A Day of Exploring Los Angeles Museums

Los Angeles is a major city that does not lack in things to do.  One of my favorite summer activities is wandering around the Los Angeles museums in the air conditioned buildings staring at beautiful and historic art.  There are plenty of museums to be explored…but today I am focusing on one specific area: Central LA.  This is what one summer day looks like for me…

Here are some of my favorite spots and Los Angeles museums:

The La Brea Tar Pits & Museum-9:30AM

The La Brea Tar Pits Museum is not just for kids.  The museum features incredible exhibits including: reconstructed prehistoric animals from dug up fossils, a fossil lab, and a stunning outdoor Atrium complete with a waterfall.  The outside of the museum displays a tar pit along with a brief history of the one million plus fossils that have been dug up from the 19th and 20th century.


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the western United States.  It features a collection of over 135,000 objects that illustrate the incredible history of countries from all over the world.  From ancient Roman art to the classic Matisse and Picasso, this museum will have you wandering for hours exploring the beautiful and unique art pieces. Make sure to get an iconic photo along the Urban Lights featured outside the museum.

Read more: A Locals Guide to Exploring Los Angeles


Shop my California summer style: 

The Grove- 12PM

Although The Grove is not a museum, it is a great place to shop and eat some amazing food.  They have delicious options including multiple pizza stands, sandwiches, and even a giant candy store visited by the LA rich and famous.  Take a breath and relax under the sunshine in The Park, enjoy the dancing fountain, or go for the famous trolley ride that takes you along the Grove.

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Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust-2PM

This historic museum will take you through the dark history of the Holocaust.  LAMOTH uses interactive exhibits and true testimonies to illustrate the Jewish experience in World War II.  Museums like this one are incredibly important and relevant in today’s history, so make sure to take the time to educate yourself on how to stand up against crimes against humanity and other atrocities like the Holocaust.

Time to Explore-4PM

End your day on a positive note and take a walk along the Sunset Strip Walk of Fame or spend the night shopping on Melrose.

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Los Angeles is a huge city and cannot be explored in just one day. There is so much to do, plenty of delicious food to be eaten, and a plethora of beaches to explore.  One of my favorite things to do in Los Angeles is to find a rooftop and see the city from the very top.  Skyspace & Perth are two of my favorite spots to do exactly that.

Which of the Los Angeles museums is your favorite ? Let me know in the comments below.

As always, thanks for reading.

Happy travels,

Leslie xo


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1 thought on “A Day of Exploring Los Angeles Museums

  1. I love visiting museums when I travel. Although LA isn’t high on my list, it is where flights arrive from Australia so I will likely visit sooner rather than later.

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