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Trip: Los Angeles Travel and Tourism Guide

Written by jastinbusher show jastinbusher profile

Monday October 15 2018 08:13:58 AM

Date: from Oct 15, 2018 to Oct 15, 2018

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A travel guide about the many sites and landmarks of Los Angeles, California.
Known for its abundant sunshine, palm tree lined beaches and myriad celebrities, Los Angeles, commonly called L.A., is one of the top tourist attractions in the United States. From the many cultural offerings of Downtown to the fame of Hollywood to the quirkiness of Venice Beach, Los Angeles has plenty to do and see. Getting acquainted with this vibrant city is important before visiting.

The basics
Located on the coast of Southern California, Los Angeles is the largest city in California and second largest city in the U.S. Transportation is to and from the city is provided by a number of options. Los Angeles International Airport, often called LAX, provides many flights across the United States and the world. Other major airports in the region include Long Beach Airport, Bob Hope (Burbank) Airport, Orange County/John Wayne Airport, LA/Palmdale Airport and LA/Ontario Airport. Amtrak and Metrolink offer regional train transportation, while bus service is provided by Greyhound. The Metro Rail also serves L.A. and surrounding Los Angeles County. Additionally, there are many public highways in and around the city. I like this city, so I lived here for two month, because I work at paper writing service and I can work remotely.

Los Angeles is known for its warm, mild weather and climate year round. Culturally, Los Angeles is very diverse with a large immigrant community from across the globe, especially Latin America and Asia. Politically it is very liberal and open minded towards others. Lastly, keep in mind that L.A. can be quite expensive so budget carefully and accordingly.

Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles has seen a stunning renaissance in recent years. Downtown is home to a number of cultural centers such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Japanese American National Museum, Disney Hall and the Audubon Center at Debs Park. Take a stroll through Chinatown, Olvera Street and Little Tokyo for an unforgettable international experience.

Other key attractions include the historic Union Station, the Fashion District, the Theater District, the Downtown Art Walk and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Hollywood. The mere name conjures up images of celebrities, movie studios and fame. For all its lore, Hollywood is indeed a tangible, actual neighborhood not far from Downtown Los Angeles.

Marked by the iconic HOLLYWOOD sign, visitors to Hollywood will find many landmarks and sites of interest to see. These include the Walk of Fame along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Wax Museum, Griffith Park and the Griffith Park Observatory, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, the Hollywood Wax Museum and the famed Kodak Theater.Keep and eye out for celebrities in this district, especially in its many cafes, restaurants and high end shops.

The Westside, L.A.’s wealthiest neighborhood, contains many mansions and gated communities. It is also home to a number of cultural attractions such as the Museum of Tolerance, the Hammer Museum and the Getty Museum, known worldwide for its vast and historic art collection.

South Central
Despite its reputation for gangs and poverty, South Central Los Angeles has quietly been making strides in recent years. This neighborhood plays host to a number of attractions and landmarks including the Watts Towers, the Shrine Auditorium and the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.

Wilshire is renowned for its many cultural sites and history. The neighborhood boasts L.A.’s Koreatown as well as the historic Miracle Mile District. It is also home to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Peterson Automotive Museum, the George C. Page Museum, CBS Television City and the one-of-a-kind La Brea Tar Pits. Countless shopping opportunities exist in The Grove and the Farmer’s Market.

Venice is known for its iconic canals- replicas of those located in Venice, Italy- and the eclectic Venice Beach. Venice Beach is home to the famous boardwalk, recreation and sports courts and countless performers, artists, fortune tellers and vendors lining its sunny beaches.

Nearby cities
Many iconic cities and landmarks exist nearby Los Angeles but outside its municipal borders. Beverly Hills is renowned for its upscale shops along Rodeo Drive and stunning mansions. Santa Monica is home to the iconic Santa Monica Pier with its many rides and shops. Long Beach and Pasadena are two historic cities packed with top notch restaurants, shops, galleries and boutiques.

Visit Los Angeles!
Whether you visit L.A. to watch for celebrities, pay a visit to its many landmarks and cultural centers or just to soak up the sun, there’s always something to do and something to see. From art museums to theaters, movie studios to sun drenched beaches, its little wonder why Los Angeles plays host to millions of visitors every year.

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