Los Angeles, CA is known for its numerous tourist centers. Some of them are as follows:
- Venice Beach
- Disney Land
- Catalina Islands
- Griffith Park observations
- Los Angeles public library
- Getty center
- Santa Monica Pier
- California Science center
1. Venice Beach
This Beach came to use in 1905 by Abbot Kiney, who developed and dug out the canals at the beach to drain the marches in the area to construct the beach resorts etc. and he named it as Venice of America. It is located between the Marina Del ray to the south and Santa Monica to the north. The special thing in this beach is the sun set it will be very fabulous to see so never miss it when you visit the beach.
Things to see at Venice Beach are: The Venice Beach Boardwalk, Muscle Beach, The Canals, Abbot Kidney Road, Venice Shops and Restaurants.
The main attraction is several buildings with arched porticoes- the architecture of the real Venezia. To get the full picture of this area, one should walk around the canals, abbot Kinney road and the adjoining area thereof.
2. Disney Land
This place is considered as the happiest place on the earth and it’s from the charm of Main Street. It is the perfect place where whole family can able to enjoy a lot. The main highlights of this land are Space Mountain, Mickey’s House, Fire work show, Star tours, Haunted Mansion, Mad Tea Party, the spinning tea cup ride, Jungle cruise, Fantastic-Water and fire work show, and many more
3. Catalina Islands
It is located in the heart of the Avalon, California. It is just a 22-mile drive from Los Angeles. The Avalon is a small village which is surrounded by an amphitheater which is like back drop of sheep hills has never outgrown its charm. Here, it is almost everything available within walkable distance so no need of any vehicles. Here the rooms are beautifully decorated in a clean and contemporary island motif. But the rooms that are available can accommodate only up to five people. Here you can imagine yourself in one of the king bedded rooms with private balconies overlooking the moonlight. The rooms are ranging from moderate priced twins or queen bed to luxury, harbor view and kings are available.
Whether you will go single or with family it is something for everyone and it is a large enough to host family reunions, and weddings, etc.
4. Griffith Park observatory
This park is located at the foot of Santa Monica Mountains. This park is a replica to an ancient amphitheater and William Mulholland Memorial fountain. It occupied over 4000 acres which guarantee you great time and it offers amazing view time to everyone towards the landscape of Los Angeles
The park is the Christmas Gift to the Los Angeles so is an icon of Los Angeles by the wealthy Griffith. It is one of the most attractions of southern California.
5. Los Angeles public library
It is one of the largest public library as it praises more than six million of books, over 20,000 volumes in history book collection especially in biography, travel, wars in US, native Americans, the west and the Los Angeles area history etc. It is the temple for Knowledge and is located at the heart of Los Angeles, California.
The general collection at the library is more than 40,000 volumes which include more than 10,000 genealogies. The map collection in this library is largest with 80,000 maps, 2,000 atlases, and 1,000 gazetteers and over the 1000 of books supported the study of maps and mapping. It is for entire US, the nautical charts for national and international waters, historical street maps, historical street guides, and the Library of congress collection of sanborn fire insurance Atlases on microfilm and also the online covering the state of California and it has recently subscriptions to selected newspapers which are published throughout California.
6. Getty center
It is located on 1200 Getty center drive, Los Angeles, California 90049, approximately 12 miles north west downtown of Los Angeles and is a collection of European and American art. It is a backdrop of Dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breath taking views. As usual it is closed on Monday and also on Jan 1st, July 4th, December 25th and thanks giving day. And for remaining days its open from 10.am to 5.30.pm and for Friday and Saturday its open from 10.am to 9.pm that to from June 1st to September 21st 2012.
There is no admission fee and not even any reservation is required but the parking charges are available its $15.
7. Santa Monica Pier
It offers a variety of entertainment and shopping which includes an old fashioned soda fountain, Pacific park amusement park, Heal the Bay Aquarium and a history of 1922 Merry Go Round, specialty shops and carts, full service restaurants and eateries.
The parking is on first come first served and it is on the both the pier deck and the beach front nearby and the short term parking also available and the fees should be applied.
The hotels near the Santa Monica Pier are The Shore Hotel, The Hotel California, and Ocean View Hotel etc.
8. Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
The zoo offers three main groups of plants, many of which overlap and many of them provide food for the animals and many visitors come to see the animals. The plants also entertain as the animals but the fact is that they are in the zoo. The Gardens overlooked connections between flora and fauna. The trees filled with the landscape which also provides food called as browse. The zoo contains many gardens which highlights group of plants, the cactus and the succulent gardens contains the representatives of arid climates around the world and the cycad gardens is a living time capsule which is full of plants species that have been in existence since the age of dinosaurs.