Life in LA can be a bit like a non-stop rush: the energy, the cultural life, the stimulation… the traffic. In fact, everyday life here can feel so jam-packed that many people forget that Los Angeles is also one of the world’s top tourist destinations, drawing a jaw-dropping 50,000,000 visitors in 2018.
We love meeting visitors from other states and countries, and it’s a thrill introducing them to our hometown. That’s why answering “What to do in LA” is second nature to us. If you’re visiting the area, here’s just a short list of some of the must-see attractions and activities in the City of Angels.
What to Do in LA: Must-See Attractions Near Downtown
OUE Skyspace LA
633 W 5th St #840
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Los Angeles boasts a beautiful natural environment, believe it or not, but it’s only right that we kick off our list with a very downtown attraction: the rooftop terrace on top of the iconic U.S. Bank Tower. You’ll be blown away by the views, but we dare you to ride the Skyslide, a brief but thrilling ride in an enclosed glass slide nearly 1,000 feet above street level.
2800 E Observatory Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Sited in beautiful Griffith Park—yes, LA has parks—this hilltop observation point is one of the city’s true treasures. Offering stellar views of both Los Angeles and the cosmos, it’s a phenomenal way to rekindle your sense of wonder. Consider packing yourself a picnic and making a day of it as admission to the building and grounds is free.
200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Billing itself as “The Park for Everyone,” this sprawling urban green space is much more than a playground (though it’s got one too). With a wading pool, picnic grounds, and a rotating crew of food trucks, it’s a combination of meeting ground and performance space, a thick and flavorful slice of real Angeleno life. Find your next favorite food truck and sit down and do some people watching.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
N Highland Ave & Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Yes, we know it’s not much of a secret. But the Walk of Fame is still worth a visit, whether you’re a lifetime resident or just passing through. A reminder of the myths and legends that shaped Los Angeles, it’s a strangely touching tribute to the celebrities of times past (and the many current ones) who lived on the silver screen.
Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
This sprawling covered market has hosted shops, restaurants, food stalls, and public events for over a century now, and there are no signs it’s slowing down anytime soon. From farm-fresh produce and specialty food suppliers to counters serving up oysters, tacos, classic bagels, wood-fired pizza and seemingly anything else you might want to eat, the Grand Central is a mainline straight to LA’s heart (but through its belly).
Stop By High Season DTLA Dispensary
Of course, the number one thing we think you should do is stop by our downtown LA dispensary and try some of our amazing High Season strains. We’re always experimenting and breeding new strains. Don’t miss out—stop by every time you’re in town.