Aquarium of the Pacific
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Aquarium of the Pacific

Address: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 - MAP
Phone: (562) 590-3100
Web: www.aquariumofpacific.org

Located on Rainbow Harbor, the Aquarium of the Pacific features a collection of over 11,000 animals, representing over 500 different species. Learn about the different sea life, as well as the importance of the ocean, its threats and conservation. You can also pet the sharks and stingrays at the Shark Lagoon attraction or feed nectar to lorikeets at the Lorikeet Forest.

California Science Center
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California Science Center

Address: 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037 - MAP
Phone: (323) 724-3623 (323-SCIENCE)
Web: californiasciencecenter.org

Learn about science through hands-on experiences and attractions at the California Science Center. Take a ride on the high wire bicycle to learn about gravity. Investigate the different climates and ecologies in the demonstration rooms. Get up close and personal with fish, spiders, lizards, hermit crabs, hissing cockroaches and snakes as you learn about the different species and how they live.

Chinese Theatre

Chinese Theatre

Address: 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 - MAP
Phone: (323) 461-3331
Web: www.tclchinesetheatres.com

Watch a movie in the famous Chinese Theatre, where movie stars have gathered for Hollywood premiers since the 1920s. Find the autographs of your favorite celebrity or try to match your hands and feet to those the stars have left in the concrete walkway. This beautiful theater and cultural attraction was designed to resemble a miniature Chinese palace, to make moviegoers feel like royalty.

Comedy Store

Comedy Store

Address: 8433 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 - MAP
Phone: (323) 650-6268
Web: thecomedystore.com

Laugh yourself silly at the Comedy Store. The Comedy Store has three rooms-the Original room, the Main Room and the Belly Room-with a variety of local, national and international talent lined up to perform every night. Previous performers include stars such as Dave Chappelle, Daniel Tosh, Russell Brand, Roseanne Barr and Ahmed Ahmed.

Disneyland Resort
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Disneyland Resort

Address: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802 - MAP
Phone: (714) 781-4636 (INFO)
Web: disneyland.disney.go.com

Make memories that will last a lifetime at the Disneyland Resort. Meet favorite Disney characters as you explore the different worlds within the two major parks. Disneyland Park is modeled after the Magic Kingdom and features nine different lands with tons of rides, attractions and performances. Disney California Adventure Park features attractions like the Hollywood Pictures Backlot and Golden State.

El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historical Monument

El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historical Monument

Address: 125 Paseo De La Plaza #400, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - MAP
Phone: (213) 628-1274
Web: elpueblo.lacity.org

Los Angeles has been under the flags of Spain, Mexico and the United States since the Europeans came over to the Americas. El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historical Monument reflects the Native American, African, European, Mexican and Chinese cultures that contributed to the early history of Los Angeles. Eleven of the living museum's twenty-seven historic buildings are open to the public.

Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory

Address: 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 - MAP
Phone: (213) 473-0800
Web: www.griffithobservatory.org

Located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood, Griffith Observatory is a national leader in public astronomy. Visit or even rent the observatory for an extensive display of space and science research, as well as the planetarium show and a chance to look through telescopes at the beautiful LA night sky. This attraction is one of the most famous observatories in the country.

Griffith Park
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Griffith Park

Address: 4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027 - MAP
Phone: (323) 913-4688
Web: www.laparks.org

Get some fresh air at Griffith Park. This huge municipal park is filled with fun activities and attractions for the whole family. See the true stars of Hollywood at the Griffith Observatory and its planetarium. Ride the miniature rails on the Stockton Terminal locomotive and learn about transportation at the Travel Town Museum. Go around the merry-go-round or get on a real pony for a safe, fun ride around the track.

Heritage Square Museum

Heritage Square Museum

Address: 3800 Homer St, Los Angeles, CA 90031 - MAP
Phone: (323) 225-2700
Web: heritagesquare.org

Walk through living history at the Heritage Square Museum. The Heritage Square attraction is actually a collection of homes in the Montecito Heights neighborhood. These houses demonstrate the growth and change in Los Angeles from 1850 to 1950. Tour Victorian Era houses and learn about the everyday lives of the Angelenos who used to live in them.

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood Sign

Address: 3400 N Beachwood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068 - MAP
Phone: (213) 473-3231
Web: www.hollywoodsign.org

Welcome to the Hollywood Sign. Be blown away by the spectacular sights of nature near the Hollywood Sign. Pack a picnic and watch the sun dance across the Hollywood Hills as it lights up this iconic landmark. Or, take a walk outdoors along the Mt. Hollywood Trail in Griffith Park to get as up close and personal to the sign as allowed.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Address: Hollywood Blvd at Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90068 - MAP
Phone: (323) 469-8311
Web: www.walkoffame.com

Welcome to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tour the official Hollywood Walk of Fame outside of Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The street is paved with the handprints - and occasionally the prints of other body parts - celebrity stars and signatures of Hollywood icons. As you walk down the world's most famous sidewalk, you will meet the characters of Hollywood Boulevard-the street performers and vendors who have taken to the Walk of Fame over the decades.

Hollywood Wax Museum

Hollywood Wax Museum

Address: 6767 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 - MAP
Phone: (323) 462-5991
Web: www.hollywoodwaxmuseum.com

Welcome to the house of wax. Hollywood Wax Museum features 180 life-like wax models of famous people and characters that have influenced the realms of entertainment, history and politics. Pose next to your favorite stars for a memorable souvenir photograph. Strike a pose with three generations of James Bond, stand on the red carpet with Samuel L. Jackson or practice your karate moves with Charlie's Angels at this fun attraction.

Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Address: 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108 - MAP
Phone: (626) 405-2100
Web: huntington.org

Aside from an extensive collection of rare books, manuscripts and art, the Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens also contain 120 acres of landscaped gardens. Of the dozen principal gardens open to the public, the Children's Garden is most popular for the younger visitors. Children can learn about plants and different elements of nature through fun, hands-on activities.

La Brea Tar Pits
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La Brea Tar Pits

Address: 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 - MAP
Phone: (213) 763-3499
Web: www.tarpits.org

Learn about the Ice Age at the La Brea Tar Pits near the Page Museum. One of the world's most famous attractions for fossil localities, the La Brea Tar Pits provide a window into the past through plant and animal fossils. The Page Museum displays the collection of found specimens (including giant mammoths and saber-toothed cats), and offers the opportunity to watch bones being cleaned and repaired in the Laboratory.

Laugh Factory

Laugh Factory

Address: 8001 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 - MAP
Phone: (323) 656-1336
Web: www.laughfactory.com

Laugh 'til your sides hurt at the Laugh Factory. Living up to its name, the Laugh Factory was recognized as "the #1 comedy club in the country" by USA Today. This world famous comedy club attraction has hosted comedians like Dane Cook, Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno, Chris Rock and Jon Stewart. You can also catch new comedians and rising stars at open mic night.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 - MAP
Phone: (323) 857-6000
Web: www.lacma.org

The largest art museum in the western United States, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art contains over 100,000 objects and a variety of attractions. View an art collection that encompasses the geographical globe as well as the entire history of art, with objects dating from prehistoric time to modern days. Additionally, the museum hosts a series of special events throughout the year.

Los Angeles Zoo
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Los Angeles Zoo

Address: 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027 - MAP
Phone: (323) 644-4200
Web: www.lazoo.org

Bring your wild things to the Los Angeles Zoo. Located in Griffith Park, this zoo features plenty of animals and activities that the family will love. Walk around the different exhibits and attractions to see animals in replicated habitats. Have a personal animal encounter at the petting zoo or through the Animals & You Program. Watch a performance by the birds and learn about their behavior in nature.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Address: 7662 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620 - MAP
Phone: (866) 935-6878
Web: www.medievaltimes.com

Watch a live jousting performance while you tear into your delicious dinner with your bare hands. At the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, you join a section and cheer for your knight as he competes against five others for the title of King's Champion. Raise your voice and experience the thrill of watching armored knights fight on horseback and with swords.

Microsoft Theater

Microsoft Theater

Address: 777 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90015 - MAP
Phone: (213) 763-6030
Web: www.microsofttheater.com

Experience live entertainment and attractions in a new way at the Microsoft Theater formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. Opened in 2007, this indoor venue offers 7,100 seats, none of which are more than 220 feet away from the stage. This gives the theatre a sense of intimacy not found in similarly sized theaters. Watch live performances by favorite bands and artists or see a broadcast or film on one of the 14 screens.

Million Dollar Theatre

Million Dollar Theatre

Address: 307 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013 - MAP
Phone: (213) 617-3600
Web: www.milliondollar.la

The historic movie palace, Million Dollar Theater, was built by entrepreneur Sid Grauman before his Egyptian Theatre and Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The Million Dollar Theatre has been preserved for its unique and extraordinary architecture, even though the building lay abandoned for two years. Re-opened in 2008, the theater currently shows live Spanish theater.

Pershing Square

Pershing Square

Address: 532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 - MAP
Phone: (213) 847-4970
Web: www.laparks.org

Visit the Pershing Square in downtown LA. This small, one block city attraction contains a large fountain, numerous artworks and a stage area. This park hosts special events, such as summer concerts, Friday Night Flicks, holiday-themed celebrations and displays of local artists and their work.

Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills

Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills

Address: Rodeo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035 - MAP
Phone: (310) 855-9595
Web: www.rodeodrive-bh.com

Fashionistas and shopaholics alike flock to the retail mecca of Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills. This famous shopping street and attraction is known worldwide as the epicenter of luxury fashion. Brace yourself for a long haul as you walk the three blocks and browse the hundreds of boutiques, stores and hotels along the way.

Roxy Theatre

Roxy Theatre

Address: 9009 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 - MAP
Phone: (310) 278-9457
Web: www.theroxy.com

Party hard at the Roxy Theatre, a famous nightclub attraction on the Sunset Strip. Have your own "lost weekend" at the small bar or get up close to performers. Listen to live music or a comedian. You might even catch a stage play-The Roxy is known for bringing the stage play The Rocky Horror Picture Show to the United States.

Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Six Flags Magic Mountain

Address: 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355 - MAP
Phone: (661) 255-4100
Web: www.sixflags.com/magicmountain

Spend a day having fun in the sun at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Meet Looney Tunes and DC Comic characters as you enjoy the rides, attractions and shows in the nine themed areas within the amusement park. Have a truly magical day-with over a dozen rollercoasters, two water flumes, a go-kart track and more. There are enough activities at Magic Mountain to keep you busy all day and coming back for more.

Under the Sea
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Under the Sea

Address: 3871 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 - MAP
Phone: (310) 915-1133
Web: www.undertheseaindoorplayground.com

On the occasional rainy day in LA, you may not be able to take the kids outside. For some indoor fun, head to Under the Sea indoor playground, a world out of a child's imagination. This children's attraction and entertainment center offers a carousel, Moon Bouncer, Turbo Slide and much more! Fun activities abound in this nautically themed playground.

Universal Studios Hollywood
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Universal Studios Hollywood

Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 - MAP
Phone: (800)-864-8377 (800-UNIVERSAL)
Web: www.universalstudioshollywood.com

Have a blast at Universal Studios Hollywood. Movie fans will adore the backlot tours, where you can see how the magic happens. Enjoy the rides, attractions and shows, and shop at themed retail outlets. Check out the popular Jurassic Park: The Ride or Special Effects Stage-you may even see a few costumed characters roaming the grounds.

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