Top things to see and do in Los Angeles
Activities Co-ordinator at Kings LA Billy Bodin shares his top tips for things to see and do in this world-famous city.
1.Try an In-N-Out Burger
In-N-Out is an old and famous fast food restaurant in Los Angeles, and is exclusive to California. The first thing many people do when they land in LAX is stop by the nearest In-N-Out. What makes In-N-Out so great is the freshness of the ingredients.
2. Visit Disneyland
It's called the happiness place on earth for a reason - it doesn't matter how old you are, you will have a good time at Disneyland. The attractions, shows, and atmosphere is something to experience once in your life. The Disneyland in California is the original park that began in 1955.
3. Hike the Hollywood Sign
It's one thing to take a picture from afar, but to actually climb that famous hill is an accomplishment. There are different trails that go up the hill and some people like to go behind the sign as well.
4. Check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Find your favorite actor's or musician's star on Hollywood Blvd! The Walk of Fame technically starts on Vine Street but it wraps around Hollywood Blvd for many blocks. One of the most recent actors to receive his Star on the Walk of Fame was Orlando Bloom, and there was a big event to commemorate it.
5. Catch a Red Carpet Event
Everyone who comes to LA wants to see a celebrity and there's no better chance to see one than attending a Red Carpet event. Of course, you won't be sitting next to George Clooney during a movie premiere, but if you wait by the red carpet you may get an autograph!
6. Relax at the Santa Monica Pier
Nothing feels more Californian than the Pier in Santa Monica. You can go down to the beach, do some shopping in the promenade or even play some carnival games on the board walk. On a perfect summer day, the pier becomes a very relaxing place to hang out.
7. Take a stroll Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a very sentimental place for me. My family use to work in that area and I was very familiar with the various districts. You can visit Little Tokyo, Chinatown, or Olvera Street. Each area shows off the cultural diversity of Los Angeles. One of my favorite places in Downtown is the Art District. There are some amazing galleries that showcase quirky modern art. One place you have to visit in Downtown is "The Last Bookstore". It's a very special bookstore with some amazing looking art installations. It has to be seen to be believed!