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Los Angeles , city, seat of Los Angeles county, southern California, U.S. It is the second most populous city and metropolitan area (after New York City) in the United States. The city sprawls across a broad coastal plain situated between mountains and the Pacific Ocean; the much larger Los Angeles county, which encompasses the city, contains some 90 other incorporated cities, including Beverly Hills, Pasadena, and Long Beach. The county also encompasses two of the Channel Islands, Santa Catalina and San Clemente; Mount San Antonio, familiarly known as Mount Baldy or Old Baldy, 10,046 feet (3,062 metres) high; more than 900 square miles (2,330 square km) of desert; and 75 miles (120 km) of seacoast.

Since the city and the county are interwoven geographically, culturally, and economically, any consideration of Los Angeles must, to some degree, involve both entities. Population density around the metropolitan area varies greatlyas low as one person per square mile in mountainous areas and as high as 50,000 per square mile near downtown Los Angeles. Area city, 466 square miles (1,207 square km); county, 4,070 square miles (10,540 square km). Pop. (2010) 3,792,621; Los AngelesLong BeachGlendale Metro Division, 9,818,605; Los AngelesLong BeachSanta Ana Metro Area, 12,828,837; (2020) 3,898,747; Los AngelesLong BeachGlendale Metro Division, 10,014,009; Los AngelesLong BeachAnaheim Metro Area, 13,200,998.

Los Angeles, the heart of southern California, became a world-class city very recently. At the start of the 20th century it was considered merely a large village. This ascendancy is all the more remarkable considering that the city originally lacked some of the essential building blocks associated with cityhood, such as a natural harbour. Yet it overcame natural deficiencies and established itself as an important centre of commerce, agriculture, tourism, and industry. For more than a century it has been indelibly associated with a benign climate, extensive leisure, and outdoor recreation, as well as the special aura of celebrity associated with Hollywood. The lifestyle of Los Angeles residents (who are called Angelenos) relies on the automobile, idealizes the single-family dwelling, and favours informality. With notable exceptions, the skyline is primarily horizontal rather than vertical. Los Angeles is a place of extraordinary ethnic and racial diversity, owing largely to immigration, and, like other world cities, it reflects a growing gap between rich and poor.


Best time to go

The best times to visit Los Angeles are from March to May and between September and November, when the air is more breathable and the crowds are less oppressive.
What is the hottest month in Los Angeles?
The hottest month of the year in Los Angeles is August, with an average high of 84F and low of 66F. The cool season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 26 to March 23, with an average daily high temperature below 70F.


Fun city facts and activities

    1. Explore Hollywood
    Head to Tinseltown and explore the sights that youve always seen on the silver screen!

    2. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Beach
    Opened in 1909, the historic Santa Monica Pier has a lot to offer people of all ages! And the beach is always free to enjoy.
    Taking a stroll down the pier will lead you through a number of souvenir kiosks, and past a number of restaurants, street performers & musicians on any given day.

    3. Walk the Venice Beach Boardwalk and Canals
    A short distance from Santa Monica, the Venice Beach Boardwalk provides one of the most eclectic atmospheres and people-watching spots in all of LA.
    Peruse the many souvenir kiosks, check out the body-builders at the open-air gym, and see whos grinding the pavement at the skatepark.

    4. Enjoy the Views from Griffith Observatory
    For some of the absolute best views of the mountains, city skylines, and ocean (on a clear day!) head up to Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park.

    5. Enjoy a Self-Guided Tour
    Take your time exploring downtown LA with a free, self-guided walking tour.
    Our tour will take you past a number of historic and cultural attractions downtown and provides detailed information on each location.

    6. Explore Downtown LA
    Downtown LA is booming and has so much to offer.
    From the historic Grand Central Market to the cultural hub that is Olvera Street and the surrounds, to open green spaces at Grand Park and the teeming streets in the Fashion District, there is something for everyone!

    7. Watch a Live Recording!
    With so many shows filming in LA, there are a lot of opportunities to be a part of a studio audience - for free!

    8. Go Hiking!
    With beautiful weather nearly all year round, LA has some excellent hikes that you dont have to leave the city to experience.

    9. Visit a Free Museum
    Its true that most major museums in LA charge admission but these museums typically have at least one day a month free of charge to all visitors!
    Additionally, there are plenty of other museums and attractions that offer free admission every day of the week!

    10. Get Free Tickets with a Tourist Attraction Discount Pass
    Admittedly, these passes have a cost. However, if you plan well, you will essentially get several tickets to attractions or tours each day for free.

    In addition to all of the great free attractions we list in our top 10 section, there are loads of museums and other attractions you can visit for free at least once a month.

    The Broad
    (Free reserved tickets on the first of every month or a daily stand-by line)
    The Broad art museum downtown LA features a vast collection of contemporary and pop art.
    See pieces from the likes of Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, and Kara Walker among many others.

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    (free admission second Tuesday of every month)
    LACMA houses an incredible collection of classic and contemporary art that spans multiple millennia. View paintings, sculptures, bronze pieces, photography, and much more!

    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Grand Avenue & the Geffen Contemporary (free admission on Thursdays from 5 pm - 8 pm)
    Focused mostly on American and European art created after 1940, MOCA is a great place for modern and contemporary art enthusiasts.
    Within the museums near 6,000 pieces, youll find Roy Lichtenstein, Ellsworth Kelly, Franz Kline, and Elizabeth Murray, among many others.

    La Brea Tar Pits
    (free admission first Tuesday of every month except July and August; free ticket reservation is encouraged)
    Step tens of thousands of years back in time as you explore the natural tar pits on the grounds of the museum (which are always free to see) and cruise through exhibits that feature mammoths, mastodons, and more.

    Natural History Museum of LA County
    (free admission first Tuesday of every month except July and August)
    For anyone who likes to learn more about Natural History, this is an excellent museum.
    Exhibits include a dinosaur hall, ancient mammals, gem & minerals, a butterfly pavillion, insect zoo, and a comprehensive exhibit on the history of LA.

    Avila Adobe
    Located on historic Olvera Street downtown, the Avila Adobe is the oldest existing residence in Los Angeles. Always free, visitors are welcome to walk through the adobe and enjoy its central courtyard.
    Free tours of the adobe are offered Monday-Saturday.

    Autry Museum of the American West
    (free admission second Tuesday of every month)
    Focused on the history of the American West, the Autry Museum is located centrally in Griffith Park. It features art, western artifacts, a cowboy gallery, and a variety of temporary exhibits.

    Paul Getty Museum
    With an art collection that dates back to the Middle Ages, the Getty is one of the best art museums in LA.
    Enjoy artwork from classic artists like Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, and others.


    Olvera Street
    Located at the birthplace of LA downtown, Olvera Street takes you back to the Hispanic roots of the city and is packed with souvenir kiosks, restaurants, taco stands, and cultural sites.

    LA Live
    This lively spot next to the Staples Center downtown charges no admission fees and is loaded with restaurants, shops, a movie theatre, and often hosts special events.
    Its a nice spot to hang out if you want to watch a sporting event without actually attending it. In the winter it also hosts an ice skating rink!

    Hollywood Forever Cemetery
    The forever resting place to Hollywood legends like Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, Jayne Mansfield, and Mel Blanc, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is more than just that.
    It also hosts a number of cultural events like movies in the summer and a Day of the Dead celebration in the fall. Its free to enter.

    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    Another famous cemetery in Glendale that charges no admission fees.
    Celebrities buried here include Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher, Paul Walker, Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, and Humphrey Bogart.

    Griffith Park
    You could easily spend a day in Griffith Park and not see it all!
    Enjoy a number of hiking trails, the Griffith Observatory, explore the old zoo, or simply relax in the sunshine. All of these things can be done for free!

    Below is just a small sampling of things that can be done at night in LA and everything thats listed here charges no admission.

    Universal CityWalk
    Bursting with entertainment for people of all ages, Universal CityWalk at Universal Studios doesnt charge any admission to enter!
    There youll find loads of restaurants and shops, a dueling piano bar, movie theatre, much more!

    DTLA Art Walk
    Taking place once a month in the historic core of downtown LA, the DTLA Art Walk welcomes visitors to a number of art galleries, studios, and cultural establishments that keep their doors open late.

    Sunset Strip
    Taking a cruise down the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood at night is an exciting adventure.
    This stroll will take you past larger than life billboards and a large assortment of legendary music venues, comedy houses, bars, restaurants, and other institutions that have made their mark on Hollywood.

    Hollywood & Highland
    This centrally located shopping and dining center in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard offers a number of stores and restaurants as well as frequent special events and an excellent view of the Hollywood Sign from the upper breezeways.
    Its a great place to relax with a bite after a day in Hollywood or before seeing a show at one of the nearby theatres!
    Tip: For even more ideas on what to do in LA at night, check out our guide here.

    Los Angeles has a number of free family-friendly activities and attractions to take advantage of!
    Some of the items weve listed above, like exploring the Santa Monica Pier, or spending some time at Universal CityWalk, are great for families.
    Here are a few more free things to do that are kid-friendly.

    Grand Park
    Located across from City Hall in DTLA, Grand Park offers families a great place for a respite in between activities.
    Look for a childrens playground, Starbucks Coffee Shop, open grassy areas, and water installations.
    On the weekends, the park often hosts special events or free entertainment.

    KidSpace Museum
    (free first Tuesday of each month from 4 pm - 8 pm)
    If youre in the Pasadena area, swing over to the KidSpace Museum where you can spend hours letting your childs imagination take the lead!
    The museum features a number of outdoor and indoor playing and learning zones and caters to kids up to ten years old.
    Tip: For more ideas on how to spend your time in Pasadena, check out our Things to do in Pasadena post.

    Hit the Beach
    Its not a trip to California without a stop at the beach!
    While there are loads of different beaches to choose from in the LA area, some of the most family-friendly beaches include Zuma Beach, Seal Beach, and Marina Beach aka Mothers Beach for its roped off swimming area.

    Most of the items below charge no admission fee but its hard to enter a food hall or go shopping without purchasing anything!
    The below food options are great for people who are on a budget so if youre visiting LA and are conscious of your spending, you might want to consider one of these.

    Stroll the Food Stalls at Original Farmers Market
    Located adjacent to The Grove shopping complex, the Original Farmers Market offers a large variety of food stalls and small shops to visit.
    Enjoy plates that include tacos, empanadas, French crepes, breakfast all day, ice cream. and much more!

    Grand Central Market
    In the heart of downtown, the historic Grand Central Market has evolved from its many produce stands.
    Today, visitors can try ramen, artisan peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, a variety of ethnic cuisines, or sample craft beers and gourmet coffee.

    Go Window Shopping (or more!)
    There are countless places to shop till you drop in Los Angeles, from high end to flea market finds.
    Some of our favorite places to window shop (and make purchases!) include Rodeo Drive, The Grove, Westfield Century City (where LAs Eataly is located), and the wholesaler's heaven that makes up the fashion district in DTLA.

    Angels Flight
    This historic funicular has been taking commuters up Bunker Hill in downtown LA since 1901.
    Now more of a photo opportunity and fun ride, the railway costs just $1.00 per ride or $.50 if you have a Metro card!

City facts

Neighborhoods to explore

    Downtown LA
    North Hollywood
    Wilshire Center - Koreatown
    Woodland Hills - Warner Center
    Marina Del Rey
    Beverly Hills
    Culver City

Food Specialties

    After weathering two years of strict dining regulations, L.A. is still host to one of the most innovative, exciting and diverse food scenes in the country. Brick-and-mortar restaurants, Instagram pop-ups, street vendors and food trucks: No matter the form, you can find amazing food in a city whose reputation is built as much on off-the-beaten-path tacos and pop-ups as it is on fine dining-trained chefs making quick work of farmers market produce and mainline access to the top-notch Pacific seafood.

    At its core, L.A.s restaurant scene thrives on diversity, resulting in genre-bending formats and cuisines that have given rise to some of the countrys best omakase restaurants, fine dining institutions and strip mall hidden gems. Our experts scour the city for great eats and great insider info. We value fun, flavor, freshnessand value at every price point. We update our list regularly to reflect changes in menu offerings, style of service, new locations and the ever-changing pulse of the citys food scene. If its on the list, we think its awesome and worth the hype, wait and money and we bet you will, too.

Los Angeles Offbeat activities

Free or cheap things to do

1. Take a graffiti tour of the Arts District
2. Explore the hidden tunnels of the Los Angeles River
3. Take a unique food tour of the city
4. Visit the Museum of Jurassic Technology
5. Explore the Old Zoo in Griffith Park
6. Visit the Museum of Death
7. Visit the Museum of Neon Art
8. Take a Hollywood magic show tour
9. Go underground to the Bradbury Building
10. Visit the Museum of Selfies

Offbeat activites
Kid friendly

Fun things to do in with kids

Free or cheap things to do

1. Wildlife Learning Center
Walk around the leafy grounds of this suburban Sylmar sanctuary to see everything from monkeys to foxesand school trips and birthday parties. For hands-on photo ops, request a close encounter with a porcupine, an armadillo, a two-toed sloth or even a giraffe. Make sure to say hi to Zeus, the starry-eyed blind owl in the gift shop.

2. Bob Baker Marionette Theater
Nothing says childhood entertainment quite like a puppet show, and the longest-running marionette theater company in the nation delivers, big-time. Tykes truly delight in watching the marionettes come to life in the darkened theater spaceand afterwards being treated to free ice cream and a backstage tour.

3. Marine Mammal Care Center
This San Pedro rehabilitation center scoops up distressed marine mammals along the coast between Long Beach and Malibu in hopes of reintroducing them to the ocean. Though these stories can be sadsudden blindness, a shark bitethe mood stays light thanks to a cordial crew of volunteers and a comical chorus of sea lion barks. Viewing is restricted to a sidewalk outside the fencesclose enough to see the sweet faces of belly-flopping baby elephant seals.

4. Moonlight Rollerway
This kitschy Glendale rink (its been open since 1950) holds a variety of events, including classes for both kids and adults who are totally new to skating. Regular roller skater? Buy a pair for you or your child at the rinks pro shop.

5. Los Angeles Zoo
The L.A. Zoos greatest asset is its location, a lush oasis tucked into the hills of Griffith Park. Its a pretty popular place, but the zoos size133 acres, plus a huge parking lotmeans that it rarely feels crowded. Kids will love to see the elephants and repitles, as well as to take a ride on the beautifully painted Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel.

6. Shanes Inspiration
As the first universally accessible playground in the Western U.S. and the largest in the nation, this popular playground is a gem. Kids can make like astronauts inside a spaceship, man the controls in an airplane cockpit, access their inner pirates and safely land on the soft, rubberized surface beneath the many slides, swings, monkey bars, zip lines and much, much more.

7. Aquarium of the Pacific
Dedicated as much to education as entertainment, this aquarium more than justifies the drive down to Long Beach. Inevitably, the shark lagoon and its touchable habitat is a standout for kids. Other highlights include the adorable sea otter habitat as well as a low-key exhibition about whales. Much of the rest of the aquarium is divided geographically: loveable sea lions in the Southern California section, all kinds of garish fish in the tropical Pacific area and a variety of exotic creatures in the Gulf of California exhibit.

8. Kidspace Childrens Museum
This popular interactive childrens museum holds a wide variety of exhibits and entertainment, including the kaleidoscope entrance and educational gardens. Pasadenas young uns are lucky to have it on their doorsteps.

9. California Science Center
Permanent exhibit galleries at this kid-friendly Exposition Park museum explore life sciences, human innovation and powered flight. But the real attraction here is the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which was very pubicly paraded through L.A. to reach its temporary home at the Samuel Oschin Paviliona permanent structure slated to display the ship upright is in the works. While the museum is technically free, it currently requires reservations, which incur a $3 service feea bargain to come face to face with one of this countrys most iconic engineering marvels.

10. Travel Town/Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum
The northwest corner of Griffith Park is the destination for train enthusiasts and curious kids. Travel Town is a railroad petting zoo full of historic rail stock that also does a good job explaining how the railroads helped build Southern California. Lovers of things that go choo-choo should be sure to visit the park on a Sunday, when the neighboring Los Angeles Live Steamers section is open for railheads. Kids clamor to come here again and again to ride a miniature train around more than a mile of track.

11. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Back in 1875, a group of amateur paleontologists discovered animal remains in the pits at Rancho La Brea, which bubbled with asphalt from a petroleum lake under what is now Hancock Park. A century and a half later, the pros are still at work here, having dragged millions of fossils from the mire. Scope out the fossils on display inside the museum, and make sure to take a tour of the active tar pits.

12. Petersen Automotive Museum
Miracle Mile was the first commercial development in L.A. designed expressly for the benefit of drivers, and so a former department store makes an apt home for this museum of car culture. A 2015 redesign has since turned the automotive history museum into more of a high-tech gallery, with about 150 cars on display. For kids, youll find Forza driving simulation stations and a Cars-inspired discovery center on the second floor, complete with an augmented reality experience.

13. Santa Monica Pier
Considered the focal point of Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica Pier includes Pacific Park, a traditional set-up stocked with a Ferris wheel, aquarium, fairground games and cotton candy stands. On warm weekends, the stretch is busy with families, beach bums and gym bunnies, who work out in public at the original Muscle Beach just south of the pier.

14. Echo Park Time Travel Mart
At first glance, the inside of this storefront resembles any other market in the areabut look closer and youll find a collection of time travel curiosities that one might need in order to visit the distant past or future. While everything in it is indeed for sale, the store is actually a front for 826LA, a literary nonprofit founded by author Dave Eggers. Enter through a secret door in the back of the shop, and youll find a classroom, where free tutoring and creative writing classes are offered to kids ages 6 to 18; in fact, all the books in the store are written by those kids.

15. Griffith Observatory
You could comfortably spend a few hours hereeven with little onesjust taking in the exhibits and the shows. Swing by the Foucault pendulum in the central rotunda, stick around to see a Tesla coil demonstration and watch a movie in the handsome, high-tech Samuel Oschin Planetarium. Make sure to head downstairs, too; young ones love jumping up and down to make the seismograph machine scribble and checking out what theyd weigh on each planet.

16. Skirball Cultural Center
Something of a local powerhouse, the Skirball aims to look at connections between 4,000 years of Jewish heritage and different communities around L.A. Little ones will delight in Noahs Ark, a wonderful kid-oriented playground of an exhibit that explores cultural differences through a retelling of the old animals-two-by-two tale.

17. Disneyland Resort
How could we not include Disneyland on this list? Made up of two main parksthe nearly seven-decade-old Disneyland and the newer Disney California Adventurethis themed resort is a winner with tourists and locals alike. Bigger kids will particularly love the Star Wars-themed Galaxys Edge and the Marvel-themed Avengers Campus, while little ones will love all of the familiar characters elsehwere in the parks, from Peter Pan to Ariel to Buzz Lightyear.

18. Universal Studios Hollywood & Universal CityWalk
Universal Studios Hollywoods hillside theme park offers some worthwhile thrills fueled by silver-screen memories and an illusion of Hollywood glamor. There are some absolute winners here, including the Harry Potter and Jurassic World lands. Kids will appreciate Minion Mayhem and the adjacent Super Silly Fun Land, and nearby The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash is easily the parks most charming attraction, a family-friendly dark ride filled with troublemaking, wisecracking dog and cat animatronics.

19. Beverly Hills Public Library
This Beverly Hills library is a truly magical place sure to spark a lifetime love of reading. In addition to the extensive collection of books and the comfy reading desks and nooks in the bright, beautifully renovated Childrens Library, theres a separate, enclosed play area complete with toys, puzzles and train sets, where no shushing is necessary. Kids will also be captivated by the high-ceilinged Enchanted Woods Room, which is adorned with art from childrens classics, as well as the gorgeous, all-wood area where story times are offered for babies, toddlers or preschoolers throughout the week.

20. Underwood Family Farms
Old MacDonald would have a serious fit of farm envy if he saw the fun kids have here. For starters, they can visit with (and in many cases feed) an array of animals, including donkeys, sheep, ducks, rabbits, cows, pigs, horses, emus and alpacasand even watch goats climb overhead on a custom-made mountain of balance beams. There are also various attractions, including a bounce house, electric train, petting corral and mini electric tractors.

21. Mulligan Family Fun Center
Some kids in the family want to go to the batting cages while other want to play mini golf and lazer tag? No need to fight over it, just head to Mulligan Family Fun Center, where kids (and adults) can do all that and more. With a water slides, an arcade, go-karts, lazer tag, a family fun zone and batting cages, there is literally something fun for everyone in the family.

22. Star Eco Station
Part wildlife rescue center, part educational facility, this family-friendly enterprise practices what it preaches in terms of environmental awarenessit was even built from recycled materials. Staff provide care for unwanted exotic animals; families are welcome to pet an alligator or stroke a snake as they learn about endangered species, environmental concerns and how kids can make a change.

23. Annenberg Community Beach House
What started as an opulent beachfront estate built by William Randolph Hearst for Hollywood star Marion Davies in the 1920s is now a modern, community beach club open to the public. The five-acre beach house accommodates a main house with a rec room for board games, Ping-Pong and classes and events; a swimming pool, a splash pad, beach volleyball and tennis courts; as well as soccer fields, canopies, a cafe and rentals for paddle boards.

24. Sherman Oaks Castle Park
All of the fun that the 101 and 405 suck out of your commute must end up here at this kitsch mini-golf course and arcade next to the freeway. Putt-putt is surprisingly scarce in L.A., but this ivy-covered castle landmark makes up for it with three 18-hole minigolf courses. Moreover, the prices are an absolute steal: $6.50 will get you on the tee, and its only another $3 to play again.

25. Childrens Book World
This store carries more than 80,000 titles, as well as audio books, puppets, stuffed animals and craft and science kits. The book selection is open-minded (gay-friendly, multi-cultural) and well-organized (its divided into age-appropriate sections). There are cozy spots to snuggle up and read in, as well as play areas for the wee ones. Regular events include book signings and story hours.

26. Rolling Robots
For tykes who prefer science and technology to ceramics and teddy bearsand who are at least seven years oldthis place takes building your own toy to a whole new level. Specializing in after-school and weekend workshops, as well as birthday parties and holiday camps, they teach budding engineers how to construct, customize and battle their own mechanical creations.

27. Play
Specializing in music and art for babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age five, this Mid-Wilshire space offers a whole host of crafty classes for parents to participate in with their progeny. When theyre not creating, kids can hang out in the community area where there are plenty of toys and books to keep them entertained.

28. Cayton Childrens Museum
This socially-minded institution, formerly known as the Zimmer Childrens Museum, is dedicated to kids and families. Interactive exhibits, classes and field trips are all designed to help youngsters play their way to a better world.

29. Martial Arts History Museum
Especially popular if youve got a karate kid, this museum will be a hit with martial arts enthusiasts of all ages. In addition to fun and fascinating artifacts, theres a wealth of information about film stars, as well as more recent and recognizable favorites to younger moviegoers, such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Kung Fu Panda. The museum also offers a scavenger hunt to help keep the most restless rugrats engaged and entertained.

30. Golf N Stuff
When the major amusement parks sound too costly and colossal, this place offers kids just enough carnival-like excitement to keep them entertained without breaking the bank. In addition kicking putt on one of the four 18-hole golf courses, kids can satisfy their need for speed behind the wheel of a go-kart at the Litl Indy Raceway, or unleash their aggro side at Ram Rods Bumper Cars.

31. The Coop
When youve had enough of the big, sketchy, and oftentimes stinky indoor playgrounds, take your little chickies to the Coopa squeaky-clean destination thats been called The Chateau Marmont of kid spaces, at least in part because its a favorite hot-spot for celebrity spawn. The main play area features a giant ball pit as its focal point, along with a rope climbing tube and giant spiral slide. Theres also an electronic dance floor, bouncer, reading nook, dress-up area, small slide and toys and books a-plenty.

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City data and FAQ 

What is Los Angeles known for?

Beaches and Hollywood for the most part! And with that comes beautiful women and beautiful weather! All the preceding is true! Unfortunately so is traffic and homelessness. So if you can afford the high cost of housing and have a good income source you can enjoy it all!
Ralph Davis - Lives in Los Angeles (2020 Present)

It is the birthplace of the film industry and a Mecca for media and entertainment. The city of Hollywood in Los Angeles has that honor.
Alejandro Lalinde Lives in Los Angeles (2004 Present)

First off, L.A. is a general term for many,many cities, towns, communities and ethnicities. Personally, I use to go there for beaches, Mexican culture, Japanese culture, Chinese culture, street food, beautiful weather, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Studios, night life museums and nature. That's just what I went there for. It's a CRAZY BIG, sprawling metropolis full of great, beautiful, bad, eye opening, educational, social, ugly things for all your senses and Emotions.
Paul Smith

Weather, opportunities and the ability to reinvent yourself. It's a very liberal place, meaning liberal in its original sense not in its current political sense.
Paul Clark Lives in Los Angeles (1985 Present)

Is Los Angeles a walkable city?

Los Angeles as a whole is way too big to be walkable, but there are certainly parts of it that are.
Cheryl Williams Lives in Los Angeles

The greater LA area is over 100 miles east to west and over 75 miles north to south. When I lived there, I had the necessities of life within a 30 minute walk but I had to make a 100 mile round trip to meet my friends once a month. It was a 40 mile round trip every work day to go to work and back.
Danielle - Lives in Metro Vancouver (2010 Present)

Parts of it are and parts of it are not. Not all neighborhoods have sidewalks, especially away from the main streets. Hilly areas may not have sidewalks. The downtown area has sidewalks along most streets.
Johns Ax

Is Los Angeles worth visiting?

Id say so. Any place you aint been is worth seeing, just maintain your situational awareness.
Alan Hufstutler

Are two days enough to visit Los Angeles?

Two days is very limited. If that is all you can spare, pick a couple of most attractive places to see and arrange to see (Griffith Park Observatory is awesome and see the whole city and may also see the ocean if not cloudy while there; Santa Monicas Pier is another important place in town, if a quick trip plus lots of restaurants nearby and the Pacific Ocean views).
Deena Stein Lives in Los Angeles

Not really. Unlike cities like Chicago and NYC, LA is spread out and tourist destinations are far apart. For example, Universal Studios is 45 minutes or more from any of our beaches. You could be here a week, and not see everything you have on your list.
Shari Wainberg Lives in Los Angeles
Depending on where you are from and what you plan to do, and if this is a first trip you've been in LA. You can fit a lot of sightseeing places into your plan in 2 days, if you drive on your own. If you have to rely on public transportation. If you want to do Disneyland and or universal studio, then you can't really fit in much of the sightseeing tourists spots in 2 days. All in all, I don't think 2 days is enough, but you can fit some decent places if you plan it well and don't mind to be out for 12-14 hours each day. I had friends here in July to visit and I spend 2 days with them going to tourist spots and was able to fit them into quite a bit of places. But they were in town for 10 days and went to Disneyland, Universal Studio, Sea World, Legoland and San Diego Zoo on their own.
Ahyi Channel Lies in California (1990 Present)

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