Highlights in Los Angeles you should not miss!

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Los Angeles, a city of blue skies, bright sunshine and sprawling beaches, is considered to be the most diverse city in the United States.

There are highlights in Los Angeles that are on every todo list for tourists. These include, for example, the Hollywood Sign, the Walk of Fame or Venice Beach. We have already seen many of them and it keeps us going.

But there are also other places in Los Angeles that are not quite as well known or discovered by accident.

You can not imagine visiting a burial site while on vacation, but it's really something special. At this popular tourist spot in the heart of Hollywood, you can see the tombs of famous people such as Dee Dee Ramone, bassist of the band Ramones, Georg Harrison and Chris Cornell.

In the summer movies are shown on the wall at the weekend and many meet there for a picnic. Well-known musicians also use the place to host well-attended live concerts such as Lana Del Rey.

When we visit our family in Los Angeles, we travel a lot by car. We love to drive through the beautiful nature and enjoy the beautiful views. We love to drive along Mulholland Drive , which is considered one of the most beautiful streets in Los Angeles. It runs two lanes and very winding in the hills of the Santa Monica Mountains, leading from Hollywood to Malibu and offers breathtaking and unforgettable views at any time of the day.

It is recommended to experience the Mulholland Drive at sunset and to take photos at one of the many stops when the dazzling sea of ​​lights of Los Angeles slowly spreads overwhelming.

Melrose Avenue known for the colorful graffiti!

Melrose Avenue is a shopping and entertainment street in Los Angeles. It starts at Santa Monica Boulevard and ends at Lucille Avenue in Silver Lake. For those looking for small and trendy galleries or boutiques, this street is just the place. Many know the Melrose Ave from Instagram pictures showing colorful walls with lettering and graffiti. The wings of the artist Collette Miller on the pink wall are probably among the most famous Instagram posts.

Urban Light, one of the most photographed highlights in Los Angeles!

The centerpiece of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is undoubtedly the Urban Light Exhibition, which consists of over 220 different restored and antique street lamps.

This lantern exhibition was created in 2008. Chris Burden had the brilliant idea old lanterns from the 1920s and 1930s to be sorted out, there should be set up and paint.

The lanterns have become very popular through social media and are now one of the most photographed attractions in Los Angeles. Hardly an Instagrammer misses to take a selfie here to let his followers participate in this great moment.

The birthplace of Los Angeles's El Pueblo de los Ángeles is located in downtown Los Angeles. The historic district of Mexican culture and traditions has been named Olvera Street since 1877. This street offers a really interesting contrast amid the skyscrapers of Los Angeles.

One of Los Angeles' most popular tourist destinations, Olvera Street is one of America's top five most popular streets.

It is a place with Mexican culture, a landmark of the city that has retained its charm. Many visitors from all over the world stroll through the small Mexican market with its many souvenir stands.

The Farmersmarket, a cozy spot in the heart of Los Angeles!

Farmers from the surrounding area offer a wide variety of all kinds of fresh local produce . We were overwhelmed by the many fruit and vegetable stalls with their rich offer of regional goods. I have rarely seen such fresh fruits as apples, orange bananas and melons. Vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes, salads and carrots make every vegetarian's heart beat faster.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is located in the center of Long Beach and is one of the largest in the United States. It is located on a 20-acre site and has about 1.5 million visitors a year. In addition, the aquarium is the only one in the world that focuses primarily on the Pacific Ocean.

There are two areas, one inside and one outside and for the overview information sheets in many >

The RMS Queen Mary, built in Scotland in the early 1930s, was bigger and faster than its predecessor, the Titanic. She was the most luxurious way to travel in those years, with more than 300 meters in length, 12 decks and elaborate Art Deco-style interiors.

For three decades she brought the rich and famous across the Atlantic in great luxury. Now the Queen Mary is resting in the harbor of Long Beach, and is a well-known luxury hotel with great views.

It was in Echo Park, we wanted to go from there to Dodger Stadium and then downtown. We saw a small crowd in front of an inconspicuous, small house, which proudly took pictures there. We looked closer and could hardly believe we were standing in front of Toretto's house from Fast and Furious, where Dominic Toretto lived, played by Vin Diesel.

Where Vin Diesel shared a corona with Paul Walker in the movie, or had a barbecue for his buddies. There are so many scenes that play both inside and outside the house, romantic and tragic.

In the movie it has the number 1327 , in real life the house number is 724 East Kensington Road. The house is inhabited but you are allowed to take pictures as long as you do not disturb your privacy.

Marina Del Rey offers a wide, miles-long and almost deserted beach, where you can swim undisturbed and enjoy the sun. It is very well maintained and much quieter and less crowded than Venice or for example Santa Monica.

From the beach you have a great view of the surfers frolicking in the water, or you can take a walk along the coast towards Venice and Santa Monica.

The port, after which the place is named, was artificially created and is probably the largest artificial marina in the world. Over 7000 impressive boats, ships or yachts are anchored here, who wants to see the luxury yachts, that's right here. For example, harbor cruises or rides on a speed catamaran can be booked.
Those who only want to observe the ships from afar, stroll through the elegant settlement. Of course, there are also benches, from which you can watch everything wonderful.

Carneys offers a large selection of burgers, hot dogs, wraps, salads, French fries, but sandwiches of ice cream and drinks. The restaurant is known for its chili burgers and hot dogs with, for example, red cabbage or sauerkraut. We were told that even Elvis Presley got his hot dogs and burgers there.

We looked for a window seat overlooking Sunset Boulevard. So we could watch the busy life and the driving along luxury cars while eating our hot dogs.

Shopping in the Citadel Outlets!

The outlet is a very sprawling open air mall and laid out like a small village. It invites you to a leisurely stroll and shopping is just fun. You can not compare it to the great outlet in Camarillo, but here too there is a plethora of fabulous shops offering anything in every price range. You can find everything from clothing and accessories to household goods and gifts and even chocolate. All known names such as American Apparel, Charlotte Russe, Lucky Brand Jeans, Michael Kors offer their goods here. Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Disney, and American Eagle are also some of the bargains you can get and get discounts up to 70%.

Who does not dream of driving Highway Number One, also known as the Pacific Coast Highway?
We love this road with the breathtaking, very varied landscape and the shimmering in all shades of blue Pacific. It leads through tight hairpin bends and deep canyons, past impressive cliffs and beautiful sandy beaches.

Part of the route leads past beautiful old oak trees and the then named Thousand Oaks, where we have our holiday home. This is the ideal base for a drive to Malibu, Santa Monica, or Longbeach on the Pacific Coast Highway or crossed by it.

The Pink Palace, one of the most famous hotels in the world!

Also known as the Pink Palace , the Beverly Hills Hotel is known for its many celebrity guests and offers luxurious ambience in a gorgeous beautifully landscaped setting. It is nestled in a huge, lush 12-acre tropical garden with many exotic plants.

In it are distributed 23 bungalows in which movie icons, such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlene Dietrich lived.

Also musicians like John Lennon with his wife Yoko Ono were guests there and many more.

The Beverly Wilshire is very luxurious and has a fantastic location right in the heart of Beverly Hills . It consists of two buildings, the original and the newer about 10 floors high construction. These two are connected by a bridge on the second floor. In front of the hotel are the luxury cars such as Ferrari, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Audi or Bentley, as the heart beats every car fan.

Surely some would like to immerse themselves for a short time in this world of luxury and experience magical moments in front of the beautiful backdrop of the city of Los Angeles. Of course, this wish can be fulfilled, but of course it has its price.

But you can also just sit on the terrace of the hotel restaurant and enjoy the elegant atmosphere with a glass of wine.

The metropolis of Los Angeles is known for its relaxed, carefree atmosphere. If you're open to this city, you'll start loving it and discover new highlights in Los Angeles.

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  • A drive over the Mulholland Drive at sunset is certainly indescribable. Thanks for the great review.
    All the best

  • Wow, memories come up here with me on my Los Angeles visit 2010. Amazing how long that has been back. It's definitely time for another visit. The article and the photos make you feel like it.

  • So far, America has never really irritated me.
    Your beautiful article awakens but desire to travel to LA

    Who knows what will happen?
    Greetings Katja

  • I would love to travel to Los Angeles too, I hope the opportunity will come for me 🙂 The Melrose Avenue I find especially cool, as well as the concerts at the Hollywood Forever Cementery. Thank you for the great post 🙂

  • Hello dear Sigrid! You already know that I like to be on your side and read! Then I always travel with you for a while! I was not yet LA But I can imagine how expensive there are some corners! I used to live in Berkeley ... Bay Area is absolutely my thing! San Fran anyway! I also remember well - it's been shcon long ago - on the trip to Big Sur! God, what a dream the area is there! I wish you all the best! Take good care always! LG, Sirit

  • And every time you make me even more lust for the US. Now all I need is someone to scrounge me over there. My husband does not like flying so far.
    best regards

  • A great article, dear Sigrid.
    My buddy is currently in the US and now is also the trip to LA. I'll give him your tips, so he can bring me some nice photos. That looks really great, I would be very excited about it.

    Best regards,

  • I love cities at night so especially, so the Mullhond Drive would be perfect for me. Looks breathtaking!

    Best regards,

  • This is again a great article about the most beautiful spots in the US. I did not think that LA has such personal little corners that have their own atmosphere. Super nice highlights you have presented!
    Many greetings
    Salvia from Liebstöckelschuh

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