Visit Los Angeles


Visit Los Angeles: Hotels, Attractions, Museums ...

Written by Scott Messmore

Los Angeles, known by many different names: Tinsel Town, the City of Angels even La-La Land, might be because Los Angeles means so many different things to people. A city with a nation-wide reputation for the flaky rich and spoiled movie stars, Los Angeles also boasts several first-rate museums, cultural events and fine foods. Combined with terrific weather, Los Angeles is a great place for a vacation with plenty of nightlife, movie stars, the beach and don't forget about Disneyland!

Los Angeles is Home to Movie Making

For movie fans, there is the star-studded Hollywood Walk of Fame and Mann's Chinese Theater with is concrete impressions of the biggest movie star's hands and feet. While in Los Angeles you can sit in on live tapings of your favorite television shows, see Jaws at Universal Studios or take a tour of Paramount Studios. The Academy Awards are given out each year in Los Angeles for the best in movie making. Warner Bros. Studio also has a tour of its film stages and backlots.

Los Angeles Attractions

Los Angeles has the world champion L.A. Lakers and the Anaheim Ducks professional hockey team. Trojan fans can see the famous USC Fighting Trojan Marching Band at the University of Southern California. The La Brea Tar Pits has a great collection of ancient animals that were preserved in the tar. For live animals there's the Los Angeles Zoo. Griffith Park is home to the Griffith Observatory, the Greek Theater and the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage.

Los Angeles Museums

Los Angeles has plenty of culture to offer visitors. The Los Angeles County Art Museum has works by Degas, Cezanne, Gaugin and others. The Museum of Radio and Television tracks the history of the two mediums while the Museum of Tolerance tries to help people better understand each other.

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