Top 7 Los Angeles sights that take your breath away
The City of Angels is beautiful no matter which way you look at it. And ZagraNica has found 7 locations that even the inveterate skeptic will prove it. So, take a deep breath! In the story below we will tell you about the places that offer the most breathtaking views of Los Angeles.
View from the terrace of Perch Restaurant
Downtown Los Angeles has been and continues to be one of the favorite places for tourists and locals. But to appreciate the city’s scale and beauty, you have to look up. That’s the kind of chic view offered by Perch Restaurant. And it charges a lot for it (average check – $30-50), but it is worth it! French cuisine, cocktails, terrace with live plants, a cozy atmosphere. And in the evening you can also get to see a cabaret performance or indie bands.
Address : 448 Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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A replica of a real palace – Yamashiro Hollywood Restaurant
A corner of Japanese romance overlooking LA is the perfect place for a date. The main attraction here is the restaurant building itself. It is an exact replica of a real palace in Japan. The atmosphere of the East is complemented by a small pagoda, a pond with fish and a Japanese garden. The restaurant even has a special room – the Sunset Room, which opens the sunset sky. Couples literally fight for table 8, the best seat in the room. Dinner here is not cheap (at least $20), but such a visit to the restaurant will leave only pleasant memories.
Address: 1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Del Cerro Park’s hidden trails
The amazing scenery of Los Angeles can be enjoyed not only in the city, but also in the surrounding area. Climbing a hill in Del Cerro Park (Palos Verdes) offers great views of the ocean and coastline. Hiking trails entangle the entire park, and some even lead to hidden beaches. So after a walk through the hills, you can freshen up and swim in the ocean or have a picnic.
Address: 2 Park Pl, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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Mystic Circles of Tuna Canyon Park
From here you can see a circular panorama of the coast from the San Gabriel Mountains to Santa Monica Bay. When you take your mind off the beauty around you, look out for a mystical maze of small rocks. It’s still a mystery who built it and why. And that makes the park even more magical and attractive. Entrance to the territory is free, but you need to be very careful to find this very entrance. So follow the signs.
The address is Malibu, CA 90265.
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View of Venice from the rooftop of the Erwin Hotel
High Rooftop Bar is located on the roof of the Erwin Hotel and towers just above Venice Beach. The music, palm trees, and ocean all give you a sense of calm and serenity. If you don’t like noisy parties, come before dark. Just don’t forget to wear sunscreen.
Address: 1697 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291
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Los Angeles from Baldwin Hills
There are a lot of trails in this place that loop through the hills. And until you climb them to the top, it becomes more difficult to perceive the beauty. But there is a little secret: there is one trail that leads directly to the very top! Agree, this is relevant for those who just want to admire the view and take a couple of pictures. In order not to get lost, find out the route from the staff in advance. And try to manage before the sun goes down – the park is strict about that. The views of downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains from the hills are amazing – see for yourself!
Address: 6300 Hetzler Rd, Culver City, CA
Picnic at Vista Hermosa Natural Park
If you feel like picnicking, lying on the grass, munching on a sandwich, and watching the sun reflect off the skyscrapers, this is the place for you. No more tangled, rocky trails or strenuous hikes with the gear. Just green hills surrounded by trees. There are plenty of glades, streams, and themed areas with Mediterranean plants. From here you have a good view of the downtown area. And thanks to the fact that there are benches on each elevation – it’s especially comfortable to watch Los Angeles. By the way, one of these benches starred in the romantic comedy with Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt “500 Days of Summer”.
Address: 100 N Toluca St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
The 9 best views of fall color in the Loess Hills
The Loess Hills, along Iowa’s western border, offer some of the most beautiful scenery, wildlife views and sights in the country. When the foliage begins to change, the hills come alive, but not with music, but with the alluring colors of fall. In this list you’ll find all the best views of fall colors in the Loess Hills.
1. Broken Kettle Pasture.
1. Broken Kettle Grassland.
Broken Kettle Grassland lets you see miles of brightly colored hills and valleys near Westfield. It is the largest preserve in Iowa, the largest remaining prairie in Iowa and home to nearly 200 bison that roam the land and help play a role in prairie conservation.
2. Stone State Park
2. Stone State Park.
Stone State Park in Woodbury County offers tri-state views from Dakota Point and Elk Point overlooks. The 1,069-acre park features prairie-covered ridges, valleys lined with dense forest. If you don’t have time to hike, admire the foliage from your car by driving the four-mile paved Stone Park Loop trail, which curves and turns through the park.
3. Dorothy Peco Nature Center
3. Dorothy Peco Nature Center.
Deep in the trees south of Stone State Park is the Dorothy Peco Nature Center. It has exhibits of live reptiles, fish, a butterfly garden and an exhibit about what life looks like on the prairie.
4. Prairie Canyon State Park
4. Preparatory Canyon State Park.
At Preparatory Canyon State Park near Moorhead, hikers can get out and stretch their legs, even go into the hills with a backpack to spend the night. The lookout at Loess Hills State Forest, just west of Preparation Canyon, offers some of the best views of the hills. The views in the canyon stretch for miles as the tree line goes high into the western Iowa sky.
5. Lewis and Clark State Park, visitor center
5. Lewis and Clark State Park, Visitor Center
Explore the hills like Lewis and Clark at Onawa State Park of the same name. Practice sailing, rowing, and using a tow line, then set sail in a keelboat that replicates the ones Lewis and Clark used to sail up the Missouri River.
6. Murray Hill Lookout
6. Murray Hill Lookout.
West of Little Sioux, the Murray Hill Lookout offers one of the best views of the Loess Hills, but you have to hike to get there. Explanatory signage will help hikers reach the lookout, and when you get there, the views are spectacular. You’ll see miles of hills, valleys, and how the grass on the prairie goes from summer green to fall gold.
7. Lewis and Clark Lookout
7. Lewis and Clark Lookout
Standing atop the Lewis and Clark Lookout at Council Bluffs, you can see the Missouri River and its surroundings. Imagine what life in the Midwest looked like for them compared to today’s industrial structures.
8. Hitchcock Nature Center
8. Hitchcock Nature Center
The Hitchcock Nature Center near Honey Creek is located on a 1,300-acre preserve. The 13-foot observation tower offers a bird’s-eye view of the Luss Hills with colorful trees in every direction. Admire the local prairies and forests on 20 miles of hiking trails.
9. Waubonsee State Park.
9. Waubonsie State Park
Wawbonsie State Park in Hamburg showcases some of the most beautiful fall colors in Iowa. If your feet are tired from walking, try horseback riding on the trails of this state park. Walk or horseback ride to one of the lookouts to see the true beauty of the Loess Hills in fall.