Must see in LA

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1. Posted by Jane_Clary (Inactive 1 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Hello everyone. My friends and I are flying to Los Angeles this summer and we would like to visit some unusual places. I know a lot of parks and various tourist entertainments that are the most popular, but we would like to see something new and remarkable. What can you advise?
Thank you in advance for your suggestions.

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 4305 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Maybe check out La Brea Tar Pits.

https://tarpits.org/

Miscellaneous info on LA.

https://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/Los_Angeles/

3. Posted by zzlangerhans (Travel Guru 410 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Funny you ask because I’ve written extensively here about the unusual places we visited in LA. Just a few I can think of offhand are Echo Park Time Travel Mart, The Last Bookstore, Watts Towers, Huntington Gardens, Little Tokyo, Toy District, Mulholland Drive, Koreatown, Santa Monica Saturday market and Third Street Promenade, Venice Beach, Museum of Jurassic Technology, El Mercadito de Los Angeles. The hyperlink leads to the first of five blog entries on LA, possibly the weirdest city in the USA.

When looking for offbeat and unusual places anywhere I find Atlas Obscura to be a good resource.

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5. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1821 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

For me a must-see in Los Angeles is the new Getty Museum. As a bonus, it's free. The collection is interesting but the architecture is stunning. The gardens and views over LA and the Pacific Ocean are amazing. It is just a spectacular place to visit even if you don't like museums.

Other favorite places for me in the general area are:
The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena
The Huntington Museum and Gardens in San Marino
LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art) and the adjoining La Brea Tar Pits in LA

If you want quirky fun, visit Venice Beach. It's always crazy there.

If you want to explore the Mexican heritage, go to Olvera Street. There is a park with all kinds of local activities, open historic buildings and lots of fun restaurants.

You can walk to the Walt Disney Concert Hall from Olvera Street. It is an amazing building by Frank Gehry. Take a tour just to see what is inside. Google it if you don't know the building. Super fantastic.

Have a great trip.

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8. Posted by Peter (Admin 7071 posts) 3w 1 Star this if you like it!

This post was just a setup to spam a certain attraction, but the genuine answers are really good, so I'll leave it for anyone else interested in visiting LA :)

9. Posted by vic789 (Budding Member 2 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Looks like a great places to visit for my next trip :) Thanks for the info