Saturday, May 05, 2012

Top Five Los Angeles Day Trips

Griffith Park Observatory - Perhaps the best free place to go in Los Angeles. This trip is perfect the whole family and should defiantly be at the top of your list.  Free parking is available in a small lot with overflow on adjacent roads. Entrance and all attractions are free except for the  the Griffith Observatory's Planetarium.

Los Angeles Chinatown  - Located near El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument Chinatown offers a full day of activities.  Wander in and out of the maze of shops and plazas and have lunch at one of the many Chinese restaurants. Chinatown is  fascinating place to visit and makes a great Los Angeles day trip.

Hollywood Day Trip - No trip to Los Angeles is complete until you have visited downtown Hollywood. Its amazing that so many Southern Californians have yet to make this trip. Activities are numerous including Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Hollywood Wax Museum, Guinness World Records and the walk of stars.

Santa Monica Pier - Another popular destination for both locals and tourists. Attractions include Pacific Park  an amusement park located on the pier and nearby Venice Beach. At night the pier is a popular romantic spot, and the lights as views set the tone for summer romance.

Getty Center - Located in Brentwood (Los Angeles) California, the museum features a collection of European paintings, drawings and sculptures. Also featured is a collection of 19th and 20th-century American and European photographs.  Admission the the  Getty Center is free.