Top attractions of Los Angeles
Los Angeles has over 4 million inhabitants, making it the second largest city in the United States after New York. It is located in the state of California, covers almost 86,000 square kilometers and counts people from all over the world as its inhabitants. It is also called the city of angels after their original Spanish founding name El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles. The history of the emergence of Los Angeles can be read here .
Every year, thousands of people are drawn to this city, attracted by glitz and glamor, nightlife, sun and beach. Of course, not to forget the stars and especially movie premieres that you can attend and that are really an experience.
We were fortunate this year that the Word Premiere of Guardian of Galaxie II took place during our vacation.
The top attractions of Los Angeles are very diverse.
The city is better explored by car, as the distances in Los Angeles are very large. With public transport you would have to change way too often.
In the second largest city in the US, you can do so much that it's hard to decide. I'll show you some places that I like to visit again and again.
Los Angeles's top attractions include beautiful beaches.
The Venice Beach where Schwarzenegger trained!
The Venice Beach is known from film and television. The beach is huge and the beach promenade very long. One shop joins the other and one meets the most diverse people there. Musicians, joggers, beautiful skaters, street artists and musicians who want to sell their CD. On Muscle Beach, known by Arnold Schwarzenegger, you can see muscle men training in the sun and lifting weights.
Santa Monica Pier with beautiful sunsets!
There, the Pacific Park is a small amusement park. You can do some laps in the rollercoaster or in the Ferris wheel and during this you have a great view of West Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. There is always a lively bustle and here is also the end of the famous Route 66.
Of course, Los Angeles has other things to offer.
Hollywood the center of the American film industry!
In the Hollywood Hills is the famous Hollywood Sign, the city's landmark. One knows these nine letters among other things from film and television. Every tourist should have seen it and taken a souvenir photo of it.
The Walk of Fame walk on stars!
One of Los Angeles' top attractions is, without a doubt, the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This extends for about 2.5 kilometers along Hollywood Boulevard. He is a single, very well staged show, bizarre, funny and very lively. Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk, Jerry Lewis, Harrison Ford, Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Brian Adams, Nicolas Cage, Michael Jackson and many more can be found here as a star perpetuated on the sidewalk. You can feel the feeling of many years of cinema history everywhere.
The Chinese Theater Los Angeles!
It's a huge movie complex on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. It has the shape of a Chinese pagoda. The cinema premiere is known for the hand and shoe prints of many stars who have immortalized themselves in cement blocks in the entrance area of the cinema. Incidentally, one can follow in the footsteps of a Hollywood star here.
The Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood cult for every rock fan!
The cafe is just steps away from the Chinese Theater. It offers ample seating on 20000 square meters, a live music bar and two shops selling limited edition Hard Rock Cafe goods and souvenirs. This is one of my favorite places in LA.
Beverly Hills glamorous scene of well-known films!
Beverly Hills, the city with the world's most famous postal code, 90210. A residential area for the well-to-do with palm-fringed streets and beautiful gardens. On the hills above Sunset Boulevard are magnificent villas! Many movie stars and musicians own their Nobeldomizile here. Also, for many, this is an experience to see how Cher, Tom Cruise, Jacky Chan and many others live.
The Rodeo Drive, pure luxury!
Rodeo Drive, arguably the world's most famous and expensive shopping street, is located in the heart of LA. Gucci, Prada, Cartier, Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Dior, Louis Vuitton, all international luxury brands with very exclusive offer are represented here. Also Julia Roberts in the movie Pretty Woman went shopping here. It's fun to look into the displays, although you can usually buy nothing because of the very high prices.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery a slightly different cemetery!
An extraordinarily well-kept, cemetery! Many stars such as Ramones Johnny Ramon, Burt Lancaster, Jayne Mansfield, Rudolph Valentino and Douglas Fairbanks have found their peace here. You can even drive the cemetery by car, although you can see more on foot. In summer, there are regular open-air screenings and concerts, and horror nights are held on Halloween.
Of course this was just a small cross section of the Los Angeles T op sights , but there are so many more. It takes weeks to see all the sights of Los Angeles and get to know this city.