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Things to Do in Van Nuys

Universal Studios, the Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There's so much waiting to be explored near our Van Nuys hotel. Whether you're a fan of movies, museums or music, you'll find something to delight you. Here are a few must-see attractions to get you started.

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Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier by Michael Daniel Cohen Photography 

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier

Located on the world famous Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Park® is the family place to play! It’s the West Coast’s only amusement park located on a pier. Millions of visitors each year enjoy all the rides, games and fun you’d expect from one of Southern California’s leading attractions. Pacific Park® has it all… a dozen rides, midway games, ocean front specialty food outlets, and seaside shopping.

Purchase your discounted tickets to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier at the Airtel Front Desk for only $20.


Jump into your trip with a visit to one of the best theme parks in the country. Universal Studios takes visitors inside the halls of Hogwarts and rafting through Jurassic Park. Check out the famed Studio Tour for a peak at the world’s largest working movie studio.
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Getty Museum exterior overlooking city

DSC_0201 by Ted is licensed under CC BY 2.0


A visit to the Getty Center is never just about the splendid collection of European art (although Van Gogh and Monet will demand some of your attention) because the museum is also a stunning example of modern architecture and offers one of the best views of Los Angeles.
1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Japanese Garden pagoda and koy pond

Tea House by Sam Howzit is licensed under CC BY 2.0


Walk into the Japanese Garden and discover a small world filled with bubbling waterfalls, stone lanterns, and beautiful cherry trees. You’ll find it easy to relax strolling through a meditation garden and smelling the magnolia blossoms. Make sure you tour the gardens with a docent to learn the fascinating rituals of a Japanese tea ceremony.
6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406


Experience Disney’s love for the city and the arts in the Walt Disney Concert Hall. This Frank Gehry masterpiece vibrates with the beautiful music of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra as well as serving up fine French dining.
111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012


To get that view of the Hollywood sign you’ve always dreamed of visit Griffith Park. Take a hike on one of the popular trails and observe some Californian wildlife or maybe spot a celebrity. Once you’ve summited Mount Hollywood you’re offered spectacular views of the city, sky, and the Pacific.
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sky Zone trampoline park

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline by Clintusis licensed under CC BY 2.0


Touch down at airport then grab some more air at Sky Zone Trampoline Park. Located just a few blocks from your door the trampolines are always a hit with the kids.
7741 Hayvenhurst Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Zebra at Malibu Safari


Relax while you are driven through a vineyard and sample several regional wines. Zebras and giraffes will keep you company while on safari.
32111 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265


Put on your mouse ears and get ready to take a spin in a teacup, Disneyland is a stone’s throw away. The park maintains its classic rides and continues to add new attractions so it’s never a bad time to visit.
1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

Walk of Fame star


Wander down the Walk of Fame to see how more than 200 celebrities left their mark on Hollywood Boulevard. The sidewalk covers ninety years of cinematic history as it passes the world famous TCL Chinese Theater.
6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Sunset Boulevard street sign


Famous for its nightlife, Sunset Boulevard does not disappoint. Enjoy a classic tiki bar, Tiki Ti, before dancing all night at the Viper Room or the Roxy Theater. To rock a little harder visit Whisky a Go Go, a venue that launched the Doors, the Byrds, and Van Halen.

Venice Beach boardwalk and buildings


Lined with canals, artists, and street performers Venice beach is vibrant mixture of a neighborhood and a carnival. Rent a bike and cruise down the beach then stop to watch a graffiti artist paint a mural.

view from water Santa Monica Pier with carnival rides


Trade your convertible for a roller coaster at the end of Route 66, the Santa Monica Pier offers up thrills for everyone in the family. Fly through the salty air at trapeze school, reminisce while you play pinball at a classic arcade, or explore the world underneath your feet at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

LA County Art Museum Exterior

Los Angeles County Art Museum by josullivan.59 is licensed under CC BY 2.0


Museum Row, or the Miracle Mile, is home to four of the city’s major museums. The L.A. County Art Museum houses over 150,000 works ranging from Roman artifacts to contemporary sculptures. Continue down the road to check out Ice Age fossils at the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. Then step next door to the Craft and Folk Art museum to learn about applied arts. Finally, pay a visit to Petersen’s Auto Museum to see hundreds of sculptures on wheels.
Wilshire Boulevard

Rodeo Drive store fornts

Via Rodeo Drive by Prayitno is licensed under CC BY 2.0


Allow yourself to get lost in at least a few of the high-end stores lining Rodeo Drive. Gucci, Prada, Dior, and Versace are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to shops that sprawl down this iconic street. Be sure to pay your respects to the designers by visiting the “Walk of Style” on your way out.


Enjoy shopping and the LA sun at the Grove, an outdoor shopping and entertainment complex that features lovely courtyards and musical fountain shows. After you’re done at the Grove, jump on a trolley and head next door to the Original Farmers Market. The market is a perfect place to pick up produce or grab a bite from one of the many restaurants.
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036

No Ho Food Trucks couple eating


Sample the best array of cuisine the area has to offer at the NoHo Food Truck Collective every Thursday. After you eat, enjoy live music and a game of giant Jenga.
5211 Tujunga Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601