LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

The Bicycle Hotel & Casino is nestled in beautiful Southern California, surrounded by some of Los Angeles’ most exciting tourist attractions and things-to-do. Take in the local sights, experience the best theme parks, beaches, arts and cultural destinations and sporting venues in the country, as well as shop at the stores and malls that celebrities frequent. Disneyland, the Griffith Park Observatory, Rodeo Drive, The Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Santa Monica Pier, The Getty Center, the Staples Center or Sunset Blvd are just some of the iconic LA destinations that you could visit while you’re visiting The Bike.

It’s always 72 and sunny in beautiful Los Angeles, so you may want to venture outside and discover what the city has to offer. There are so many places to visit and things to see, from iconic Hollywood spots, and historic Los Angeles locations to family-friendly beach destinations, that you should plan ahead of time to really take advantage of your time here.

THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME / GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATRE

Walk down the streets of Hollywood and find the stars of your favorite movie and TV actors inlaid into the sidewalk. While you’re there, swing by the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the location for countless Hollywood movie premieres, where you can find the hand and footprints of your favorite celebrities in the forecourt.

GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY / PARK

The Griffith Observatory is a historic planetarium situated in the Hollywood Hills above the Griffith Park, Greek Theatre and the LA Zoo. Featuring a 12 in. Zeiss refracting telescope, a Foucault pendulum and the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater, it’s the best way to see the real “stars” of Los Angeles.

SANTA MONICA PIER / PACIFIC PARK / AQUARIUM

The focal point of the Santa Monica Beach, this family-friendly pier features an arcade, Pacific Park (the only west coast amusement park on a pier), an Aquarium and great restaurants and bars. It’s hard to think about Santa Monica and not picture the iconic neon-lit Ferris wheel that juts into the amazing beach skyline.

Other local sights include:

  • Venice Beach / Boardwalk & Canals
  • The Hollywood Sign
  • Sunset Strip
  • The Los Angeles Zoo
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • The Queen Mary
  • Los Angeles Central Library
  • Union Station
  • Descanso Gardens
  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • Hollywood Wax Museum
  • Madame Tussauds Hollywood

From Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills to the shops of Santa Monica, our experienced concierge can help make your Los Angeles shopping experience memorable by arranging for personal shoppers and delivery services.

RODEO DRIVE

One of the most prestigious streets in the world, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills features many flagship stores bearing some of the most luxurious fashion and jewelry designer names such as Bijan, Cartier and Harry Winston. Even if you aren’t there to shop, it is a great place to window shop and spot the rich and famous.

BEVERLY CENTER

With more than 160 trend-setting shops and national retailers, the Beverly Center is Los Angeles’ premier fashion destination. Featuring everything from high-end fashion brands to your average mall staples, there is something to suit shoppers of any budget.

THE GROVE

One of the hippest outdoor shopping destinations in Los Angeles, The Grove offers a cool mix of designer stores and boutiques, as well as an eclectic collection of restaurants and eateries, and access to the world-famous Farmers Market. This dog-friendly shopping destination also features a dancing fountain, a trolley that travels through the shopping area and a movie theatre.

Other exciting shopping options include:

Hollywood:
  • Hollywood & Highland
  • Melrose Avenue
  • Robertson Shopping District
  • Universal Citywalk
Santa Monica / Beach Cities:
  • Third Street Promenade
  • Santa Monica Place
  • Montana Avenue
  • Main Street Santa Monica
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk
LAX Area:
  • Howard Hughes Promenade
  • Westfield Culver City Mall
  • Helms Furniture District
Orange County:
  • The Block at Orange
  • South Coast Plaza
  • Fashion Island
  • Brea Mall
  • Irvine Spectrum Center
  • Downtown Disney
South Bay / Redondo Beach:
  • Del Amo Fashion Center
  • Manhattan Village Mall
  • Plaza El Segundo
  • The Point
  • South Bay Galleria
  • Promenade on the Peninsula

Some of the country’s most iconic amusement parks are located nearby for families and thrill-seekers alike. Disneyland is a must-see for most, but there are a lot of other options including Six Flags Magic Mountain for extreme roller coasters and Universal Studios for a backstage pass to some classic Hollywood sets.

DISNEYLAND / DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE

Probably the most famous theme park in the world, Disneyland is a top destination for Los Angeles visitors and locals. It’s hard to argue with its billing as the “happiest place on earth”, when you see all the smiles on the faces of children and adults alike throughout the park. Get a park-hopper ticket to also visit Disney California Adventure for more adult-friendly thrill rides and eat and shop at Downtown Disney.

KNOTT’S BERRY FARM / SOAK CITY

A family-friendly theme park that is unique to the Los Angeles area, Knott’s Berry Farm has a Peanuts-themed “Camp Snoopy” for younger visitors and an old-west “ghost town” and high-thrill roller coasters for older visitors. There are plenty of rides for everyone at about half the price of admission at Disneyland. Make sure to eat at the world-famous Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant and visit the water park, Knott’s Soak City next door during the summer months (Separate or joint admission ticket required, see website for operating days).

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD

The first theme park dedicated to movie-making is of course located in Hollywood. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique park that is a combination of a studio tour that winds through classic and current movie sets and sound stages, rides and 3D virtual rides and live-action shows and experiences. CityWalk, located just outside the park has great restaurants, shops and a movie theatre.

Other local amusement park options are:

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain / Hurricane Harbor
  • Pacific Park at Santa Monica Pier
  • Legoland
  • Raging Waters

Los Angeles, despite not having a football team, is a great sports town. From historic stadiums to state-of the-art arenas, there are a lot of sporting venue options to root for great championship professional and college-level Los Angeles teams.

STAPLES CENTER

The Staples Center is the home to the Clippers, Lakers, Sparks and Kings, making it one of the most popular sporting venues in the area. Located in downtown Los Angeles, it is surrounded by the Los Angeles Convention Center and L.A. Live, which features bars, restaurants, concert theatres, a movie theatre and the GRAMMY Museum.

DODGER STADIUM

Dodger Stadium is the home field for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the third oldest ballpark in the country. As such, it has been the home to some of the greatest Hall of Famers and World Champions in baseball history, as well as the world-famous Dodger Dog. Carved into the hillside of Chavez Ravine overlooking downtown LA, there is something really special about the picturesque location.

LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM AND SPORTS ARENA

Home field for the USC Trojans football team, The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is located in historic Exposition Park, across the street from the University of Southern California. It is the largest football stadium in the Pac-12 conference and a historic landmark since 1984, as it was the host to the Olympics in 1932 and 1984, as well as the first Super Bowl ever in 1967.

Other sporting venues include:

  • Angel Stadium
  • Honda Center
  • Rose Bowl Stadium
  • StubHub Center
  • Pauley Pavilion

Los Angeles is fast-becoming a mecca for the arts and a beacon for culture. With a wide variety of museums, art galleries, music venues and theatres to visit, it’ll be easy to find something to interest you but hard to narrow down what you can fit in your schedule.

LA COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA)

A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to being representative to Los Angeles's uniquely diverse population. LACMA offers at least a dozen exhibitions that are replaced every few months. Between its unique artwork, Sunday live music programs and restaurant and bar, there's plenty of culture to be experienced at LACMA.

HOLLYWOOD BOWL

The Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the United States and the premier location for concertgoers to picnic and enjoy summer evenings underneath the stars with music, shows, fine dining and fireworks spectaculars. Set against the Hollywood Hills, with the Hollywood sign in the backdrop, the Bowl has seen legendary artists from contemporary music, classical music, jazz as well as the Los Angeles Philharmonic come through and deliver memorable performances every summer.

GETTY CENTER

The Getty Center houses a collection of European and American art so large that it fills five exhibit pavilions. The permanent collection along with the changing exhibitions share focus with the dramatic architecture of the buildings, the extraordinary Central Garden, the modern outdoor sculptures and the panoramic views of Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Mountains and the Pacific Ocean that surround them.

Other places that might interest you:

  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) / Geffen Contemporary
  • Natural History Museum
  • La Brea Tar Pits
  • Hammer Museum
  • Skirball Cultural Center
  • Getty Villa
  • Bergamot Station
  • The GRAMMY Museum
  • The Paley Center for Media
  • The Huntington Library
  • California Science Center
  • Chinatown Arts District
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Nokia Plaza
  • Dolby Theatre
  • The Wiltern
  • REDCAT
  • Hollywood Pantages Theatre
  • Ahmanson Theatre
  • Mark Taper Forum
  • Kirk Douglas Theatre