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  • Writer's pictureWill Ermish

Top 7 Things to do in LA: Skateboard & Surf Lessons

Tight shot of surfboard fins laying in the sand on the beach

Los Angeles, the city of angels, the city of dreams, the city where you can sit in traffic for hours and still love every minute of it. Whether you're a native or just visiting, there are endless things to do and see in this vibrant and eclectic city. So without further ado, here are the top 10 things to do in Los Angeles, presented in a hilariously informative fashion.

1. Visit the Getty Center

Let's start with a classic. The Getty Center is a museum and campus located in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, boasting breathtaking views of the city and a world-renowned art collection. But let's be real, the best part of the Getty Center is the tram ride up the hill. It's like a theme park ride for art nerds. Plus, the Getty is free to visit (except for parking, which is a whole other story).

2. Take a hike in Runyon Canyon

Looking for a workout with a view? Look no further than Runyon Canyon. This popular hiking spot in Hollywood offers stunning views of the city and the Hollywood sign, plus the opportunity to spot some A-listers getting their sweat on. Just be sure to wear sunscreen and bring plenty of water, because nothing ruins a hike like heat stroke.

3. Stuff your face at Grand Central Market

If you're a foodie, Grand Central Market is a must-visit. This bustling indoor market in Downtown LA features over 35 vendors serving up a variety of cuisines, from tacos to falafel to pizza to oysters. It's like an all-you-can-eat buffet, but with way better quality food and way more hipsters.

4. Check out the La Brea Tar Pits

Yes, you read that right. The La Brea Tar Pits are a natural asphalt seepage that have trapped animals and preserved them for thousands of years. It's like a real-life Jurassic Park, but instead of genetically-engineered dinosaurs, you get trapped mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. Plus, the museum on site has some pretty cool exhibits about the history of Los Angeles.

5. Go celebrity spotting in Beverly Hills

Let's be honest, one of the main reasons people come to Los Angeles is to see if they can spot a celebrity. And where better to do that than Beverly Hills? Take a drive (or a walk, if you're feeling fancy) down Rodeo Drive, and keep your eyes peeled for any familiar faces. And if you don't see anyone famous, at least you can pretend to be rich for a few minutes.

6. Visit the Griffith Observatory

Want to see the stars without leaving the city? Head to the Griffith Observatory. This iconic landmark in Griffith Park offers stunning views of Los Angeles, plus the opportunity to explore exhibits about space and science. And if you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a celebrity (looking at you, Ryan Gosling).

7. Take a stroll along Venice Beach

Venice Beach is one of the most iconic spots in Los Angeles, and for good reason. From the colorful graffiti walls to the muscle beach gym to the eclectic street performers, there's always something interesting to see. Plus, the beach itself is pretty nice too.


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