If you're looking for somewhere to explore and hang out during your time in Los Angeles, these spots are sure to make it memorable. Check them out today!
Whether you’re traveling to Los Angeles for the first time or are looking for a new and interesting place to explore, there are plenty of places to go and things to do during the day. From famous attractions to hidden gems, this guide reveals some of the best spots in L.A. to hang out, explore, and create lasting memories.
Venice Beach Boardwalk
Perhaps the most recognizable hang out spot in Los Angeles, the Venice Beach Boardwalk has it all. Catch some sun and relax on the beach, explore unique shops and street vendors along the boardwalk, or take a leisurely stroll and watch interesting characters go by. Be sure to grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants situated close by.
The Griffith Observatory
Perched at the top of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, the Griffith Observatory is a must-visit when in Los Angeles. Although it's an incredibly popular spot for night viewing, it can be equally beloved during daylight hours. Explore the exhibits inside and take advantage of the great views available from outside. Admission to the observatory is free and makes for a great outdoor hang out spot with friends or family.
From vintage to modern, there's something for everyone along this iconic stretch of road. Stop by the Melrose Trading Post where you can check out a variety of unique finds, or take a beginner yoga class at Greendale's music venue. Don't miss out on an opportunity to catch a classic movie at the famous Sunset 5 Theater either. If you're feeling festive grab some friends and head over to Pacific Park for rides, arcade games, and make stunning picturesque views of Santa Monica Golden Hour as your backdrop.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
There's no better place to experience the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles than the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Take a selfie with your favorite star’s sidewalk tile, or take in some fun bits of pop culture like the handprints often found along the way. If you're lucky, you might even catch a street performance that will make the trip just that more memorable.
California Science Center
The California Science Center offers free admission to explore all the wonderful and interesting science-related exhibitions and displays. Get hands-on with electricity, watch science demonstrations, marvel at giant models of galaxies and more! It’s a great activity if you want to enjoy the city and learn something new too.