Los Angeles – City of Angels
Los Angeles is the most populous city with the population of 3,792,621. It is the most populous city in the state of California, and the second most populous in the United States of America. New York comes first. It is also known by its initials L.A. It has an area of 468.67 square miles (1,213.8 km), It is located in Southern California near the Pacific Ocean.
Los Angeles originated on September 4th, 1781, by Felipe de Neve, a Spanish governor. After the Mexican War of Independence in 1821, it became a part of Mexico. At the end of the Mexican-American war in 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo purchased Los Angeles and the rest of California, therefore, it became a part of the United States.
Los Angeles is divided into over 80 districts and neighborhoods. Generally, the city is divided into the following areas: Downtown Los Angeles, East Los Angeles and Northeast Los Angeles, South Los Angeles, the Harbor Area, Greater Hollywood, Wilshire, the Westside, and the San Fernando and Crescenta Valleys.
Some eminent communities within Los Angeles include West Adams, Watts, Leimert Park, Baldwin Hills, Venice, the Downtown Financial District, Silver Lake, Hollywood, Koreatown, Westwood and the more wealthy areas of Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Hancock Park, Pacific Palisades, Century City, and Brentwood.
Los Angeles is governed by Antonio Villaraigosa, the current mayor. There are 15 city council districts.
Los Angeles Attractions
Some of the main attractions to visit Los Angeles are the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Chinatown, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Universal Studios Hollywood – The world-famous movie studio and theme park featuring movie studios, tours, attractions, rides, restaurants and more.
Los Angeles Zoo – Animals, reptiles and birds in their natural habitat. Full entertainment in less prices. It’s situated in Griffith Park Los Angeles, in the general area of Universal Studios.
Pacific Park – A carnival style amusement park. There are carnival games, a roller coaster and other rides.
K1 Speed Torrance – An indoor go cart race track. Experience the thrill of 20hp electric karts at reasonable price.
Raging Waters – California’s largest water theme park. 50-acre water recreation park which includes water slides, speed slides, rides, chutes, lagoons, children’s activity pools and beaches for sunbathers.
Hurricane Harbor – Gallons of water adventures, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a tropical paradise and the ideal place to cool down.
Magic Mountain – Best place for roller coasters. Adventures Rides, with some theme attractions, plus carnival games, arcades, food.
Aquarium of the Pacific – A range of ocean habitats of Southern California, Baja California, the reserved waters of the North Pacific and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. One can even touch the Shark Lagoon and hand feed lorikeet birds.
ORANGE COUNTY / DISNEYLAND
Disneyland – Southern California’s most popular amusement park. Theme attractions and rides. Disneyland is the best place to see. One can start enjoying when they entered in the park
Disney’s California Adventure – California spirit through the magic of Hollywood, the thrills of a beachfront boardwalk and the adventures of the great outdoors.
Knott’s Berry Farm – Large theme park with a highlighting on theme attractions and rides. There is an nearby shopping district that one can visit for free. Best place for kids. The park and the shopping district follow an old western (cowboy) theme, plus features Snoopy and other Peanuts characters.
Soak City – situated next to Knott’s Berry Farm park, Soak City is one of Southern California’s major water parks. High-speed slides, 4-person rafts, single-rider inner tube slides, enclosed slide flumes, a lazy river, wave pool, and a family fun house with full of water activities.
Speedzone – a park built for speed and competition, incorporates real racing action, indoor interactive entertainment and great food. It’s situated on approximately 12 acres of land. Race tracks, Grand Prix cars and more.
Wild Rivers Water park – Water rides and attractions in Irvine, Orange County.
Los Angeles Restaurants
Beverly Hills Restaurants – This list of restaurants from the Beverly Hills including famous restaurants such as The Stinking Rose, Spago Beverly Hills, CUT at the Beverly Wilshire, Mr. Chow and more. For inexpensive meals one can find cafes, coffee shops, pizza parlors, cafeterias and plenty of other restaurants to hold any budget.
City Walk Hollywood Restaurants – Casual dining, quick-service cafeterias and snack stands. Other restaurants are Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, Saddle Ranch Chop House, Tony Roma’s Wolfgang Puck’s and many more.
Drive Thru Fast-Food – Like McDonald’s and El Pollo Loco, L.A.’s favorite hamburgers at In-N-Out, or late-night chilli burgers at Original Tommy’s.