Attractions

Top Choice Landmark in Santa Monica

Santa Monica Pier

Once the very end of the mythical Route 66, and still the object of a tourist love affair, the Santa Monica Pier dates back to 1908, and is the city’s most compelling landmark. There are arcades, carnival games, a v…
Landmark in Hollywood

TCL Chinese Theatre

Ever wondered what it’s like to be in George Clooney’s shoes? Just find his footprints in the forecourt of this world-famous movie palace. The exotic pagoda theater – complete with temple bells and stone heaven dogs…
Top Choice Landmark in Hollywood

Hollywood Bowl

Summers in LA just wouldn’t be the same without this chill spot for music under the stars, from symphonies to big-name acts such as Baaba Maal, Sigur Ros, Radiohead and Paul McCartney. A huge natural amphitheater, t…
Top Choice Notable Building in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Walt Disney Concert Hall

A molten blend of steel, music and psychedelic architecture, this iconic concert venue is the home base of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, but has also hosted contemporary bands such as Phoenix and classic jazz men li…
Architecture in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Gamble House

It’s the exquisite attention to detail that impresses most at the Gamble House, a 1908 masterpiece of arts-and-crafts architecture built by Charles and Henry Greene for Procter & Gamble–heir David Gamble. The en…
Top Choice Landmark in Exposition Park & South LA

Watts Towers

The fabulous Watts Towers rank among the world’s greatest monuments of folk art. In 1921 Italian immigrant Simon Rodia set out ‘to make something big’ and then spent 33 years cobbling together this whimsical free-fo…
Landmark in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

City Hall

Until 1966 no LA building stood taller than the 1928 City Hall, which appeared in the Superman TV series and 1953 sci-fi thriller War of the Worlds. On clear days you’ll have views of the city, the mountains and sev…
Architecture in Culver City & Mar Vista

Hayden Tract

Architecture fans gravitate to the block where Eric Owen Moss has turned a worn-out industrial compound into a hub of avant-garde architecture. Start with the Samitaur Tower on the corner of National and Hayden, a r…
Notable Building in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Greystone Mansion & Park

Known for inducing bouts of real-estate envy, this Tudor Revival mansion dates back to 1927. Hoover Dam architect Gordon Bernie Kaufmann designed the estate, which was a generous gift from oil tycoon Edward L. Dohen…
Landmark in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Beverly Hills Hotel

Affectionately known as the ‘Pink Palace,’ the Beverly Hills Hotel has served as unofficial hobnobbing headquarters for the industry elite since 1912. In the 1930s its Polo Lounge was a notorious hangout of Darryl F…