Best Places to Visit in Los Angeles – See Sights!

Los Angeles has so much to offer a traveling family and really cool things to do! Warm weather and sunny skies make this destination a traveler favorite at any time of year.

Best Places to Visit in Los Angeles

LA skyline at sunset, Top Sights in Los Angeles: What to See with the Kids,

Best Places to Visit in LA – Hollywood Sign

Topping the list of cool things to do in Holllywood has to be the Hollywood sign! This cultural icon is located high on Mount Lee overlooking Hollywood in Los Angeles was originally a real-estate advertisement. April 2017 found the closing of the easiest way to see the Hollywood sign but no worries. There are still several ways to see this amazing spot. The official website for the Hollywood sign has a nice map to help you find your way.

Hollywood sign -

Add these fun stickers to your travel journal! Asking the kids to write about their experiences is fun and makes for wonderful souvenirs of your travel adventures.

Best Places to Visit in LA – Universal Studios

This amusement park in CA  has fun for the whole family. Lovers of movies see their favorite characters larger than life in rides and movie experiences. Lovers of Harry Potter will feel right at home in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Be sure to take the studio tour to see how all the movie magic is made!

Universal Studios in Los Angeles,

Disney Land Hours: Most days 9 am – 10 pm but a few days start at 8 am. Check the hours for your visit here.

Best Places to Visit in LA – Hollywood Walk of Fame

A stroll down Hollywood Blvd and Vine ( 1.3 miles east west on Hollywood Blvd and .4 miles north south on Vine Street) is a stroll down memory lane. Created in 1958, this super cool tourist attraction in Los Angeles is a short stretch of side walk but  home to 2,600 stars. These stars celebrating 4 different types of entertainment: TV, recording, radio, and live performance. Perhaps the most unexpected star belongs to Muhammad Ali, who received a star after it was finally agreed that boxing is ‘live entertainment’.

Search up your favorite entertainer for the address of their star .

Give out themed awards along the way on your road trip with the kids! Who is the star in your car on the road trip? Best karaoke singer? Best joke teller? Who won the game of “I Spy”? Let the winner of your road trip games hold the trophy.

Best Places to Visit in LA – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

The Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has nearly 200 handprints, footprints, and autographs in the concrete area outside the entrance. Built in 1927, it has large Chinese artifacts and decorations from China that needed US government authorization to bring into the country. This famous theatre is still the most sought after spot for movie premieres and is now a historical landmark. See when your favorite star made their mark in cement!

Step up and put your hands and feet in the indentions! Who has bigger hands? Smaller feet? Look for the animal prints, too.

handprints and footprints at Los Angeles Chinese Theatre,

Best Places to Visit in LA – Disney Land Resort

Disneyland Park, formerly known as just Disneyland, opened in 1955 and is the only theme park designed and built directly under Walt Disney, himself. More than 650 million people have visited the Disneyland Resort to date. That many people just can’t be wrong!

Disneyland Cinderella's Castle in Los Angeles,

It was dedicated with these words:

“To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.”   Walt Disney, July 17, 1955

Bring all the right stuff – What to Pack in your Disney Day Pack. I love these themed backpacks for all your goodies!

The Disneyland resort has GROWN and now has 8 themed areas and covers 85 acres. The Educational Tourist proudly partners with Laura, the Pixie Dust Queen who will plan your Disney vacation completely FREE of charge. The Pixie Dust Queen can help you sort through the details for hotels near Disneyland, too!

Laura Baustian, PIxie Dust Queen wearing a crown

Best Places to Visit in LA – Griffith Observatory

Created by Griffith J. Griffith, this facility contains an observatory an exhibit hall and a planetarium. Griffith wanted to make astronomy information available to the general public and there is no fee for visiting. Learn about space, the history of the universe and see scale models of the solar system.  The Griffith Observatory View is amazing and you can also get a great view of the Hollywood sign from this spot.

Griffith Obesrvatory,

Mark the stars you see on your adventure on this cool map of the night sky. Great souvenir for the bedroom wall.

Best Places to Visit in LA – Rodeo Drive

When you think of Rodeo Drive, you think of high dollar shopping! This incredible spot is worth visiting even if you hate shopping just for the things you’ll see! Fancy hotels, high dollar cars and people watching galore.

Start thinking about all things glittery and swanky with these fun pens. We are big believers in travel journals and what could be more fun to use for writing?

Window shop or splurge at the Rodeo Drive stores: some of the top retailers in the world. Not just fashion either. One top stop on the Rodeo drive street shopping excursion is popular for photos. Visit House of Bijan’s to see the custom Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. It is usually parked right next to a matching yellow parking meter.

A California coast trip is so much fun for kids and kids at heart. Plan your California trip itinerary today!

Be prepared for any trip with tips from The Educational Tourist. Share with your friends.

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Happy Travels,

Natalie, The Educational Tourist

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