Los Angeles has always attracted a great number of tourists because of its magnetic charm. There is a dazzling array of things that one could do here. Moreover, there is ‘Hollywood’ that has always been a great centre of attraction for tourists from all over the world. But, besides this iconic spot, there are a number of shopping spots that cater to the requirements of the elite class. Also, there are a number of restaurants, hotels, pubs, nightclubs, entertainment complexes, etc. that never fail to exhilarate the visitors.
Still, there are some other little known places in Los Angeles that are absolutely marvellous. So, here are some of these places that are a treat to explore.
Wayfarers Chapel is a magnificent church that has extraordinary architecture, and was designed by the talented architect Lloyd Wright. One gets sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from the church. Moreover, there is this inexplicable serenity about the place that completely mesmerizes the visitors.
Huntington Library And Botanical Gardens
Huntington Library is basically a research institution, and has a great collection of European art dating back to the 18th and the 19th century. The library is surrounded by botanical gardens that span 120 acres of area. So, one could expect to get closer to nature here. Some of the majestic spots in the garden include “Japanese Garden” and “Desert Garden.”
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park is a great place to take kids as there are a number of marine species to explore here. Besides, adults too love the spot since they get a chance to get stunning views of the tide pool here. Moreover, there is a mini playground for the kids to play. Also, lifeguards are there on the deck on weekends.
Eames House is another great spot that has historic significance. It was designed by innovative artists Ray Eames and Charles Eames. It was built in 1949 as a couple commissioned the artists to build this house that could help them cope up with the post world war trauma.
The Getty Villa
The Getty Villa is an amazing spot to visit for tourists looking to get a great insight into the Roman and Greek art. It is basically a part of the great J. Paul Getty Museum.
Mount Baden Powell
Mount Baden Powell is a perfect spot to visit for nature lovers who think they are trapped in the busy city life. They get a chance to witness sweeping views of the surroundings from the mountains. These mountains offer completely refreshing and rejuvenating experience. Moreover, they are completely suitable for hiking.
Bradbury Building enjoys the distinction of being the city’s oldest commercial building. It is a very famous architectural spot that has been featured in a number of television shows and movies.
Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine
This spot is actually a ‘spiritual sanctuary’ that provides visitors a chance to get in touch with their inner self. It was founded by the great spiritual leader ‘Paramhansa Yogananda.’ There are a number of animals and plant species here that have been collected from all over the world. The spot has always attracted tourists looking for some inner peace.