Los Angeles Attractions

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Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific562.590.3100 | 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
Drive Time (approximate): 15 miles/30 minutes

Located on five acres of waterfront property in downtown Long Beach, the Aquarium of the Pacific features marine life of the Pacific Ocean. More than 47 exhibits represent more than 500 species.

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills310.285.2442 | Trolley Hotline
Drive Time (approximate): 25 miles/45-50 minutes

Take a ride through Beverly Hills on a 40-minute narrated tour of art, architecture, historical and renowned areas of the city.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium310.548.7562 | 3720 Stephen White Drive, San Pedro
Drive Time (approximate): 7 miles/14 minutes

Learn about the natural history of the area through live exhibits. Beach walks and classes are held all through the year. From March to August, during the full or new moon, you can participate in a Grunion run. The admission is free.

Catalina Island

Catalina IslandBoat Ride Time (approximate): 32 miles/45 minutes

A place where the gentle rhythm of waves makes time slow down. It’s a place where paddling through crystal clear waters in the crisp morning air is followed by Mai Tais and sun-soaked massages on the beach. Moonlit walks are the norm and a sense of timelessness surrounds you. That Catalina feeling of tranquility is better known as Island Time.

Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure

Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure714.781.4000 | 1313 S. Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim
Drive Time: (approximate): 40 miles/45 minutes to an hour

“The Happiest Place on Earth,” Disneyland has stood as an icon of magical storytelling for decades. No trip to Southern California would be complete without a visit to Disneyland.

Disney’s California Adventure theme park is a magical festival of shows, parades and attractions celebrating California’s storied past and exciting future.

Getty Center

Getty Center310.440.7300 | 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles
Drive Time (approximate): 32 miles/40-45 minutes

Designed by one of America’s celebrated architects, Richard Meier, the Getty Center showcases paintings, drawings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, and French, European and American photographs. The astonishing permanent collection includes Van Gogh’s Irises, as well as paintings and drawings by Rembrandt, Monet, Manet, Renoir and Cezanne.

Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory213.473.0800 | 2800 E. Observatory Avenue, Los Angeles
Drive Time (approximate): 38 miles/45-50 minutes

Griffith Observatory’s unique architecture and setting, compelling programmatic offerings, and Silver Screen cinematic exposure have made it one of the most famous and visited landmarks in Southern California.

Heritage Square Museum

Heritage Square Museum323.225.2700 | 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles
Drive Time (approximate): 30 miles/40-45 minutes

A living history museum reflecting the settlement and development of Southern California from the Civil War to the early 20th Century, Heritage Square Museum offers visitors a look into the everyday lives of Southern Californians at the close of the 19th Century.

Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach

The city’s flat, sandy beach is ideal for sunbathing, beach volleyball, surfing and paddle boarding. Pier Avenue offers a thriving concentration of restaurants and nightlife.


HollywoodDrive Time (approximate): 38 miles/50 minutes to 1 hour

Match your hand and footprints with over 170 screen legends such as Clint Eastwood and Marilyn Monroe in the courtyard of the most famous movie theatre in the world, Mann’s Chinese Theatre. Hollywood offers a multitude of exclusive boutiques, gourmet restaurants and of course the Kodak Theater, home of the Academy Awards.

Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott's Berry Farm714.220.5200 | 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park
Drive Time (approximate): 35 miles/45-55 minutes

The gang’s all here! Snoopy, Charlie, Lucy and Linus await your arrival to a world of fun and fantasy at every turn. From high-flying rollercoaster rides to whimsical characters and yummy eats, Knott’s Berry Farm is a rockin’ realm of entertainment just waiting to be discovered.

La Brea Tar Pits

La Brea Tar Pits323.934.7243 | 5801 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Drive Time: 21 miles/45-50 minutes

Rancho La Brea is one of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world. Visitors can learn about Los Angeles as it was between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age, when animals such as saber-toothed cats and mammoths roamed the Los Angeles Basin.


L.A. LIVE800 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles
Drive Time (approximate): 25 miles/45-55 minutes

As a one-of-a-kind entertainment campus, L.A. LIVE is a genuine world-class sports and entertainment destination.

Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach is the home of volleyball and surfing. The quaint downtown area offers an eclectic array of boutiques, shops and restaurants. An attractive aquarium sits at the end of the expansive pier.

Museum of Latin American Art

Museum of Latin American Art562.437.1689 | 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach
Drive Time (approximate): 15 miles/30 minutes

Dubbed as “more than just a museum,” the Museum of Latin American Art is the place to come if you’re interested in Latin American artwork. It displays works by artists which date from World War II to recent years.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles213.763.3466 | 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles
Drive Time: 21 miles/45-50 minutes

Visit one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history. As the largest natural and historical museum in the Western United States and an active research center, NHM safeguards more than 35 million spectacular, diverse specimens and artifacts covering 4.5 billion years of history.

The Original Farmers Market

The Original Farmers Market3rd Street and Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Drive Time (approximate): 35 miles/50 minutes to 1 hour

The Original Farmers Market remains the number one tourist destination in Los Angeles. Offering visitors international cuisine, a wide range of gifts from around the world, regularly scheduled special events for the family and outdoor flavor, not to mention the freshest and finest meats, poultry, seafood, produce and flowers in all of Los Angeles County.

Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County

Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County213.972.7211 | 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
Drive Time (approximate): 25 miles/45 minutes

Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the Music Center is one of the three largest performing arts centers in the nation and welcomes more than 1.3 million people each year. The Center isn’t limited to performances, offering visitors great architecture, tours, museums and restaurants.

Promenade on the Peninsula

Promenade on the Peninsula310.541.0688 | 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates
Drive Time (approximate): 7 miles/11 minutes

Promenade on the Peninsula is a Spanish-style, three-level, open-air center with more than 50 name brand and boutique specialty stores and restaurants, including Borders Books & Music, Equinox Fitness Club & Spa, the Ice Chalet ice skating rink and a state-of-the-art 13-screen Regal Cinemas Theater. The pedestrian-friendly center invites shoppers to stroll among shops, colorfully tiled stairways and pop-up fountain beneath beautiful sky views.

Queen Mary

Queen Mary800.437.2934 | 1126 Queen’s Highway, Long Beach
Drive Time (approximate): 15 miles/30 minutes

Come aboard the legendary Queen Mary and see restored areas that have been under wraps since the final voyage in 1967, including the Isolation Wards and the aft Machine Rooms.

Redondo Beach

Redondo BeachDrive Time (approximate): 4 miles/10 minutes

The Strand, a paved path that runs from South Redondo north to Santa Monica, is a haven for beach goers, bicyclists, skateboarders, and rollerbladers enjoying the sun and surf. Beach volleyball is another important aspect of Redondo Beach’s lifestyle.

Regal Cinema

Regal Cinema310.544.3042 | 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates

Features all new films and offers comfortable stadium seating.

Rodeo Drive

Rodeo DriveDrive Time (approximate): 25 miles/45-50 minutes

This California shopping district is famous for designer labels and haute couture fashion.

Santa Monica

Santa Monica310.458.8900 | 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
Drive Time (approximate): 31 miles/40-45 minutes

Nowhere embodies the spirit of Southern California quite like the sandy beach of Santa Monica and world famous Santa Monica pier. Since 1909 the Pier has been serving up beachside fun to visitors from across the globe seeking the quintessential California experience.

South Coast Botanic Gardens

South Coast Botanic Gardens310.544.6815 | 26300 South Crenshaw Boulevard

An 87-acre garden built on a landfill offers guests lectures, flower shows, bird walks, concerts, car shows and special events throughout the year. Admission fee and tram ride available by appointment.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood818.717.1000 | 70 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
Drive Time (approximate): 40 miles/45 minutes-1 hour

From the blazing infernos of red-hot explosions to jump-out-of-your-seat thrills of great white shark attacks, Hollywood is ablaze in scintillating movie magic crafted from the firing synapses of the world’s most creative minds.

Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour

Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour818.972.8687 | 3400 Riverside Drive, Burbank
Drive Time (approximate): 42 miles/50 minutes

See “behind-the-Scenes” and “into-the-scenes” of your favorite shows and movies at the world’s busiest motion picture and television studio.

Wayfarer’s Chapel

Wayfarer's Chapel310.377.1650 | 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes

Designed by Lloyd Wright – son of Frank Lloyd Wright – the Chapel is often referred to as the Glass Church and is a famous and popular place for weddings. Many soap operas, television and movie weddings have been filmed there. The Chapel is open to all faiths and denominations. It is open daily for prayers and meditation.

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