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Weekend Trip to Los Angeles

A June 2005 trip to Los Angeles by bananasaregreen

Watts Towers Photo, Los Angeles, California More Photos
Quote: Los Angeles is a fun place with many hidden treasures and is full of well-known hot spots.

Weekend Trip to Los Angeles


Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
Watts Towers, Chinese Theater, Getty Museum, Venice Beach, Hollywood Sign, and more are some of the best things to do and see in L.A.

Quick Tips:

Lots to do here so spend your time wisely. Hit all the great stuff first.

Best Way To Get Around:

Car rental is probably the best but when attractions are close to each other it may be good to walk.

Watts Towers

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Watts Towers Photo, Los Angeles, California
These towers are very different than I imagined but also more beautiful. A man made them with his own hands and it took him many years. It has a unique style of architecture and is built with all sorts of things. He decorated it with tile, glass, and porcelain. Some of the towers are very high and others are short. It is definitely worth seeing! The neighborhood it is located in made me feel a little nervous but I went at night. Go during the day to fully enjoy its beauty and to avoid getting mugged.

Watts Towers Info Website

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 28, 2006

Watts Towers
1765 East 107th Street
Los Angeles, California 90002
(213) 485-1795

The Getty Center/J. Paul Getty Museum

Attraction | "Getty Center"

The Getty Center/J. Paul Getty Museum Photo, Los Angeles, California
This place was great! It is built on top of a hill/mountain. To get there you park and take a tram thing to the top. It's fun! I love their art collection. I saw so many fantastic and exciting things. The building itself was amazingly beautiful. Their exhibits are always new and exciting. It has an outdoor feel which is great! The view from the building was incredible. All-around this place was excellent! There is a food place which has good tasting food.

Getty's Website

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 28, 2006

The Getty Center/J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Brentwood, Los Angeles 90049
(310) 440-7300

Venice City Beach

Attraction | "Venice Beach"

Venice City Beach Photo, Los Angeles, California
This beach is a lot of fun! Its a great place to play and to work on that tan. The sand is clean but like all sand gets hot. It can get crowded but its not that bad. I recommend going towards evening which almost guarantees less people. There are restrooms and showers available. Parking lots are located along the beach for a nominal fee. Shops are abundant in this area and offer great souvenirs to take home. Sometimes there can be pesky street vendors so watch out.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 1, 2006

Venice City Beach
1531 Ocean Front Walk
Los Angeles, California 90291
(310) 399-2775

Hollywood Wax Museum Photo, Los Angeles, California
The Wax Museum was great! It is right on Hollywood Blvd. You walk in and immediately see famous faces on the set of a very familiar movie. There is a horror section that's kind of creepy, be careful. It is a very fun place and the wax figures are very realistic. It is a bit expensive and you can easily walk through it in half an hour. It is worth it. It is included in the GO L.A. cards. They will validate your parking pass here. Go L.A. Cards Website ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 29, 2006

Hollywood Wax Museum
6767 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90028
(323) 462-8860