Hmmm…where should I start from! From the “Walk of Fame” to Hollywood and from the Sunset Strip to Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles has something for everyone. If you can only spend one day there, what would miss and what would you see? This is probably a very difficult question to ask when you have already booked one of the many cheap flights to Los Angeles available online without planning your itinerary first. So just to put you at ease, here is the list of attractions which can visit, even if you’re only in LA-LA-land for 24 hours.
The Hollywood “Walk of Fame”
You’d be remiss to pass on the legendary “Walk of Fame,” which is probably the most common and iconic landmark of Los Angeles. This is the place where the legends of entertainment industry receive their highest honor with their handprints cemented into the sidewalk for eternity. And while you’re in Hollywood, you might as well honor and tribute to those greatest entertainers with a walk along the “Walk of Fame,” and maybe even grab a picture next to your favorite actor or actress’ name.
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
Soon after visiting the Walk of Fame head towards the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre which is just a short walk away. This movie theatre is a historic site of Los Angeles which opened in 1927 with the premiere of “The King of Kings.” It’s a must-see while you’re in the area.
Hollywood Star Home Tours
I know, I know – everyone says that you shouldn’t enjoy peeking in on someone’s personal life, but it’s hard to say no to checking out Richard Gere’s house or seeing where Lindsay Lohan wrecked her Mercedes. All you just need to do is buy the ticket of tour right outside the Grauman’s Chinese Theater and sit in the mini bus and go for a spin through Beverley Hills and Hollywood. Salma Hayek’s mansion is pictured above, photo courtesy of SAFM.com.au.
The HOLLYWOOD Sign
That’s right folks; this is the most famous sign in history. No, you can’t drive to it – in fact, you can’t even walk to it; there’s a fence. But there are ways to capture it in your camera. So, explore the fascinating international icon – a monument that sparks a thousand dazzling associations…the famous Hollywood sign.
The Getty Center museum is world-class and it is free. It is the city’s cultural acropolis, storing a multitude of art, sculpture and photographs from Europe and America. Stroll between galleries or through the gardens for spectacular sunset views. Some also enjoy the contrast between the art center’s refinement and the glitz of Hollywood.