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Things to See and do in Los Angeles

Things to See and do in Los Angeles

The City of Angels is a sight to behold. Although Los Angeles was nothing more than a small port town, the gold rush of 1849 caused this tranquil location to turn into a bustling metropolis by the early part of the 20th century. As this is also one of the most multicultural cities in the United States, you could very well feel as if you are in a different country as soon as you turn the corner down another street. The weather here is also agreeable; another benefit when arriving here. Let's take a look at some must-know facts as well as some excellent destinations to see during your excursion.

Airports and Flights

Los Angeles International Airport (commonly referred to as “LAX”) is the major airport serving the entire city. It is actually one of the busiest in the United States; serving nearly 75 million passengers in 2015 alone! This was an increase of no less than six per cent when compared to the previous year. A handful of airliners which are served by this massive hub include:

  • Air Canada
  • Aer Lingus
  • America Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • JetBlue Airways (domestic flights only)

As the airport is quite large and notoriously busy, it is a good idea to research your terminal in relation to public transportation services such as buses, taxis and car hire services.

Things to See and Do

One of the most interesting features of Los Angeles is Chinatown. This is literally the largest Chinese-speaking community outside of China itself. Interesting foods, countless souvenirs and such sights as Graumann's Chinese Theatre should not be missed.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is another must-see attraction. There are thousands of stars embedded within a pavement; each one paying tribute to actors from the present as well as the past. Why not pose in front of one of your favourite celebrities?

Disneyland is another great idea if you are arriving here with children or adolescents. This large park boasts a plethora of rides, restaurants and attractions. There is even a hotel located on the property itself.

Los Angeles is defined by far more than its urban sights alone. If you want to take a break from the steel and concrete, be sure to spend a day or two walking through the trails interspersed throughout Griffith Park. This park is also where the famous Los Angeles Zoo is found.

Finally, never miss a chance to take a guided tour through Beverly Hills to appreciate the lifestyles of the rich and famous. You can also choose to download a map online and hit the streets with your feet for a day of amazement.

Visiting Los Angeles

The weather here tends to be agreeable throughout the year although summers can be particularly warm. If you desire cooler temperatures as well as a chance to beat the throngs of tourists, it could be wiser to visit during the autumn or winter. The prices of flight reservations and accommodations may also be decidedly lower.