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I’m putting on my California playlist on Spotify to get me amped about putting together the most thorough Los Angeles Bucket List ever! I moved to LA last June and I’ve seen a lot of cool stuff…but IT’S NOT ENOUGH! As far as I’m concerned, Los Angeles is the best city on God’s Green Earth. There is so much to do, see, and EAT here. I don’t know if I’ll ever have the monetary funds to settle down and buy a house here, but I have a lot of things to accomplish before I’m ready to leave. Which is why I’m making THE ULTIMATE LOS ANGELES BUCKET LIST.

I’m dividing this list up into 2 simple categories: Things to Do in Los Angeles and Places to Go in Los Angeles. Things to Do will include events and activities, while Places are landmarks, museums, etc. Everything within these categories is going to be alphabetical. I will update this list whenever I find cool new things to do, and I will link to posts where I check off items on my LA bucket list. So pin this post and keep checking back for more Los Angeles adventures!

It’s going to be SO SICK.



  1. Almost get hit by a golf cart driven by Danny Devito ✓
  2. Attend a Hot Tub Comedy show at the Virgil ✓
  3. Attend a show at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
  4. Be an extra on a TV show or movie
  5. Be on a game show
  6. Be on a dating show ✓
  7. Brennan’s Pub Turtle Race
  8. Coachella
  9. Do Karaoke in KoreatownLos Angeles Bucket List Hollywood Sign Hike
  10. Do the Hollywood Sign hike ✓
  11. Escape Room
  12. Go to a concert at the Hollywood Bowl
  13. Go to a concert at The Greek
  14. Go to a concert at the Santa Monica Pier ✓
  15. Go to a Clippers game
  16. Go to a Dodgers game
  17. Go to a Lakers game
  18. Go to a movie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary
  19. Go to a party at a mansion in the Hills
  20. Go to a Rams game
  21. Go to a show taping (Conan, Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel, etc.)
  22. Go to the Rose Bowl Parade
  23. Grease-themed photo shoot at Venice High School
  24. Hollywood Hills on horseback
  25. Hornblower Cruise
  26. LA County Fair
  27. LA Pride ✓
  28. Long weekend in Palm Springs
  29. Long weekend in Santa Barbara
  30. Lucha Vavoom
  31. Make out with a celebrity (D list status or above)
  32. Malibu wine safari
  33. Movie at Vineland Drive-In Theater
  34. Party on a boat ✓
  35. Ride a bike between Venice and Santa Monica ✓
  36. Los Angeles Bucket List Pantages Theater

    See a play at the Pantages Theater ✓

  37. Shopping at Decades
  38. Shopping on Melrose ✓
  39. Shopping on Rodeo Drive
  40. Vans US Open of Surfing (technically in the OC) ✓
  41. Watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean ✓
  42. Watch the sun rise over the Pacific Ocean (???) ✓
  43. Witness a maritime disaster ✓



  1. Abandoned LA Zoo in Griffith Park
  2. Abbott Kinney ✓
  3. Ace Hotel
  4. Amoeba (Largest Independent Record Store)
  5. Angeles National Forest
  6. Angels Flight Railway
  7. Annenberg Space For Photography
  8. Arts District ✓
  9. Aquarium of the Pacific
  10. Baldwin Hills Overlook ✓
  11. Beacon Hill Trail in Los Feliz
  12. Bergamot Station
  13. Betty B Dearing Trail Hike to “The Rainforest”
  14. Beverly Hills Hotel
  15. Bradbury Building
  16. Bridge to Nowhere
  17. The Broad Museum
  18. Caravan Book Store
  19. Castle Peak Hike
  20. Catalina Island
  21. Cave of Munits
  22. Cecil Hotel
  23. Chateau Marmont Hotel
  24. Chinatown
  25. Chinese Theatre
  26. Colette Miller Angel Wings
  27. Corral Canyon
  28. The Culver Hotel ✓
  29. Dapper Cadaver
  30. Disney Hall
  31. Disneyland
  32. Eastern Columbia Rooftop Pool
  33. Eaton Canyon Waterfall
  34. Echo Mountain
  35. Echo Park Lake
  36. El Capitan Theater
  37. El Matador State BeachLos Angeles Bucket List Elliott Smith Wall
  38. The Elliott Smith Mural ✓
  39. Exposition Park Rose Garden
  40. The Fashion District
  41. Forest Lawn Cemetary
  42. Fryman Canyon
  43. Grand Central Market
  44. Griffith Observatory
  45. Griffith Park
  46. The Getty Center
  47. The Getty Villa
  48. Hammer Museum
  49. Hermosa Beach ✓
  50. Hollyhock House
  51. Hollywood Sign Dog Park ✓
  52. Hollywood Walk of Fame
  53. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
  54. It’s a Wrap Thrift Store
  55. La Brea Tar Pits ✓
  56. LA Central Library
  57. The LA Flower Market
  58. LA Zoo
  59. LACMA
  60. The Last Bookstore ✓
  61. Leo Carrillo State Beach
  62. Little Tokyo
  63. Lost Sunken City
  64. Made in LA Mural
  65. The Madonna Inn
  66. Manhattan Beach ✓
  67. The Magic Castle
  68. Marina Del Rey ✓
  69. Matador Cove in Malibu
  70. Melrose Trading Post ✓
  71. MOCALos Angelse Bucket List Moonlight Rollerway
  72. Moonlight Rollerway ✓
  73. Mulholland Drive
  74. Museum of Jurassic Technology
  75. Natural History Museum
  76. Night Gallery
  77. Old Town Pasadena
  78. Olvera Street
  79. Orange Grove at 18111 Nordhoff St
  80. Paul Smith pink wall
  81. The Pinata District
  82. Point Dume ✓
  83. Point Mugu State Park
  84. Point Vincente Lighthouse
  85. Queen Mary
  86. Redondo Beach
  87. Rose Bowl Flea Market
  88. Runyon Canyon ✓
  89. Salvation Mountain
  90. Santa Monica Camera ObscuraLos Angeles Bucket List Santa Monica Pier
  91. The Santa Monica Pier ✓
  92. Silver Lake ✓
  93. Silver Lake Meadow
  94. Space Shuttle Endeavor at California Science Center
  95. The Standard
  96. Temescal Canyon ✓
  97. Union Station
  98. Universal Studios Hollywood
  99. Venice Beach ✓LA Bucket List Venice Canals copy
  100. Venice Canals ✓
  101. The Viceroy ✓
  102. Wacko Soap Plant
  103. Watts Towers Arts Center
  104. Whisky A Go-Go
  105. Wildlife Learning Center
  106. Zuma Beach ✓

Where are your favorite spots in LA?

If you’re not local, make sure you pin this image for your next trip to Los Angeles!

Los Angeles Bucket List

Also, if you’re wondering where all the food is, hold your horses! I am making a second Los Angeles bucket list – this time all about food and drink. Stay tuned!

Sources: Local Adventurer, Hustle & Halcyon, random locals & Lyft drivers



20 Responses

  1. I love your bucket list! I always wanted to travel to LA!

    Love your blog! Let’s be blog buddies! Following your blog now 😀


  2. This is an awesome bucketlist! Reading this made me realize that I only visited a handful of places when I was in L.A. Must go back!


  3. Great article babe! There’s so many things to love about LA! Wish I could visit it soon! x

    Have a great week,

  4. Great post! I love LA and although I don’t live there I have been several times!
    I can tick off quite a few things on your list but I will bookmark it so I can tick some more off next time!
    Julia x

  5. One of my favorite places in Los Angeles is LACMA, because I love art and photography! Love your bucket list, I need to start one of my own. :))


  6. What an amazing lit – good luck for doing all these!

  7. Holy crap, so many things to do and places to see! Almost get hit by Danny Devito ahahaha no way! That’s too funny. I’m hoping you’ll follow up with the Los Angeles food bucket list 😀 xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua : Food, Travel, Italy

  8. I would love to visit LA at some point, great post! x


  9. Well nice list. And, thanks for sharing. I have never been to LA.

  10. you haveee to go to Disneyland! the only other one I’ve been to is Tokyo disneyland but you can’t even compare it to the original. It seems like you’ve done quite a lot already on your bucket list:)

  11. The Getty Villa and Old Town Pasadena are classic faves of mine! Thanks for sharing this awesome bucketlist! xo, sharon


  12. I visit L.A. at least once every couple of months and I’m defnitely stealing thus bucket list! I actually met Danny Devito once in the movie theatre, he didn’t hit me with a gold cart though hahahha!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  13. I’ve never been to LA and I love this comprehensive list of things to do! I’m pinning to reference later!

    Doused In Pink

  14. I have so many questions about some of these check marks, hahah. This is an amazing guide!

  15. I’ve never been to LA and this list is absolutely AMAZING. Thank you so much for taking the time to create this. I will definitely use it as a resource.

  16. Haha what a great and thorough list! I know my SO wants to go to the Virgil and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and I would love to do the hikes! Thanks for putting this together; I’m pinning it for whenever I make it to the West Coast and LA 🙂

  17. I LOVE this!! I’ve lived in LA for almost 3 years and yet have not done so many of these things! I think I’m going to have to save this for myself and start checking some start off! 😀

  18. We ALMOST got to the bridge to nowhere! That should at least get a half-check haha

  19. Love the list and I’m bookmarking this post. There is so much to do and see in LA. Can’t wait to be back soon.


  20. …Did you actually almost get hit by Danny DeVito? That is a story that you HAVE to write! Haha! This is a great bucket list. gosh, there’s just so much to do in LA.

    xx   B A S H   |   go   say     H E Y   B A S H

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