Los Angeles is a very fascinating city and a great place for anyone to go on vacation. A visit to Los Angeles and the surrounding area could be one of the best and most memorable experiences you'll ever experience. Tourists seem to be enthusiastic about the simplest things to the bigger things. For some reason, tourists always like to see the famous Hollywood sign and especially non-coastal visitors like to go to the beach for the first time and see the Pacific Ocean.
If you like more adrenaline and want to get into the city of Los Angeles, you're within easy reach of various fun and water parks, including Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor, Disneyland, Knott & # 39; s Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Raging Waters and other places such as the Los Angeles Zoo and Griffith Park.
If you're really into the film industry, you can watch the recordings of numerous TV shows where you can see your favorite stars live and in person. Or, if you prefer to be in front of the camera rather than in front of the audience, you'll find several advertisements in newspapers, magazines, and telephone poles looking for people who want to include background information in movies, TV shows, and commercials. Previous knowledge is not required. Be sure to walk down Hollywood Boulevard and search for the stars of your favorite entertainers on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
You can go to the Staples Center, home of the nine-time NBA (National Basketball)
Club) World Cup Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson has said goodbye to professional basketball, but you'll still see his name everywhere in Los Angeles. He's involved in some of the city's shops, including 24-hour fitness centers, the Magic Johnson theaters in Crenshaw shopping mall, Starbucks Coffee and Magic Johnson's TGI Friday's restaurant.
Across the street from the Inglewood Forum, where the Lakers played for some 30 years until a few years ago, is the Hollywood Park Race Track and Casino. They only have horse racing for a few months of the year. But you're in luck because the casino is in full swing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet your gaming needs. It is one of the few places in the area where at least FREE parking is available.
For baseball fans, there is Dodger Stadium, home to former Los Angeles Dodgers World Series champions. They would not want to go to Dodger Stadium without eating one of their famous Dodger dogs.
We have not only professional sports champions, but also our famous cross-town college rivals, the UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans, who have both brought team championships back to the city of Los Angeles and brought both their students and alumni back with gold medals when they represented the United States over the years at the Olympics.
If you want to see another historic sports venue, then visit the Los Angeles Coliseum. It was not only the home of the Rams and later the Raiders, when Los Angeles still had an NFL football team, but also an important venue for the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics. If you've seen the Olympics, you have the Los Angeles Coliseum seen during the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the athletics events. The Olympic torch is still there.
While you're at the Coliseum, it's worth going to the California Science Center at Exposition Park. It is a great educational learning experience for adults and children. The sports arena is located in this general area. Within walking distance are several museums that you might want to visit.
You should not miss spending time on the 405 San Diego Freeway, which runs on the west side of Los Angeles County, so you can enjoy the bumper-to-bumper traffic that we all experience so often. Most people in the area call it the largest car park in the world. Your foot drives the brake of your car while you burn the expensive gas. Usually you are either at one point or traveling at a snail's pace. Just hope they do not have a car accident on the highway ahead of you, because the snail would beat you in a race.
Leaving Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is located right next to Playa del Rey Beach in the far west of the city, you can drive north on Highway 405. When you finally get in traffic, you can visit the J. Paul Getty Museum, which is just before the valley.
You can drive to Marina del Rey, north of the airport, for a dinner cruise on the sea, or take your fishing rod and board one of the all-day fishing boats, or just hang out in the Fisherman's Village overlooking the Pacific Ocean and shops for food, drinks and souvenirs. There are places near most of the beaches where you can rent bicycles. There is a bike path that runs along the Pacific Ocean right on the beach. If you like inline skating, inline skating and / or skateboarding then you will really like Venice Beach.
Normally you can see from the west side of Los Angeles, if you are at or near Playa del Rey Beach, looking up and taking planes off the ocean. If you are east of the airport, you can see the planes coming in for a landing. However, if you look up and see a helicopter, you will not be confused. It's probably not a guided helicopter tour. Most likely, it is the Los Angeles Police Department helicopter chasing a suspect in the helicopters of the news media who are trying to get their shots and trying their best to avoid them. Chases of police cars are widespread here. You hear sirens of emergency vehicles from all directions. But that's Los Angeles & # 39; Nice that our city is beautiful and safe.
To be honest, as a traveler, you must make the safety of yourself and your family a top priority, regardless of which city in the world you visit.
If you would like to take another cruise, you can drive to Catalina Island. You can go there, have fun and come back the same day if you want, or you can stay several days if you really like it. There are many activities out there.
Another historic site not to be missed is the street corner of Avenues Florence and Normandy, where the Los Angeles Riots began in 1992. Most of the shops burned down during this time have been rebuilt since then, so of course they look much better and more modern. Others may never be rebuilt.
Just south of Los Angeles County is Long Beach, where you can see the docked Queen Mary Ship. You can visit the ship. While you're in Long Beach, you can also visit the Aquarium of the Pacific for underwater adventures. Like the California Science Center, it's another great educational opportunity for adults and children.
For the purchase, it depends on what you are interested in. In the shopping malls that are everywhere, you can buy almost anything you can think of. The Del Amo Mall in Torrance (south of Los Angeles County) is one of the largest shopping malls in the United States. If you are looking for cheaper clothes and other goods, visit the clothing district in downtown Los Angeles. If you want the expensive stuff, go down Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. East of Beverly Hills is the Grove, where you can visit the Farmers Market, which operates since 1934 for Los Angeles. The area has been changed, expanded and expanded in recent years.
Wilshire Boulevard is one of the main business streets in Los Angeles that leads from the beach to downtown Los Angeles. So if you just want to drive down Wilshire Boulevard for fun, you can start at the Santa Monica Pier overlooking the Pacific Ocean and drive through the towns of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. If you're in the city center, be sure to check out the Los Angeles Civic Center.
Another interesting road you can ride for fun is Crenshaw Boulevard. You can start at Wilshire Blvd and head south on Crenshaw Boulevard. It will take you through downtown Los Angeles. Your journey will take you through the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw shopping center, the Leimert Park in the Crenshaw District, then through Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Torrance, the Rolling Hills Estates and until you land in Rancho Palos Verdes in the South Bay neighborhood of Los Angeles County.
Check the schedule of the Los Angeles Convention Center. There are always entertainment, business or information seminars, exhibitions or workshops instead. You may find something you want to participate in.
There are countless dining options throughout Los Angeles, from upscale restaurants to fast food restaurants, and every shade of gray in between will satisfy any appetite. You only need to find the ones that suit your taste. There are all kinds of entertainment, dance, activities and shows, in addition to all the things mentioned above.
If you do not visit someone who has a car that you can use, you should probably hire a car because waiting for public transport in Los Angeles takes up most of your vacation. Have fun.