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Whenever we hear of Los Angeles, we think of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Pacific Coast Highway, and fabulous people. There are endless reasons to visit Los Angeles as there is always something new to explore in this dynamic metropolis. Here is why you should add Los Angeles in your bucket list;

1. The Beaches

Venice Beach
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The luxurious sandy beaches are the ultimate reason to go to LA. This spectacular city boasts seventy miles of beautiful coastline. Venice Beach and Santa Monica are the famous beaches for sun, sand, and surf. Also, there are plenty of secluded beaches near Malibu too.

2. Exotic Food

Los Angeles is a diverse tapestry as it houses multicultural communities. Name it, and you will get all cuisines of the world to satiate your taste buds. The Providence is famous for the fine-dining experience, Salazar for shrimp quesadillas, Same for Thai food, and Dona Mary for the Mexican goodness. So, are you ready to treat yourself with Hawaiian breakfast, Chinese for lunch, and Korean BBQ dinner?

3. The amazing weather

LA Weather
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Weather makes our mood. The days in Los Angeles are mostly sunny all year round, and the nights are pleasingly breezy.

4. The fancy cocktail

Las Perlas
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Fancy cocktail lounges are one of the ultimate reasons to visit LA. To enjoy delectable cocktails, visit Las Perlas, Idle Hour, Slipper Clutch, Roger Room, and Walker Inn and enjoy the fearless variations of libations by mixologists.

5. The live theatres

Do add attending live theatres in your list of top things to do in Los Angeles. There are traditional theatres, Broadway theatres, experimental, and indie theatres scattered throughout the town. Book yourself a show at Bootleg Theatre, Zombie Joe’s, Hollywood Pantages Theatres for Broadway, or the Geffen Playhouse.

6. The stand up shows

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You might hear people associating quality comedy shows with New York or Chicago, but the stand-up comedy shows at LA are also no less. If you are looking for great comedy in cheaper tickets, visit the Comedy Store or the Laugh Factory. Many bars and cafes also feature open-mics. There are chances that you might witness a big name showing up on open-mic to entertain the crowd with quality comedy.

7. The magical experience

Universal Studios
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Does magic fascinate you? Visit LA. There is a private club for magicians and a Magic Castle, which is dedicated to the preservation and elevation of the craft. The entry to these enchanted places are only through reservations or invites by the existing members. Universal Studios Hollywood is another magical place in LA where you can enjoy the water rides based on the Jurrasic Park series or visit the ever-famous Hogsmeade Town at the wizarding world of Harry Potter. You can also enjoy the magic shows, signature cocktails, and jazz night at the Black Rabbit Rose, which is a magic-themed bar.

8. The ultimate hiking experience

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The hiking trails are another one of the best reasons to visit Los Angeles. Griffith Park is the favorite hiking and recreational spot of the locals and tourists alike, which features numerous beautiful hiking trails. You can also explore the Angeles National forest, Eaton Canyon, and Malibu State Park for a more remote experience.

9. The euphoric music concerts

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Your visit to LA is incomplete without attending a concert or live rock shows. New and local bands usually perform at the Indie places located in Highland Park, Westlake, Silver Lake, and Eco Park. If you want to catch up with the performances of the more notable names, visit the Greek Theatre or the Staples Center or the Hollywood bowl.

10. The energetic festivals

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Festivals promote harmony and preserve culture and heritage. The parks, conference centers, and the stadiums in this colorful city arrange festivals every week. The ever-famous festivals of LA are the LA book fair, Hollywood Fringe Fest, and LA Food and Wine.

11. The amazing art pieces

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If you have a thing for arts, you will be very happy to visit the world-class art museums and galleries located in LA. Here are some of our favorite art spaces; LA Louvre, Hauser and Wirth, the Getty Center, the Broad, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

12. The historical-themed tours

LA has a rich history. Do take Estouric’s LA Noir tour and the Museum of Neon Art’s Neon Cruise to learn about the evolution of this fascinating city.

13. The inspiring architecture

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You can locate many mid-century architecture masterpieces and modern ventures throughout the town. The Eastern Central Building, The Wiltern, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the US Bank Tower, the Union Station, and the former Bullocks Wilshire department store are some of the worth-seeing places.

14. The Staple Center and the LA Auto Show

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Staples Center is a great place to enlighten your sportsman spirit. It is a multi-purpose arena dedicated to sports activities. Currently, four professional sports franchises reside at the Staples Center. Those are the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Clippers, and the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers. Well-established sitting space, clean restrooms, decent food and cocktail menu, and a closed parking space are some of the main attributes of this exciting place.

LA is hosting the major North American auto shows since 1907. No matter you are looking for some activity to enjoy with family, or you want to entice your lifelong car enthusiasm, the Los Angeles Auto show at the Convention Center is the perfect activity for you. You will be able to enjoy the exhibits of more than 1,000 vehicles and the test drives of the newly launched cars. It is a hassle-free spot to shop for new vehicles.

15. The LA Fleet week

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LA is going to honor the achievements of the US army by celebrating the LA Fleet Week, a four-day festival in the first week of September. You will be able to enjoy aerial demos, educational programs, fireworks, an amazing variety of food, live music, and skids, and much more. The locations of LA fleet week are Downtown Harbor, Battleship IOWA, and the Los Angeles Cruise Terminal.

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