Los Angeles
Best Things to Do

Explore LA's Top Attractions

Palm trees, year-round sunshine and an endless stream of celebrities. Oh yes, La La Land is indeed a city of dreams. In fact, Los Angeles encompasses more than 500 square miles, which means there's always something new to explore. While the sprawling metropolis may be too large to ever know completely, GAYOT has nonetheless compiled this list of the Best Things to Do in Los Angeles.

Geared toward those who are visiting the City of Angels for the first time, it provides an overview of the essential things you'll want to check out in some of LA's most notable neighborhoods, among them Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Downtown and Santa Monica. You'll be exposed not only to Angelenos' better-known obsessions — the beach, hiking and street life — but also to some of the city's best art and architecture. Take a look at our favorite attractions and start planning your trip to SoCal's cultural mecca. And, get insight into the city's best hotels and dining spots with this complete guide to Los Angeles.