Los Angeles is a place where dreams come true, the rich and famous live down the block, and an energy that can be felt no matter where you go in the city. If you had more time in the city, you could take a tour of all the celebrity homes that interest you. You might want to see all the movie locations that you know by heart, or you can go to amazing nightclubs that radiate energy you almost cannot explain. You, however, only have 24 hours in the City of Angels. This list shows you exactly what to do so that you can truly enjoy your 24-hour layover in Los Angeles.
Start your day with a walk on the beach
Los Angeles has dozens of small beach communities that line the coast. You can go to any beach community you like, walk the beach before the sunbathers arrive, and enjoy the sunrise on the West Coast. You can see that flash of green before the sun punches through the horizon, and you can listen to the waves when no one is on the beach. You are just a short drive from the city, and you can head back to town to begin a tour of one of the world’s great cities.
Visit the Broad Museum
The Broad Museum sits as a pillar of art on Grand Avenue, and it is built in a style that will make you feel like you are walking into a futuristic space. The museum, however, is filled with art procured from all over the world. There are two floors of galleries, and this museum is actually one of the largest in the world.
Take your time walking through the museum because the Broad family spent decades procuring all the art you are seeing. Traveling exhibitions come through the museum from time-to-time, and you will truly enjoy learning about artists that you have only heard of or seen in books.
You can go to a free show
You are not going to a show per se, but you are going to the morning rehearsals at the Hollywood Bowl. These rehearsals are free to the public, and you can see some of your favorite acts as they get ready for that day’s show, jam, and act like themselves. You get a behind-the-scenes look at how these shows are put together, and you might even catch one of your favorite acts rehearsing when you come by the bowl.
Drive-in movies are still a thing in LA
You can go to the Electric Dusk Drive-In to see a film playing in the only drive-in theater in the city. You are not watching movies from the golden age of Hollywood, but you are watching movies the way your grandparents used to watch them. You can drive up, let down the top on the car, or roll down the windows. This is an experience that you will not forget because the scenery around the theater is just as exciting as the movie.
There is so much more to do in Los Angeles than you see on this list. This is, however, a good plan for one day in Los Angeles. If you do not like some of these activities, you might drive over to the old Drum Barracks which are haunted and have been featured on TV. You might want to head to Disney Hall for a free rehearsal, or you can try the Getty Museum. You can go star-gazing in Beverly Hills, or you can take a backlot tour at your favorite movie studio to see how movie magic is made.