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Fabulous Attractions and Things to Do in the Los Angeles Area

30 June 2016 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
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There's certainly no shortage of attractions and things to do in Los Angeles, from places like Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland to science centers and iconic Hollywood destinations. There are hundreds of reasons to visit Los Angeles; here are just three of them.

The Getty Center is a prime destination for art lovers of all mediums. Their permanent J. Paul Getty collection includes illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, sculpture, pre-20th century European paintings, drawings, photography and more. You'll also find 28 modern and contemporary outdoor sculptures installed throughout the grounds and integrated masterfully with the environment.

A Family Room with five activity corners and treasure hunt walls are perfect for kids, while the Sketching Gallery gives you the opportunity to copy works by the masters. The gardens offer over 500 plant varieties as well as fountains, walkways, waterfalls and so much more. You can even dine right on the grounds with outstanding locally-sourced fare while enjoying a breathtaking view of the surroundings.

The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is "the world's only active, urban Ice Age excavation site", where new discoveries are being made almost every day, adding to the museum's collection of over 3.5 million fossils. It's "paleontology in action", with exhibits, a fossil lab, and an Ice Age Encounter show. There's even a relaxing atrium with koi fish-filled ponds, hummingbirds, Ginkgo trees and more.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood is so much more than just a wax museum - it's three floors with more than 100 recreations and over 18 themed zones from all fields of entertainment, from action heroes and legends of country music to Marvel superheroes and modern classics. Have fun on interactive sets as you walk the red carpet, perform with your favorite stars and music icons, and take pictures with your favorite celebrities from Hollywood's golden era through today. 

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