Inside Madame Tussauds Los Angeles

Marilyn Monroe

Madame Tussauds, known today as a world-wide chain of tourist attractions devoted to celebrity figures in wax form, has origins in Europe that extend as far back as the late 18th century. Marie Tussaud, the original wax sculptor from whom the museum takes its name to this day, created her first full wax figure in 1777. It was a replica of Voltaire. While you probably won’t find any 18th century philosophers at Madame Tussauds Los Angeles, the Hollywood location is the top spot to see amazingly life-like replicas of movie stars and pop icons. With Madame Tussauds Los Angeles Discount Tickets, snapshots of you with your favorite celebrities are an affordable and unforgettable souvenir to bring home from your Los Angeles excursion. So what’s inside Madame Tussauds Los Angeles? First, you’ll be given the chance to make a red carpet arrival. Your red carpet experience will feel … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Summer Events 2014

images

If you are heading out to the GoldenState this summer, there certainly won’t be a shortage of things to do. There are spectacular happenings throughout California throughout the year, but the list of 2014 Los Angeles Summer Events is impressive all on its own. With a Go Los Angeles Card from Smart Destinations, you’ll be able to see all of the best Los Angeles Attractions for one discounted price. Save 55% off gate prices as you visit as many of the 37 included attractions as you want to over the course of two weeks. On June 21 and 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, some of the most lovable characters of all time will be putting on a live show designed to teach one of the most important skills in life in Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend. In the show, Big Bird, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and the rest of the Sesame Street gang help Grover form a friendship … [Read more...]

Los Angeles July 4th 2014 Attractions

fireworks 1

No matter where you go or what you do in Los Angeles, the Fourth of July is guaranteed to be fun, festive, and busy, busy, busy. However, to ensure the holiday is one that you’ll enjoy to the fullest, it’s good to know what’s going on and where you’ll get the best deals while having the most enjoyable time. One of the most famous Fourth of July attractions in Los Angeles is the annual July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl. This year’s performance features Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers with Edie Brickell. You’ll also see the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West. While the show takes place three nights in a row – on July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th – tickets are bound to become scarce, so you’ll want to get them soon. There are many other great daytime attractions and themed activities in Los Angeles that … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Summer Discounts

Los_Angeles_Beaches

While there are obvious perks to visiting Los Angeles in the off-season, there’s really no better time to visit Los Angeles than the summer. Why’s that? Warm beach weather, late hours at attractions, outdoor music and festivals, and ample opportunity for outdoor activities are at the top of the list. With a Los Angeles attractions pass, you’ll get the best LA summer discounts on all the top attractions—which is a big deal in the touristy summer months when prices are on the rise. Check out some of the 37 attractions on the Los Angeles attractions pass to see what it’s all about! Universal Studios Hollywood A day experiencing the movie magic at Universal Studios Hollywood is free with your 3, 5, or 7-day Go Los Angeles Card attractions pass. This summer’s newest feature attraction is Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, a comical and heartwarming 3-D ride. Next door, you’ll … [Read more...]

Top Los Angeles Tourist Attractions

venice beach

Though Los Angeles remains an extremely popular tourist destination, it’s also gained the somewhat unwarranted reputation of being a bit too gimmicky or too commercial. While the Los Angeles landscape would not be complete without its share of glamour and glitz (it is the home of showbiz, after all!), the top Los Angeles tourist attractions merit a deeper look. Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the L.A. sprawl or a seasoned veteran of the City of Angels, make sure to check out these Los Angeles attractions, taking the opportunity to experience the culture, history, and innovation that make the metropolis so unique. Venice Beach & Boardwalk Venice Beach conjures iconic images of L.A.'s alternative beach bum scene, where skateboarders, body builders, and artists of various sorts hang out in a circus-like environment that couldn't be recreated anywhere else. At first, this … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Los Angeles 2014

Saint_Patricks_Parade_-_Miss_San_Francisco

Although St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t exactly scream fun in the sun, maybe it should. For revelers who will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles this year, there are actually a wide variety of places to go and a number of options about what to do. Who says that East Coast cities like New York and Boston get to have all the fun on the annual mid-March holiday anyhow? If you have going to be on the West Coast for Monday’s festivities, be sure to check out some of the Los Angeles Attractions that are open year-round. One thing you may want to do on St. Patrick’s Day is attend Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival from 6am - 2am on the 17th.  The festival is located in Downtown LA at 613 South Grand Avenue and it will feature food, drinks, a ton of games and music from DJ’s including DJ Aaron Castle, DJ Waldo and DJ Timmy Two Shoes! The festival offers free … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Attractions List

los angeles

The City of Angels is home to a lot more than the glitz and glitter you always hear about. While Hollywood Blvd. and the big film and television studios are certainly a big draw, Los Angeles also boasts fine art museums, historic institutions, and unique art museums that make for a thriving cultural scene. Of course, you can't forget the theme parks, big and small, that fill the LA County area. The great thing about the Go Los Angeles Card is that it grants you access to all the top Los Angeles attractions. So whether you're in the market for Universal Studios Hollywood discount tickets or Aquarium of the Pacific Discount Tickets, you know you're getting the best deal. Take a look at all 37 things to do in Los Angeles: Los Angeles Attractions Universal Studios Hollywood Madame Tussauds Hollywood Hollywood Homes Tour Knotts Berry Farm Warner Brothers Studio Tour Hollywood … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Tourism Discounts

Ferris Wheel Santa Monica Pier

Picture yourself sprawled out on a beach towel in the sands of Santa Monica while LA natives bike or jog on the paved trail behind you and off in the distance a camera crew captures footage that could wind up on your favorite television shows. There’s probably a street performer nearby, strumming a guitar and belting out tunes that everybody knows, and as he plays on the docks, a pelican waddles past him and steals the some bait from the group of fishermen angling off the pier. Undoubtedly, there are several high-tech looking cameras around, in the hands of cameramen with black-rimmed glasses, snapping photos of Hollywood hopefuls. You look up to see the big Ferris wheel turning against the sky, and in the background, jagged cliffs lean precariously over the Pacific. Something about Los Angeles makes you feel like you’re on vacation all year round. For tourists, this is great, … [Read more...]

Top Los Angeles Winter Attractions

universal studios

There are several reasons why a trip to Los Angeles in the winter will be advantageous to both you and your wallet. Among the top few reasons are that the weather is mild, hotel rates are nearly half of what the are in the peak season, and you’ll experience way fewer crowds and lines at the top Los Angeles attractions! Theme Parks & Studio Tours Visiting Universal Studios Orlando without having to navigate through throngs of tourists is any movie buff’s dream come true. Fortunately, you can make this a reality by scheduling your trip to Universal in the winter—from the enormous back lot, to the special effects stage, to the all new King Kong 360 3-D movie adventure, it’s all yours to explore! You’ll travel through working sets, learn all about cutting-edge movie-making technology, and get on board rides built to resemble your favorite blockbuster hits. Want to see more … [Read more...]

The Oscars 2014

Top Los Angeles Attractions

It’s almost spring, and that means one thing to the Hollywood elite and cinephiles alike – Oscar Season! Formally known as the Academy Awards, but popularly called “The Oscars” after the statuette given to each award recipient, this event is among the top Los Angeles attractions each year. This year’s Academy Awards ceremony will be held on March 2, 2014, at the popular Dolby Theatre (which you can visit and tour with your Go Los Angeles Card – just not while they’re using it for the awards!). As always, the Oscars promise to be an exciting evening of dance, song, and of course, theatrics! Some of 2013’s best films, musical scores, and performers have been nominated for this year’s awards, including “American Hustle,” “Gravity,” “Philomena,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” for Best Film; Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christian Bale, and Leonardo DiCaprio for Best … [Read more...]