The city of Angels, Los Angeles. The city is named as The Los Angeles (for Spanish), named after The Lady- Queen of Angeles (Mother of Jesus, Queen of Heave). The City is usually known by its initial L.A. It also has many officially/unofficially names like- La Land, The Big Orange; Tinseltown.
Los Angeles is an extensive city of Southern California. It is the second largest city by its population and area in United State after New York City. Officially known as County of Los Angeles, having more than 10million people. It is the third largest metropolitan economy in the world. It has an estimated population of four million.
Geographical Location: This city is located in a large basin surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and other side is bounded by high mountains as 10,000ft in height. It has an area of total 502.76sq miles, among them 468.74sq is land and 34.02sq miles is water.
Attractions in Los Angeles: you can have a perfect vacation on Los Angeles. Many attractions will catch your eye and give you an unforgettable enjoyment to you and your family. You will be given a list of attractions here-
1.Disneyland Resort: Disneyland Resort, commonly known as Disneyland is famous as entertainment source in Anaheim, California. It is owned and controlled by The Walt Disney Company. Walt Disney operate it through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division and is home to two theme parks (Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure), three hotels, and a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex known as Downtown Disney. It has all the fairy tale castle of Disney princesses. It is a great entertainment place for children.
2. Griffith Observatory (science & Technology Museum): Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles and one of southern California’s most popular attractions. A national leader in public astronomy, a civic gathering place. The mission of Griffith Observatory is to inspire people to observe, to think about, and understand the sky. Admission to the Observatory building and grounds is free.
3. Hollywood Walk of Fame: The Hollywood Walk of Fame consists of more than 2,500 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars studded in the sidewalks along with 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California. The stars are public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, conveying the names of a mix of actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others. It is a popular tourist destination that welcomes millions of tourists per year.
4. Getty Center: Getty Center is a campus of the Getty Museum and other programs of Getty Trust. It’s under grounded three storied building and also three storied above the land. It is famous for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. Getty Center has many magnificent European paintings, drawings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and photography.
5. Santa Monica Pier: Santa Monica Pier is a double joined large pier in Santa Monica, California. This place welcomes many of visitors around the world. With an ionic entrance the pier as a land mark is popular with residence. There is also a public amusement park to visit.
6. Rodeo Drive: it is a two-mile long street, primarily in Beverly Hill, California. It is famous for high class and luxurious shopping brand like- Gucci, Apple, Beverly Hilton, Christian Dior, Valentino etc.
7. Huntington Library (Art library & Botanical Garden): The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens are a collections-based educational and research center located in Los Angeles County in San Marino, California. The library institution has extensive art collection focusing on 18th- 9th-century European art and 17th-mid-20th century American art. The Huntington’s botanical garden is area of 120 acres and exhibits plants from around the world. The gardens are divided into many different themes, including the Australian Garden, Camellia Collection, Children’s Garden, Desert Garden, Herb Garden, Japanese Garden, Lily Ponds, North Vista, Palm Garden, Rose Garden, the Shakespeare Garden, Subtropical and Jungle Garden, and the Chinese Garden.
8. Malibu: Malibu is beach town has achieved a mythological status among the beach towns of California. It is famous for its Mediterranean climate as well as known for being the home of Hollywood Stars. Though it sounds exclusive but Malibu has magic for visitors too. Malibu’s Surf-rider Beach (as it has the perfect wave for surf), Malibu Pier, are attractions for locals and families. In winter, Point Dume, at Malibu’s north end, provides an ideal pole to see migrating gray whales.
9. Gand Central Market: the oldest open air market in L.A. It will give you early 1900’s feelings. If you want to experience the international variety of Los Angeles, visit the Grand central Market. Grand Central Market has more than 40 shops selling fruit, vegetables, meat, spices and other items. There are also many restaurants that offer many cuisines-including Thai, Chinese, Peruvian and Mexican etc.
10. Venice Beach and Boardwalk: If you are thinking of visiting Los Angeles, do no miss the number one visitor attraction of Southern California. Another Venice in Los Angeles is a residential, commercial and recreational beachfront neighborhood in Los Angeles. Venice if a seaside resort town named after Venice, Italy. Today, Venice is famous for its canals, beaches, and the circus-like Ocean Front Walk, a two-and-a-half-mile walk that features performers, mystics, artists and vendors.
11. Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest and well known art museum in western US. It is situated on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile. There is a gathering of 202urban lights sculpture in front of the museum by Chris Burden. This museum is home to a great collection of ancient and contemporary arts, features more than 150,000 works that witness to human creativity and candor. The massive collection takes an entire day to explore, so plan accordingly.
12. Third Street Promenade: Third street promenade is a posh and classy area famous for shopping, dining and entertainment complex area in Downtown, Santa Monica, California. Santa Monica is considered as most popular shopping and dining destination as well as tourist destination for its atmosphere.
13. Movie Studios: Los Angeles is a place for Hollywood movies. Almost every renowned and famous movie studios are gathered here, like, Warner Bros studio, Sony Picture studio, Paramount Studios, Universal Studios. Locals and tourist can have a tour inside the studios and learn behind the scene facts and if you are lucky enough then you can have a glimpse of any celebrity.
14. TCL Chinese Theatre: Most ionic movie place in historic Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California as well as in the world. This theater was teamed up with the Chinese biggest company “TCL, The Creative Life” and this partnership has many exciting upgrades to the Chinese Theater. This theater continues make Hollywood history everyday by arranging over 50 events including movie premieres, imprint ceremonies and film festivals.
15. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum: La Brea Tar Pits, a group of Tar Pits in Hancock Park which was formed in Urban Los Angeles. Natural Asphalt/Bitumen has trickled up from its ground for thousands of year. Tar often covered with dry leaves, dust or water. For many centuries the tar preserved bones of trapped animals. A world famous fossil museum also is found there that displays many ancient treasures at the site and also offers a place where fossils are discovered, prepared and displayed in same place. Visitor can see, paleontological excavator carefully eliminate fossils of trapped animal from the seeps 10,000-40,000 years ago.
16. The Grove: Retail and entertainment complex in Los Angeles near parts of historical Farmers Market. Total 575,00sq feet of marketplace where most malls are house and air-conditioned inside. The Grove has a large central park with an animated fountain and a statue named “The Spirit of Los Angeles” where many live musical shows are performed. There are 50 retailers and a decent movie theatre. The Grove is reliable for many renowned brands and also anchored by Nordstrom, and has flagship stores for British fashion chain Barnes Noble, Topshop/Topman, Apple. Other stores include Michael Kors, MAC Cosmetics, Nike, Anthropologies, Kiehl’s and American Girls Place. Do not forget to visit the Original Farmer’s Market.
17. Zuma Beach: most famous and best beach in L.A County. One of the largest beaches in Los Angeles. It is located at Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California. It is famous for its long and wide sands. It consistently ranks in the high position among the healthiest beaches because of its clean water condition. Zuma Beach is everything for an exciting day out, whether you can climb a rock, surf, swim, or just relax in the sun, hike the mountain range, or watch the dolphins and seals. Checkout the nearby restaurants for all day meal service with a splendid view. It’s all here at your Zuma Beach!
Los Angeles the center of the nation’s film and television industry. The glamour of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the Sunset Strip, and the famous beaches has added to Los Angeles’s reputation as a California paradise. Los Angeles is a city of fascinating multicolor beauty, including one of the largest Hispanic/Spanish populations in the United States, a vital Asian community, and substantial populations of nearly every ethnic background in the world. Los Angeles is also a home to international trade and banking, manufacturing, and tourism. The city offers something for everyone in its large mass of separate and very different districts: a sleek, , miles of beautiful beaches, ultra-modern downtown, mansions and stunning canyon homes built with lavish luxury, and some of the world’s most glamorous shopping and dining.