I grew up in Los Angeles – what every tourist should know

  • I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and there are some things I wish tourists knew before coming.
  • Don’t schedule a meeting with your favorite celebrity, but schedule time for a walk.
  • It can be difficult to get around Los Angeles with or without a car, so make sure you schedule time for transportation each day.

I grew up in Los Angeles, California, so I know all the intricacies of this city.

There are so many things to do and see here that tourists can easily lose time and money, so I’ve put together a list of tips to know before you arrive.

Commuter scooters are great for getting around without a car

Time is of the essence when wandering around Los Angeles, which is why commuter scooters save lives.

You can usually find them on every corner of the city and all you need is a smartphone and a driver’s license.

They are an affordable alternative to rides or taxis and allow you to stop along your sightseeing route.

I believe that many museums are overrated and overrated when street art is everywhere.

We have some of the most iconic and photo-worthy museums in Los Angeles. But some of the best art you can find in the city is on the street.

There are also some lesser known free art museums like The Broad which I think are worth a visit.

Los Angeles is bigger than you think, so plan your days accordingly

View of Los Angeles at dusk from Beverly Hills, Mulholland Drive.  In the background are high-rise offices in the city center, in the foreground is Hollywood.  (Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images)

View of Los Angeles at dusk from Beverly Hills, Mulholland Drive.

In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images

If you’re looking for the booming downtown Los Angeles, you won’t find it. The city is spread over many different districts.

Famous landmarks such as Griffith Park, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills…

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