Filled with mementos from the wild west, souvenirs from cowboy film sets, local art, and exhibits on California’s environment, the Autry Museum of the American West is a wonderful place to immerse yourself in the history and culture of the western U.S.
When you think of Los Angeles, Hollywood, beaches, and those signature palm trees probably come to mind. However, the City of Angels is also home to some amazing museums. From art and science to history and pop culture, there are a variety of museums to explore.
When in LA, modern art fans must pay a visit to the MOCA. Here’s everything you need to know to plan your visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Catalina Island is located about 20 miles off the Southern California coast, and while it’s not a very large island, it has quite an interesting history. The Catalina Island Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of Santa Catalina Island, as well as displaying rotating art exhibits.
From dancing to “Shout” in Eugene or “sailgating” in Seattle to screaming “Husker Power” in Lincoln or chanting “Roll Tide” in Tuscaloosa, college football is bursting with age old traditions, devoted fans, and plenty of school spirit. Here are some of the best college towns in the U.S.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens — or more commonly known as The Huntington — is a vast property filled with rare books, works of art, and beautiful gardens.
The Getty museums include the Getty Center, perched high in the Sepulveda Pass overlooking the city, and the Getty Villa, located atop a seaside bluff in Pacific Palisades. The museums are home to permanent collections ranging from ancient Rome to the modern day, captivating rotating exhibitions, and a variety of local events, all on beautiful grounds.
The Skirball is a cultural center with permanent displays about Jewish culture and history, as well as diverse rotating exhibitions, family-friendly attractions, and a variety of live events.
The Valley Relics Museum is full of retro neon signs, Hollywood memorabilia, historical photos, and all sorts of fun odds and ends. It’s a must-visit museum for anyone who enjoys local history and vintage treasures.
Between its beaches, downtown area, and restaurants, Santa Barbara is the perfect place for a day trip from Los Angeles.