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50 Things To Do In Los Angeles

50 Things to do in Los Angeles

I've lived in southern California since 2005 and in the Los Angeles county area since 2009. Although I'm approaching my 10 year anniversary in southern California, there are still a ton of things that I've yet to experience. I originally wanted to share the 25 item Los Angeles Bucket list, I thought that it would be more fun to share a more complete list of fabulous things to do in Los Angeles. All of the 25 items on my own personal Los Angeles Bucket List are marked with an asterisk*.

50 Things To Do In Los Angeles


  1. Getty Center
  2. Getty Villa
  3. LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art)*
  4. Natural History Museum
  5. Museum of Jurassic Technology*
  6. Museum of Tolerance
  7. El Capitan Theatre
  8. Walk Disney Concert Hall*
  9. Gruman's Chinese Theatre*
  10. See A Live Taping of a TV Show*
  11. Pantage Theatre*
  12. Farm Sanctuary*
  13. Hollywood Forever*
  14. The Greek*
  15. Hollywood Bowl*
  16. The Last Bookstore*
  17. Upright Citizens Brigade*


  1. Browse Rodeo Drive
  2. Robertson Boulevard
  3. The Grove

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  1. Hollywood & Vine
  2. Santa Monica Pier*
  3. Biking the Santa Monica Boardwalk*
  4. Venice Beach
  5. Malibu / Zuma Beach
  6. Runyon Canyon Hike*
  7. Griffith Observatory*
  8. Runyon Canyon*
  9. Huntington Library*
  10. Echo Lake Park*
  11. Chinatown
  12. Little Tokyo
  13. Hollywood Sign*
  14. La Brea Tar Pits*
  15. Hollywood Walk of Fame*
  16. Universal Studios
  17. Disneyland / California Adventures (close enough, right?)
  18. Knott's Berry Farm (or Knott's Scary Farm during Halloween)
  19. Dodger Stadium
  20. Lakers Game
  21. Los Angeles County Fair
  22. Sunset Strip


  1. Diddy Riese*
  2. Kogi BBQ Truck
  3. Sugarfish
  4. Bottega Louie*
  5. Urth Caffe
  6. SUR*
  7. The Ivy
  8. Sprinkles

What would you add to this list? What are your favorite things to do in Los Angeles?

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50 Things To Do In Los Angeles: Los Angeles Bucket List

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Nicole is a treasure hunter and pup mama located in Seattle, Washington. Loves travel, politics, lifestyle, TV, & wine. She's an unapologetic SJW & feminist AF.

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  • Kelly

    Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles!!!!!!

  • Santa Monica pier is so fun!

  • OOoh! This is really helpful for me– I’m still learning to embrace the fact that I now live in SoCal (Pasadena). To this list I would definitely add the Huntington Library and Gardens… it is SO amazing.

  • Good stuff! I love the Getty Villa, the Santa Monica Pier, and the boardwalk from Santa Monica to Venice. I’d also recommend adding the Solstice Canyon hike in Malibu to this list. It’s absolutely gorgeous! I wrote about it here:

  • This is an amazing list. So many things I want to experience! Other than Universal Studios we have never really spent much time in LA. It is usually just a stopping point on the way to somewhere else. I would love to just go and actually see it. :)

  • This is a great list! LA is one of my favorite places. Last time I visited, we went to the taping of The Price is Right. It was the longest day ever haha. Even with tickets we waited in line for over 5 hours- but it was worth it.

  • I spent 3,5 days in LA with my friends and did soooo many things…we walked Venice beach to Santa Monica, went to Malibu, took photos outside LACMA, visited the Grove, hiked up to Hollywood Sign, walked Hollywood Boulevard, visited Universal studios, went up to Griffith Observatory, walked around Downtown (and ate desserts from Bottega Louie)…I still can’t believe how we managed to do all these things in such a little time! That being said I want to re-visit LA one day and see many more things!!

  • Great list – pinning for later :D