Home to Hollywood, Los Angeles is a lively city in Southern California in the United States of America. With beaches, restaurants and star-studded glamour, it would be hard to leave this city without creating some unforgettable memories.
What to see and do
Los Angeles is full of amusement parks. One amusement park you cannot miss is Universal Studios Hollywood. The theme park revolves around the movie making and film recording concept, where rides, sights and bites are based on the studio setting. For a thrilling experience, be sure to enter the Pacific Park and Magic Mountain for exciting rollercoaster adventures and carnival-like games. To cool off, take the plunge at Hurricane Harbor and Raging Waters and get drenched.
Another must-visit for adrenaline junkies is K1 Speed Torrance, an indoor go-kart arena for a spot of speed racing. Head towards any of the three Giant Sportz Paintball Parks around the area if paintball is an interest of yours.
Families might want to visit the Los Angeles Zoo and Aquarium of the Pacific, which features animals and sea creatures commonly found in South California. East of downtown Los Angeles, in Anaheim, is Disneyland – the most famous theme park in the world. Both children and adults alike will not want to miss shaking hands with Mickey Mouse and enjoy the rides based on animated films.
Los Angeles is a shoppers’ paradise. If you are in Beverly Hills, visit the famous Rodeo Drive while Downtown, there are the Citadel Factory Outlet, LA Fashion District and Little Tokyo District. When you have shopped to your heart's content, stimulate your intellect with a visit to the museums. There is the Museum of Contemporary Art, The GRAMMY Museum, Getty Center Museum and Los Angeles Maritime Museum.
Of course, no trip to Los Angeles is complete without a visit to famous Hollywood landmarks such as the Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Sign and the Hollywood Bowl. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognised Hollywood icon comprising more than 2,500 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks on both sides of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.
Beach lovers will want to make their way to Venice Beach. Cycle along the beach and enjoy fresh seafood at the cafes along the beachfront. Or people-watch as you lie on the beach with a mojito. The beach is known to be a hub of artistic inspiration and creativity. If you are there in May, check out the Venice Art Walk for a weekend of family fun.
Within Los Angeles, travelling from one place to another is convenient. Many transport options are available including the Metro (for bus service), Amtrak (for train service) and numerous taxi services. Alternatively, rent a bike or a car to get around. To travel further and beyond Los Angeles, do check out the Greyhound, Catalina Express and Metrolink.
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