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If you have enough time in Los Angeles, top destinations for travelers from US are what you need. Where to stay during Los Angeles tours and getaways?

Los Angeles Tours and Getaways

The Griffith Observatory is one of LA’s most famous landmarks and has fantastic views of the city. It’s right next to the historic Greek Theatre, which puts on concerts all year round. The Universal Studios Tour is another perennial favorite in LA, but requires a full day to do it justice.

Food-wise, few people make a visit to California without dropping into a branch of In-N-Out Burger, a Golden State special which shows other restaurants how fast food should be done. Langer’s Deli is the place to go for the best sandwich in the city, and its pastrami has a reputation nation-wide. Don’t get there too late though: it closes at 4.

Those looking for a more intellectually stimulating trip shouldn’t miss the California Science Center or the nearby National History Museum LA County. Both have huge and engaging collections and exhibitions in their respective fields. The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena has a fantastic art collection and is well worth the short drive.

Just across the road from the Science Center and the Natural History Museum is the campus of the University of Southern California, which is a nice place to spend an afternoon exploring. LA’s other major college, the University of Los Angeles, also has a charming campus, in beautiful Bel Air.

For something a little different, the Hammer Museum is a small but charming space that shows a weird and wonderful variety of exhibitions in an attractive modern building, complete with interactive outdoor exhibitions.

For those looking for a break from the big city, Malibu’s bars and beaches are just up the road from Santa Monica. Beautiful Santa Barbara is a little further up the coast, but the jaw-dropping drive along Pacific Coast Highway makes the trip totally worthwhile.

Los Angeles Tours and Getaways

Location details:
Day one
Los Angeles City Hall
200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Yang Chow Restaurant
819 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Walt Disney Concert Hall
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

STAPLES Center
STAPLES Center, 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Day two
Pacific Palisades Village
Monument Street, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Will Rogers State Historic Park
1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Third Street Promenade
1351 3rd Street Promenade #201, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Patrick's Roadhouse
106 Entrada Drive, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Venice Canals Walkway
Venice, CA 90292

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Tar & Roses
602 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Day three
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

Starline Tours
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Hollywood Bowl Overlook
7036 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068

The Hollywood Museum
1660 Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90007

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Roof Garden at The Peninsula
9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Other trips
Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027

The Greek Theatre
2700 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Langer's Delicatessen
704 South Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057

California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024