Los Angeles is as much a fantasy as it is a physical city. A mecca for face-lifts, film noir, shopping starlets, beach bodies, and mind-numbing traffic, it sprawls across 467 square mi; add in the surrounding five-county metropolitan area, and you’ve got an area of more than 34,000 square mi.
Things to do
1. The Getty Center - 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Central L.A)
Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, along with the architectural triumph of its six buildings and gardens.
2. Nethercutt Museum- 15151 Bledsoe St, Sylmar, Los Angeles, CA 91342 (North San Fernando Valley)
The Grand Salon showcases cars of the 1910s to 1930s. There are also collections of furniture, dolls, timepieces and one of the world’s finest collections of mechanical musical instruments.
3. Magic and Wine Tasting with David Minkin- 1737 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Hollywood)
4. Walt Disney Concert Hall - 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Central L.A)
Home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, this concert hall is designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated in the world.
5. Griffith Observatory- 2800 E. Observatory Rd., In Griffith Park, at the end of Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
A public observatory owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles for the benefit of all. Located in on Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, the Observatory offers a planetarium, exhibits, public telescopes, cafe, bookstore, and the best views of the Los Angeles basin. Admission and parking are free, and visitors may drive directly to the Observatory and park in its lots and roads.