Top 10 Things to Do in West Los Angeles
Stay at a Hotel Near La Brea Tar Pits
When planning your Beverly Hills vacation, choose the Carlyle Inn, a convenient hotel near La Brea Tar Pits, Rodeo Drive, the Kabbalah Centre and other iconic L.A. sights. Browse our guide to the top 10 things to do in West L.A. and plan your best vacation today.
Top 10 Things to Do in West LA
Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive is a shopping district famous for designer label and haute couture fashion. The name usually refers to a three-block long stretch of boutiques and shops but the street actually stretches further north and south.
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
An incredible museum featuring European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture, decorative arts and European and American photographs. Also boasting architecture, gardens and views overlooking Los Angeles, the Center draws 1.3 million visitors annually.
La Brea Tar Pits
Hancock Park’s La Brea Tar Pits harbor the world's most extensive discovery of Ice Age fossils. Over 100 tons of fossilized bones representing nearly 400 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish dating back to prehistoric times have been excavated from the pools of this sticky asphalt.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Housed in a beautiful domed Spanish Renaissance building, this massive museum, opened in 1913, is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States. Chronicling the planet and its inhabitants from 600 million years ago to the present day in a 35-hall warehouse of earth's history, visitors can view around 33 million specimens and artifacts.
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has been one of the finest art museums in the nation for more than 50 years. It houses a 110,000-piece collection that includes works by Degas, Rembrandt, Hockney and Monet.
Silverlake is a welcome alternative for those tired of the Hollywood nightlife scene and a place where some the best live music in town can be found. DJs, friendly bars, and happy hours abound. Only in Silverlake can you see a show and maybe grab a drink with those musicians at a neighboring water hole afterwards.
1000 Elysian Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Dodger Stadium has been the home ballpark of Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers team since 1962 and is easily accessible from downtown L.A. The regular season home games can be caught April through September.
The Century Towers, Century Plaza Hotel, Century Plaza Towers, Fox Plaza—20th Century Fox headquarters, Constellation Place—former headquarters of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and the Sun America Center can all be found inside Century Citie’s 176-acre commercial and residential district, home to some of L.A.’s most recognized buildings.
Sony Pictures Studios
10202 West Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Step back into a legendary time with Sony Pictures Studios Tour. The walking tour gives a rare glimpse of Hollywood's yesteryear and an insider's view of a state-of-the-art motion picture studio. Filled with movie, television and commercial productions on any given day, you never know what- or who- will be just around the corner.
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Movie buffs and celebrity hunter can usually find what they are looking for in Hollywood. You can be chauffeured in a shaded tour cart and later discover sound stages, the back lot, iconic landmarks but don’t forget to book ahead.