Posted on 15 April 2011.
The city of Angels has a little something for everyone. Here are the top 5 Los Angeles activities presented by Fox Rent A Car.
Los Angeles Activities: Getty Center
Santa Monica is home of the the Getty Center. This museum has gathered an impressive collection of the 20th century European and American Art. The Getty Center is a must see in Los Angeles for its fascinating galleries, architecture and gardens. You are promised an unforgettable experience. So make sure to have it at the top of you “things to do in Los Angeles” list! And the best thing about it: Admission is free! All you have to pay is for parking ($ 10/car/day).
There are quite a few reasons to visit the Getty Center in LA.
1- You should visit the Getty Center in Los Angeles because of its architecture. As mentioned previously, this museum is not ordinary and attracts a lot of interest from architect aficionados. The architecture doesn’t just cover just the building and its odd set up, but the landscape surrounding it as well. The garden attached to the Getty Center in Los Angeles is quite a piece of art itself. You will need some time to fully enjoy the museum but also its garden! You can pretty much plan a full day there!
2- You should visit the Getty Center in Los Angeles because of its location. Situated on the Santa Monica Mountains, a hill of 900 feet, the Getty Center offers one the most beautiful views of the city. The panoramic view itself is worth the trip! You can see all the way to the San Bernardino Mountains, a beautiful skyline of Los Angeles and a indescribable view of the Pacific Ocean. Make sure to pack your camera!
Los Angeles Activities: LA County Museum of Art
If you like Monet this is your museum. It exposes the “Water Lilies” collection, but as one of the largest Art collections in the world, there is much more to see. Definitely the best place in LA for you, if you love Art! Check it out!
Page Museum – La Brea Tar Pits
California is beautiful with its palm trees, sunny days and crowded beaches… La Brea Tar Pits will give you a great behind the scenes look of a quite different California. Learn about a quite different and definitely colder era of California… during Ice Age! The Page Museum is a geological, science and paleontological museum where you can discover one of the largest fossil collections in the US.
Los Angeles Activities: Venice Beach Boardwalk
Venice Beach Boardwalk a different world. It is crazy, over the top and loud, but definitely a must see, when you are in LA. You are surrounded by a mix of cultures, arts and creativity in a funky atmosphere. This place is like no other. Enjoy the great diversity of the people, get a Henna Tattoo and watch the bodybuilders flex their muscles for you. There is a lot to see and do, so when you need a break, check out the Rose Cafe, which is frequented by many movie stars. Read more about things to do in Venice Beach!
Los Angeles Activities: Shopping
Now, what good would your trip to Los Angeles be if you did not shop around in the city? Known for shopping centers and outlets to die for, this city has the greatest collection of designer wear dresses, handbags, footwear and accessories. Planning your shopping trip might be a good idea if you want to enjoy your retail therapy to the fullest.
To make the best of the time that you have, plan your shopping sprees based on the neighborhood that you are in.
Rodeo Drive or The Golden Triangle, the place where Julia Robert’s had her own shopping spree in ‘Pretty Woman’, is home to designer stores including Tiffany’s, Chanel, Baly, Gucci, and more. However, the price tags of almost all the items in this area are likely to touch the roof. So window shopping is what you might consider here.
Robertson Blvd is where you can find modern outfits from Curve, discount outlets from Maxfield, an Industry Mac store along with a Georgio Armani Home store. Shoes from Hogan or a gift from Kitson’s is also something that you might consider while walking down this area.
Los Angeles Activities: Family restaurants
Nothing can spoil a dinner more than a kid that refuses to eat anything and throws a tantrum for having to sit still in one place for a long time. Choosing a kid friendly restaurant makes imminent sense when going out with family.
The Apple Pan at W. Pico Blvd is known for its burgers and legendary apple pie. While it is always crowded, it a great place to catch a steak burger or a hickory burger in barbecue sauce. You obviously have to try the apple pie and make sure not to miss out on the berry and cream versions.
For some great Chinese cuisine the Empress Pavilion will can serve you the choicest of steaming dim sums. A place that offers food that is common place to exquisite, it is surely likely to tickle the taste buds of your family.
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