Los Angeles is primarily known as being the home of the rich and famous; however, there is a lot more to this city than celebrities. There’s a wealth of art, culture and attractions to be found here. The LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) is one example; this can be found in mid-town, and is home to a huge collection of artwork, including pre-Columbian, Egyptian, Islamic and Impressionistic pieces. In addition to housing a permanent collection, there are also frequent touring exhibitions held here; just recently, a number of Renoir’s works were displayed at this museum.
For a fun day out, a trip to Santa Monica Pier is a must. Spanning sixteen hundred feet, this pier opened at the beginning of the twentieth century. It still contains a beautiful carousel, believed to have been constructed in the 1920s, and an ornately decorated gate, which was built in 1938. There is also a Ferris wheel and a rollercoaster here, both of which add the lively, fairground-like atmosphere of this place.
If you want to treat yourself to a few new things, Away Holidays customers recommend a trip to the Grove. This area is home to an enormous Barnes & Noble, a Nordstrom, a multiplex cinema and an Apple store, as well as a number of small boutiques and beauty shops. In addition to this, it is also where you will find the famous Farmer’s Market, which has been in operation here for decades. The Grove has plenty of outdoor seating areas, where you can sit, relax and watch the world go by. There are also a number of bridges, musical foundations and green spaces, which make this a very scenic and pleasant place to spend an afternoon.
If you’re determined to spot some celebrities, or at least see a few movie sets, clients of Away Holidays say you should head to Universal Studios Hollywood. It’s easy to reach this attraction, as it’s just a short drive away from downtown. The theme park is a perfect place to bring your kids for a few hours, as they’ll have the chance to try some thrilling funfair rides, and get a behind-the-scenes look at how Hollywood’s most popular movies were made. The backstage tour varies from one day to another, depending on which television series or movies are being filmed. However, you’re guaranteed to catch a glimpse of some of the most iconic sets, including ‘Back to the Future’, ‘Jaws’ and ‘Psycho’.