Looking for something to do in LA? We count down the top 75 things you must do whether you are a tourist or a local native.

  1. See a show at the Pantages Theatre
  2. Look at the stars at the Griffith Observatory
  3. Eat a hot dog at Pinks in Hollywood
  4. See a Dodgers game and eat a Dodger dog
  5. See a show at the Hollywood Bowl
  6. Grab a drink at the Edison
  7. Take in some art at LACMA
  8. Swim the rooftop pool at the Standard in Downtown
  9. Walk the Venice boardwalk
  10. Swim in the ocean in the LA beaches
  11. Look at art at the Getty Center
  12. Meditate at the Lake Shrine in Palisades
  13. Eat a red velvet cupcake from Sprinkles
  14. Drive down south and visit Lego Land
  15. Hop in a pedal boat at Echo Park Lake
  16. Drink as much alcohol as you want using the Red Line Barhop
  17. Go to Disneyland
  18. Hike Will Rogers Park
  19. Go see a show at Spaceland
  20. Check out the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
  21. Go dancing and checkout some LA Nightlife
  22. Watch a sunset in LA
  23. Take a wine tour through the San Antonio Winery
  24. During summer time rider a water slide at Raging Waters
  25. Watch a taping of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  26. Take a walking tour of the LA Conservancy
  27. See a show at Nokia Theatre
  28. Take a yoga class in Santa Monica
  29. Watch a movie at the Arclight
  30. Walk the Santa Monica Pier
  31. Visit the Culver City Art Walk
  32. Bet on a Horse at the Santa Anita Racetrack
  33. See a concert or watch the Lakers play at Staples Center
  34. Try to find some Hollywood stars
  35. Get an adrenaline rush at Magic Mountain
  36. Be amazed at the Magic Castle
  37. Eat at Roscoes Chicken & Waffles
  38. See a show at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
  39. In April you can hear amazing bands at Coachella
  40. Go hear Marty & Elayne at the Dresden Room
  41. Get some LA history with the Real Black Dhalia Tour
  42. See some great art at the Museum Of Contemporary Art
  43. Visit the Hollywood Wax Museum
  44. Hit up some nightclubs in Hollywood
  45. Ride some roller-coasters at Knotts Berry Farm
  46. Be amazed at the Guinness World Record Museum
  47. Buy some tasty produce at the Farmers Market
  48. Watch a movie at the historic Chinese Theatre
  49. Visit the Natural History Museum
  50. Check out some nightlife in Downtown
  51. Take in some Mexican wrestling at Lucha Vavoom
  52. See a show at the Grand Performances
  53. Go to a flea market at the Rose Bowl
  54. Explore Franklin Canyon Park
  55. Take a tour of the Queen Mary
  56. Take a stroll through the downtown artwalk
  57. Make a bonfire at Dockweiler Beach
  58. Karaoke at Brassmonkey
  59. See some Hollywood magic at Universal Studios
  60. Ride a bull at the Saddle Ranch
  61. Go shopping at the 3rd Street Promenade
  62. Shop the LA Fashion District
  63. Do some shopping and save money via Groupon and Living Social
  64. Visit Exposition Park
  65. Take a drive through the Pacific Coast Highway
  66. Hike Bronson Canyon at Griffith Park
  67. Find some locals to hang out with via Meetup LA
  68. Hike up to the Hollywood Sign
  69. Visit the La Brea Tarpits
  70. Check out the City Walk
  71. See a show at the Ford Amphitheater
  72. Discover LA history at Pershing Square
  73. Do some shopping at Hollywood & Highland
  74. Travel back to Medievel Times
  75. Go Whale Watching

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The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles

The definitive guide for tourists and locals alike, this comprehensive guidebook draws on a lifetime of local experience for 1001 great things to do in Los Angeles.

Probably more than any other major cultural metropolis, Los Angeles is a city for those in the know. A guide like no other, this is the first book to go beyond locations and events to tap into the variety of things only a local could know. The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles explores every aspect of Los Angeles life. Find the best spots to view the Hollywood sign or exactly where to catch postgame fireworks at Dodger Stadium. Track down the most authentic eateries in ethnic enclaves, and engage in L.A.’s legendary food wars, from hamburgers to French dips. Follow the most beautiful routes up and down the Pacific coast, take your own unique architectural tour of the Hollywood Hills, or find out where the city’s best bookstores are and read up on it all instead. You can get it here


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