One of LA's most distinguishing icons, the famous Hollywood Sign proudly stands on Mt. Lee (Mount Lee) in the Hollywood Hills, overlooking Los Angeles and the California movie industry it has come to symbolize. This LA landmark first appeared on its hillside perch in 1923 as an advertising gimmick for a real-estate development called Hollywoodland. Each letter stands 50 feet (15 meters) tall and is made of sheet metal painted white.
Griffith Park is one of the largest city parks in North America, covering a vast 4,310 acres (1,744 hectares). An oasis in the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, this green space caters to visitors of all ages and interests with attractions such as the Los Angeles City Zoo, the Griffith Observatory, and the iconic Hollywood sign.
One of the most famous shopping districts in the world, Rodeo Drive attracts a well-heeled crowd of label lovers who exercise their credit cards at designer shops like Louis Vuitton, Prada, Tiffany, and Gucci. Between the elegant storefronts, luxury cars, and swaying palm trees, it’s a Hollywood movie scene come to life.
One of the world's oldest continuously operating movie studios, Universal® Studios Hollywood presents an entertaining mix of thrill rides and live action shows, plus a tram ride. The large California theme park cleverly integrates the shows and rides with behind-the-scenes presentations on movie-making.
Once the most expensive residence in California, the stately Greystone Mansion is now owned by the City of Beverly Hills. Though the 55-room home is typically closed to visitors, you can still stroll the well-tended grounds and admire the mansion’s marvelous exterior.
Explore where Hollywood is made. Go behind the lens and discover the secrets of movie-making magic. Our Studio Tour brings you closer than ever to the entertainment you love. You’ll explore one of the busiest working studios in Los Angeles, with your host, one of our expert Tour Guides
Six Flags Magic Mountain is known as the “Thrill Capital of the World,” the 260-acre theme park features world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides, games and attractions for the entire family and was voted by USA TODAY readers as America’s Best Theme Park
Disneyland although it’s technically located in Anaheim, California, about 30 minutes from LA. Both visitors and locals alike are drawn to “The Happiest Place On Earth.” Beloved characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy roam Southern California's most popular amusement park, which features classic rides and attractions like Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean
Each neighbourhood in the vast city of Los Angeles has its own unique vibe, with visitors and locals arriving coming from all corners of the world making it a much sought after, culturally diverse destination. A melting pot of old, new, classic and modern is mixed together to make up Venice Beach where you’ll get a local’s insight into one of America’s most famous beach neighbourhoods.
Glide through Los Angeles’ most glamorous neighborhood on a Segway tour of Beverly Hills’ iconic landmarks and exclusive streets. Learn the history of this star-studded enclave as you follow your guide to the celebrity homes of Wilshire Boulevard and Benedict Canyon Drive, then take in views of the elegant Hilton and Beverly Hills Hotel. Snag a selfie by the town’s famous sign, browse the designer displays that line Rodeo Drive and finish your tour in the heart of the downtown ‘90210.’
Located just west of Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica beach is an iconic example of the famed Southern California beaches. With few Los Angeles beach options offering both large expanses of beach, bike trails and nearby activities, Santa Monica Beach has exactly what you’re looking for. Read on to discover why Santa Monica State Beach is arguably the best beach in Los Angeles.
Larsen's requires a highly skilled butcher to be at the location at all times to monitor airflow, temperature, and humidity. During dry-aging, the prime meats' natural enzymes act as soothing tenderizers. At the same time, moisture evaporation improves the supple texture and hearty taste of the meat, making it richer and more buttery. Dry aging continues until a thin coating develops on the meat surface. This coating seals in flavor and juice and is later trimmed off. Larsen's then wet ages its beef for another arduous fourteen days, preserving its flavor of highly marbled, prime grade meat, from an exceptional cattle breeds. This process is a respected, time-honored technique for preparing high-quality beef. It ensures that our guests enjoy the best steak they've ever had.
Furthermore, our diligent method of preparation includes slowly searing the meat in its own natural juices at 500 degrees, rather than blast cooking it at 1700 degrees like most steakeries. Why rush your steak? We cook it slower, making it the best steak possible. No exceptions.
The City of Los Angeles owns the Zoo, it's land and facilities, and the animals. Animal care, grounds maintenance, construction, learning and engagement, public information, and administrative staff are City employees. The Mayor of the City of Los Angeles is Eric Garcetti, who began his first term in 2013. Located within the 4th City Council District, the Zoo is represented by Councilmember Nithya Raman. Denise M. Verret was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti as CEO and Zoo Director in July 2019.
The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) was created in 1963 as a private, nonprofit fundraising organization to support the Zoo. Today, GLAZA provides support through fundraising, membership, marketing, and public relations, organizing special events and travel programs, producing award-winning publications, coordinating one of the largest zoo volunteer programs in the country, administering the contract for visitor services concessions within the Zoo, and supporting community relations. GLAZA President Tom Jacobson was appointed by its Board of Trustees in July 2019.