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On February 13th, the world will have all eyes on Super Bowl. And this year, one of the world’s most popular sports events will take place in Los Angeles, California. And, if you are thinking of going to the city to watch the NFL final between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams, it is a great opportunity to take advantage of the trip to visit the main attractions in Los Angeles.
The Californian city is full of things to do and very diverse, that is, it pleases everyone. Large, busy, and multicultural, the attractions in Los Angeles offer unique and amazing moments for visitors. From the Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign to the charming Farmers Market and The Getty Museum, Los Angeles’ tourist spots have world-class status.
However, being a huge city and full of cool things to see and do, it all depends on your intentions to enjoy the city as tourists, including those concerning Black tourism.
Here, Travel Noire has gathered the top 10 attractions in Los Angeles for you to visit during your stay in the city for watching the Super Bowl.
Editor’s note: Please travel smart at all times and adhere to any entry rules and requirements.
1. Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of the most iconic attractions in Los Angeles. There are more than 2500 personalities from film, music, TV, theater and radio who are honored at the venue.
It’s impossible not to walk with your eyes glued to the ground trying to recognize the names. To find a specific star, it’s worth accessing the Star Finder app if you want to save time, as the list is huge.
Chinese Theater is another must-see attraction at the venue, where you can see the cement footprints of your favorite artists.
2. Griffith Observatory
The best way to see Los Angeles from the top is to visit the Griffith Observatory. The views, the trail, and the observatory itself are incredible.
Every night (except Monday) there is free stargazing, and you can see them both from the observatory’s giant telescope, and from other tiny ones mounted in the garden. It’s amazing.
Admission is free and opening hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm. Due to the incredible views, the most popular time to guarantee a nice spot is the sunset.
The Griffith Observatory also has a really cool space exhibit.
3. The Hollywood Sign
The Hollywood Sign is another must-see attraction in Los Angeles. One of the most recognizable images of the city. Located on a steep hillside of Mt. Lee in southwestern Griffith Park, it attracts thousands of tourists every month to see the giant sign.
Although you cannot touch the Hollywood Sign, the closest you can get there is through several hikes within Griffith Park.
4. Griffith Park
Griffith Park Los Angeles is the largest park in the city, covering some 6.5 square miles of area. Rent a bike and explore the area and don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the beautiful sunset over Los Angeles.
The park houses the Greek Theater, which offers several open-air concerts in which several famous bands and artists have performed, the Autry National Center Museum, the Botanical Gardens and the Los Angeles Zoo. Also, there is a viewpoint built to enjoy the sunset and the Hollywood sign, which is also inside Griffth Park.
5. The Original Farmers Market
The Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles is a delicious food market packed with delicious flavors and fresh ingredients from all corners of the world. See here all the details of the Farmer’s Market experience with lots of delicious tips for you to eat well.
It is a place frequented by locals and tourists that gathers food and ingredients from all over the world. It has Brazilian food, Asian food, French food, pizzerias, ice cream parlors and lots of delicious things for you to enjoy.
6. LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) is the West coast’s largest museum. It houses a huge collection of artworks that go through history, even playing host to concerts and film screenings.
For those who don’t want to visit the museum, but still want to take amazing photos home, right before the LACMA is the famous installation Urban Lights, by American artist Chris Burden. It consists of 202 streetlights from the 1920s and 30s. The result is surprising, and at night, they are all lit.
7. Venice Beach
Venice Beach is the most famous beach in the city of Los Angeles. Walking along its busy seaside promenade and its iconic piers is quite a pleasure.
It is a great option for those who want to relax and enjoy this side of the city by bike or rollerblades. There are tours that pick up tourists from their hotels in Los Angeles and take them to visit Venice Beach, Santa Monica and Malibu, the three most famous beaches in the region.
8. Paramount Studios
This was the only major studio still located in Hollywood. Paramount Studios is the most complete taking into account the history of cinema and Hollywood productions, with tours strictly committed to the film industry. The sad part is that it is not allowed to take pictures inside the location.
9. Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive is considered the most famous street in the city and one of the most visited in the United States. There, you will find the most famous and chic designer stores on the planet such as Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Versace, Yves Saint-Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Prada and more. The street is also very popular because of its stunning architecture, reminiscent of the style of buildings in Venice in Italy.
10. California African American Museum (CAAM)
Opened to the public during the 1984 Olympic Games, California African American Museum (CAAM) is a 44,000 square-foot facility that houses collections that range from traditional African art to artifacts from the estate of L.A.’s first and only African American mayor, Tom Bradley.
It is located at Exposition Park in Downtown LA.