Los Angeles is a very fascinating city and a great place for anyone to take a vacation. Visiting Los Angeles and surrounding areas could be one of the best and most memorable experiences you will ever have. Tourists seem to be excited about everything from the simplest things to the bigger things. For some reason tourists can always like to see the famous Hollywood sign, and especially visitors from non-coastal states like to go to the beach and see the Pacific for the first time.
If you like more of an adrenaline rush of fun and plan to come to Los Angeles, you'll be within easy driving distance of several theme parks and water parks, including Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor, Disneyland, Knott & # 39; s Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Raging Waters and other places like the Los Angeles Zoo and Griffith Park.
If you're really interested in the movie industry, you can go to tapes of many TV shows, where you can see your favorite stars live and personally. Or if you prefer to be in front of the camera instead of in the audience, there are several ads in newspapers, magazines and posted on phone poles looking for all kinds of people who will be backgrounds in movies, tv shows and advertisements. No experience is required. Be sure to go down Hollywood Boulevard and look at the stars for your favorite entertainers on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
You can go to the Staples Center, home of the 9-hour NBA (National Basketball
Association) World Cup Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson has moved from playing professional basketball, but you will still see his name everywhere in Los Angeles. He is involved in a few companies around the city, including some 24 Hour Fitness sites, Magic Johnson Theaters at Crenshaw Shopping Center, Starbucks Coffee and Magic Johnson's TGI Friday's Restaurant.
Across the street from the Forum in Inglewood where the Lakers used to play for about 30 years until a few years ago, the Hollywood Park Race Track and Casino. They only have horse racing a couple of months out of the year. But you're in "Luck" because 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 around here that at least they still have free parking.
For Baseball fans, go to Dodger Stadium, home of the former World Series Champions Los Angeles Dodgers. You do not want to go to Dodger Stadium without eating one of their famous Dodger Dogs.
Not only do we have professional sports champions, we also have our very famous cross town college rivals, UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans who have both brought back team championships to the city of Los Angeles and they both have had their students and alumni bring back gold medals when they represented the United States over the years in the Olympics.
If you want to see another historic sports ground, go to the Los Angeles Coliseum. Not only was it Rams home and then Raiders, far back when Los Angeles used to have an NFL football team, but it was an important place for both summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984. If you watched the Olympics then you saw the Los Angeles Coliseum during opening and closing ceremonies and track and field events. The Olympic torch is still there.
While in the Colosseum, it would be worth going to California Science Center in Exposition Park. It is a great educational experience for adults and children alike. The sports arena is in the general area. Also within walking distance in this area are several museums that you might be interested in going through.
You will not miss spending time on the 405 San Diego Freeway that runs along the west side of Los Angeles County so you can enjoy the bumper to bumper traffic that we all get to experience so often. Most people in the area call it the world's largest car park. Your foot drives the car's brake while burning the expensive gasoline. Normally you are either at a stop or traveling at a snail pace. Just hope they do not have a car accident on the highway in front of you because the snail would actually hit you in a run.
If you leave Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), located right next to Playa del Rey Beach on the far west side of the city, you can reach the 405 highway and head north. When you can finally get through the traffic, visit the J. Paul Getty Museum, just before reaching the valley.
You can go to Marina del Rey just north of the airport where you can enjoy a dinner cruise on the ocean or bring your fishing rod and go out on an all-day fishing boat or just hang out in Fisherman's Village , which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and has food, beverages and gift shops. There are places near most beaches where you can rent bikes. There are bicycle paths running along the Pacific Ocean right on the beach. If you like roller skates, roller skates and / or skateboarding, you'll really like Venice Beach.
Normally from the west side of Los Angeles, if you are at or near Playa del Rey Beach and looking up, you can see the planes take over the ocean. If you are somewhere east of the airport, you can see the planes coming in for a landing. But if you look up and see a helicopter, do not be confused. It's probably not a guided helicopter ride. More than likely, the Los Angeles Police Department Helicopter is calling for a suspect with the news media helicopters trying to get their shot and do their best to stay away. Police car chases are very common here. You hear sirens from emergency vehicles coming from all directions. But it's Los Angeles's finest to keep our town nice and safe.
In all fairness, as a traveler, you really need to make safety for both yourself and your family a priority, no matter what city in the world you visit.
If you want to go on another cruise, go to Catalina Island. You can go over there, have fun and come back the same day if you want or you can stay for days if you really like it. There are many activities out there.
Another historic place that you do not want to miss is the corner of Florence and the Normandy Avenues, where the Los Angeles Riots 1992 began. Most of the companies that were burned to the earth during that time have been rebuilt since then, so of course they look much better and more modern. Others can never be rebuilt.
On the farthest south side of Los Angeles County is Long Beach where you can see Queen Mary Ship, which is docked. You can ride the ship. Also while in Long Beach, visit the Aquarium of the Pacific for underwater adventures. Like the California Science Center, it is another great educational learning opportunity for both adults and children.
For shopping, it depends what you're interested in. You can get almost anything you can think of in the malls all over the place. The Del Amo Mall in Torrance (southern Los Angeles County) is one of the largest shopping malls in the United States. If you are looking for discount clothes and other items, go to the garment in downtown Los Angeles. If you want those expensive things, go down the Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard area in Beverly Hills. Just east of Beverly Hills is Grove where you can check out Farmers Market, which has been in Los Angeles since 1934. The area has been modified, expanded and built over the last couple of years.
Wilshire Boulevard is one of the most important business streets in Los Angeles, which runs from the beach to downtown Los Angeles. So if you want to drive down Wilshire Boulevard just for fun, you can start at Santa Monica Pier overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which will take you through the cities of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. When you reach the center, look at the Los Angeles Civic Center area.
Another interesting street to drive down for fun is Crenshaw Boulevard. You can start at Wilshire Blvd and head south on Crenshaw Boulevard. It takes you through downtown Los Angeles. Your trip takes you to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Shopping Center, Leimert Park in the Crenshaw District, then through Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Torrance, Rolling Hills Estates and all the way down until you end in Rancho Palos Verdes in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County .
Check the schedule for the Los Angeles Convention Center. They always have a kind of entertainment, business or information seminars, exhibitions or workshops going on over there. You can find something that you might want to participate in.
There are countless food and beverages across the Los Angeles area from fine dining to fast food places and all grays that will satisfy any appetite. You just have to find the ones that suit your taste. There are all kinds of entertainment, dance, activities and shows even in addition to all the things mentioned above.
If you do not visit anyone who has a car you can use, you will probably need to rent a car because waiting for public transport in Los Angeles will spend most of your vacation time. Have fun.