Things to Do


Can you actually visit Southern California and NOT go to the beach?
Here are a few that are convenient to the WFC hotel:

Santa Monica is tourist heaven. Major shopping, an amusement-park-on-a-pier, and more restaurants than you can shake even a fantasy stick at, not to mention 3-miles of some of the best shoreline in the US.

Venice Beach (& Boardwalk) is often called The People’s Beach. Venice is probably more famous for its Boardwalk, Muscle Beach, fortune tellers, the home of skateboarding, and simply THE best place to people watch in SoCal. Best of all, you can also discover alternative cultures or simply experience a vibe that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world.

Marina del Rey is North America’s largest man-made small-craft harbor, Marina del Rey is also home to Mother’s Beach a separate swimming & wading area in calm waters that highlights lifeguards, a playground, BBQ areas, and paddle board & kayak rentals.

Manhattan Beach Stroll the Stand home to some of North America’s most expensive real estate or rent a bike for the paved beach-front bike path or just roll up your pant legs and collect seashells at low tide. There’s also a pier with an aquarium and one heck of a great view at sunset.

Dockweiler State Beach 3-1/2 miles of perfect beach located directly beneath the takeoff path from LAX making it ideal for the aero enthusiast and is one of the only beaches in CA to allow bonfires.


Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated throughout Los Angeles from up the street in Santa Monica to downtown’s Grand Park to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and dozens more scattered throughout the city. Best Dia de los Muertos Events Choose a venue & help us celebrate!

Angelenos love to celebrate Halloween right down to our tourist attractions. Intensity ranges from the immersive experience created by Universal Studios for Halloween Horror Nights to Knott’s Berry Farm’s family friendly transformation into Dark Harbor on the Queen Mary to the party animal’s Shangri-la at West Hollywood’s Halloween Carnaval.

There’s more to see in Los Angeles!
Visit Discover Los Angeles for even more interesting things to do.