Los Angeles receives thousands of visitors during peak tourist season along. The city is home to about 4 million people from all walks of life. There are many reasons to visit the city for professional, entertainment, personal, and recreational purposes. Whether this is your first or umpteenth visit to the city, being prepared is the best way to avoid potential issues, such as traffic congestion and overcrowding. As hard as you may try, avoiding large crowds is inevitable during the peak tourist season. Now is the perfect time to start building your travel itinerary with all the landmarks and tourist destinations you how to visit during your trip. To jumpstart your effort, a list of the city’s top landmarks is provided in the content below.
Korean Friendship Bell At Angels Gate Park
As one of California’s most popular landmarks, the Korean Friendship Bell draws thousands of visitors each year. International tourists from Korea eye the landmark as an important milestone, marking the friendship between the Republic of Korea and the United States.
The Korean Friendship Bell is conveniently located in the Angels Gate Park on S. Gaffey Street in San Pedro. A visit to the landmark is what many visitors call a double-whammy because you get to witness the historical friendship bell and the most breathtaking views in the state.
The Hollywood Sign Way On High
The Hollywood sign in Los Angeles is an iconic landmark that represents the luxurious lifestyles of the rich and famous. While you view the sign from just about anywhere, if you desire the best visitor experience, you will need to scale Mt. Lee in the Santa Monica Mountains at elevations around 1,708 feet.
The Hollywood Sign dates back to 1923, at a time when the population was at its lowest point. The sign with 4,000 bright lights was specifically designed to attract newcomers. Today, the lights no longer function, but the sign is just as effective today as it was at the time of installation.
The Hollywood Sign holds many secrets from special visitors to special events, all of which have never been publicized.
Venice Canals A Replica Of Italy’s Venice
In 1905, Abbot Kinney decided it was time to bring a piece of Italy To California. The Venice Canals – Carrol, Linnie, Sherman, And Howland – were erected across 4 blocks extending east to west. Two other canals – Eastern and Grand – extended north to south. It did not take long before the millionaire’s Venice Canals become a popular tourist destination, receiving hundreds of visitors each year.
Kinney took his Venice Canals to the left level by adding two Italian-made gondolas to the mix.
In 1982, the landmark was entered in the National Register of Historic Places. The same year, officials named the canals a “Los Angeles historic-cultural monument.”
Santa Monica Pier Nightlife For The Young At Heart
The Santa Monica Pier at Santa Monica Boulevard draws thousands of local, international, and out-of-state visitors each year. In the early 1900s, the sight was utilized as ocean access for sewage disposal. Today, the site features a merry-go-round, arcade, and Ferris wheel.