Southern Districts, Los Angeles
The Mayan Theater began its life in 1927 when it was commissioned by an oil millionaire, Ed Doheny. It features a mosaic facade and a foyer decorated by a Mexican artist.
Los Angeles Convention Center
The Los Angeles Convention Center is one of the largest convention and exhibition facilities in the world, totaling 870,000 square feet, 64 meeting rooms, spacious lobbies, restaurants and food courts. James Ingo Freed (with artists Alexis Smith and Matt Mullican) designed the floors of the twin lobby spaces, plus the soaring light-filled entrance space. The first lobby features Pacific Rim, a map in multicolored terrazzo tile with bronze medallions marking different cultures. The second lobby has the blue Constellations.
Home Depot Center, Carson, California
The Home Depot Center features a state-of-the-art stadium and facilities for soccer, tennis, track & field, cycling, volleyball, baseball, softball, basketball and other sports. It is used as a training facility for Olympic, amateur and professional athletes.
Grand Hope Park
Grand Hope Park, designed by Lawrence Halprin, sits behind the Fashion Institute and features a children's playground with fountains, walls and benches designed by Raul Guerrero. There's also a poet's walk, life-size bronze coyotes, and hawks and snakes which grace pergolas. Clock tower plays contemporary music.
Spanish Kitchen Studios
The Spanish Kitchen Studios is a multidisciplinary gallery that accommodates as many collaborative proposals in art, design, film and video, theater, poetry and music as possible. There are regular screenings and weekend performances by Wolfskill Theater.
St Vincent de Paul Church
The St Vincent de Paul Church in Los Angeles is an example of Churrigueresque architecture. Completed in 1925, the Doheny family, contributors to the church, requested that it face Figueroa Street at a 45-degree angle so other buildings did not block it.
Wilmington is a neighborhood of Los Angeles. Originally named New San Pedro when it was founded in 1858, the name was changed to honor the founder's hometown in 1863. Wilmington is home to the site of Drum Barracks, the only major American Civil War landmark in California.
Drum Barracks Civil War Museum
Camp Drum was established as a Civil War camp between 1862 and 1873. The Barracks consisted of 22 buildings on 60 acres. The museum, housed in the last wooden building from the post, features displays from that period including the Armory, Officer's bedroom, Barracks room and research library.
Address: 1052 North Banning Boulevard, Wilmington, CA 90744-4604, United States
Opening hours: Sun: 11:30am-am, 11:30am-am; Sat: 11:30am-am, 11:30am-am; Closed: Mon, Fri
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $5.00, Child 12 & under FREE
Useful tips: Tours only. Sat. and Sun. tours are at 11:30 am and 1:00pm. Admission is suggested donation.
Guides: Guided tour included with admission.
Banning Residence Museum
General Banning founded Wilmington in 1858. His home was built in 1864 and now shows visitors Los Angeles history from the last century.
Address: 401 East M Street, Wilmington, CA 90744-2610, United States
Opening hours: 12:30pm-2:30pm; Sun: 12:30pm-3:30pm; Sat: 12:30pm-3:30pm; Closed: Mon, Fri
Always closed on: Memorial Day - USA (last Monday, May), American Independance Day (Jul 4), Labor Day - USA (1st Monday, Sep), Columbus Day - USA (2nd Monday, Oct), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Veteran's Day - USA (Nov 11), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Easter - Christian
Useful tips: Donations are accepted.
Guides: Guided tour included with admission.
Downey (pop. 91,444) is located southeast of Los Angeles. It is a center for aircraft and chemical plants. Downey is the site of the oldest McDonalds and Taco Bell restaurants.
Dominguez Ranch Adobe
The Rancho San Pedro was a gift, from King Carlos III, of 75,000 acres to a retired Spanish soldier in 1784. The soldier's name was Juan Jose Dominguez. The ranch passed to Cristobal Dominguez upon Juan's death and in 1827, his son, Manuel Dominguez, built the adobe home.
Torrance is the sixth largest city in Los Angeles County. The Torrance Historical Society has a number of landmarks to visit such as the Pacific Electric Railway Station, built in 1912, and the Methodist Episcopal Church built in 1923.
Western Museum of Flight
Originally located at the Jack Northrop Field at the Hawthorne Municipal Airport, the Western Museum of Flight is now at the historic "Louis Zamperini Field". There are a number of vintage and historic planes on display in the museum.
Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Torrance, California
Palos Verdes Peninsula
The Palos Verdes Peninsula juts out into the Pacific Ocean and is located to the south of Los Angeles.
Rancho Palos Verdes - Wayfarers Chapel
Wayfarers Chapel began as a dream for Elizabeth Schellenberg, a member of the Swedenborgian Church in the 1920s. The church is made almost entirely of glass and serves as a national memorial to Emanuel Swedenborg, a 17th century theologian and scientist. Wayfarers Chapel was completed in 1951 and stood alone on a deserted knoll. Today, it is surrounded by redwood trees.
South Coast Botanic Garden
The South Coast Botanic Garden has more than 150,000 Southern California plant species. The rose garden displays hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, climbers, old-fashioned roses, miniatures as well as a bed of heritage roses. There is also a water wise garden, children's garden and herb garden.
Address: 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274-2515, United States
Opening hours: 9am-5pm
Always closed on: Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $8.00, Senior over 62 $6.00, Students $6.00, Child 5-12 $3.00, Child 4 & under FREE
Useful tips: Third Tuesday of each month is free.
Facilities: Gift shop
Point Vicente Interpretive Center
Beside the Point Vicente Lighthouse the Point Vicente Interpretive Center is a natural history museum. There are displays of the flora and fauna of the region. This location is noted as an ideal whale watching site.
Address: 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5369, United States
Opening hours: 10am-5pm
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Useful tips: The park grounds are open from dawn to dusk.
Federal Reserve Bank
The Federal Reserve Bank offers hands-on computer exhibits that allow visitors to participate in managing the nation's money supply and setting fiscal policy.
Normandie Showroom, Gardena, California
The Normandie has the Million Dollar Showroom with regular comedy and musical performances.
Lomita Railroad Museum, California
The Lomita Railroad Museum is housed in a replica Victorian railway depot built in 1966.
St John's Church
St Sophia Cathedral
Norris Center for the Performing Arts, Rolling Hills, California
The Norris Center houses performances of theatre, music and dance.
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