Los Angeles, CA
Around Los Angeles
Los Angeles Attractions
L.A.'s vibrant attractions and lively atmosphere provide an assortment of things to do no matter what part of the city you are in. Fun family outings to world famous theme parks like Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Universal Studios Hollywood are readily available. If you're looking for more low-key activities like the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and USS Iowa then you can find that too in this thriving metropolis. Movie and TV fans can experience the ultimate in entertainment by visiting the studios and sets of their favorite movies or sitcoms at Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and Warner Brothers. Outdoor recreational options like beaches from Malibu and Santa Monica as well as miles of hiking and biking trails in Griffith Park and the Santa Monica Mountains can be enjoyed year round. And if shopping is your type of cardio, then you'll love the retail shops located along Rodeo Drive and in the Fashion District, The Grove, Glendale Galleria, and Beverly Center.
Los Angeles Restaurants and Nightlife
The City of Angels is not only known for its movie studios but also its dynamic culinary scene where you will find restaurants from renowned chefs like Wolgang Puck and Nobu Matsuhisa. You'll find everything from five-star Michelin-rated restaurants and organic, vegan eateries to food trucks and street vendors. With a diverse culture, the dining scene in L.A. is eclectic as well. You'll sample authentic dishes influenced by Italian, Asian, Mexican, American, and much more throughout the city. And of course, you'll also get some of the best and freshest seafood cuisine while dining with oceanfront views.
No other city does nightlife quite like L.A. With endless options for entertainment, music, dancing, and drinks, Los Angeles's vibrant nightlife will keep you up until dawn. Downtown L.A. has a great lineup of bars and nightclubs like L.A. LIVE that offer quality cocktails and some of the best live bands and DJs. In Hollywood, you'll have to dress to impress to get in at Drai's or The Colony, where you will want to be seen or maybe photographed by the paparazzi.
Los Angeles Culture
Los Angeles has more museums and theaters than any city in the country. So what better way to experience the rich culture of this city than to visit some great attractions. Attend an outdoor concert at the Hollywood Bowl or watch the LA Philharmonic perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Learn about art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art or view the collections of J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center. You can also view more than 1,600 murals of urban art displayed throughout the city. Local galleries in some of the city's vibrant neighborhoods like in Chinatown and NoHo Arts District also feature great showcases.
Los Angeles Transportation
Los Angeles is a huge city and it may be overwhelming. The best way to get around the city is by car. Interstates 405, 10, and 5 are major routes for getting around the city. If you feel like getting behind the wheel then take a drive down scenic routes like Hollywood Boulevard or Sunset Strip for ultimate views of the city and its landmarks. But be wary of L.A. traffic, which might take you longer to get where you want to go. The city also has plenty of bike paths that get you moving with a bit of pedal power. L.A.'s public transit is also available where you can hop on and off the Metro's subway trains, light rail, and buses. You can also board international and domestic flights out of Los Angeles International Airport.