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๐ŸŒด Top 10 Stops for Your LA Adventure: Haque's EYE List for First-Timers ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽฅ

๐ŸŒ† Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis with a dizzying array of attractions, from iconic landmarks to trendy neighborhoods and world-class museums. ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned local, these top 10 must-see places in LA should be on your radar. Let's roam around LA with Haque's EYE!

1. Hollywood Sign ๐ŸŒ†

Must-See in LA! ๐ŸŒŸ Built in 1923 as an ad, now a symbol of movies! ๐ŸŽฅ Perched on Mount Lee, it's Hollywood's crown jewel! ๐Ÿ’Ž Snap pics from afar or hike up close โ€“ don't miss it! ๐Ÿ“ธ

๐Ÿ’ฐ Cost:

  • Free!

  • There are several places from where you can see the sign!

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To find ways of getting up close and several other ways to explore Hollywood Sign, read Your Ultimate Guide to Hollywood Sign Viewing: ๐ŸŒŸ Easy Tips for the Top 5 Free Ways! ๐Ÿž๏ธ

2. Hollywood Walk of Fame โญ๏ธ

No LA trip is complete without a stroll along the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame! ๐ŸŒŸ Stretching for 1.3 miles, this legendary sidewalk is a star-studded tribute to the entertainment industry's biggest names. ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ

๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ With over 2,600 terrazzo and brass stars beneath your feet, you'll feel the magic of Hollywood's history with every step. ๐ŸŒŸ Take your time, snap some photos, and immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of this iconic landmark! ๐Ÿ“ธโœจ

๐Ÿ’ฐ Cost:

  • Free for the general public!

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Hey there! So, you wanna check off Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame? Well, get ready for something surprisingly simple yet iconic. It's just a road, but for first-timers, stepping onto that sidewalk and seeing those stars? It's a must-do experience. Trust me, it's nothing extravagant, but it's a road that leads straight to the heart of Hollywood's magic!

3. Griffith Observatory & Park ๐Ÿ”ญ

Experience breathtaking city skyline views and stargazing at Griffith Observatory! ๐ŸŒŒ Located in Griffith Park, escape the urban hustle with hiking trails and picnicking spots.

The observatory offers stunning panoramic views of downtown LA and the iconic Hollywood Sign. ๐ŸŒ†Explore space and science exhibits, perfect for visitors of all ages! โœจ

๐Ÿ’ฐ Cost:

  • Free!

  • Griffith Park is open from 5:00 AM to 10:30 PM

  • There are paid parking lots available near the building (hourly 7$)

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๐ŸŒŸDon't miss the chance to observe celestial objects through telescopes, free for the public! ๐Ÿ”ญ

4. Universal Studios Hollywood ๐ŸŽฅ

Step into the enchanting world of movie magic at Universal Studios Hollywood! ๐ŸŽฌ Explore thrilling rides, behind-the-scenes tours, and immersive experiences.

๐ŸŒŸ From the heart-pounding excitement of Super Nintendo World to the awe-inspiring Jurassic World: The Ride, there's something for every movie buff! ๐ŸŽข๐Ÿฆ–โœจ And don't forget to visit the spellbinding Wizarding World of Harry Potter for a truly magical adventure! ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿช„

๐Ÿ’ฐ Cost:

  • Depends on how many days and parks you want to visit!

  • Roughly 200-300$ per person

  • Parking is expensive from 50-60$

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5. Disneyland ๐Ÿฐ

Age doesn't matter when it comes to enjoying the magic of Disneyland! ๐ŸฐIt's like stepping into a magical world where fun never ends! ๐ŸŒŸ There are different areas to explore, like Star Wars: Galaxyโ€™s Edge and Disney California Adventure Park (where Avengers Campus lives!).

๐ŸŽข And when you're hungry, you can grab some delicious food and then take a walk down Main Street USA. It feels like going back in time! ๐ŸŽถ There are so many cool rides too, like the Indiana Jones Adventure and the awesome Soarinโ€™. ๐Ÿš€ It's a place where your dreams come true, and you can have the best adventures ever! โœจ Don't miss the famous attractions like Sleeping Beauty Castle, Space Mountain, and Pirates of the Caribbean โ€“ they're waiting to make your day unforgettable! ๐ŸŽ 

๐Ÿ’ฐ Cost:

  • Depends on how many days and parks you want to visit!

  • Roughly 100-200$ per person

  • Parking is expensive from 30-50$

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Discover Disneyland Resort's two distinct areas: Disneyland Park ๐Ÿฐ and Disney California Adventure Park ๐ŸŽข. Maximize your experience with a multi-day ticket, enjoying all the attractions and shows each park has to offer! A detailed blog is coming soon.

6. Warner Bros Studio Tour

Get ready to be blown away by the epic Warner Bros Studio Tour! ๐ŸŽฅ This place is a total movie buff's dream come true. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐Ÿง™From the magical streets of Hogwarts to the dark and gritty Gotham City, you'll be #WBStudioStruck by all the legendary film locations. ๐Ÿฆ‡Just imagine casually strolling down the lane in Hogsmeade Village or checking out the crazy cool Batcave. Talk about an Insta-worthy moment! โšก

But that's not even the best part! You'll get to geek out over incredible exhibits filled with iconic props, costumes, and set pieces straight from the movies. C'mon, who doesn't want to see the actual Hogwarts robes or the Batmobile up close?! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿš˜

๐Ÿ’ฐ Cost:

  • Per Adult Studio Tour 70$, Classic Films Tour 95$, Studio Tour Plus 150$, Deluxe Tour 300$

  • Parking is 15$ per car

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Whether you're a film fanatic or just love getting a behind-the-scenes look, the Warner Bros Studio Tour is a total must. Get ready to make memories you'll never forget. ๐ŸŒŸโœจFrom my research there is not much differences between the tours except one offering more guided time, and lunch. So getting the 70$ ticket would be your best option! A detailed blog is coming soon.

7. The Getty Center ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

This place is for art lovers! Ready to explore the Getty Center? It's not just another museumโ€”it's an experience waiting to happen. Nestled in the hills of LA, this place is all about simplicity meets grandeur. It has halls filled with European and American art, each piece telling its own story. But it's not just the art; the architecture is a masterpiece in itself, seamlessly blending with the landscape.

When you need a break, step into the gardens for a moment of serenity amidst lush greenery and peaceful fountains. So, if you're craving inspiration and beauty, the Getty Center is the place to be. It's not flashy, but it's got heart and soul. ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ

๐Ÿ’ฐ Cost:

  • Free entry with a timed reservation

  • Parking is 25$ per car!

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๐ŸŽจ Even if art isn't your passion, The Getty Center offers much more than just galleries. The garden itself is very iconic.

8. Los Angeles County Museum of Art ๐ŸŽจ

๐ŸŽจ Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will welcome you with a mesmerizing display of vintage street lamps called the urban-light installation. ๐ŸŒŸ It's like something straight out of a fairytale! โœจ

๐Ÿคฉ From super old-school stuff from way back when to super cool modern pieces, LACMA's got it all! ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Each room feels like a whole new adventure, filled with art that tells stories from all over the world. ๐ŸŒ Whether you're a total art buff or just curious, LACMA's gonna rock your world! ๐Ÿ’ฅ Get lost in the fancy brushstrokes of the Old Masters, feel all the feels with modern sculptures, and have your mind blown by some seriously cool installations! ๐ŸŽ‰


  • L.A. County Residents: ๐Ÿง‘ Adults: $23 (After 3 pm, Monโ€“Fri: Free), ๐Ÿ‘ง Youth: Free

  • Non-L.A. County Residents: ๐Ÿง‘ Adults: $28, ๐Ÿ‘ง Youth (3โ€“17): $13

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๐ŸŽจ While LACMA boasts an impressive art collection, it may not be the most exciting visit for non-enthusiasts. ๐Ÿ˜ด If art isn't your passion, the galleries could start to feel repetitive after a while. Hoenstly, I felt little bored, but you can definately take a bunch of insta worthy photos here! ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿคณ

9. Santa Monica Pier ๐ŸŽกย 

๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŽข Cali vibes galore at Santa Monica Pier! ๐ŸŽก This iconic wooden pier dating back to 1909 stretches far into the ocean ๐ŸŒŠ, offering an old-school amusement park with a Ferris wheel, roller coaster, carousel, and yummy snacks like cotton candy ๐Ÿญ and hot dogs ๐ŸŒญ.

Anglers can cast their lines off the railings for a fresh catch ๐ŸŸ, while stunning views of the beach, bay, and LA skyline ๐Ÿ™๏ธ await.

The pier area buzzes with Santa Monica Beach featuring the famous Muscle Beach gym, outdoor concerts, movie screenings, lively bars ๐Ÿน, restaurants, and the Third Street Promenade for shopping and people-watching ๐Ÿ›๏ธ. Whether you crave thrills, chills, or just classic Cali vibes, Santa Monica Pier has it all for fun under the sun! โ˜€๏ธ

๐Ÿ’ฐย Cost:

  • Free

  • Paid Parking Lot is available nearby

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๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿค Did you know that Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Santa Monica is located right next to the historic Santa Monica Pier? ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŒŠ This iconic restaurant offers diners not only delicious seafood but also stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the bustling activities of the pier. ๐Ÿ–๏ธ๐Ÿน

10. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

๐Ÿคฉ Dive into the captivating world of the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, where ancient natural history comes to life! ๐Ÿ’Ž Explore the perfectly preserved remains of mammoths and saber-toothed cats, frozen in time and sparking curiosity about life's remarkable journey on Earth.

๐Ÿ” Discover ongoing excavations and cutting-edge research, offering a glimpse into the fascinating world of paleontology and the endless mysteries waiting to be uncovered. ๐ŸŒ

๐Ÿ’ฐย Cost:

  • Adult tickets available from 15$

  • Parking is free

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Did you know that the La Brea Tar Pits are not actually pits filled with tar, but rather asphalt seeps? ๐Ÿ”This natural asphalt has been bubbling up from the ground for thousands of years, trapping and preserving the remains of prehistoric animals that became stuck in it. So, it's not really tar, but it's still a sticky situation for the creatures of the past! ๐Ÿฆด

๐ŸŒดLA is a total vibe-fest, fam โ€“ from iconic spots to trendy 'hoods and world-class culture galore. ๐ŸŒ‰Whether you're a fresh-faced first-timer or an LA local legend, these top 10 must-see places are gonna have you California dreamin' hard. โœจ Get ready for an epic adventure that'll leave you starry-eyed and so Cal-obsessed! ๐ŸŒ‡See you at some other corner of the World, till then Happy Exploring with Haque's EYE!



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