Numerous Los Angeles landmarks attract tourists from all over the U.S. and world-at-large. As a visitor, you will never hurt for options. But too many options can make your trip even more challenging
And if you are only in town for a few days, you have to stick to the LA highlights, particularly if you are traveling in a group. After all you want something that captures the feel of the area while engaging multiple tastes and preferences. To help you make the most of your trip, here are some of the top Los Angeles recommendations for group activities
Top Los Angeles Landmarks No. 5: The Hollywood Walk of Fame
Taking a group to L.A. usually means there will be at least some urge from each member to hang where the celebrities hang. Well, look no further than the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the last few days alone, the location has announced stars for Ryan Reynolds and Viola Davis on the way.
If you can time your visit to coincide, you could be rubbing shoulders with today’s hottest talents!
The Walk itself is comprised of over 2,500 brass stars, each one inserted into the sidewalks over a span of 15 blocks. There will be a lot of “I know him!” and “I forgot all about that guy!” coming out of your mouths as you traverse the landscape.
Best of all, you can get there via public transit, and it is one of the rare enjoyments of the area that won’t cost you anything.
No. 4: Disneyland
This is where the magic began! While Disneyworld in Orlando has become something of the go-to for families, Disneyland is the original amusement park, and features a number of must-see historical landmarks to go along with the breathtaking rides and nonstop family entertainment.
If your group can be a little patient, you will soon get to see Star Wars Land! If not, there is still plenty to warrant going. Frontierland, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Adventureland, and, of course, Main Street U.S.A.!
See all of your favorite childhood characters while making new memories.
No. 3: Hollywood Sign
Completed in 1923 as HOLLYWOODLAND, the famous Hollywood Sign is one of the nation’s — and dare one say, the world’s — most easily recognized landscape icons.
Groups have been coming to it for decades and getting their photos snapped for as long as cameras have allowed it.
While it isn’t really a hotbed for activity, it stands tall as “proof” that you and your friends can flash to others that you’ve been-there-done-that.
No. 2: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
Any movie lovers in your group? (If no, why are they going again?) If so, you will simply have to attend the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre — not simply for the gorgeous Eastern architecture, but also for the enormous IMAX auditorium and film history.
This is where Star Wars premiered to the masses in 1977. It is where countless stars from the 1920s and forward have left their mark on the city’s rich film history. Built originally in 1926, it has undergone a number of renovations over the years to keep pace with the times.
But it has never lost the magic it originally possessed.
No. 1: The Grammy Museum
Of all the top Los Angeles landmarks, this one is a sentimental favorite because music has a tendency to bring everyone together in a way even movies cannot pull off.
As television has begun to usurp the silver screen in quality and prestige, music maintains its hold over the lives of countless individuals. Everyone has a “life soundtrack,” and no matter the genre, the Grammy Museum pays homage with reverence.
For galleries offering insight into the history and progression of popular music, look no further than this location.
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