Famous Landmarks in Los Angeles

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You can explore the famous landmarks in Los Angeles in a rental car.  To book one today, head to the Los Angeles booking page.

As with most great cities of the world, Los Angeles has too many places of interest for a short recap. Here are some of the most famous places to see or visit while in LA.

The Hollywood Sign was originally a bit of monumental advertising for a new community called Hollywoodland. The last four letters fell down, leaving the now world-famous sign that has become synonymous with Los Angeles. You can see the sign from many parts of LA, but you can't go directly to the sign itself.

Santa Monica Pier is probably the largest and most extensive pier (among many) along the Southern California coast. With restaurants and a small amusement park, including a ferris wheel and roller coaster! You can also just stroll to the end of the pier and catch the sea breeze.

Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by Frank Gehry has taken its place among the architectural wonders of the world. The acoustics aren't bad, either.

Griffith Observatory is a beautifully restored observatory and museum, perched high on a mountainside in Griffith Park. It's a great vantage point from which to view downtown and the LA basin, day or night. And you can combine that with an exploratory hike in Griffith Park's canyons, the largest city park in the United States.

Rodeo Drive is the money-is-no-object shopping destination in Beverly Hills. Which might make for a monumental credit card bill if you're not careful.

Hollywood Walk of Fame turns the sidewalks into a bit of history and fun along Hollywood Blvd and Vine Street in Hollywood, with almost 2,500 stars commemorating the greats of stage, screen and music. Also in Hollywood is the iconic Capitol Records Building, whose 13 stories were completed in 1956 to resemble a stack of records.

The Pacific Design Center (PDC) in West Hollywood is a complex designed by Cesar Pelli comprised of three buildings: Blue, Green and Red (the last of these completed in 2012). the architecture is sculptural and stunning. PDC is home to dozens of high-end residential and commercial design showrooms representing hundreds of manufacturers from this country and all over the world.

There is so much more than this short list to do and see and explore and discover in and around Los Angeles. Enjoy!