Set Current Location
|Monday to Sunday||09:30 AM to 05:00 PM|
What started out as a random collection of vintage street lamps turned into an iconic landmark within a decade. Chris Burden is the creative brainchild behind the unique installation that graces the premises of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It is an assemblage of over 200 street lights dating back to the 1920s that were sources of light to neighborhoods across Southern California. Linearly aligned and refurbished to maintain uniformity, the cast iron beams boast intricate geometric patterns at their base and are topped with solar powered luminary globes.
Clustered on a three-block stretch of Wilshire Boulevard sit five museums with different kinds of collections: California Craft & Folk Art Museum, Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of Miniatures, George C. Page Museum/La Brea Tar Pits, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Petersen Automotive Museum. There's something for everyone's taste at the Museum Row. Make a day of it and eat dinner in one of the nearby restaurants.
A famous Los Angeles landmark since it first opened in 1934, the Original Farmers Market is one of the most visited attractions in the City of Angels. Inside, visitors will find a labyrinthine space with several restaurants, grocers, doughnut shop, toy stores, shoes, books and much, much more. The market is perfect for breakfast and lunch, with a tremendous amount of options. Additionally, its location near the Grove makes for a nice day visiting both attractions.
The Wattles Mansion, also affectionately known as 'Jualita', is a historic structure that dates back to the era before Hollywood, when ranch estates stretched along the hills. This mansion is one of the few that remain in Los Angeles, where the grounds are actually split into three parts. The mansion is two-stories built in the Spanish-Mission Revival style and it is often open to the public. The former avocado farm is now a community garden, it is closed to the public and is only open for members of the Wattles Farm & Neighborhood Gardeners Inc. The park was once a tended, curated area with rose and vegetable gardens, a Japanese tea house and lush vegetation, however over the years it fell into disuse and neglect. Nonetheless, visitors can still walk around in certain areas of the park in order to imagine the full grandeur of this old estate right in the middle of the city.
Helios House in Los Angeles is an eco-friendly gas station, well, as eco-friendly as a gas station can get. The peculiar looking structure made of stainless steel and recycled products, looks like something out of a space adventure movie. Complete with ninety solar panels, the Helios House exemplifies an eco-friendly and sustainable living not only through its design but also its functioning. Established in 2007, the station will also arm you with neat tricks to save the limited energy resources.
This unique house-studio was designed by Austrian draftsman Schindler in 1921 and served as his home until his death in 1953. Unlike many of its neighbors, the structure moves away from the art deco style that characterizes much of the early Hollywood structures. Schindler took inspiration from desert camps and built the house out of concrete walls, canvas covers and sleeping lofts. It also served as a meeting place for avant-garde architects, including Richard Neutra, who lived here in the late 1920s. Today the Schindler House is home to the MAK Center for Art and Architecture where visitors can view year-round exhibits and attend events.
The wealthy Hancock Park area of the city is just the place to hang out if you want to spend some time shopping with friends, and Larchmont Boulevard runs right through it. Covering the stretch from 3rd Street and Beverly Drive, and just a couple of miles east of Highland Avenue, the boulevard is populated with eating houses, cafes and a myriad shops. From antique to general stores, you will find almost everything you could want out here. After a few hours, when the stomach calls, it's time to head into one of the eclectic restaurants for a delicious meal, followed by coffee at Starbucks.
Formerly known as DesiLu Studios, the Ren Mar Studios is where some of the most famous serials from hollywood were and still continue to be shot at. Serials like I Love Lucy and parts of the Terminator 2 in 3D have made this place famous. With excellent facilities this place makes for a great location for filming. There is also a cafe here serving delicious food.