Los Angeles California!

Rogers Bingo is proud to offer Los Angeles as part of its Dream Vacation Series!

The trip will include:

  • Return Airfare for two!
  • 5 night stay at the Palomar Los Angeles
  • $500  USD Spending cash!
There are so many things to do in Los Angeles, its hard to just pick a few! Please see below for some of the best attractions in Los Angeles, and the Greater Los Angeles area!
1. Getty Meseum 
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to further knowledge of the visual arts by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of the highest quality. The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs.
The breathtaking campus designed by Richard Meier rests beautifully into two natural overlooks in the Santa Monica Mountains. The amazing view, understated water features and gorgeous cleft-cut stonework have made the Center one of L.A.’s architectural marvels.
2. Getty Villa
On the site of J. Paul Getty’s Pacific Palisades home, the Getty Villa is the original Getty Museum. The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu is a museum and educational center dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The Villa houses approximately 44,000 works of art from the Museum’s extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities.

The displayed gallery, a collection of about 1,200 pieces, includes everyday items like pots, vases, coins and tools as well as several show stopping sculptures for which the period is best known. Victorious Youth, a remarkable bronze sculpture from as far back as 300 B.C., is the crown of the collection and has its own climate controlled room. The architecture at the Villa is no less astonishing than the Getty Museum, and is famous for its magnificent courtyard.

3. Venice Beach
Venice is known for its canals, beaches and circus-like Ocean Front Walk- a two-and-a-half mile pedestrian-only promenade that features performers, fortune-tellers, artists, and vendors. Venice Beach brings together all the best parts of Southern California lifestyle: the beach, skateboarding and rollerblading, dining, entertainment, shopping, and more. Venice Beach includes the beach, the promenade that runs parallel to the beach, Muscle Beach, the handball courts, the paddle tennis courts, Skate Dancing plaza, the numerous beach volleyball courts, and the bike trail.

Venice was home to some of Los Angeles’ early beat poets and artists and has served as an important cultural center of the city. The basketball courts in Venice are renowned across the country for their high level of street ball and numerous NBA players were developed or recruited from these courts.One of the most enjoyable things to do in Venice Beach is go for a bike ride. You’ll see bikes parked along the Venice boardwalk in front of restaurants, stores and places to get a drink. The Venice Beach bike path runs parallel to the Venice Beach Boardwalk, so there is plenty to look. If you need a bike, you can rent one on or around the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

4. Venice Canals
Venice California originally was to be a copy of Venice, Italy. The canals are now a quaint upscale neighborhood in Venice. Fully restored and remodeled homes make it a postcard scene along the canal shores. See people rowing their little boats, ducks in the water, cute white bridges, and beautiful homes. The Venice Canals is a great place to take a nice stroll, take pictures, and enjoy the views. You can bike to the Venice Canals from the bike path along Venice beach.

5. Disneyland
You’re never too old for Disneyland! This legendary theme park is packed with cool things to do, spread over seven lands. Stroll down Main Street USA to experience turn-of-the 19th century America, head westwards to Frontierland and tune into the music of New Orleans square. All your favourite cartoon characters come to life in dream-like environments: you can step into the wooded home of Winnie the Pooh at Critter Country, and go behind the scenes of Disney films at Fantasyland. Great rides include the stomach-churning Space Mountain and the epic Indiana Jones Adventure.

 

6. Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California’s most popular attractions. The Observatory is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. The mission of Griffith Observatory is inspiring everyone to observe, ponder, and understand the sky.

  • The Samuel Oschin Planetarium Features an array of state-of-the-art technologies to support world-class scientific educational programming for audiences of all ages.
  • The Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon is a new 200-seat multi-media theater that significantly broadens Griffith Observatory’s programming and educational capabilities.
  • Public Telescopes: Griffith Observatory is one of the premier public observatories in the world. One of the principal reasons is the presence and regular availability of high-quality public telescopes. Griffith J. Griffith wanted the public to have the opportunity to look through a telescope, which he felt might broaden human perspective. Mounted in the copper-clad domes on either end of the building, the Zeiss and solar telescopes are free to the public every day and night the sky is clear.

7. Visit Rodeo Drive
Many people dream of being Julia Roberts shopping on Rodeo Drive, but few can afford to buy from the array of high-end designers seen in the film ‘Pretty Woman’- but window-shopping, people watching, marveling over expensive cars, and possible celebrity sightings along the $200-million European cobbled walkway is almost just as enjoyable. Nearby is Anderson Court, which is the only shopping mall designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

8. Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
The grand opening of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on May 18, 1927, was the most spectacular theatre opening in motion picture history. Thousands of people lined Hollywood Boulevard and a riot broke out as fans tried to catch a glimpse of the movie stars and other celebrities as they arrived for the opening. The Chinese Theatre is the most sought-after theatre in Hollywood for studio premieres. Fans flock to these events to see the celebrities arrive and walk up the red carpet into the theatre. Rich in movie tradition, with its cement handprints and footprints in the forecourt, the Chinese Theatre immortalizes the brightest stars. More than four million visitors from all over the world visit The Chinese Theatre every year.

9. Kodak Theatre 
The 3,300-seat home of the Academy Awards is a slick building located at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles. It has become a tourism hot spot, as you walk through the theater’s entry way there is a huge hall which lists each Best Picture winner since the Oscars’ beginning. Walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame and see more than 2,4000 terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalk. The stars represent achievements in the entertainment industry with the names of a mix of actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others.

10. Los Angeles Zoo 
The LA Zoo is located in the beautiful isolated hills of Griffith Park. Attraction highlights include:

Elephants of Asia habitat
This habitat includes features dedicated to the health and welfare of the elephants such as bathing pools, sandy hills, varied topography, enrichment opportunities, and a state of the art barn that is capable of caring for elephants of all ages. Elephants of Asia focuses on the connection between elephants and the cultures of Thailand, India, China, and Cambodia. The exhibit familiarizes guests with the challenges Asian elephants face in the wild, including their shrinking natural habitat, and gives visitors the opportunity to directly contribute to conservation programs that support elephants in their native countries.

Campo Gorilla Reserve
A new habitat that is home to seven western lowland gorillas. Zoo visitors walk along a forested pathway for views of two separate troops of gorillas, a family and a bachelor group, living among waterfalls and lush plants. Glassed viewing areas and planted moats are all that separates Zoo guests from the largest primate in the world.

Sea Life Cliffs
This replica of California’s rocky coast is home to a group of harbor seals. The habitat features two deep saltwater pools, rocky coves, above and below water viewing locations and a seating area for visitors to observe the seals.

Australia
Home to the Zoo’s koalas, this habitat is fortunate in being one of only a handful that can provide an abundance of the appropriate eucalyptus tree species needed to feed the koalas. The koalas share two separate habitats with kangaroos, wallabies and echidnas.

Chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains
Acclaimed by world-renown primatologist Jane Goodall as one of the finest zoo habitats, this one-acre habitat is home to one of the largest troops of chimpanzees in the United States. It is designed to resemble the native environment of Tanzania’s Mahale Mountains in Africa and is unique in size and scope complete with mountainous rock formations, waterfalls and streams, palm trees and soft green grass. The facility also features a chimpanzee penthouse with heated bedrooms for the apes and an outdoor playground that has a jungle gym.

Red Ape Rain Forest
Red Ape Rain Forest is a multi-level tropical habitat where visitors can walk among orangutans and be immersed in a Southeast Asian rain forest of 20-foot-tall bamboo, fruit, and ficus trees. The main viewing area is a large platform that allows Zoo guests to view these apes as they climb to canopy level.

Unique Animals: Komodo Dragons, Sumatran tiger, Visayan warty pigs, yellow footed rock wallaby, Cape griffon vulture, Chacoan peccary, snow leopard, mandrill, okapi, mountain tapir, Coquerel’s sifaka and one of the largest flocks of flamingos in any zoo in the world.

11. Universal Studios and CityWalk
Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience! Visiting Universal Studios Hollywood is a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that’s fun for the entire family.

Go behind the scenes on a real working movie studio

  • Explore where Hollywood movies are made on the legendary Studio Tour
  • Come face to face with King Kong 360 3-D created by Peter Jackson. It’s the world’s largest, most intense 3-D experience
  • Experience our Special Effects Stage where you’ll learn the secrets behind the making of your favorite blockbuster movies

Get into the Movies!
Face the action head on in heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s biggest movies.

  • Prepare for the greatest battle you’ll ever ride on Transformers: The Ride-3D
  • Brave the world’s scariest indoor roller coaster: Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride
  • Hang on for your life as you crash your way through the animated world of The Simpsons™ on a revolutionary, new virtual roller coaster!
  • Join Shrek and Donkey on an ogre-the-top adventure on Shrek 4-D™
  • There are many other rides and attractions

CityWalk
Universal CityWalk Hollywood is a Three-Block Entertainment, Dining and Shopping Promenade with live music, movies, clubs, great food and always something new to discover. CityWalk has more than 30 places to eat, six nightclubs, 19 screen theater with state of the art IMAX® and more than 30 unique shops. You can also check out the brand new 5 Towers on Universal CityWalk, state-of-the-art concert venue. Experience a jaw-dropping explosion of sights and sounds with over 5,000 LED Lights and a sound system that will blow you away.

12. Movie Star Homes Tour
Starline Tours, the tour company that pioneered the Movie Stars’ Homes Tour in Los Angeles, provides an exclusive comprehensive narrated tour of breath-taking stars’ homes in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Bel-Air and Los Angeles as well as introducing you to Hollywood’s iconic Sign and mile-long Walk of Fame, West Hollywood’s glittering Sunset Strip and Beverly Hills’s glamorous Rodeo Drive!

During your two-hour tour, your informative guide will take you to see over 40 breathtaking mansions. You’ll see the homes of stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Jennifer Lopez, Orlando Bloom, Tom Cruise, Christina Aguilera, Nicolas Cage, Dr. Phil, Bob Barker, David and Victoria Beckham, and others. You may also pass the former estates of such legends as Michael Jackson, Jonas Brothers, Jackie Chan, Ozzy Osborne, Richard Gere, Steve Martin, Madonna, Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Elvis Presley, as well as some of your favorite TV and movie locations.

On the way, you’ll cruise the Sunset Strip and see such infamous locales as The Whiskey A Go Go, Johnny Depp’s notorious Viper Room, The House of Blues, the trendy Sky Bar, The Chateau Marmont, and The Beverly Hills Hotel. You will be driven through the world famous Rodeo Drive to see the stores where the rich and famous shop, including Bijan, Gucci, Prada, Harry Winston Jewelers, and the Beverly Wilshire Hotel featured in “Pretty Woman”.

13. Santa Monica Pier and Aquarium
The world-famous Santa Monica Pier offers a variety of entertainment and shopping including Pacific Park amusement park; Heal The Bay Aquarium; a historic 1922 Merry-Go-Round (Carousel) plus specialty shops/carts, eateries, an old-fashioned soda fountain, and full-service restaurants. There is always something fun to do at the Pier- from playing games, riding the coaster to taking in the breathtaking views of the Southern California beach line, and other fun activities for the whole family.

Go to www.santamonicapier.org for a list of special events

14. Third Street Promenade
Located in downtown Santa Monica, the Promenade is a public entertainment venue with street performers, art, shops, restaurants, bars and more.  It is considered the première shopping district of LA due to its many diverse shops, and pedestrian only walkway. Enjoy the ocean breeze and California sunshine as you stroll the Third Street Promenade and bordering blocks. More than 500 shops offer everything from books and electronics to clothing, jewelry and shoes, as well as housewares and home furnishings.

15. Sunset Strip
As far back as the 1920’s, when Hollywood was entering its “Golden Age,” the Sunset Strip has been synonymous with a good time. Thanks to being outside of the Los Angeles city limits, the Strip was placed under the supervision of the Sheriff’s Department rather than the traditionally more vigilant LAPD. Gambling was also illegal within the city of Los Angeles, but legal in the county.

These two determining factors allowed the Sunset Strip to be transformed into the hedonistic playground that is very much alive and kicking today. Nightclubs congregated to this area attracting actors and actresses, movie bigwigs, locals and tourists alike. The backrooms of these establishments were even the go to places for liquor in LA during Prohibition.

The Sunset Strip continued to be a prominent party center for future decades, and gradually evolved into a place for emerging musicians to be discovered from the 1960’s onwards. Artists such as The Doors, The Byrds, Alice Cooper and Motley Crue all performed on the Strip as they made their way to the top. It is not unusual to encounter celebrities on a night out on the Sunset Strip. Many of the original establishments are still open and intact and trendy new venues regularly premiere. Here are 4 of the most legendary Sunset Strip Bars and Nightclubs to be found on the Sunset Strip:

Whisky A Go Go
A Hollywood landmark since it first opened its doors in 1964; it has hosted some of the greatest musical icons of all time. From The Doors to Led Zeppelin, just about every major classic rock band has graced its stage.

Bar Marmont
The bar at the infamous Chateau Marmont hotel is a regular hang out spot for A List celebrities and the major movers and shakers in Hollywood.

The Viper Room
Previously owned by Johnny Depp,The Viper Room is a nightclub is mainly used as a live music venue. The club gained infamy in 1993 when River Phoenix died outside the club of a drug overdose but has remained popular to this day with music fans and celebrities alike.

The Comedy Store
Perhaps the most well known of all of the clubs on the Sunset Strip, The Comedy Store has hosted just about every major US comedian at one point or other. Continually hosting the most popular comedians in the country, tourists as well as locals continue to flock to this club. Due to its high profile acts, tickets often sell out extremely quickly, so you will want to buy your tickets well in advance.

16. Los Angeles Beaches
You can also visit any of Los Angeles’s beautiful beaches and enjoy a day of sun, tanning and surfing and swimming in the Pacific Ocean. Some of the amazing beaches in the greater Los Angeles include:

  • Venice Beach
  • Santa Monica Beach
  • Zuma Beach
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Marina Beach
  • Malibu Pier
  • Newport Beach
  • Sunset Beach
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