In any city, there's always interesting things to explore, learn, and do. Los Angeles is no exception. If anything, the greater Los Angeles area has so many interesting opportunities for you to take advantage of that it's hard to pick just three.
But if you really want to feel like you got the best experience possible in Los Angeles, follow the rules in The Kelp Travel Guide's "Four Steps to a Great Vacation" to eat local, walk around, learn about history, and do some shopping. Here's a few ways to do that.
- Explore Santa Monica
Take your family to the mile-deep beach at Santa Monica and enjoy the sun and surf. Make sure you bring some toys, a beach umbrella, and sun screen. Enjoy the day at the beach then head over to Urth Caffe for sandwiches, pizza, and their famous cheesecake. Don't be surprised if there's a line out the door!
- Experience Universal Studios
This is a classic Hollywood experience that even the locals love. You can see a movie, shop for movie related collectibles, or grab a bite at several restaurants. One of the most popular attractions there is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter where you can visit Hogwarts castle and try food from some of the wizarding world's best restaurants.
- Visit the Getty Museum
The Kelp Travel Guide's "Four Steps to a Great Vacation" suggests museums as a great place to learn about the history of a place and what it values. The Getty was designed by architect Richard Meier. It's a stunning experience of beauty just to visit the grounds. But of course there's also much to discover in the art collections. A must-see is the Central Garden, designed by Robert Irwin, and a work of art in its own right.