Visit Los Angeles.

If you don’t want to be pegged as a tourist as soon as you deplane at Los Angeles International Airport, do your best not to stare at any celebs you might see—and certainly don’t ask for autographs! Celebrity sightings are a dime a dozen in La-La Land, and while they may be novel to you, they’re nothing of note to the locals. How cynical! How too-cool-for-school! How L.A.

The Entertainment Capital of the World earned its name by being the birthplace of most of our motion picture media, but it has plenty to entertain visitors outside of what’s playing on the silver screen. Unlike other major metropolises, there’s no city center or downtown from which to center your visit. There’s also no public transit network that other cities boast. For these two reasons, you’ll likely want to rent your own mode of transportation to use while you’re in town. Make it a convertible, fold down that top, and hit the Pacific Coast Highway for an iconic drive along the coast. It’ll get you in the SoCal mood ideal for enjoying the rest of your visit.

Visitors love the famous Hollywood sign and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and for good reason. But consider spending an afternoon sightseeing at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. The Ice Age is on full display at the La Brea Tar Pits, which is still an active dig site where discoveries continue to be made. If you’d rather focus on the modern era, but not necessarily the present, take a ride out to the Griffith Observatory. Perched on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, Griffith Observatory is not only a fantastic attraction for lovers of space and science, but also for fans of cinema classics that have been shot on the grounds.

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Other airports in the Los Angeles area.

Want to fly into another airport Southwest serves? Consider booking a flight to Long Beach Airport, Hollywood Burbank Airport, John Wayne Airport Orange County, or Ontario International Airport.

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Things to do in Los Angeles.

Hollywood highs
  • Celebrity tours
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • TCL Chinese Theatre
Cultural excursions
  • Griffith Observatory
  • LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
  • Rodeo Drive
Enriching outings
  • Battleship IOWA
  • Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
  • La Brea Tar Pits and Museum