Los Angeles is a place that lends itself to checking off bucket-list experiences, for it is packed with attractions that are known throughout the world as must-do experiences. You haven't really lived until you've been to Disneyland at least once, made a trip to Universal Studios to see how movies are actually created and placed your feet in the cement hand and footprints made by world-famous movie stars in front of the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. So many of L.A.'s hotspots have been memorialized in films and on television that they have become necessary stops along the way for any newcomer to the City of Angels, from Venice Beach and the Santa Monica Pier to the Griffith Park Observatory and the Getty Center. Angelenos love roaming from the water to the mountains, soaking in the natural beauty of Southern California one day, getting out onto the ocean another and tackling the man-made challenge of riding the world's biggest and fastest roller coasters the next. The city is so large and diverse it is almost impossible to choose just ten top attractions and activities, for these just scratch the surface of the myriad experiences to be had here. But these top ten are certainly a great place to begin a memorable Southern California experience.
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