Los Angeles is the famous home of Hollywood, during the 20th century it has established itself as the self-perpetuating and undisputed home of the world's entertainment industry. Known by several terms such as "The City of Angels", "LaLa land" and the "edge of the world" it is said that if you can make it here amongst the beautiful people, you can make it anywhere. The glamour of Los Angeles is helped to no small extent by the warm weather combined with the glamorous beaches known to the world.
Los Angeles is a sprawling city, it is possible to start driving from one side of the city and in two hours time still be within the Los Angles metropolitan area, the public transport infrastructure is not as developed as more compact conurbations such as New York. Due to this if visiting Los Angeles one may be well advised to consider car hire, it is a very common choice and reasonably priced.
When in Los Angeles there is a wide array of options open to those wishing to explore, they include the famous Hollywood Boulevard. Here you can find some of the biggest tourist attractions in the city; the Walk of Fame for its stars and Grauman's Chinese Theatre for its hand and foot prints. Another area in which Los Angeles excels is the range of professional sports available to watch, from the LA Dodgers to the Lakers or even LA Galaxy, the city has an embarrassment of riches in terms of the spectator sports on offer. Whilst American sports are an excellent choice for any tourist, no trip to L.A. would be complete without sampling the lives of the rich and famous with a ride through Beverley Hills, available from several tour companies.
Despite being such a vast city many of Los Angeles most famous attractions are outside of the city, Universal Studios is around an hours drive from central L.A. amongst the theme parks plethora of treats are numerous rides, amazing shows and, of course, the traditional tour of Universal Studios itself. The other famous Californian theme park, Disneyland, is an hour to the south of Los Angeles and the sixth most visited tourist attraction in America. For those not lured by the appeal of the theme parks the area around California has some of the best and most famous beaches in the world. These include Venice Beach, the chic Santa Monica beach area and Laguna Beach, made famous by the MTV series revolving around the lives of the young and wealthy residents of the Orange County region to the south of L.A., a prime example of Los Angeles’s bold assertion of its own merits.
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