by the famous LA Phil and enjoy classical music the way it was meant to be heard.

Unearth a Hidden Gem……..The Gamble House

From Downtown to Beach cities, LA is full of world-famous attractions and landmarks. However, if you look closer, there are myriad hidden gems throughout the place waiting to be discovered, such as the historic Gamble House located in Pasadena.

Built in 1908-09, this historic landmark is undeniably a Craftsman-style masterpiece with a spectacular interior, constructed with different grains of wood with alluring colors, grains, textures and custom furniture.

Not Just a Pleasant Attraction, a Symbol of Community…… Santa Monica Pier

The next must do thing on a LA holiday is a visit to Santa Monica Pier. From Malibu to South Bay, LA is a land of some of the best beaches in South California. For a perfect summer experience, visiting the 2-mile long Santa Monica Beach is a must. Opened for public in 1909, the historic Santa Monica Pier is an ideal spot for the entire family, home to ‘Heal the Bay Aquarium’, a 1922 Carousel that was shown in The Sting and the ‘Pacific Park’ (amusement park). Do not miss to enjoy a ride the world’s one and only solar powered ‘Ferris Wheel’, where you can have an astonishing bird’s eye view of the coast.

Every year, 4-million visitors visit the Santa Monica Pier to relish the ocean views and enjoy the carnival-esque ambience, along with the fried food, arcade games and street performers. Do not bother to leave till you have ridden the historic and incredible carousel and bought ice-cream soda from the popular Soda Jerks, an old-fashioned soda fountain in the significant carousel building.

Have Dinner with the Stars…….. WolfGang Puck

If you are a fan of music, movies or TV, there is not any better city worldwide than Los Angeles to spot a celebrity. It does not matter where you are in LA; there is a pretty good chance that you will bump into a celebrity, particularly if you are dining at the restaurants that stars love, for instance Wolfgang Puck in the Hotel Bel-Air.

Shopping Spree……….Rodeo Drive

Shopaholics and fashionistas will deem that they have died and come to heaven upon arriving in Los Angeles. Whether it is famous shopping centers such as Santa Monica Place or The Grove, unique stores in hip neighborhoods such as Highland Park or bargains galore at the Citadel Outlets, something is sure to appeal to your eyes.

For a great window shopping experience, take a stroll on world-renowned Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, the avatar of style and luxury.

A Novel Way to See Hollywood……RunYon Canyon Park

Another top thing to do on Los Angeles holiday is to explore Runyon Canyon Park. For a different and new view of Hollywood, visit RunYon Canyon Park, one of the most admired hiking spots in LA. Situated only 2-blocks from the lively and eccentric Hollywood Boulevard, Runyon Canyon is famous for its frequent celebrity sightings and a full-fledged 90-acre off-leash dog park.

Head down to the hill to the centre of Hollywood, where you can relish well-known attractions such as the Hollywood Museum, TCL Chinese Theatre and Hollywood & Highland Centre.

Fun Never Ends Here……….. Disneyland Park

Los Angeles most popular attraction is just a 45-minute drive south in Anaheim. In case, you are perplexed by the theme park’s myriad titles, here is a run-down: in the year 2001, a second theme park called Disney’s California Adventure, opened just next door to the original Disneyland, then shops, restaurants and hotels formed a Disneyland downtown district and all of them came under the new umbrella title “Disneyland Resort.”

An in-progress $1.1 billion expansion plan for California Adventure includes the debut of the fabulous new performance known as “World of Color” and return of the show “Captain Eo.”If you are in LA, this is definitely a place to explore.

Impressive Entertainment Centre……….L.A. Live

At this entertainment centre, visitors can choose between a big-name concert at Nokia Theatre and big-name sports at Staples Centre. Additionally, there is the Conga Room and Club Nokia, which shows more intimate performances by name entertainers.

Music-maniacs will relish the famous Grammy Museum, but hey wait – there is a lot more! There is a 14-screen movie multiplex, 20-restaurants and a bowling alley. There are even 20hotels here – the Ritz Carlton and J.W Marriot (in here you will be rewarded with spectacular views of LA, San Gabriel Mountains and the Santa Monica). L.A Live close neighbor is the Los Angeles Convention Centre and there are amazing restaurants and bars on the adjoining streets.

LA offers infinite options for memorable experiences for locals and tourists alike. If you are visiting LA, consider the above-mentioned top-10 things to do there. To be true, there are can be a list of 4-long pages filled with incredible things to do in Los Angeles holiday; however, these top 10 choices  will please everyone in your group, irrespective of interest or age.

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