The Getty Center has something for everyone: gorgeous gardens, stunning architecture, and one of the best views overlooking Los Angeles. The Getty museum is one of the United States' most visited museums so you're sure to be impressed by its collections and artists. Pack a sack lunch or dinner, a bottle of wine, tour the museum, then wander into the gardens for the sunset.
If the Getty Center doesn't quench your thirst for the outdoors, then Griffith Park certainly will. The park is one of the largest urban parks in North America, covering 4,310 acres of land. It is sometimes referred to as the "Central Park of Los Angeles," but it is definitely bigger, more rugged, and loaded with famous attractions throughout. Because of its size and variety in foliage, many producers have filmed in almost any spot in the park, and you may just recognize parts from scenes in films such as Back to the Future, Terminator, Star Trek, and Van Helsing. Griffith Park also houses Griffith Observatory, which is a great idea for a break from hiking the trails.
Dodger Stadium lies right next to downtown Los Angeles, making it a perfect idea for part of a great night in the city. It is the third-oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball and, if we're talking strictly seating capacity, the largest baseball-specific stadium in the U.S.A. Many of the top, most famous bands have also performed here, including KISS, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, and the Police. Clearly, the stadium knows how to do it big, so make it a stop during a day out downtown before or after food and drinks.
This "Evening of Enchantment" as David Minkin calls it, is truly what it claims to be. Those who have attended this event rave about the experience and understand why this is the longest running one-man show in L.A. First make sure you have a ride back to your hotel, then relax and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine, and a "magical" evening, literally and figuratively!
A lack of exhibits and boredom are two things unable to be found in the western United States' largest natural and historical museum. The collections here house almost 35 million specimens and artifacts. Get lost in awe down the Dinosaur Hall, see some L.A. wildlife that you might not have known existed in its Outdoor Nature Gardens and Nature Lab, or check out the Los Angeles history exhibition named Becoming Los Angeles.