Things To Do in Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California, is arguably the central hub of creativity in the US. A significant portion of successful artists call the city home. The rest have likely passed through at least half a dozen times in their careers.
Potentially on the precipice of a significant economic and tourism boom, the perfect time to visit Los Angeles is fast approaching.
Hope is in the air as movies also resume production, with the city largely being restored to what it was before the pandemic.
Of course, this could all make it a great time to be a tourist, with the opportunity to explore Los Angeles in something resembling its ‘prime’ becoming all the more likely soon.
Still, arriving at LAX airport alone is not enough. So what can you do in Los Angeles? Which experiences can you not afford to miss? We have provided some suggestions for you below.
Channel Your Creativity
Though you can relax in luxury in Los Angeles, passing up a chance to do some work in the city may be a struggle if you are creative. The temptation to make some art may even be irresistible!
If you are a musician and inspiration hits you quickly, you can take advantage of a low-cost rehearsal space in Los Angeles, outfitted with everything you need to enhance your performance.
Whether you want to sample equipment, do some writing, or add some finesse to your stage presence, it is all possible here.
The Los Angeles rehearsal space provided by Pirate is a completely self-serve arrangement and open 24/7, which means you can pop in to perform at any time during your stay.
For artists, ‘work’ can sometimes be a synonym for play. So why not experiment with your craft while you are in town?
If you are standing in the city of the artistic greats, then it might be that the music you produce has a different, undefinable quality or energy too.
Let your creativity run wild on a whim in Los Angeles, and who knows what could happen here?
Embark on a Beverly Hills Tour
Touring the streets of some of the most prestigious artists in the world could be a good time. In addition, the grandeur of their homes and gardening arrangements can enchant and inspire.
Beverly Hills tours never infringe on people’s privacy, so do not worry about that score. The most you can likely expect is a driveby and some interesting trivia and insights from the guide.
All the same, a quick tour around can teach you about the value of hard work in your artistry – or how much good fortune plays its part in things!
Seeing how the other half lives can be very informative, and you may pick up some exciting gardening ideas, too, depending on their arrangements.
Of course, it is not just about the celebrity homes either. You can also visit iconic movie locations and world-famous production studios.
Additionally, if you have the money, you may spot a few luxury stores where you can do a spot of shopping. In the end, there is much to see here!
Enjoy Venice Beach
There is nothing quite like a good beach, whether it is the golden sand between your toes or hearing the sea waves crashing. Still, they can be hard to find – unless you are in Los Angeles.
Venice Beach offers a range of dynamic experiences that are beyond the usual. Gym equipment, skate parks, and surf-friendly waves are all in plentiful supply here.
Not only can you relax in peace, but you can also change things up a gear and be active too, making this an area that you can easily sink days of your visit into without any complaints.
Nearby shops are just as versatile also. Whether you are looking for a good book or some excellent food, you will not find yourself wanting anything here for long.
Hundreds of street vendors and live performers can be found along the 2-mile boardwalk as well, so you can explore to your heart’s content.
Arrive early and make a day of it, and Venice Beach will not slow down on its offerings.
Experience Unforgettable Shows
If live performers at Venice Beach do not quite satisfy you, do not worry as you have plenty of other options to consider.
Los Angeles is famed for its star power, but the celebrities do not only reside in the city – they perform and make appearances there too.
To see what they have to offer yourself, you could attend a live taping of a popular Late Night talk show or even catch a live theatre performance at prestigious venues like the Dolby Theater and the Pantages Theater Hollywood.
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For a higher caliber of entertainment, you could even attend one of Hollywood Bowl’s lineup of incredible live events in the forthcoming months for a truly mesmerizing ordeal.
The schedule has long been anticipated, which potentially makes the timing of your trip immensely fortunate.
From classical concerts to other big numbers, a night spent here is not one you will soon forget.
Do you have any more suggestions on things to do in Los Angeles?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. They all share her insatiable wanderlust, enjoyment of good food, and sharing their adventures with the world. Nancy is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.