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Los Angeles–A Virtual Tourists Hub

January 8th, 2011

Los Angeles or the City of Angeles is one of the most tourist-thronged cities in the world since it offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking for sightseeing, shopping, nightlife, adventure or star-gazing, this is the place for you.

City Overview:

Los Angeles (LA) is the second most populous city in the United States and the first in the state of California. LA, as it is commonly referred as, is the hub of not just trade and business but media, fashion, education and technology as well. LA has one of the most stable economies in the world. It is rich culturally and offers multitude of entertainment options for the vacationers to keep them on a go.

Places You Must Visit:

You should start touring LA by paying a visit to the Disneyland. It is although not as big as the one in Florida yet you will find it equally thrilling. You can hop on to some of the adventurous rides to get the taste of Disneyland.
Universal Studios Hollywood should be your next destination. It is a popular theme park which is designed on the concept of Hollywood movies. It is a must-see for all the Hollywood movie fans.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is another place that needs to be explored particularly for those who are a bit adventurous and crave for rollercoaster rides.
Griffith Park Observatory is a must-see since you can get a panoramic view of LA from this place. Moreover, you can also see the world famous Hollywood sign from here.
Grauman’s Chinese theater is a place where the first silent movie was run. You can view the hand and footprints of the Hollywood stars on the walk of fame before entering the theater.

Things To Do:

Firstly, make sure you pay a visit to the famous Venice Beach for not just basking in the sun but also indulging in biking, rollerblading and swimming as well.
Angeles National Forest should be visited, if you have a thing for camping, hiking or rock-climbing as it offers all these adventurous activities.
Check out the California Science Center and the Natural History museum as well.
For catching a glimpse of some Hollywood stars, you had better plan a visit to the Rodeo Drive.

Shopping And Sports:

It won’t be wrong if we say LA is every shopper’s dream. Well, this city has innumerable shopping areas which can turn anyone crazy. The most popular one is the Rodeo Drive which has the biggest designer stores located here including Gucci, Armani, Prada etc. Besides this, there is Melrose Area for finding some vintage stores, Robertson Boulevard and Broadway. Los Angeles Memorial Sports arena is the most popular arena in LA located in Exposition center. You can visit it for watching, boxing, wrestling, basketball and hockey.

Nightlife:

LA offers various opportunities for the party animals. The city actually rocks after the sunset. You will find numerous bars and nightclubs here, but the most popular are Forty Deuce, Sky Bar, The Derby and Barney’s Beanery.

Famous Festivals:

LA celebrates a large number of different festivals around the year. However, the most renowned are LA international Film festival (October), Playboy Jazz Festival (early June), Best of LA Fest (July) and Doo Dah Parade (November).