Top 5 Attractions to Visit in The City of the Angels

Sometimes when you are making a tour of a new city, you don’t have enough time to get to every destination. Whether you are in town for business, a quick stay or just a few hours for a layover, there are some spots in Los Angeles worth checking out. Even if you only have time for one of them, here are 5 of some of the best attractions to enjoy in Los Angeles.

Walk of Fame

This one is the most iconic things about Hollywood is the historic Walk of Fame. There is no doubt about it – where you can walk all over your favorite stars. A celebrity can have a lead in all of these categories. The only person, to date, to receive all 5 is the incomparable singing cowboy Gene Autry.

The Hollywood Sign

One of the most iconic images in the world “Hollywood sign”, it is truly a sign that dreams are made of. But, did you know that the Hollywood sign wasn’t originally to be a beacon of the film and television industry? Back when it was built in 1923, it was meant to be a massive outdoor ad campaign for a new housing development known as “Hollywoodland.” It’s built from metal squares, each of the 13 letters was 30 feet wide and approximately 43 feet tall and lit up at night.  While the housing development eventually failed due to the Great Depression, the sign still stayed, and the city finally removed the “land” from the title to create the now-famous sign, “Hollywood”.

The Beaches

Los Angeles has some fantastic beaches, and one of our favorites is Santa Monica. This is the perfect place for relaxation and play. You might not have heard much about  Santa Monica. We bet you’d recognize it form some of your favorite movies – Rocky III, Forrest Gump, to name a few. Whether cruising its beaches along Pacific Coast Highway, riding the carousel on the Santa Monica Pier or stepping into the shops on Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica offers something for all ages.

The Getty Museum

This gorgeous museum opened in 1997, and architect Richard Meier designed the structure. This eye-catching arts center is located in Brentwood and sits upon a hilltop overlooking LA. The whole experience of the Getty Center is just excellent at the start. The hovertrain that takes you from the underground parking garage to the top of the mountain to the fantastic 134,000 square foot central garden to the J. Paul Getty Museum. If you want to experience great art, in all forms, this is a “must-see attraction” on your vacation to LA.

Griffith Observatory

This place Observatory hosts around 1 million people a year. This is the most visited public observatory in the world. It is one of the first institutions in the US that was dedicated to open science and is still a national leader in public astronomy. You can view shows at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium for a nominal fee or participate in monthly public star parties, daily talks and presentations, and periodic special events. Last, but certainly not least, you can enjoy the spectacular, sweeping views of Los Angeles from atop this nice looking part of LA.

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Can you travel to South Africa safely?

South Africa is such a beautiful country and this is one of the top countries that you can visit if you love nature and wild animals. However, in the last couple of years, there are so many negative things in the news about this country. Is this still save to travel to South Africa? These are the things that you need to know about traveling to South Africa safely. 

There are parts that you might want to avoid

Yes, just like in most other countries, there are parts of South Africa that you should rather avoid. Where there is violence and that might be dangerous to visit.

However, there isn’t really a lot of these parts in South Africa. Most of the places where tourists love going is safe, secure and really recommended. This is why doing research before you are visiting a country is so important. You need to make sure that you know what parts you should avoid and which parts you can visit without any problems. 

It isn’t as bad as what the media is stating

We all know how the media is. Everyone is experiencing it about their own country. The media is always just stating the bad and negative things about the country. Never the good, beautiful and positive things. And, this is the same in South Africa. 

The media is only showing the part of South Africa that is bad and negative. The great part, the beautiful part, isn’t getting any media attention. And, this is why many tourists miss out on visiting a great country. 

Tourists are always welcome in Africa and South Africa

Something to remember is that tourists are always welcome in Africa and in South Africa. There aren’t any strange rules that you need to remember. Yes, you still need to be careful of pickpockets, and other criminals, but in general the locals respect and love their tourists. 

You don’t need to worry about visiting this beautiful country. Tourists are getting the respect, and friendliness that they deserve.

South Africa is more than just another country. This is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and they have one of the seven wonders of the world. It isn’t as unsafe as what the media is stating, and there are many things to visit. If you love nature, wild animals and want to see what Africa is all about, then South Africa is a great place to start. 

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