There's plenty for the visitor to see and do in the enigmatic city-filmmaker Los Angeles. Traditional tourist draws such as Hollywood Boulevard, Venice Beach, and the Santa Monica Pier are being spruced up at considerable expense, and newer ones such as the spectacular Walt Disney Concert Hall are continually being added to the city's repertoire. There is practically no one on this planet, who has never heard about all these, and no one, who has never dreamt about visiting these Los Angeles attractions.
If you are exhausted after spending your days traveling and sightseeing, you can get away from it all in a tiny, quiet, little-known park in Marina del Rey that overlooks the mouth of the harbor. This promises to be the best place to rest in peace.
But even the most tired and exhausted visitors will never miss a chance to take part in Los Angeles nightlife. As if by a magic wish the city completely changes its look. It becomes all twinkles and sparkles, everything is illuminated, colourful lights are everywhere, and you feel as if you are in a dream enveloped in a festive atmosphere. It should also be noted, that most of the restaurants in Los Angeles are open up till the late hour, so you can even have a midnight bite somewhere in a fashionable place.
Those eager to satisfy their cultural greed, will really appreciate quite a few good museums, which are also among the most popular Los Angeles attractions. For example, J. Paul Getty Center with world famous masterpieces, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Petersen Automotive Museum and others are really good places to pay a visit to.
Still, the most popular Los Angeles attractions are those connected with film-making. As far as the city itself is the cradle of most American films. So, today Universal Studios is more than just one of the largest movie studios in the world -- it's one of the largest amusement parks as well, offering a vide range of entertainments to choose from.
Located just outside the gate of Universal Studios Hollywood is Universal CityWalk, another extremely popular sight, which is Universal Studio's version of Downtown Disney.
And never forget about the legendary sidewalk, which is continually receiving new names of famous people in front of the Kodak Theatre. The public is constantly invited to attend dedication ceremonies. Since 1960, more than 2,000 celebrities have been honored along the world's most famous sidewalk. Each bronze medallion, set into the center of a terrazzo star, pays homage to a famous television, film, radio, theater, or recording personality.
The list of Los Angeles attractions can be continued for long. Each of them exceeds another in beauty and glamour, each one is of particular interest. And you always lack time to appreciate all of them.