Los Angeles

Los Angeles, USA

The home of Hollywood and the second-largest city in the United States, Los Angeles is also the most populous city of California.  Situated in the south California it is surrounded by mountains and yet it presents a Mediterranean climate. Known as the "City of Angels", this global city is a hub of entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine and research.

Location: Los Angeles county, U.S.A

Climate: Mediterranean. Summers are hot and dry, so carry light clothes though a jacket may be required for the chill of night. Winters are very cold and heavy woolens shall be required.

How to reach:

Airports:

Los Angeles International Airport (located in the west)

LA/Ontario International Airport (located in the east in Ontario, California)

John Wayne Airport (located towards the south-east of the city in Santa Ana)

Bob Hope Airport (Domestic Airport in Burbank, California)

Long Beach Airport (Domestic Airport in the city of Long Beach)

Transit systems- bus lines, subway and light rail lines

Seaports-  The Port of Los Angeles - San Pedro Bay

Places of Interest

Universal Studios Hollywood

Location: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA, USA

Timings:

Sunday                   9AM–8PM

Monday               10AM–6PM

Tuesday              10AM–6PM

Wednesday        10AM–6PM

Thursday            10AM–6PM

Friday                  9AM–8PM

Saturday             9AM–10PM

Opened in 1964 this iconic Hollywood film studio and theme park is the most famous and oldest parks, located in the Los Angeles. Also known as “The Entertainment Capital of LA" it used to offer tours of Universal Studios sets. It was the first Universal Studios Theme Park of the many that have been built across the globe.

The main attractions of Universal Studio Hollywood are:

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem 3D motion simulator,

Silly Swirly Aerial carousel.

Super Silly Funland Play area.

Studio Tour Tram ride.

Shrek 4D film.

The Simpsons Ride Motion simulator.

The Walking Dead: A Walk-Through Attraction Interactive Walkthrough Maze.

Waterworld: A Live Sea War Spectacular Stunt show.

Live shows like Special Effects Stage and Universal's Animal Actors.

Getty Center

Location: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Timings:

Sunday                10AM–5:30PM

Monday               Closed

Tuesday              10AM–5:30PM

Wednesday        10AM–5:30PM

Thursday            10AM–5:30PM

Friday                  10AM–5:30PM

Saturday             10AM–9PM

How to reach:

Metro bus lines 734 and 234

Metro Rapid Line 734 Monday–Friday, Metro Local 234

Located in the Brentwood and opened in 1997, this campus for the Getty Museum and other Getty Trust programs is renowned for its architecture, gardens, and the enthralling view of Los Angeles. It offers a collection of pre-20th-century European paintings, decorative arts, drawings, sculptures and illuminated manuscripts. Apart from this, there are19th- and 20th-century American, Asian, and European photographs that leave the visitors mesmerized. The central garden is a major tourist attraction and numerous sculptures are also displayed in the open, on the terraces and in the gardens.

Disneyland

Location: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA,USA

Timings:

Sunday                    8AM–11PM

Monday                 10AM–9PM

Tuesday                10AM–9PM

Wednesday            9AM–9PM

Thursday                8AM–12AM

Friday                      9AM–12AM

Saturday                 8AM–12AM

How to reach:

Anaheim Resort Transit System (ART).

The Disneyland Resort Express

Metro (Public Transportation)

Opened in 1955, this 85 acre amusement based multi theme park was designed and built by Walt Disney. It has everything that people love about Disney land including the famous Disney characters that show their presence in the rides as well as roam in the pathways. Besides, the “animatronics”, the sophisticated life size characters that give Disneyland its wow factor offer a unique experience that you cannot miss. The main attractions of Disneyland are: Main Street, U.S.A., Adventure Land, Frontier Land, Fantasy Land, Tomorrow Land, New Orleans Square, Bear Country (later Critter Country), Mickey's Toon town, Holiday and Star Wars Land. Each land is distinct and unique in its own way offering a wholesome package of fun, excitement and entertainment.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Location: 018 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Timings:

Sunday Closed

Monday               9AM–5PM

Tuesday              9AM–5PM

Wednesday        9AM–5PM

Thursday            9AM–5PM

Friday                 9AM–5PM

Saturday             Closed

Situated at the Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California, these are more than 2,500 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars, honoring the legacy of the famous actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters and stars of the entertainment industry. It runs about 1.3 miles (2.1 km) Hollywood Boulevard from Gower Street to La Brea Avenue. Maintained by the Hollywood Historic Trust and administered by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, this place attracts millions of tourists throughout the year. A must visit if you are a fan and lover of music and other artistic pursuits!

Griffith Park

Location: Eastern part of Santa Monica Mountains, Loz Feliz, Los Angeles

The second largest park in California, Griffith Park covers nearly 4310 acres of land. This municipal park has numerous activities going on to keep visitors engaged all the time.

The Greek Theatre, Bronson canyon, Griffith Observatory, Merry-Go-Round, Live Steamers Railroad Museum, Griffith Park Zoo, Los Angeles Zoo, Travel Town Museum are some of the major tourist attractions. Much of the area of the park is rugged with trails for hiking and horses dividing the park into several pockets. These pockets have been used to develop golf course, pony rides, tennis courts and picnic grounds. People often throng the park for family gatherings, reunions, cultural festivities and fairs and other special occasions. Many areas of the park have been used to shoot films and movies, so you can’t miss the Hollywood connection.Visit to have a unique experience and take back home unusual and unique memories!

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