Los Angeles Neighborhoods Guide – Where to Go & What to Visit for Tourists

Planning a trip to Los Angeles? We highlighted a handful of the top attractions, places to see, and which neighborhoods in Los Angeles to visit during your vacation.

Las Comunidades Beach

Los Angeles County’s 60-mile beachfront boasts a myriad of distinct beach communities stretching from Malibu in the north to Palos Verdes in the south.

No trip to L.A. is complete without some time spent exploring the beach communities, so be sure to check them out. Four of the area’s most popular beaches are Santa Monica, Malibu, Long Beach, and Venice Beach.

Santa Monica

La cabeza a Santa Mónica para explorar su bullicioso muelle océano, hermosos hoteles frente al mar, ambiente artístico, y numerosas tiendas.

Cosas que hacer en Santa Mónica

  • Santa Monica Pier: No trip to LA is complete without experiencing the Santa Monica beachfront. Enjoy some classic, ocean-side fun. Take a spin on the thrilling rides at Pacific Park, check out the spot where the iconic Route 66 meets the ocean, explore all things sea life at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, try your hand at fishing, and more.
  • Hop on a tour bus and get the inside scoop on a Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour for a breezy ride up the Pacific Coast Highway and a chance to spot a celebrity.
  • Camine por el emblemático estado de la playa de Santa Mónica y echa un vistazo a la arquitectura única de sus propiedades frente a la playa.
  • Pick up a souvenir and get some shopping in at the Third Street Promenade downtown.
  • Visit The Getty Center, L.A.’s visual arts mecca and a gorgeous sight in itself designed by Richard Meier with beautiful gardens, open spaces, and one of the best views of the city.


Malibu es mejor conocido por sus residentes famosos y sus mansiones océano. La 27 costa -milla es considerado el más hermoso paisaje rural en LA Plus, surfistas aman las grandes olas.

Head to Santa Monica Pier to pick up a guided tour of the celebrity homes and prime real estate.

Playa Larga

Famed for a number of top attractions from museums to cruises and beyond, Long Beach is a great family destination. It’s located south of Los Angeles and is easily reachable by car.

Things to Do in Long Beach

  • Visit the supposedly haunted and definitely historic vessel Queen Mary, which offers plenty of special seasonal events and tours.
  • Explore the fascinating Aquarium of the Pacific, which focuses exclusively on the marine life of the world’s largest ocean.
  • Take a whale watch cruise or harbor cruise to explore the beautiful waters of the Pacific.
  • Indulge your creative side with a visit to the Museum of Latin American Art or the Long Beach Museum of Art.
  • Get your shop on at the Pike Outlets.

Venice Beach

Famoso por su Ocean Front Walk, Venice Beach es el hogar de algunos de los personajes más bizarros y eclécticos en LA

Things to Do in Venice Beach

  • There’s nothing like a little people-watching on Ocean Front Walk where you’ll find street musicians, fortunetellers, and hundreds of skateboarders.
  • Visite el mundialmente famoso Venice Beach Skate Park y pasar algún tiempo de alcance a los talentos.

El Westside y Beverly Hills

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El área conocida como el Westside, ubicado entre las comunidades de playa y Hollywood, contiene algunos de los barrios más conocidos en Los Ángeles, como Bel-Air, Beverly Hills, y la siempre actual zona de West Hollywood.

Cosas que hacer en Hollywood

Below are few fun ideas, but check out our post on things to do in Hollywood for even more!

  • Take a tour of the famous Dolby Theatre®, the home of the Academy Awards®, and get an insider’s look at this iconic Hollywood institution.
  • Tour the famed TCL Chinese Theatre (home to the world’s largest IMAX screen).
  • Snap photos with your favorite celebs (or at least their life-like wax representations) at Madame Tussauds Hollywood and see memorabilia from your favorite movies at the Hollywood Museum.
  • Go behind the scenes on a guided walking tour that hits all the highlights of Hollywood or hop on a bus and see the Movie Star Homes of Hollywood A-listers.
  • Obtén un entrenamiento con una caminata hasta Runyon Canyon Park un poco de aire fresco y las impresionantes vistas de la ciudad y sus alrededores.
  • Walk along Hollywood Boulevard and check out the star-studded tiles along the famous Walk of Fame.

Cosas que hacer en el Westside y Beverly Hills

  • Check out the Museum of Tolerance, a fascinating institution dedicated to promoting tolerance and understanding.
  • Travel back in time to the Ice Age and check out the world’s largest and most diverse collection of extinct Ice Age animals and plants at the La Brea Tar Pit and Museum.
  • Don’t even think about leaving L.A. without a visit to a working studio. The 2-hour guided Sony Pictures Studio Tour lets visitors step inside the gates and explore the place where movie magic happens.
  • Crucero a lo largo de Sunset Boulevard desde el centro hasta la costa del Pacífico y hacer una parada en Rodeo Drive, la famosa palma arbolada 2 tira -milla de gama alta de compras en Beverly Hills.

Centro de la ciudad

Unlike most cities, Downtown is not the center of attention in Los Angeles but its many attractions make it worth a visit.

Cosas que hacer en Centro de Los Ángeles

  • Visit the GRAMMY Museum®, one of L.A.’s best pop culture museums.
  • Get the best views of the city at OUE Skyspace, an open-air observation deck with a famous glass Skyslide.
  • Shop, dine, and browse through the eclectic Grand Central Market.
  • Participate in popular local events like the monthly art walk.
  • Ver un espectáculo en el Disney Concert Hall, un sitio para ver en sí mismo, diseñado por el mundialmente conocido arquitecto Frank Gehry.
  • Browse through exhibits at the Japanese American National Museum, located in the heart of downtown L.A.’s Little Tokyo historic district.
  • See if your favorite band is in town or catch a local sports game at the Staples Center multi-purpose sports arena.

El Valle de San Fernando

Ubicado entre las montañas de Santa Mónica y de las montañas de San Gabriel, el Valle de San Fernando es el hogar de un montón de entretenimiento y centros comerciales importantes.

Things to Do in San Fernando Valley

  • Be sure to get in a day of theme park fun and thrills at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
  • Visit the impressive historical Mission San Fernando, which was first opened in 1797!
  • Scope out the murals on the Great Wall of Los Angeles.

Glendale y Pasadena

Justo al norte de la ciudad son Glendale y Pasadena, dos grandes ciudades en el condado de Los Angeles y el hogar de algunas de las principales atracciones de Los Ángeles.

Cosas que hacer en Glendale y Pasadena

Save on Attraction Admission in Los Angeles Neighborhoods

While you’re out there exploring all that L.A. has to offer, we’re sure you’ll want to pop into an attraction or two or four.

Consider picking up a Los Angeles attractions pass to help you save up to 50% on combined attraction admission versus paying at the gate.

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