Home to Hollywood and famous celebrities, Los Angeles is often regarded as the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” The second-largest city in the USA, Los Angeles is located in southern California surrounded by the Pacific Coast, mountains and valleys. Commonly referred to by its initials, L.A., the city is a leading world center for motion films, television productions and music recordings. A huge, cosmopolitan city comprised of many districts and ethnic neighborhoods, L.A. is known for its smog issues but remains a favored destination for its ample sunshine and year-round mild climate.
Los Angeles is a city where tourists will find something exciting going on every day from movie sets to concerts and live performing art productions. With historic Spanish missions, amusement parks, zoos, aquariums, sport stadiums, world-class museums, shopping malls, beautiful beaches, nature parks and hiking trails, there is never a shortage of fun and adventure in Los Angeles.
Some of the city’s most popular attractions include the Getty Center, regarded as America’s finest art museum, the Kodak Theater, host of the Academy Awards, and Universal Studios Hollywood. The Santa Monica Pier is another favorite site with its historic carousel, shops and scenic views of the city and beach. The Grove Farmer’s Market is a pedestrian paradise of shopping and entertainment, while Griffith Park and Knott’s Berry Farm are both fantastic family attractions. Finally, no visit to L.A would be complete without a stop at the Hollywood & Highland intersection to see familiar movie characters and the bronze stars and hand-prints of famous celebrities along the Walk of Fame.
What’s more, L.A. is just a short distance away from other well-known cities and attractions like Beverly Hills and Anaheim, home to Disneyland.