De style Art déco, cet observatoire a été construit au début des années 1930 et constitue l’un des monuments les plus importants de Californie du Sud. Utilisant des technologies ultramodernes, l’Oschin Planetarium propose d’incroyables spectacles de lumière. À l’extérieur de l’observatoire, vous pourrez profiter de vues imprenables sur la région, aussi époustouflantes de jour comme de nuit. Les expositions et les spectacles du planétarium fascinent toujours les visiteurs, et vous reconnaîtrez peut-être l’observatoire comme le site de tournage du dénouement du film La Fureur de vivre. Par nuit claire, profitez des télescopes publics gratuits pour observer les étoiles de plus près.
Attraction emblématique à Hollywood, Universal Studios est un endroit incontournable pour tous les amateurs de parcs thématiques et d’adrénaline. Abritant une multitude d’activités en constante évolution, ce parc offre la garantie d’une excellente journée pour toute la famille. Après la visite guidée, vous pourrez flâner dans le parc, vous restaurer dans un de ses nombreux restaurants et cafés, avant d’assister à divers spectacles comme Waterworld ou le Special Effects Show. Pour encore plus d’adrénaline, prenez la direction de manèges tels que Mummy Ride, la section Wizarding World of Harry Potter, ou encore la célèbre expérience virtuelle King Kong 360-3D.
An ideal place for kids and adults alike to have fun while learning something in the process, Discovery Cube Los Angeles is a one of a kind attraction. From basic science, astronomy and more, you can learn interesting facts about them here. The facility also features a 3D theater for an immersive experience.
This is where the Walt Disney Company has been working its magic since 1923. Relocated from its original studio at Silver Lake, the Burbank studio was established after the monumental success of the 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The international headquarters of this iconic company, this state-of-the-art facility offers its services in the fields of film production, music publishing, stage production, distribution, and marketing. The site spans over 51 acres (21 hectares) and features notable structures like the Michael D. Eisner Building, Disney Legends Plaza, and the Frank G. Wells Building, among others. There is also a provision at the Main Theater to showcase first-run Disney movies for special guests. A colossal landmark on 500 South Buena Vista Street, the studio is unfortunately not open to the public, but hoists gigantic head constructions of Mickey Mouse and the Seven Dwarves over its steep red-bricked walls for passers-by to savor.
One of the most noted places in the world, the Warner Brothers Studio has played home to some of the entertainment worlds most famous comedy and drama series. The studio has numerous sets for various scenes all of which have excellent facilities, props and sound and light systems. On location here are also craft and set shops where patrons can purchase memorabilia. There is a tour of the entire studio which takes guests on a journey into the entertainment world with guides who are well versed with the place.
Inspired by Tokyo's Imperial Gardens, the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden opened its doors in 1981 and is a part of the California State University. The funds were donated by its namesake's widow whose love for gardens resulted in the building of this place. Dotted with trees like the Japanese black pines, pink cloud cherry, fern pines, saucer magnolias and Chinese flame trees, this serene garden is a sight to behold. A koi pond with a bridge and fish, garden art, pagoda, tea-house, fountains and a zig-zag bridge complete the beautiful landscape. The garden is a much favored spot for weddings.
This Byzantine-style architectural wonder is 454 feet tall and takes up a whole block of space. A tourist attraction in itself, the venue is always alive and humming with activity. Regular tours are held here, so tourists and locals can explore the interiors without getting lost. The structure was built in the mid 1920s. Call for more information, and don't forget your camera!
Focusing on the Mexican American experience in Southern California and the greater Los Angeles area, this cultural center celebrates the influence of the culture and its people. La Plaza de Cultura y Artes is located near the site where Los Angeles was founded in 1781 on a sprawling 2.2 acre campus. The center is home to two historic buildings, and a lush public garden. Take a peek at rotating exhibits, partake in an educational program or attend one of their many on-going events.
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is the mother church of the archdiocese of Los Angeles. Originally built in the 1800s, it was rebuilt to the tune of USD 180 million after the Northridge earthquake in 1994. Every Sunday, this seven-level structure accommodates up to 3000 worshipers. Additionally, the lower-level Crypt Mausoleum is also worth a glance, it is a solemn place of repose for local bishops and cardinals.
Years ago, one of the summer rituals for L.A. children was a new pair of huaraches from Olvera Street and maybe some Mexican jumping beans. Nowadays those rituals are a year-round treat on this cobblestone street, which is a block-long cornucopia of traditional Mexican clothing, artwork, gifts, leather goods, novelties and restaurants. There is also a Visitors Center where tourists can appreciate the complimentary screening of a film which depicts early life in Los Angeles. Olvera Street was created in the 1930s and comprises the area known as the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, which is the site of the city's beginnings. Free tours are given to the public by the Las Angelinas, a non-profit organization.
The Angel City Brewery is a microbrewery situated in the Arts District of Los Angeles. It prepares small batches of less than 10 craft beers, which can be found at various pubs around the city as well as at their public house and shop on-site. One of their most popular brew is the Belgian white ale Eureka! Wit, with coriander and orange peel, affording a fruity citrus flavor. Other beers include the Gold Line Pilsner, West Coast Wheat and Angeleno IPA. This brewery also offers tours and regular events such as Industry Nights, comedy shows and trivia contests.
Los Angeles Conservancy, a non-profit organization is dedicated to the conservation of L.A.'s landmark architectural buildings. To help spread awareness, it offers downtown walking tours that include Art Deco, the Biltmore Hotel, Broadway Theaters, City Hall, Little Tokyo, Marble Masterpieces, Mecca for Merchants, Palaces of Finance, Pershing Square, Terra Cotta and Union Station. Many of these walks visit places that aren't accessible to the public, so this is a great way to get to know the city's history. Because they are walking tours, some are suitable for wheelchairs and others aren't. Call the office for more information. Reservations are necessary, so call ahead to book your specific tour.