First Timer's Guide To Los Angeles, California

8 Jun 2018

Noelle Ong

Klook Travel Curator

Los Angeles attractions not to be missed!

Home to the iconic Hollywood sign and the Hollywood Walk of Fame that we have all seen in movies countless times, there’s so much more to discover in Los Angeles, California! This sunshine state with its palm tree lined avenues and some of the best theme parks in the world, is definitely a must visit for those heading to the United States.

Read on to find out what you can get up to in Los Angeles!

Klook activities in Los Angeles California

1. Disneyland Park

The original happiest place on earth - Disneyland in Anaheim, California is definitely top of your must-visit list in Los Angeles! This first ever Disneyland theme park is where you’ll find all the original Disney rides like Space Mountain, Matterhorn and Pirates of the Caribbean. Of course you’ll have to stay for the parade and the firework display at the end of the night for a truly magical experience.

Klook your open dated Disneyland e-ticket and enter the park directly! No one has time to waste waiting in line for tickets when there’s so much to see and do.

Opening hours: Usually 10am to 9pm daily but check out their official opening hours to check for disturbances! Address: Disneyland Park, 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

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2. Disneyland California Adventure Park

The Disneyland California Adventure Park is where you’ll find the newer additions to the Disney family like Marvel Superheroes, Star Wars and Cars! Meet your favorite characters like Doctor Strange and The Incredibles and don’t miss The Guardians of the Galaxy ride.

Do note that these two parks require separate entrance tickets. We’d recommend getting the multi-park hopper because you definitely wouldn’t want to miss either! Klook your multi-day admission tickets to make the most out of your time at Disney with mobile e-vouchers that you can enter the park directly with.

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3. Six Flags Magic Mountain

For those of us who prefer thrilling rides, head to Six Flags Magic Mountain, also known as the daredevil’s paradise. Home to over 100 rides with crazy free falling drops and hair raisers like The Apocalypse and Goliath as well as child friendly options like Bugs Bunny, it’s a day out for the whole family!

Klook your open-dated Six Flags tickets because no one likes to visit the theme park on a rainy day! Just flash your mobile e-voucher and redeem your ticket at the park before heading in.

Opening hours: 10:30am to 8:00pm daily but do check out the official calendar to reconfirm the opening hours before heading down. Address: Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355

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4. Universal Studios Hollywood

You surely can’t miss out on Universal Studios Hollywood when talking about themed parks in Los Angeles! Get the ultimate hollywood experience as you step into the movie making magic at Universal Studios Hollywood, home to actual sets used in movies!

Go on studio tours and get ready feel as if you’ve stepped into the big screen of the likes of King Kong and Fast and Furious! Potterheads, you definitely wouldn’t want to miss visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for a 3D ride experience you’ll never forget.

With so much to see and do, you wouldn’t want to spend time queuing up outside for tickets. Klook your Universal Studios Hollywood tickets and enter the park directly!

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5. OUE Skyspace Los Angeles

Get the best views in town at the OUE Skyspace in California’s tallest open platform! Enjoy panoramic 360 degree views of LA’s iconic downtown, the surrounding mountains and of course the Pacific Ocean. Thrill seekers can even slide down a 45 foot glass chute - the Skyslide.

Klook your OUE Skyspace tickets, flash your mobile e-vouchers and enter directly! We’d recommend coming at sunset for a beautiful backdrop to your photos.

Opening hours: 10:00am-10:00pm, daily (last admission at 9:00pm) Address: 633 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 Getting there: Take No.16/ 18/ 53/ 55/ 62/ 720/ DASH Downtown B bus and get off at 5th & Grand

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6. Pacific Park Santa Monica Pier

The famously picturesque Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles is home to the iconic Pacific Park! With the iconic Pacific Wheel ferris wheel, hop aboard and this 85 foot ride that you’ve seen in umpteen movies and music videos. Did we also mention that it’s the world’s only solar powered Ferris Wheel! You’ll definitely enjoy the cool sea breeze and views of the ocean from the top.

If you haven’t gotten enough of the theme parks, there also have rides for you to fuel your excitement for the day. Klook your Pacific Park wristband and get unlimited rides on 12 rides like the oversized Seaside Swing and the head spinning Shark Frenzy! Since tickets are open-dated and you can enter the park directly, just flash your Klook e-voucher and you’re all set.

Address: 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Opening hours: 11:00am-8:00pm daily Getting there: By Metro train from downtown Los Angeles: Take Metro Expo Line and get off at Santa Monica Station. It takes a 10-minute walk to the park By bus: Take bus no.8/ 534 and get off at Ocean/Colorado stop

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7. Warner Bros Studio Tour

When in Hollywood,all movie fanatics must definitely visit the Warner Bros studio, the birthplace of your favorite movies and TV shows. Act out scenes from the hit TV series Friends in the actual Central Perk set or ride a Batmobile like in Batman!

Klook your Warner Bros studio tour and it includes the following :

  • Backlots & soundstages
  • DC Universe: The Exhibit
  • Batmobiles
  • The prop department
  • Stage 48
  • Central Perk Cafe
  • Admission to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
  • 2 hour guided tour
  • Self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen for around 1 hour

Opening hours: 8:30am-3:30pm, daily Address: 3400 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91522 Getting there: Take bus 155 to Hollywood Way/Riverside stop or take bus 501 to Olive Ave/Hollywood Way stop

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8. Dolby Theatre (Kodak Theatre)

The Kodak Theatre is one of the world’s biggest entertainment venues, fitted with state of the art sound technologies. Before you dismiss this as just another venue, the Kodak Theatre plays host to ceremonies like the Oscars and the Academy Awards. Enjoy a tour of the front and back stage and even after-party venues! This is probably the only time you’ll get to bask in the same space as your favourite Hollywood celebrities so be sure to keep your cameras by your side.

Klook your open-dated Dolby Theatre experience, redeem your ticket and get ready to be dazzled!

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm | Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm Address: 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, Level One of the Hollywood & Highland, CA 90028 Getting there: Take the Metro Red Line towards Hollywood and Highland and exit at Hollywood and Highland Station

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9. San Diego Zoo Safari Park

If you’re an animal lover, you won’t want to miss a visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park! This 1800 acre park is home to over 2600 animals from more than 300 species. Don’t miss the Africa Tram ride through the African Serengeti or Asian Savanna. You’ll also catch a glimpse of the rare Sumatran tigers who are currently endangered.

Klook your San Diego Zoo Safari Park tickets and choose to visit on a bright sunny day since tickets are open-dated! You’ll just need to flash your mobile voucher and you can enter the park directly.

Opening hours: 9:00am-5:00pm daily Address: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, California 92027 Getting there: Take bus no.235/ 280 to Escondido Transit Center, transfer to bus no. 371 and get off at Hwy 78 & Wap Outside Gate station

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10. Los Angeles Grand Central Market

The Grand Central Market has been around since the early 20th century, feeding hungry bellies since 1917. There are 2 things you must try when in the Grand Central Market.

Eggslut is a fast food restaurant known for its signature dish “ The Slut” which consists of coddled eggs on pureed potatoes and served with a slice of toast. Another must try in the market are the tacos from Tacos Tumbras a Tomas! In case you’re having trouble identifying the stall, it’s probably the one with the longest queue in the market. Serving up delicious warm tacos for cheap, grab a variety of meats and share them with the gang!

Address: 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA Opening hours: 8am to 10pm daily

11. In-N-Out Burger

You can’t say you’ve had a taste of proper American fast food burgers till you’ve had a “double double animal style” in In-N-Out burger! Don’t forget to put on the iconic paper hat as you chow down on your burger.

Los Angeles Essentials

If you’re planning to visit multiple attractions, we’d suggest getting the Los Angeles Go Card! You’ll get access to up to 32 different attractions, all for the price of 1 card! Just choose the attractions you want to visit and the number of days you’ll want to use your pass.

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