When in Los Angeles, it’s crucial for art-lovers and travelers alike to explore the vast array of spectacular locations the city has to offer. For those who are particularly fond of art, or even those just looking for a one-of-a-kind experience they’ll cherish for years to come, we’ve got you covered with the best museums in LA. Our experts here at H Hotel have spent our lives in the City of Angels, and we’re thrilled to share the whimsical places that have captivated our hearts over the years. We’ve compiled a list of the most unforgettable, breath-taking museums, which encapsulate the heart, soul and culture of LA’s unique history – all available for your viewing pleasure. Whether you’re looking for cool, fun or even free museums in LA: we’ve got it all. You’ll be pleased to know that, in addition to being crucial parts of the true LA experience, all of these museums are located within six miles of us here at H Hotel; so prepare to get inspired, astounded, and of course – happy exploring.
The first museum on our list is the infamous LACMA: the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art. This extraordinary museum is best known for its cultivation of unique, historically significant exhibits which represent the notable and unrivaled diversity of Los Angeles. You can find pieces that stem from a plethora of cultures, particularly those of Asian, Latin American, European and American influence. As one of the largest art museums in the Western United States, and boasting more than 100,000 objects of artistic value and cultural significance, the LACMA is a must-visit stop on your trip. This is unquestionably one of the top museums in LA: and at just under four miles from H Hotel, you won’t have any excuses to miss it.
Another exceptional stop on H Hotel’s virtual museum tour is the unforgettable museum The Broad. For those of you looking for cool museums in Los Angeles, this is for you. This contemporary art museum was founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, and holds over 2,000 works from the famed Broad collection. One of these incredible spectacles is one you’ve most likely seen flooding your Instagram page – the famous “Infinite Mirrored Room” exhibit by Yayoi Kusama. This breath-taking room allows your mind to run free among the unparalleled beauty of an apparent infinite world composed of glistening mirrors. Also, consider an insider tip from us at H Hotel: your trip to the Broad won’t be complete until you’ve visited Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Longing for Eternity’ exhibit on the third floor. It’s tucked away, but this is an exhibit you won’t want to miss. Oh, and while you’re online – make sure to take advantage of their online booking system. While admission is free, the line to enter can span hours, so it’s best to reserve your complimentary place in line, right here online. H Hotel is less than 4 miles from this museum, but feel free to thank us later- for now, you’ve got some exploring to do.
For all the photographers and Instagram-connoisseurs out there, get your cameras ready. H Hotel presents the unforgettable Museum of Illusions – a gem whose exhibits are just as promising as its name. The Museum of Illusions features over 30 three-dimensional exhibits created to twist your mind and bend your perception of reality. This hot-spot is undoubtedly for those looking for the more interactive, fun museums in LA. Here you can find the famous “Upside Down House,” which allows guests to experience a world that’s quite literally unlike anything they have ever seen before. With no time limit for most rooms, and a virtually limitless range of possibilities for the ultimate mind-bending photos, the Museum of Illusions is a one-stop-shop for all your creative endeavors. And it’s only 15 minutes away from H Hotel, so we highly recommend you make this gem a priority during your trip to LA.
Another museum in Los Angeles that’s as spectacular as it is photo-friendly is the impressive Museum of Dream Space. Although smaller than the previous museums mentioned, this pop-up installation is another must-see if you’re a lover of astounding photos. Complete with an infinity-mirror styled room among other jaw-dropping exhibits, this venue is another one we highly recommend for the photographers out there. This one’s a bit further – about a 16 minute drive from H Hotel – but it’s one we highly recommend if you’re looking to spruce up your instagram feed.
This truly wouldn’t be a list of the best museums in LA if we didn’t include the awe-inspiring Hollywood Museum. Some describe this museum as Hollywood’s hidden gem – and after just a few exhibits, you’ll understand why. This museum preserves decades of art and culture of the Hollywood scene, and lays them out in a nostalgic, uniquely antique way. Roam around and indulge in their life-size display of the villains from the 60’s Batman TV Show, or find yourself captivated by Shirley Temple’s memorabilia display (located on the third floor). In addition to these spectacles, you can expect to see one-of-a-kind Batman displays (including the Batmobile!), Pee-wee Herman’s bike, and the infamous Pink Room. Oh, and we almost forgot to mention – this Hollywood treasure is just 5 miles away from H Hotel, so be sure to check it out on your visit.
Unquestionably, there’s a vast array of unique, unforgettable museums that we here at H Hotel deem as must-visits during your journey. Whether you’re more a fan of the arts, photography or the experience, we’ve made sure that our list encapsulates all of the best museums in LA. All reasonably priced and within six miles of H Hotel, we highly recommend you make these spots a must-see on your trip – and we look forward to updating you with the city’s most picturesque locations.