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Driving Tips
It is quite easy to get around LA by ...
Metro
MetroRail is a subway and light rail ...
Buses
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Taxis
Taxi stands are usually located at ...
Car for Hire
Renting a car in Los Angeles is a very ...
From the airport
A taxi stand is located at the Arrivals ...
Best of Los Angeles in one day
Seeing all of Los Angeles in a single day is virtually impossible.  However, there are certain ...
LA Greek Fest
Held at the St. Sophia Cathedral, this festival is a celebration of Greek culture, including Greek ...
Artivist Film Festival & Artivist Awards
Film festival and awards featuring film artists from the United States, Canada, Australia, the ...
Christmas Boat Parade of Lights
Boats of all sizes are decked with lights and decorations celebrating the Christmas season. Big ...
When to go
Visiting Los Angeles during the summer can be uncomfortable for some; the daytime temperatures tend ...

Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles Today
A sprawling metropolis, Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States. Home to nearly 18 million people from 140 countries with a total of 86 languages spoken, LA truly is a melting pot of cultures.  Its coastline along the Pacific Ocean runs for 122km from Malibu to Long Beach, and it is surrounded by two mountain ranges; Santa Monica and San Gabriel.    Los Angeles is fondly known as the 'City of Angels'. Other names attributed to the city include 'La La Land' and 'Tinseltown', but whatever you choose to call it, there's no denying the palpable energy of areas

Los Angeles Back Then
The Tongva and Chumash Native American tribes were the first to occupy Los Angeles thousands of years ago. 1542 saw the arrival of the first Europeans led by Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo.  227 years later on August 2, 1769, Gaspar de Portola and Juan Crespi a Franciscan missionary, arrived at the present site of Los Angeles.


In 1771, Junipero Serra constructed the Mission San Gabriel Archangel in what is today known as San Gabriel Valley. Six years later Felipe de Neve who was the then governor of California suggested that the present site of Los Angeles b

The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
The Hyatt Regency is characterized by contemporary glamour and sits on the Westside, adjacent to Bev
Four Seasons Hotel
Dubbed as the best-kept secret in the city by GQ Magazine, the Four Seasons Hotel embodies Californi
Hotel Bel Air
Reminiscent of colonial Spain, the Hotel Bel Air has received a five star rating and is named one of
The Beverly Hills Wilshire
Located near Rodeo drive, The Beverly Hills Wilshire’s spa is ranked one of the best in the city a
The Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Ray
The Ritz Carlton sits on the waterfront of the Marina Del Ray.  Near Venice Beach, Malibu and S
Hotel Sofitel
Hotel Sofitel is located opposite the Beverly Center and is near Rodeo Drive, Melrose Avenue and Sun

Rodeo Drive
Located in Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive is the epitome of luxury shopping, with movie star sightings c
Sunset Plaza
Located in West Hollywood, Sunset Plaza offers designer boutiques such as Tracey Ross, Nicole Miller
Robertson Boulevard
Celebrity sightings are quite popular in this part of town. Shop for shoes at Hogan, walk into Kitso
Beverly Boulevard
This quiet street is home to a wide range of stores. Items from European designers can be found at N
Melrose Avenue
Melrose Avenue offers clothing, music, food and more.  Stores include Betsey Johnson, Von Dutch
The Grove
The Grove shopping center offers everything from clothing, to food and electronics.  Shops incl

Artivist Film Festival & Artivist Awards
Film festival and awards featuring film artists from the United States, Canada, Australia, the Carib
Southern California Bicycle Expo
Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center each year, this is the nation's largest bicycle and fitnes
Artivist Film Festival & Artivist Awards
Film festival and awards featuring film artists from the United States, Canada, Australia, the Carib
LA Greek Fest
Held at the St. Sophia Cathedral, this festival is a celebration of Greek culture, including Greek f
Los Angeles Film Festival
More than 60,000 people attend this festival which showcases both American and international indepen
Los Angeles International Tamale Festival
A celebration of the Tamale, which is a traditional Mexican dish made of corn dough. The festival fe

Ago
Co-owned by Robert de Niro, this restraunt is also frequented by the Rich and Famous of Tinseltown.
Blue Velvet
A rooftop restaurant situated beside a pool, the Blue Velvet grows their own garden of herbs, fruits
Abbot's Pizza
Abbot’s Pizza is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant with a reputation for fantastic pizza.
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Craft Restaurant
Craft is one of Tom Colicchio’s newest restaurants specializing in American cuisine.  The foo
In-N-Out Burger
Versailles
Versailles is a Cuban restaurant that boasts a great reputation for good food.  Celebrities are

Fast Facts
Location: Located near the Pacific Ocean in the State of California.   Dialing code:
International country code: +1 (USA)
Area codes: 213, 310, 323, 424, 626, 818
Emergency Numbers:
Call 911 for emergencies requiring the police, fire or paramedics.
Gas service                800-427-7623

Population: 3,694,820 people   Racial Distribution:    46.9% White American 11.2% African American 10.5% Asian American
0.8% Native American 0.2% Pacific Islander
25.7% other race
5.2% 2+ races
Languages:             42.2% English
41.7% Spanish
2.4% Korean
2.3% Filipino
1.7% Armenia 1.5% Chinese
1.3% Persian   Time Zone: PST (UTC -8)   Average January temperatures:
High: 20 Degrees Celsius
Low: 9 Degrees Celsius
Average July temperatures:
High: 29 Degrees Celsius Low: 19 Degrees Celsius
Annual rainfall: 15 inches per year, with February being the wettest month

 

 
Pacific Park
It may be small, but this theme park is in a fantastic location on the Santa Monica Pier. Kids can spend the day playing the various arcade ...
Venice Oceanfront Walk
The ocean front walk is a must visit for any first time tourist.  A bohemian hotspot, the walkway has stalls and stands selling ...
Health & Safety
While most tourist hotspots in Los Angeles are pretty safe, venturing out alone at night in certain other areas is not a smart thing to do ...

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