Highest-rated things to do in Los Angeles, according to Tripadvisor

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March 28, 2023
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Highest-rated things to do in Los Angeles, according to Tripadvisor

"For those who are lost, there will always be cities that feel like home," Simon Van Booy wrote in his 2011 novel "Everything Beautiful Began After," and what better way to find the cities that might feel like home than to get lost? Travel beckons, and there are many great cities to explore in the U.S. From New York to Los Angeles, Chicago to Miami, and Las Vegas to San Francisco, metro regions in the U.S. offer an incredible range of activities, attractions, and cultural monuments to enjoy.

Every city has its own unique history—stories of industry, immigration, and imagination. Plus, each city offers its own geographical specificity: San Francisco's gorgeous heights and quad-killing hills; the bustling boroughs of New York and how they wind around bodies of water; the flat desert of Las Vegas with its tremendous, wide-open sky (try stargazing at the nearby Red Rock Canyon for awe-inspiring views of the heavens).

Each city also has its own flavor. Some metros are practically a Baskin-Robbins of adventure, featuring all kinds of flavors, some of which might be complex, unfamiliar, or even new. Los Angeles, for example, can be experienced in so many ways, from its history as the motion picture and entertainment capital to its modern incarnation as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world—there are many versions of LA to visit, just as there are many iterations of San Francisco, New York, and Las Vegas. Cities, after you scratch the surface, reveal even more treasures within—but first, you must know where to begin!

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated things to do in Los Angeles using data from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor ranks places using a combination of metrics, including overall rating, reviews, and number of page views. As a result, an activity with a 5 out of 5 overall rating might rank lower than one with a 4 out of 5. Data is as of May 31, 2024.

#30. The Nethercutt Collection

- Rating: 5/5 (854 reviews)
- Address: 15151 Bledsoe St. Sylmar Los Angeles, California
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#29. Union Station

- Rating: 4.5/5 (1,848 reviews)
- Address: 800 North Alameda St. Downtown Los Angeles, California
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#28. Pantages Theatre

- Rating: 4.5/5 (1,064 reviews)
- Address: 6233 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, California
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#27. TCL Chinese Theatres

- Rating: 4/5 (3,523 reviews)
- Address: 6925 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood Los Angeles, California
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#26. Runyon Canyon Park

- Rating: 4.5/5 (1,243 reviews)
- Address: 2000 North Fuller Ave. Hollywood Los Angeles, California
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#25. Madame Tussauds Hollywood

- Rating: 4.5/5 (3,362 reviews)
- Address: 6933 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, California
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#24. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

- Rating: 4.5/5 (1,357 reviews)
- Address: 900 Exposition Blvd. Exposition Park Los Angeles, California
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#23. Dodger Stadium

- Rating: 4.5/5 (2,115 reviews)
- Address: 1000 Vin Scully Ave. Los Angeles, California
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#22. Universal CityWalk Hollywood

- Rating: 4/5 (1,849 reviews)
- Address: 100 Universal City Plaza Los Angeles, California
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#21. Olvera Street

- Rating: 4/5 (1,377 reviews)
- Address: Olvera street Los Angeles, California
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#20. Citadel Outlets

- Rating: 4/5 (1,582 reviews)
- Address: 100 Citadel Drive Suite 480 Los Angeles, California
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#19. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

- Rating: 4.5/5 (1,582 reviews)
- Address: 100 Universal City Plaza Universal Studios Hollywood Los Angeles, California
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#18. Venice Canals Walkway

- Rating: 4.5/5 (2,057 reviews)
- Address: Washigton Blvd. Dell Ave. & Court A Los Angeles, California
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#17. Little Tokyo

- Rating: 4/5 (868 reviews)
- Address: Downtown Southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st Los Angeles, California
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#16. Hollywood Walk of Fame

- Rating: 3.5/5 (17,852 reviews)
- Address: Hollywood Blvd. at Vine St. Los Angeles, California
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#15. California Science Center

- Rating: 4.5/5 (3,995 reviews)
- Address: 700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, California
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#14. The Broad

- Rating: 4.5/5 (1,813 reviews)
- Address: 221 South Grand Ave. Los Angeles, California
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#13. Griffith Park

- Rating: 4.5/5 (3,210 reviews)
- Address: 4730 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, California
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#12. Walt Disney Concert Hall

- Rating: 4.5/5 (3,082 reviews)
- Address: 111 South Grand Ave. Los Angeles, California
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#11. Los Angeles County Museum of Art

- Rating: 4.5/5 (2,834 reviews)
- Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, California
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#10. Crypto.com Arena

- Rating: 4.5/5 (3,499 reviews)
- Address: 1111 South Figueroa St. Los Angeles, California
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#9. Battleship USS Iowa Museum

- Rating: 4.5/5 (2,109 reviews)
- Address: 250 South Harbor Blvd. San Pedro Los Angeles, California
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#8. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

- Rating: 4.5/5 (3,273 reviews)
- Address: 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, California
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#7. Hollywood Sign

- Rating: 4/5 (7,735 reviews)
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#6. Venice Beach

- Rating: 4/5 (10,914 reviews)
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#5. The Grove

- Rating: 4.5/5 (2,555 reviews)
- Address: 189 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, California
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#4. Petersen Automotive Museum

- Rating: 4.5/5 (2,491 reviews)
- Address: 6060 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, California
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#3. The Getty Center

- Rating: 5/5 (14,760 reviews)
- Address: 1200 Getty Center Drive North Sepulveda Blvd. & Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, California
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#2. Griffith Observatory

- Rating: 4.5/5 (20,685 reviews)
- Address: 2800 E. Observatory Rd. Los Angeles, California
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#1. Universal Studios Hollywood

- Rating: 4.5/5 (37,542 reviews)
- Address: 100 Universal City Plaza Los Angeles, California
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This story features data reporting by Karim Noorani, writing by Andrea Richards, and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 100 metros.

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