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Things to do in Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles is known for.
Five of Los Angeles’s most unique features and characteristics.
Dubbed the Entertainment Capital of the World, Los Angeles churns out more motion pictures, television shows, internet web series, video games, and recorded music than anywhere in the world. Locals stomp on famous monikers and handprints down Hollywood Boulevard, while tourists pause to snap pictures with Batman or Supes as Grauman s Chinese Theater looms in the background. While driving north on Gower, the first sight of the Hollywood sign nestled in the hills makes even the most pessimistic cynic feel that Dreams really do come true.
From the Beach Boys to Katy Perry, LA s gorgeous beaches, over two dozen, inspire artists and visitors alike. Spread out a blanket, layer on the waterproof sunscreen, and enjoy the quiet sands of Point Dume, a public beach north of Malibu that feels more like a private one. Stop by the totally gnarly Venice Beach skate park, home of the original Lords of Dogtown. You ll find yourself humming along to Daisy dukes, bikinis on top while renting a pair of rollerskates or bike cruisers from the Santa Monica Pier, California Girl or not.
3. Amusement Parks:
More than just The Happiest Place on Earth, there s a theme park for kids of all ages in LA. Thrill seekers can satiate adventurous palates at Six Flags Magic Mountain, current world record holder for most roller coasters. Beware of ghouls and ghosts during Halloween at Knott s Scary Farm, America s first theme park. Sing along to It s a Small World After All at Disneyland while admiring the spectacular fireworks show at sunset. Thirsting for a sneak peak at filmmaking and special effects? Look no further than Universal Studios Hollywood, which takes you on a behind the scenes tour of the magic of movie-making.
From fresh sushi to All American burgers and hot dogs, LA s residents love to get their nosh on. Studio City s Ventura Boulevard is home to Sushi Row, aptly named for its plethora of sushi dining establishments at every turn. Food trucks serving everything from bahn mi to ice cream sandwiches are all the rage, lining the business districts from mid-Wilshire to Santa Monica. Whether you re hungry for a diner burger or a gourmet patty, the choice is yours. Can t decide? In-N-Out never disappoints (P.S. Order the double double with fries, animal style, from the secret menu).
East and west collide to form the perfect mixture in LA, pulsing with a true celebration of ethnic diversity. Channel your inner rock star at any one of the many karaoke bars in the heart of Koreatown. Shop for silk saris and munch on spicy samosas while strolling down Pioneer Boulevard in Little India. Discover the wonders of Chinatown on a walking tour or visit during the annual mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Wander downtown s Santee Alley to hunt for the latest clothing and accessory trends. Don t forget to practice your bargaining skills, for haggling is a must in the Fashion District!