You have to admit then when you first step out onto the streets of L.A. it is a little overwhelming. There is so much to do. From visiting the Hollywood sign, walking along the Santa Monica pier, and witnessing all the movies in production, it’s time to start thinking about writing up a list. To make sure that you do everything that you want to do plan your time wisely. Here is a list of the top 6 things to do on an exciting trip to Los Angeles.
- Stand under the Hollywood Sign
Admit it. Have you really been to L.A. if you didn’t take a selfie with the famous Hollywood backdrop? Take a trip out to the Hollywood sign that overlooks the city. Spend the day at Griffith Park and learn about the history behind the sign. Make your trip to Los Angeles fun and exciting.
- Walk Along the Santa Monica Pier
For travelers who have an entire week to spend in L.A., it is recommended to walk along the Santa Monica Pier. Not only is next to a beautiful beach, but the pier has fun rides, delicious snacks, and it’s a nice area to make memories. Walk for 3-miles on the beach. This is a fun place to spend the day with your kids. L.A. is quite the city to spend some time in. When the trip is over you may never want to go home.
- Visit the set of Sunset Boulevard
Have you ever heard the phrase ‘nobody who lives in L.A. is actually from L.A.?’ That’s true for most movie stars. On a trip to Los Angeles, you never know what actors you may spot. Here’s an idea. Take a walk on the famous set where they filmed the famous film. ‘Sunset Boulevard.’ It’s an excellent drive to catch all the amazing sunsets or even catch a concert at this venue.
- Tour the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Travelers who are a big fan of the arts are going to want to explore the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The museum is filled with thousands of stunning works of art, artifacts, and paintings. Yes, we’re certain that you are going to spend an entire day in this establishment so plan accordingly. Take a tour around the museum. Exhibits are changing at all times, so you may have a surprise during your visit. Grab a bite to eat at the restaurants in the vicinity.
- Go to Paramount Pictures Studios
This is your chance to visit the studio in which produced some of your favorite movies. Paramount Pictures Studios goes back a long way with all the movies and tv shows that have made the audience’s eyes. Go on a tour in the Paramount Pictures Studios and learn some secrets that you never knew about. Just know that children under the age of 10 are not permitted to tour the studios. Make this the #1 activity on your checklist to walk away with a huge smile.
- Watch a Game at Dodger Stadium
This is it all you sports fans. Now is the time to sit in the seats at Dodger Stadium and watch a baseball game. Home to the L.A. Dodgers, this is a unique ballpark from all the rest. Look into getting your very own guided tour now. Look up prices for tickets and the times. On the 90-minute tour, you will walk through the 56,000 seats and learn about the history of the Dodgers team.
Tips for International Travelers
Are you an international traveler who is interested in traveling to Los Angeles, California? In order to travel to the U.S fill out an ESTA USA. International travel can only travel to the U.S with an ESTA. Purchasing an ESTA is easy. Go online, answer the required questions, and then send it to a government official. Within time, you and each member of your family receive a 90-day visa waiver to travel to the U.S. Be smart and fill out an ESTA waiver well in advance to your travel date to make sure that you have all the needed requirements. And don’t stay in the U.S over the limited time you are required. Bring all the papers with you to the airport.
How to Check Your ESTA Status
ESTA means that you have the advantage to travel outside of your country to the U.S. Not all ESTA applications are approved. To check your validity, contact a government official to learn more about your eligibility. Wait for approval before you start the planning process to L.A. Fill out an application well in advance so no dilemmas will come about. Answer all the questions fully and thoroughly on the ESTA application. Check to see if your ESTA application status is approved. There may be issues like international travelers staying in the U.S over the limit of 90 days or other reasons. Once you have received approval have a fantastic trip to Los Angeles and make a lot of memories.