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Many believe that Los Angeles is one of the most exciting tourist spots in the United States of America. Los Angeles is known around the world for being the hub of America’s television and film industry. Los Angeles is the city that millions dream of visiting every year. It is located in Southern California and  overlooks mountains on three sides.

Los Angeles is a place of relaxation, comfort and creativity. It has a mood of glamour but it also makes tourists feel the spirit of freedom and rest. Many dream of visiting this city, and the ones who get to live this dream imbibe its spirit deeply.

Before visiting Los Angeles, it is best to chalk out a plan regarding what one wants to see. Depending on one’s area of interest, there are so many things to see in this city. It is difficult to cover all of it in a short span of time. Many guided tours and packages are available for tourists in Los Angeles. 


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Top Places to visit in Los Angeles

Disneyland

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Main Disney characters performing in front of the castle in Disneyland
Disneyland, CA

Disneyland and Disney California are major attractions in Los Angeles. An amusement park that seeks to enchant visitors by offering a variety of rides, performances and myriad experiences, Disneyland is loved by children and adults alike. Well known Disney characters, parades, events, tours, scrumptious dining options – everything is available for tourists at the park.

For young kids, Alice in Wonderland, Animation Academy, Mad Tea Party, Toy Story Midway Mania, Tarzan Tree House, Toontown and the Critter Country offer some of the many exciting rides.

It’s a small world, Disney Parade, Fantasmic, Fireworks, Pirates of the Caribbean, Autopia, Jungle Cruise, Haunted House, Tiki house, Honey I shrunk the kids and the Park Train are some of the rides that all ages can enjoy.

And for the adventurous ones, there are Space Mountain, Matterhorn Bobsleds and the Splash Mountain rides.

Disneyland offers Fastpass and something that everyone should use to have the best time and bypass long lines. It’s a free service and you can get a Fastpass for one ride at a time. Come back at the time specified on the Fastpass and you won’t have to wait in long lines.

Right across from the Disneyland is the Disney California theme park. It’s the newer of the two and offers quite a few not to miss adventures. Aladdin show, Soaring over California, Radiator Springs Cars, It’s tough to be a bug, Monster’s Inc, Parade and Water of color are a must see. And if you want to have an adventurous time, you’ll like Twilight Tower of Terror and California Screamin.


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Universal Studios

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Big globe with Universal Studios at the entrance of the theme park in Los Angeles
Universal Studios, Los Angeles

Universal Studios is especially attractive to movie buffs and film lovers. Visitors can take various kinds of tours around the studios. One can experience behind-the-scenes and the magic of Hollywood films on the world famous Studio Tour. One can take a look at the sets, backgrounds and processes that make up film making at the Special Effects Stage.

Universal Studios also has many thrilling rides such as Revenge of the Mummy and Jurassic Park. Some of the popular rides are related to the Fast and Furious, Simpsons and Transformers movie franchises. Halloween Horror Nights and WaterWorld are also very famous.

There are special areas where memorabilia from different films are on display. In the theme park, various costumed characters roam around and one can get a picture with their favorite characters.

WaterWorld, Studio Tour, Special Effects Stage and Animal Actors are a must see for all ages.


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Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Hollywood Walk of Fame star on Hollywood boulevard
Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame is a desired destination for those who are in love with the celebrities. Having a picture taken next to one’s favorite personality’s star on the sidewalk is the next best thing to having a picture with the favorite himself/herself.

The famous Hollywood sign sprawled across the hills is another well known symbol of Los Angeles. The Kodak Theater is located nearby. It is the home of the Oscars. Walk the red carpet stairs and feel like a celebrity. The theater has an auditorium for live performances and also has a shopping mall. The TCL Chinese Theater was also located on the Hollywood Blvd. One can get picture taken with the hand and foot impressions of their favorite stars like Harry Potter, Michael Jackson, to name a few.

Hollywood Walk of Fame is also a must see attraction in Los Angeles.


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Beverly Hills

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Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles
Rodeo Drive

Beverly Hills is very popular city in the Los Angeles area. The city houses the mansions and bungalows of Hollywood stars, adding to it’s popularity. Tourists drive around it to try and locate the houses of their favorite celebrities. There are many tours that take you around the houses of celebrities and offer very interesting commentary. This city is popular for its zip code 90210.

Rodeo Drive is a street in Beverly Hills. There are options for shopping and dining for tourists. It is said that Rodeo Drive is where the stars shop. It houses the most expensive, stylish and elegant designer labels in the world. Rodeo Drive is especially pretty to look at during Christmas, when all the shops are decorated in the festive spirit.


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Santa Monica

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Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica is no ordinary beach. It has an amusement park, restaurants, shopping complexes, gift shops and areas for fishing. On the Pier there are several opportunities for recreation and enjoyment. The beach itself is a busy spot, with beach lovers cycling, paddling or surfing all day long. It also includes the Pacific Park, which boasts of a Ferris Wheel overlooking the magnificent bay. It also has other rides, roller coasters and games. The Pier also has restaurants like the Mariasol Mexican Restaurant and the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is another well known tourist spot in the area, along with the Playland Arcade, which is packed with fun filled games and other opportunities for gamers. The Trapeze School of New York also makes for an interesting experience on the Santa Monica Pier. Classes are taken for two hours in groups of ten for those that are keen on relishing a unique activity. The Pier is also a desirable destination for shoppers. Santa Monica Place, Third Street Promenade and the Farmers’ Market are some of the many options available. The nightlife is also vibrant in this area. All these factors make it a viable tourist destination. Some tourists even like to take long walks on the beautiful ocean front.


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Hindu Temple of Las Vegas

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Steps leading up to the front entrance of the Hindu Temple of Las Vegas
Hindu Temple of Las Vegas

The Hindu Temple of Las Vegas is located not far from the strip. The construction completed in 2001 and the temple is celebrating it’s 14 year anniversary. The is temple is a place of worship for devotees of both Hindu and Jain religion. It is open everyday and hosts daily aartis and other festivals. The schedule and more information is available on the temple website.


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Malibu Hindu Temple, Calabasas

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White stone entrance of the Malibu Hindu Temple in Calabasas with beautiful carvings.
Malibu Hindu Temple, Calabasas

Malibu Hindu Temple is located in the city of Calabasas near Los Angeles. The temple was built in 1981 and is visited by devotes from world over. This temple is home for many priests and daily Aartis are preformed at fixed times. Many festivals are celebrated on the premises along with other cultural events. All the information can be found on the temple website.


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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Los Angeles

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, LA

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is a located in city of Chino Hills, not far from Los Angeles. The temple has a very beautiful building just like any Akshardham temple. The temple is visited by many devotees from the world over. Many festival celebrations and cultural events take place here. All the information of the hours, Aarti timings and other events is available on the temple website.


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Los Angeles

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Many believe that Los Angeles is one of the most exciting tourist spots in the United States of America. Los Angeles is known around the world for being the hub of America’s television and film industry. Los Angeles is the city that millions dream of visiting every year. It is located in Southern California and  overlooks mountains on three sides.

Los Angeles is a place of relaxation, comfort and creativity. It has a mood of glamour but it also makes tourists feel the spirit of freedom and rest. Many dream of visiting this city, and the ones who get to live this dream imbibe its spirit deeply.

Before visiting Los Angeles, it is best to chalk out a plan regarding what one wants to see. Depending on one’s area of interest, there are so many things to see in this city. It is difficult to cover all of it in a short span of time. Many guided tours and packages are available for tourists in Los Angeles. 


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Disneyland

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Main Disney characters performing in front of the castle in Disneyland
Disneyland, CA

Disneyland and Disney California are major attractions in Los Angeles. An amusement park that seeks to enchant visitors by offering a variety of rides, performances and myriad experiences, Disneyland is loved by children and adults alike. Well known Disney characters, parades, events, tours, scrumptious dining options – everything is available for tourists at the park.

For young kids, Alice in Wonderland, Animation Academy, Mad Tea Party, Toy Story Midway Mania, Tarzan Tree House, Toontown and the Critter Country offer some of the many exciting rides.

It’s a small world, Disney Parade, Fantasmic, Fireworks, Pirates of the Caribbean, Autopia, Jungle Cruise, Haunted House, Tiki house, Honey I shrunk the kids and the Park Train are some of the rides that all ages can enjoy.

And for the adventurous ones, there are Space Mountain, Matterhorn Bobsleds and the Splash Mountain rides.

Disneyland offers Fastpass and something that everyone should use to have the best time and bypass long lines. It’s a free service and you can get a Fastpass for one ride at a time. Come back at the time specified on the Fastpass and you won’t have to wait in long lines.

Right across from the Disneyland is the Disney California theme park. It’s the newer of the two and offers quite a few not to miss adventures. Aladdin show, Soaring over California, Radiator Springs Cars, It’s tough to be a bug, Monster’s Inc, Parade and Water of color are a must see. And if you want to have an adventurous time, you’ll like Twilight Tower of Terror and California Screamin.


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