Sixt rent a car
45$ - Per 1 day in a week
We start our tour from LAX - Los Angeles international airport. If you plan to explore downtown or other central areas (Hollywood, Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills) as well as the western side of the metro area (including the beach areas of Santa Monica and Venice and/or a trip to the Getty Center in Brentwood or the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades), then a rental car may be advisable for your entire trip. Traveling with children makes it even more expedient to get a car.
Joan's on Third
9$ - Cheesecake + Americano
Good place for breakfast and lunch. Great choice of delicious food and sweet treats.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
15$ - Adults, $10 - seniors (65+), children free
The art in this museum represents a diverse population of Los Angeles. It is not limited to art from a specific geographical area or historical era, but rather features a collection of Asian, Latin American, European and American art. It is the largest art museum in the western part of the USA and holds more than 120,000 works of art. There are a number of impressive permanent art instillations including Urban Light by Chris Burden. Among the highlights, there are works of Rembrandt, Cezanne, Gauguin, Monet, Renoir and Giambattista Pittoni. Closed on Wednesdays.
Blu Jam Cafe
18$ - Soup & half sandwich + Coffee
Tasty food and good service. Toasts are very delicious. Good prices and a small simple menu.
Hollywood Center Studios
Hollywood is primarily known for the thriving entertainment industry. Start your visit to Hollywood at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Hollywood Blvd, where you can take photos standing next to the stars in the sidewalk along the Walk of Fame. Each star bears the name, handprints and footprints of a famous actor, musician or celebrity.
This is a huge public park, which covers 4,310 acres and is one of the largest in North America. The land, which formed the initial area of the park, was donated to the city in 1896 by Colonel J. Griffith, a local landowner. Within the park grounds, there is the Griffith Observatory, Travel Town Museum, Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park Zoo, Bronson Canyon and the Greek Theatre. Within Griffith Park, there are places, where you can get a good view of the Hollywood sign.
7$ - Ticket to The Samuel Oschin Planetarium
This historic observatory is located on Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. It overlooks the Downtown Los Angeles area and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Scientific exhibits are presented throughout the territory of the observatory. Visitors can get hands-on exploring of the universe. Among the exhibits is a 12inch Zeiss refracting telescope in the eastern dome, a solar telescope in the western dome and a model of the moon.
Hollywood Sign - Beachwood Canyon Trail
“Hollywood” is spelled out in 14 meter high white letters forming a 110 meter long word. The sign was originally erected in 1923 as an advertisement for a local property development. The sign became popular and so remained. The only way to get a photo of the sign is from a distance and there are several viewing points where you can get a good shot. If you like hiking, there are three paths, along which you will come closest to the sign. The Mount Hollywood Trail is accessible from the Griffith Observatory. There is a shuttle bus, which takes people to the Griffith Observatory and Hollywood sign viewing area on Mount Hollywood Drive. The shuttle can be arranged through the Griffith Park Visitors Center for $10.
Stout Burgers & Beers
14$ - STOUT BURGER
Great place with tasty burgers and great beer selection.