Los Angeles (LA) has long been hailed for its posh neighborhoods and upscale shopping districts. A plethora of exciting attractions, theme parks and recreational activities make the city a virtual tourist magnet. Here is why –
Fun Facts about Los Angeles
Did you know?
- Los Angeles is considered to be the entrepreneurial capital of the world. It has twice as many businesses as compared to the rest of the country.
- LA moves one quarter of an inch to the east every year
- The city is considered to be the world’s entertainment center. Over a 100 movie productions take place in Los Angeles everyday
- The citizens are called Aneglinos
- It is the most populous city in California and comes a close second to New York as the most heavily populated in the country
Things to Do in Los Angeles
Needless to say, there is no shortage of entertainment in the city. Most tourists usually make a beeline for the following attractions –
The Universal Studios Theme Park
Most visitors prefer saving their budget for a day at the iconic Universal Studios Theme Park and it is not surprising why. The place is an impressive mixture of movie studios and theme park attractions. Some of the more popular attractions include King Kong 3D and the set of Wisteria Lane from the Desperate Housewives television series.
The beach is a great place to go to if you like people-watching. Venice Beach has had its fair share of mainstream tourists. From buff builders to skateboarders, it has a lot to turn the eye. Have lunch at the popular Figtree café before you browse the shelves at Small World Books.
If you want an experience that is strictly LA then head on down to Malibu Beach. The beach is also near Malibu Family Wines vineyard; a great place to take a packed lunch to.
LA is not that far from Hollywood itself. If you want to glimpse your favorite celebrity go to the famous Hollywood walk of fame where the stars are immortalized in pink terrazzo. Look out for the hand and footprints at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The Theatre is an iconic venue for the Oscars and other countless premiers as well.
You can’t visit LA and not visit Rodeo Drive even if your shopping is limited to window shopping. The place has appeared in many popular movies. The Anderson Court is a hop away as well.
Why you Should Visit Los Angeles
LA has more than a star studded persona going for it. The city is home to a seemingly endless array of attraction like architectural landmarks, theme parks, art museums, pristine beaches, shopping districts and hiking trails to name a few. Make sure that you bring your swimsuit with you. Most tourists flock to the beach for a free reprieve. There is no reason for you to miss out on the fun. Plus it would be better if you visit the city during the Fall and Spring. Summers are too hot to handle for travelers who aren’t used to intense heat.