The city of Los Angeles is known as the home of Hollywood and all the glitz and glamour that comes along with it. There is much more to L.A. than stars and talent, though, as the city is full of endless possibilities for entertainment and cultural discovery. The sandy beaches, mild weather, renowned sports teams, outdoors activities, world-class shopping, culinary hot spots, acclaimed museums, and diverse theatre performances make Los Angeles a destination for any traveler. Disneyland, Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knott’s Berry Farm and countless other theme parks also make it an ideal destination for families. Whatever kind of vacation you have in mind, you can find it in L.A.
Los Angeles visitors can always enjoy the gorgeous ocean or a scenic drive past the million dollar homes of the rich and famous, or just spend the day exploring with no real plan. The possibilities are endless. If you really want to know who lives where, you can always get a map of the homes of the stars. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is another favorite tourist destination. And in true Los Angeles fashion, star-struck visitors to the City of Angels will definitely want to check out Grauman’s Theater. Stay here and catch a movie, then walk along the sidewalk spotting the handprints of many famous names dotting the pavement.
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If the club crowd is more your speed, L.A. has plenty of nightlife too. The Sunset Strip in Hollywood is well known for bars and clubs such as Gazzarri’s, Rainbow Bar and Grill, the Roxy Theatre, Troubadour, Whisky a Go Go, and The Viper Room. If shopping is more your thing, Los Angeles has more than enough options to accommodate you. For a splurge purchase, or just for window-shopping, Rodeo Drive is the hottest place to be, but there are countless other malls and unique boutiques around the city. And if you are a fan of people watching, you couldn’t possibly find a more perfect venue than Venice Beach, where the boardwalk is filled with street performers, eclectic shops, and many iconic landmarks.
There is even more to do in Los Angeles if you tire of star searching, shopping, and site seeing. Take in a game at the stadium of the LA Lakers or Anaheim Angels and Mighty Ducks. Visit the art museum or the zoo. You can enjoy an evening of music at the LA Opera House if culture is what you desire, or visit the famed Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. The city is known for its diverse culinary options as well, ranging from experimental California cuisine to traditional Japanese sushi to flavorful Mexican food, and more. There are even culinary tours that take you through all the tastes of the city.
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