Overview Los Angeles

Visiting Los Angeles

Los Angeles is one of the most-visited cities in the United States, and with it’s fantastic weather, Hollywood appeal and world-class museums, it’s not hard to see why.

While the bright billboards and legendary clubs lining the Sunset Strip always draw crowds, few stretches of street are more popular than the Hollywood Walk of Fame, immortalizing Hollywood's best and brightest in over 2,400 stars on the sidewalk. Grauman's Chinese Theater, just off the Walk of Fame, is another of the city's most recognizable landmark, hosting innumerable movie premieres in its 70+ year history.

But Los Angeles isn't just about the Hollywood Sign and Universal Studios Hollywood, the city also boasts some of the best museums in the country. The gorgeous ... Read More
Los Angeles is one of the most-visited cities in the United States, and with it’s fantastic weather, Hollywood appeal and world-class museums, it’s not hard to see why.

While the bright billboards and legendary clubs lining the Sunset Strip always draw crowds, few stretches of street are more popular than the Hollywood Walk of Fame, immortalizing Hollywood's best and brightest in over 2,400 stars on the sidewalk. Grauman's Chinese Theater, just off the Walk of Fame, is another of the city's most recognizable landmark, hosting innumerable movie premieres in its 70+ year history.

But Los Angeles isn't just about the Hollywood Sign and Universal Studios Hollywood, the city also boasts some of the best museums in the country. The gorgeous Getty Center Museum in Brentwood is one of the most popular museums in the United States, housing a world-class collection of photography, and 19th century European Art. The city boasts a host of other landmarks, like the folk-art Watts Towers and the perennially popular Los Angeles Farmer's Market.

So once you've booked your flight and found the right hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers who've found their own star in the City of Angels.    Close

Stories and Tips Los Angeles

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What A Wild, Wild Ride, Dude

Written by aboutthatplace on 06 Jun, 2010

Ah, come on. It’s Southern California. You have to try it at least once, man. Surfing. You just have to surf. So, I will tell you what not to do the first time out on your board. I didn’t…Read More


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Riding To End It

Written by aboutthatplace on 06 Jun, 2010

One of the best memories that I have of Los Angeles, is not necessarily Los Angeles, but an activity which took me from San Francisco to L.A. It wasn’t for myself, it was to help another human being, someone that I didn’t even know.…Read More


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What I Miss Most About L.A.

Written by aboutthatplace on 06 Jun, 2010

It’s the food. Los Angeles offers over 25,000 restaurants, and 26 ethnic groups cook up dinner. The choices are limitless. Even in a town where you have to get financing for dinner at one of those trendy restaurants, there are options…Read More


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Location, Location, Location

Written by aboutthatplace on 06 Jun, 2010

You’re just trying to return a library book, but the street is blocked off - without warning - by uniformed police officers (who are strangely off-duty). You’re simply carrying groceries to your car when someone runs up, clipboard in hand, and tells you to…Read More


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Where Dreams Come True, and with Popcorn

Written by aboutthatplace on 06 Jun, 2010

Disneyland is such a big thing to Californians, I discovered that when you cross the border you have to raise your right hand and take an oath that you believe in Walt Disney -- Jack PaarIn my years of living in L.A. I managed to…Read More


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Plastic Changed The World

Written by aboutthatplace on 06 Jun, 2010

It's part of the mythology, which is: The place didn't exist before I got here. Back home, you were Norma Jean. In California, it's Marilyn Monroe. -- Tim HodsonCertainly, Los Angeles has its flaws. One time, the smoke from the fires kept us inside…Read More


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Downtown Los Angeles

Written by SeenThat on 23 Jul, 2008

Downtown Los Angeles is located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area, featuring many of the city's major arts institutions and sports facilities, skyscrapers, art works, shopping malls and transportation terminals.BoundariesDowntown LA is delimited by the Los Angeles River on the east, Route…Read More


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Walking Through Santa Monica, Venice, and Malibu

Written by onesundaymorning on 10 Jun, 2008

Many images are conjured up when one hears "LA". Images of movie stars, perfect weather, and the beach are all part of that ideal. It is hard to deny that California's are beach goers, but unlike many places that I've visited there is a different…Read More


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Celebrity Stalking in Disney

Written by onesundaymorning on 01 Jun, 2008

Being from a small town in Pennsylvania the number one thing that my friends want to see when they come to see me in LA is movie stars. It's hard to explain but spotting a movie star isn't like going to the zoo and finding…Read More


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Rodeo Drive, Sunset Strip & Hollywood Walk of Fame

Written by jenandfrank on 15 Feb, 2005

Rodeo Drive The shopping mecca of the world (or at least it’s what the locals like to think), this street is no longer for just shopping; it is now a bona fide tourist attraction. It’s only three blocks long, on the western side of the…Read More


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