Los Angeles megalopolis occupies huge area and is rich with various cultural and entertaining attractions. Many of them are situated in Pasadena.

 

On March 29, 2017, in afternoon, we plan to offer a tour to the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, which is well known for its beautiful botanical park, the fine art gallery with many world-class masterpieces, especially the collection of 18th- and 19th-century British paintings, and the library boasting the collection of unique old manuscripts, like, e.g., the Gutenberg Bible.

 

Beside the Huntington, we recommend to visit the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena which has, for example, one of largest collection of Degas paintings among other exceptional art pieces.

 

Other significant museums in Los Angeles include Getty Center (two locations), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and an adjacent to it La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, which is a unique ice age fossil excavation site, and the California Science Center where the Endeavour Space Shuttle is permanently parked. For those who are in contemporary arts, the Broad Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art may be of interest.

 

Beside the museums, there are several large amusement parks in the area, including Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland Park.

 

Other famous Los Angeles landmarks include Griffith Observatory, Hollywood & Highland mall from where you can enjoy the view of the Hollywood Sign and also walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Alley of Stars), Santa Monica Pier, and some 30 miles of beautiful sand beaches. It will be too cold to swim in March but walking and biking along the beach, and enjoying coastal restaurants are the options.

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