City of Stars, City of Angels, LaLaLand, Hollywood, 'the end of the line'… few cities have inspired so many names, or so many stories as the US West Coast's largest metropolis. Bound on one side by the Pacific Ocean, and on the other by a major mountain range, the basin city incorporates an extraordinarily diverse population, a global entertainment hub, and one of the only active urban oil fields in the world!
Beyond the beaches, past the theme parks, and away from the Hollywood hotspots, Los Angeles' Mediterranean climate lends itself to outdoor exploration, and events at venues such as the iconic Hollywood Bowl or Griffith Observatory in the surrounding hills. Internationally‐famous names such as Disney and Getty have gifted the city state‐of‐the‐art concert halls and museums, and an abundance of smaller performance venues, many famous in their own right, keep the city full of rhythm and harmony.
California's Hispanic history has also left its mark, while fans of archaeology will not want to miss the La Brea Tar Pits, with their perfectly preserved prehistoric skeletons. The young at heart will find enchantment on the Santa Monica Pier, with its' exquisite 1922 wooden carousel — rides at 1922 prices! From glamorous Michelin‐starred restaurants to acclaimed food trucks, the heights of sophistication to the simplest of pleasures, Los Angeles truly has something for everyone.