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Los Angeles
Los Angeles
#About the Biggest City on the West Coast of the United States

Nicknamed the City of Angeles, Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of the United States, and the second largest city in the country. This is the main city in California, a huge urban area and the large commercial centers, entertainment centers, and industrial venues.

Indeed, the abbreviated name of this huge city, L.A, is indeed a huge volume and spread over an endless area. In its area, you will find the famous Hollywood district, the area where the great studios of the United States were born and where the world's most successful film industry developed. Here we produce the best box office and film blockbusters in the world of film and film. That's why Los Angeles is also called the entertainment capital of the world. Statistics show that one out of every six residents here is employed in the entertainment industry.

but. LA is not just Hollywood. In addition to the studios, star houses and Hollywood memorial sites, you can find many other attractions in Los Angeles, including beautiful parks, charming beaches, beautiful views and spectacular international museums, many of which asked for free admission.

And where there is money, there are also great places of entertainment. Angelinus, the city's residents, likes to spend time doing it well. In Los Angeles, there are quite a few great restaurants and food legends that have become successful all over the US, along with nightlife sites and places where you can pass unforgettable evenings.

See all the attractions by clicking on the tag "Los Angeles".


#Must See Sites

Want to see the most popular destinations? - Click on the tag "Must See in Los Angeles".



#With Children

Family Vacation? - Click on the tag "Attractions for Children in Los Angeles".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruUwmU4fms8



#Food

As can be expected from a cultural city like Los Angeles, there is a rich culinary variety in the city. You will see restaurants and fast food establishment of hot Mexican food, traditional American food, Italian pasta and pizzas, Chinese and Japanese restaurants from the far east. There will also be Brazilian BBQ, Indian, Russian, Thai food and more.

Looking for an unforgettable meal? - click on the tag, "Must eat in Los Angeles".


#Tips

In restaurants and pubs in the United States and Canada, it is customary to give a 10% - 15% tip from the check.

In the United States, it is also customary to give taxi drivers 15% of the total bill. You should leave the minimum tip, even if the service was not great.


#United States Country Code

+1


#Savings

In Los Angeles, there are many places that have free entrance. Others have certain days in which entrance is free, mostly on the first Sunday of each month. You can see the information in the Tips sections of each place, or check the tag "Free" or the tag "Free Days".



#Shopping

Los Angeles is a playground for shopping lovers. The luxury shopping area is between the three streets Santa Monica, Wilshire, and Crescent.

For great shopping locations click on the tag "Shopping in Los Angeles".



#Entertainment

Great recommended entertainment places - click on the tag "Entertainment in Los Angeles".



#Electric Outlets

The required types of plugs are Types A and B.



A taste of the upcoming trip? - Here's a video that will show you the city in all its beauty:

https://youtu.be/cjGsnDkDWxE


A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/zEHfA89oGfk
The Grove
The Grove
#About the Cool Shopping Center of Los Angeles

Like many of the malls in modern cities, in Los Angeles as well, the malls are all covered. But The Grove is the exception, since it is an open mall, a secret part of its magic.

In the center of The Grove stands a large dancing fountain, where various water performances take place every evening. Although there are only 50 stores here, there are a wide range of stores, including Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Barney's New York and more.

In the complex there is a train that rotates all the time. The Grove also has a successful movie theater, a farmers' market, and a large Christmas tree is set up in Christmas. Many people in the city, among them many celebrities who are often followed by paparazzi photographers, come here to see, to be seen, to eat, to buy and often enjoy these open performances, which are offered here to visitors.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/Or5dnnLcqDg


Guidance:

https://youtu.be/y5TCLb2kDYI
3rd Street Promenade
3rd Street Promenade
#About the Boardwalk of Santa Monica

The coastal city of Santa Monica is a perfect place for a family trip as it has a combination of parameters that make it a particularly pleasant place - the comfortable Los Angeles weather, the relaxing beach and ... Shopping!

The 3rd Street Promenade, which is actually a pedestrian mall within the city, is a prestigious dining and entertainment area, but one you will not want to give up. The promenade is full of clothing stores, boutique stores and souvenirs, familiar chains and more. Quite a few visitors come here to buy, or just hang out and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the place. Do not be surprised if you meet street artists who show you their best talents in energetic, colorful street performances.

On Saturdays and Wednesdays there is a farmers' market with organic products.
Santa Monica
Santa Monica Pier
#About the Pleasant Coastal Town

Along the Pacific Ocean stands Santa Monica, a beautiful and quiet beach town with a pleasant promenade, restaurants and cafés where many sit, volleyball courts with amateur and sometimes professional players, a children's playground and a "chess park" reminiscent of the square Washington Square in New York.

The beaches of Santa Monica are certainly known from the movies and series that are filmed here and include scenes filled with young surfers, shapely rescuers, pristine beaches with a lonely lifeguard hut, plenty of sun, sea, and sunshine.

Santa Monica itself was established in 1886 and named after the mother of Augustine - the Christian Santa Monica.

Its almost Mediterranean climate and exact location made it one of the most recognized and leading places among vacationers in the early 20th century. As a result of the growing numbers of tourists here, the city experienced a significant flowering during the 1980's. Pedestrians can enjoy the pleasant promenade, where shops and restaurants, designer stalls, street performances and what not, are located. You can also rent hiking or cycling equipment and children will enjoy the Pacific Park amusement park on the pier.

In the Hippodrome lies the legendary turnstile which is housed in a structure with a unique design from the past of Santa Monica. If you have time to get on it - it's a memento from other times, especially naive and nostalgic.


Santa Monica Tour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjwwIMN8c-k

Los Angeles

Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
#About the Center for Natural History in General

Like all museums of its kind in the world, the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles returns visitors thousands to millions of years back in time. Here you will encounter fossils, skeletons, gems and stones in general, minerals and stuffed animals, alongside models of dinosaurs and animals that have been extinct for millions of years.

You will also find views of a wide range of topics related to nature and science. Here is an exhibition of ancient art from the world, dealing with the diverse history of the American continent, and more.

Today, the main attraction in the museum is the new dinosaur hall. Here is displayed one of the largest and most impressive dinosaur exhibits in the world.

Among the rich collections in the exhibits, there are insect collections, African and North American mammal display, a hall of stuffed birds, rocks and gems, minerals, diamonds, sapphire rocks, rubies, and different fossils, shell, ceramics, survival tools, and more.

If you've dreamed of walking among dinosaurs, and almost touch the extinct creatures, this museum is the place.


#Tips

Near the museum there are wide gardens.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/inDn_h7By6c


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/Uf373yy_7eo



The Dinosaur that Visits:

https://youtu.be/7_tbWWVMLZw
Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown
#About the Quarter

The city's business and government district, Downtown, is one of the areas declared as a historic park. At the end of the 19th century, the Mexican settlement of Los Angeles was established in this area. Who then thought that years later it would become one of the largest and most prominent cities in the United States.

Today, most of the city's regional and municipal structures are concentrated in this area, which constitutes an urban and financial center and home to various ethnic neighborhoods. In addition, the area has enjoyed an impressive culinary boom in recent years - a lot of new and creative restaurants that emphasize local produce have been opened, the popular bars are full especially in the evening, and plenty of inviting food stands.

If you start walking around a bit, you can see various points of interest: the impressive city hall (yes, the one that became a star in Superman's film), the Union Railway Station (which also became a set in films like Blade Runner, The Italian Job and Pearl Harbor). Here you can also see MOCA Museum branches, Little Tokyo and Chinatown.


Traveling around downtown:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sECORR612_g
Little Tokyo
Little Tokyo
#About the Quarter that Resembles Tokyo

Little Tokyo, the Japanese Quarter and the heart of the Japanese community in the city, is the region of the city where Japanese immigrants arrived in the region in 1910. Today, too, the Quarter preserves Japanese features in the design of houses and streets and the behavior of its residents. Despite the fact that today they do not live there, and it is more used for Japanese businesses and culture in the city.

Here lived since the Japanese population, which was deported, humiliated and imprisoned during World War II, in special camps, mainly for fear of treason. Their property was confiscated then, but at the end of the war, the Japanese residents of the quarter returned and resettled there.

Today it is concentrated in the flourishing Japanese-American community district of Los Angeles. There are those who claim that here is the largest concentration of Japanese outside of Japan. Here are the institutions that serve them, Japanese shopping centers and restaurants, as well as bookstores selling Japanese books and manga, which are Japanese comics.

Here also there are celebrations of the Japanese-American community of the city, such as the Spring Festival held in April and May, each year.

A wonderful Japanese garden is found in James Irwine Park, on the west side of San Pedro Street.

Among the attractions of the neighborhood are the Japanese American Museum, the Japanese-American Cultural Center and the Los Angeles Public Library, which focuses on American-Japanese history and culture.

One of the experiences here is to eat ramen soup at one of the best local restaurants.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/ApcpP6YGza4


The Streets of Little Tokyo:

https://youtu.be/XL5bVGba3hE
Surfrider Beach
Malibu Surfrider Beach
#About the Best of the Malibu Beaches for California Surfing

Malibu Surfrider Beach in Malibu is one of the beaches open to the public, as opposed to the many other beaches which are privately owned by the rich people living on the houses along the coast.

Malibu Surfrider Beach is the perfect beach for surfing, and since the 1960's it has been impossible not to hear about it in a movie, see it in a TV episode, a music video, or something similar.

By the way, east of the beach there is wooden wharf where you can see birds, fish, or have a picnic.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/utdkQs_Q1gs?t=13


Stunts By the Surfers:

https://youtu.be/zBh25Kh1Zx8


Topanga State Park
Topanga State Park
#About Topanga State Park

Topanga State Park is in the northwest area of urban Los Angeles, is a place with 36 kilometers of walking trails, oak trees and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.

If you love green and nature, or you would just like to take a rest, come here and view the city from a new angle. Walking trails here will lead you to viewpoints over the whole city.

Geology enthusiasts will notice a few interesting points - products from earthquakes, marine fossils, volcanic activity and a wide variety of sediment configurations.
Autry National Center
#Behind the Scenes of the Wild West

The Autry National Center is especially for wild west enthusiasts and the whole genre in general, located in Griffith Park. The center, which is a museum and venue for activities on the subject, gives a real glimpse into the reality and history behind the Wild West genre and the heritage of Western America.

The fascinating museum was founded in 1988 by the actor and businessman Jean Autry and attracts about 150,000 visitors each year. Autry's goal was to "explore and share the comprehensive story of the American West and its many cultures, and interpret its meaning."

If you liked the series "Little House on the Prairie," enjoy the sight of the wooden carriages, or enjoy guns drawn by noon, in this museum you can see the truth behind these myths. Here you can visit exhibitions of native Indian art and culture, listen to lectures and music performances, and participate, along with the children, of course, in special activities that simulate gold mining and basket weaving.

The museum's collection includes about 21,000 paintings, sculptures, costumes, textiles, weapons, equipment and tools, toys, musical instruments, and other objects.

The old museum was remodeled in 2013. Then the exhibits were arranged according to themes rather than in chronological order. In addition, new technology systems were introduced to enrich the visitor's experience .

Today the museum presents contemporary and historical exhibitions, annual programs for children, intellectual forums and more.


#Tips

There is free parking in front of the entrance.

It is recommended to check in advance on the museum's website for special events during your visit to the city.


A Closer Look at the Autry National Center:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNHWy2FCNBw
Six Flags Magic Mountain
#About the Amusement Park that Entered the Guinness Book of Records

Six Flags Magic Mountain is a particularly entertaining park. There are 41 rides at the park that fit different courage levels of visitors.

In addition, the whole complex includes what visitors expect to find inside amusement parks - roller coasters, carousels, viewpoints, restaurants, souvenirs, game stalls and more.

Since opening in May 1971, the park has received the Guinness World Records for 15 of the longest and trickiest roller coasters in the world.

At Six Flags there are shows performed in the summer meant for families and children, where familiar characters from TV shows and movies are shown.

#Tips

You can reach the park by a free train.


A Closer Look at the Park:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qap9z54GrBM
Los Angeles Zoo
#About the Zoo in Griffith Park

Leave the urban jungle, and come for some entertainment at the Los Angeles Zoo. With over 1,200 animals, and 350 different species from around the world, the Los Angeles Zoo is not a huge Zoo, but it is successful in all it does.

You can see here a variety of species and varieties of animals, like chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, Asian elephants, tigers, rhinos, armadillo, Nasua, hippos, and more.

With the mammals, there are also scorpions, slugs, different insects, rodents, glowing toads and vibrant parrots.

In the zoo is Adventure Island, built especially for children. There are different shows, with a lot of crowd involvement, like the zoo for kids, activities for the young visitors, and a theater. Children can make contact here with friendly and special animals.

There are special displays, recreating the rain forests in South America and including Toucans, Jaguars, piranhas, tamarin monkeys, and more. At a different point in the park, you can see how animals that are born in the zoo are taken care of.

A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/v7uV1I1HWqk
Mulholland Drive
#About the Street Famous from Movies

There are not many ways in the world that appear in movies and series and songs are written about. The excellent film by director and creator David Lynch, called "Mulholland Drive," perpetuates one of these - "Mulholland Drive" is one of the famous ways of Hollywood.

Indeed, the length of the famous road, "Mulholland Drive," is about 30 kilometers. This road extends from the mountainous eastern side of Santa Monica, through the Hollywood Hills where the famous Hollywood Sign is also located. It is one of the most beautiful roads of Los Angeles and offers spectacular views of the illuminated city, especially at night.

On the way there are a few stopping points where you can get an impression of the scenery, both day and night.

Mulholland Drive was paved in 1942 and after being filmed in countless movies and TV series, it is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in Los Angeles.


Road Trip:

https://youtu.be/ygRlGHY2vuQ


A Typical Mulholland Drive House:

https://youtu.be/fgiBDRohGdg


Movie Trailer from Mulholland Drive:

https://youtu.be/jbZJ487oJlY
MOCA Grand Avenue Museum
#About the Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles

The MOCA Grand Avenue or Museum of Contemporary Art is an important museum designed by architect Arata Isozaki. This is one of two branches of the MOCA Museum, located in downtown Los Angeles.

The museum focuses on the display of works of art created after 1940, from all fields of art, and their preservation for future generations. In addition, the museum supports the creation of new art, whether by presenting the works of the artists or by means of assistance and scholarships.

The red stone building was inaugurated in 1987. Among the artists whose works are displayed are; Jackson Pollock, Jasper Jones, Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg and Klaas Oldenburg and many others.


#Tips

Admission to the museum is free every Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and for children under the age of 12.


Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/8CNZZhhSGqg
Mount Hollywood Drive
#About the Road with a Wonderful Observation Over the City

The labyrinth on Mount Hollywood Drive offers spectacular views of the Hollywood Hills with its famous Hollywood sign on one side and a view of Los Angeles on the other.

Mount Hollywood Drive is recommended for both daytime and sunset travel. It becomes a romantic site as can be seen in the spectacular musical "La La Land." The dancing scene here, has brought many couples to try and recreate the scene at the same spot, and watching others doing that will be an amusing and charming way to spend the evening, that will no easily be forgotten.

So if you have some time, take a short walk to Mount Hollywood Drive. Enjoy!


#Tips

Under the iconic Hollywood sign you will find the lovely Lake Hollywood Park with parking next to it, where you can shoot and maybe even see a player with his dog.


Driving Close to the Famous Road:

https://youtu.be/pZ0QXWrnmNw


Couple Performs the Dance on Hollywood Drive, from La La Land:

https://youtu.be/ee2nIhyImWY
Hollywood Bowl
#About the Wonderful Acoustic Shell

About 17,000 seats await you at the famous Hollywood Bowl Amphitheater, which hosts hundreds of concerts and diverse music events each year and serves as the home of the Hollywood Bowl and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

Over the years, many famous artists have appeared here, such as The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, The Doors, Elton John and many others.

The amphitheater was built in 1922 and to this day it looks more or less the same. It is built on the hills of Hollywood, not far above which stands the famous Hollywood sign. The shell that was built on the stage was built by architect Lloyd Wright. Although it was a great acoustic success, the audience did not like it, especially because it looked too modern for its environment.

In 1929 the dome, which became the symbol of the place, was built in the form of a large white hemisphere. When sounds like the movements of cars and airplanes increased over the years and hindered performances there, great efforts were made to improve the acoustics of the dome. In 2004, the new and larger dome that you see today was also presented. Inside it is a large ring on which the lighting and amplification equipment are installed for performances and television cameras. In addition, the rear wall that "breaks" the shape of the ball has been added to the dome over the years.
Hollywood
#About the Place Where you Make a Movie

Hollywood, the famous neighborhood in Los Angeles is known as the center of the American film industry, which made its name, "Hollywood," the concept of the American film industry as a whole.

Hollywood is full of studios, photo sets, celebrities, players' agencies, luxury cars, paparazzi photographers, big and famous celebs and early-stage players who come here to try their luck in the illusion industry.

So Hollywood is the popular cultural center of the United States, but it is first of all the home and workplace of many of its film industry workers, feel free to explore the neighborhoods and enter the cafes, restaurants, museums and its many shops.


https://youtu.be/Bh262YRz1_c



A Closer Look at Some of Hollywood's Sites:

https://youtu.be/6YyLAVmYhJM


And another view:

https://youtu.be/99sKXKhqbKY


Hammer Museum
#About the Museum

The Hammer Museum is a museum that displays classical and modern art and much useful art. It was founded by industrialist Armand Hammer as his personal art collection. Since then, the museum has expanded its scope and became a leading institution in Los Angeles culturally. In the art scene it is also known as an institution with exhibitions and some critical works.

The museum hosts over 300 programs a year, including seminars, lectures, film screenings and concerts.

The founder, Armand Hammer, was an oil tycoon and a Jewish-American philanthropist. In 1987, he donated the works to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. About two weeks before his death in 1990, he inaugurated the Hammer Museum, which is currently run by the University of California at Los Angeles.


#Tips

All museum collections, exhibitions and programs are free.


A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/ouwAR1MwUOg
Griffith Park
#About the Park Overlooking Los Angeles

In the heart of Los Angeles is Griffith Park, a vast park rich in vegetation and nature. It is no accident that the locals call it the "Central Park of LA," since it is a huge urban park.

Located on the hills of Los Angeles, Griffith Park offers wonderful views over the Hollywood landscape.

The park has official hiking trails, with difficulty levels and a variety of trails that will lead you to the peaks of its various hills. In the park you will enjoy the possibilities of riding bicycles and horses, plenty of picnic areas, a swimming pool, sporting fields and whatnot.

Children's attractions are also not lacking here. The little ones will be able to board a miniature train, ride ponies, visit the zoo and botanical garden in the park. If you and the spectators are interested, go to the Griffith Observatory and be impressed by the spectacular view of the sky and the universe, an experience that at night is even more special.

In the park try to get to the area called Fern Dell, a shady and pleasant area with magical waterfalls.
Dolby Theatre
#About the Place Where the Oscar Awards are Distributed

Since its opening in 2001, the Dolby Theater, formerly known as the Kodak Theater, has hosted the annual and glamorous Oscar ceremony. Then all the great Hollywood filmmakers come here and present themselves to dozens of cameras and photographers, interested in every detail, including personal or at least gossip.

The rest of the year it serves as a hall for performances, official ceremonies, concerts, reality shows, "America's Got Talent" and dance performances. It is located in Hollywood in the Highland entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue.

In its external design, this theater is misleading. Although it was designed and built at the beginning of the 21st century, its façade is much more typical of the architecture of the 1920's and the 20th century.

The interior design of the theater includes decorated columns displaying the names of the films entitled "Best Films." There are quite a few places for future winners of this prize.

On other evenings, by the way, it is hard to recognize that here is the sparkling ceremony for the entire world to see. A few days before the glittering Oscar event, a golden cloak covers the theater. The sign is replaced in the Dolby Theater, and the corridors and steps to the building are covered with the famous red carpet.


#tips
Tickets for a guided tour of the Oscar Hall and the rest of the building from inside can be purchased at the ticket office.


A closer look at the hall itself:

https://youtu.be/TDB9dcY3iYE


And a tour of it:

https://youtu.be/Cn_CjcB-5Oo


And a 360-degree view of the Oscar red carpet:

https://youtu.be/gfTwkFCn0S0
Dodger Stadium
#About the Baseball Stadium of Los Angeles

The Dodger Stadium, opened in 1962, serves the Los Angeles Dodgers Group. It was built in less than three years and the cost of its construction, which was financed by private sources, totaled $23 million. In fact, it is one of the most famous stadiums in the US and worldwide and the largest in the American MLB League.

A lot of important and decisive games have taken place here - from famous boxing matches to football games, performances and the baseball games for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.


#History of the Stadium's Construction

In the mid-1950's, the president of the Brooklyn Dodgers group, Walter O'Malley, tried to build a stadium in Brooklyn's New York district but could not reach an agreement with city officials to buy the land. In the end, the deal with the city of Los Angeles took place.

The land was purchased from the owners and residents of Los Angeles by the city of Los Angeles, which planned to develop a public housing project here, including two dozen 13-story buildings and more than 160 two-story homes. This is in addition to the college and playgrounds and schools that were rebuilt.

Before the start of construction of the housing project the political climate changed drastically. This happened after Norris Paulson was elected mayor of Los Angeles in 1953. After his election, public housing proposals and projects such as "Ellisian Park Heights" lost most of their support. After lengthy negotiations, the city sold the land in question at a price significantly lower than the original price. The land was purchased with a commitment that it would be used for a public purpose - building a stadium for the city, which was Dodger Stadium.
Runyon Canyon Park
Mann's Chinese Theater
El Pueblo
City Hall
The Broad


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